Group Therapy

The Counseling Center will be be providing all counseling services through tele-mental health. We remain with you to assist you to Flourish at UWO!

What is Group therapy all about?

  • ACCEPTANCE: Having a safe place to talk to others about your concerns.
  • UNIVERSALITY: Feeling that you’re not alone and realizing that others share the same problems.
  • FEEDBACK: It is a safe place to learn how you’re perceived by others and it gives you the chance to be assertive in telling others how you experience them.

Call (920) 424-2061 to make an appointment to see a counselor about joining a group.

Group Therapy Testimonials

What are UW Oshkosh Students saying about Group Therapy?

  • “I really enjoyed group. It made me feel like I had somewhere to come and be myself.”
  • “It was so much better than I expected. Before going to group I expected most of the talking/advice to be done by the facilitators and luckily this was not the case.”
  • “I feel better communicating with others now.”
  • “I learned from example how to deal with problems better.”
  • “I would have loved for group to have lasted longer.”
  • “My expectations were more than met, I found the group amazing.”

Current Groups

  • Balance Group
    This group explores tangible ways to manage uncomfortable emotions and introduces members to the concepts of mindfulness and acceptance.  This group is structured to introduce 1-2 skills per session and allows for ongoing discussion and processing on how to utilize and apply skills to everyday life.
  • Calm Group
    Group members will learn and share in their personal experiences with anxiety and will gain support from the group.  Group is structured where members will be introduced to 1-2 anxiety reduction skills per session and learn how to apply these skills to everyday life.
  • Creative Coping Group
    This group focuses on providing experiential opportunities for students to learn and rehearse positive coping.  Students will have opportunities to engage in mindful walking, yoga, play, music and other creative ways to cope.
  • Journey Group
    In the Journey Group, individuals will develop ways to cope with and understand their grief and share their experiences with others who have lost loved ones in a supportive environment. Self-care and self-compassion topics/activities will also be explored relating to caring for oneself during the grief process.
  • Just Journal
    Journaling can be a great way to express your thoughts, process things that are going on in your life, and ways to practice gratitude and positivity. This group provides the space and support for starting or maintaining a journaling practice. Group members are introduced to different types of journaling and given topic prompts, if needed. This group is beneficial for anyone that has difficulty finding the time to journal or has wanted to journal but does not know how to start.
  • Lavender Support Group
    This group is for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Asexual, Queer, and/or Questioning students to talk about issues important to them. Students can meet others with similar identities and explore and celebrate issues related to their sexual orientation and gender identity. Issues, concerns, and opportunities with friends, families, and partners will also be addressed.
  • Mens Anxiety Reduction Group
    This group is designed to allow identified male students a safe and supportive space to learn healthy coping.  Group members will be introduced to a new coping skill each session and will process how to apply these skills to living on a college campus.
  • Self-Compassion Group
    This group aims to help individuals identify the ways that they are self-critical, and how they can move beyond criticism to acceptance of self and self-understanding.
  • Thrive
    This group is designed to provide a supportive and safe environment for students who have experienced traumatic or stressful events. This group will provide participants the opportunity to share experiences, connect with others, and receive support in regaining a greater sense of control and empowerment in their lives. Participants in this group can expect to achieve a greater understanding of common reactions to trauma and the ways in which it can impact your life, develop skills for improved coping, and work through common challenges in the healing process.
  • USO Group
    USO is a general topics group focused on helping members work through common problems in their lives including anxiety, stress, depression, academic issues, relationship troubles and adjustment issues. Group members will learn ways to help one another through the various issues they have come across in their lives. The group is designed for people who want to explore personal growth, gain awareness, and enhance functioning in interpersonal relationships.
  • Senior Process Group
    This USO group is designed for students who are preparing to graduate within the next academic year.  Designed for graduating seniors, group members will learn ways to help one another through the various issues they have come across in their lives. The group is designed for people who want to explore personal growth, gain awareness and enhance functioning in interpersonal relationships.