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About Group Counseling

Group Schedule Fall 2018

Group counseling sessions offer an opportunity for you to meet others who have  similar experiences and who also want to pursue personal growth. Group counseling is a very effective way to learn about yourself and how others see you. In the supportive atmosphere of the group, you also may experiment with new, more rewarding ways of relating to people.

We have different types of groups depending on what you hope to get out of the experience.  Group counseling is on a space-available basis to registered students. Most groups have 5-8 members and meet once a week.  Click here to view the Fall 2018 groups.  If you are interested in joining a group call 813-974-2831 to get started.


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Drop-In Groups

Come as often as you like. Drop-in groups are open to all registered USF students.



Relationship Reality Drop In Group - Tuesday, 4-5 pm
What do "The Bachelor," "Temptation Island," and "First Dates" have in common? They're all full of dating and relationship don'ts. Join us at the Counseling Center for a discussion on how to make sure that your dating life doesn't end up looking like a reality TV show. (TV clips and fun included!) 

Emotional Expression through Art Drop In Group -Tuesday, 5-6 pm
A picture is worth a thousand words.  Come draw, paint, color, or construct art to express, decompress, and reduce stress.  Discover your masterpiece by engaging in self-expression through creating art.

Mindfulness Meditation Drop In Group -Wednesday, 4-5 pm
Learn and practice the basics of meditation including mindfulness, calm breathing, body scans, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery.

Distress Tolerance Drop In Group -Thursday, 5-6 pm
Do you feel overwhelmed from intense emotional pain, have difficulty maintaining strong relationships with others, or find it difficult to stay present throughout the semester? Nobody asks for negative thoughts or emotions, but we all have to find ways to tolerate them. With distress tolerance skills, you can acknowledge what's outside your control, find ways to calm yourself, and take steps towards a more valued life.