This eight week structured group utilizes the core concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In this group, members are invited to explore a new way of living that is more congruent with personal values. Participants will focus on accepting what is out of our control, learn psychological skills to deal with painful thoughts and feelings, clarify personal values, and identify ways to engage in committed values-driven action.
Groups typically consist of 4-10 students and are led by one or more trained mental health professionals, which means a great opportunity to connect with others in a small group setting who are looking to grow or address concerns just like you!
Groups provide a supportive, therapeutic environment to explore concerns and gain support for changes you may wish to make in your life.
Groups typically meet weekly for 60-90 minutes, which is more regularly than our Center usually offers for individual therapy.
If you are interested in one of the groups listed or would like to explore further if group counseling is the right fit for you, please contact the Center for Counseling and Student Development at 252-328-6661. Most students will be asked to schedule a triage appointment with a counselor for further discussion of your needs first and your interest in group counseling can be explored at that time. If you are already a client of the Center, ask your primary counselor for more details.
Most groups require a pre-group orientation appointment. In this appointment, you will have the opportunity to meet the co-leaders of the group you are interested in, learn more details about the group, and ask questions before making a commitment.