Group Counseling

At PACS we offer a range of group counseling services. Each group is facilitated by either one or two mental health clinicians who have training and expertise in the topics to be addressed. Group topics change from one semester to the next.

If you are interested in joining a group, download our flyer here, call PACS, or inquire with a counselor about groups offered this semester.

All potential group members must have completed an initial consultation through PACS, and they must also complete a “Group Screening” appointment. The screening appointment will last about 20-30 minutes and provide an opportunity for you to meet with one of the group facilitators. During this meeting, you will have an opportunity to get acquainted; discuss your goals and concerns; learn about the structure, format, and goals of the group; and decide with the PACS staff member whether the group might be a good fit for you.

Learn More About Group Counseling

Fall 2020 Schedule: All Group Sessions are Telehealth via Zoom


  • 3 – 4:30 p.m.   Grief & Loss 
    Engage in a warm, supportive small group to deal with the death of a close loved one.



  • 2 – 3:30 p.m.   Creative Options
    A present-focused group using creative art activities to help develop coping skills, connect with others, and cultivate well-being.
  • 3:40 – 5 p.m.   Men’s Group
    A group to discuss male friendships, emotions, role models, masculinity, educational/career pressures, substance use and sex.
  • 5:10 – 6:30 p.m.   Graduate Student Group
    Find support from other grad students, opportunities for self-growth, and strategies to manage the challenges of grad school.



  • 1 – 2:30 p.m.   ACT Group
    A skill-building group to help you engage with your life instead of your problems. Learn acceptance through mindfulness, experiential exercises, metaphors, and discussions.
  • 3:10 – 4:30 p.m.  Anxiety Management 
    A six-week, structured program for group members to develop coping skills and strategies to manage anxiety.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  RIO (Recognition, Insight, Openness)
    A two-session workshop that focuses on teaching strategies for managing painful experiences, clarifying personal values, and taking action to live a meaningful life. Download the RIO Student Workbook here.
  • 5:10 – 6:30 p.m.   Women’s Group A group for female identified students to learn from and support one another. Discussions focus on a range of common challenges relevant to group members.



  • 2 – 3:30 p.m.   Understanding Self & Others 
    Learn about yourself, connect with other students and explore how to manage stress related to relationships, academics, transitions and unhelpful moods.
  • 3:40 – 4:40 p.m.   Skills for Success: ADHD Group 
    Learn strategies to manage your ADHD symptoms effectively, using coping skills that work.

Group screenings required.
Call PACS to schedule an appointment.
3 Garrison Ave., Smith Hall – 3rd Floor
(603) 862-2090