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Support Groups

University Health and Counseling Services offers a variety of groups each term in an effort to support your varying needs. We are happy to help you find the best fit for you. 

All groups provide a nonjudgmental and confidential space in which to learn as well as to receive and offer support. You’ll explore different perspectives and new ways of coping. Groups are a brave space for personal connection and personal growth. 

Below you’ll find all of our group offerings for the current semester. After submitting your interest form for whichever group/s you’re hoping to join, you will receive a call or email from the group facilitator with directives for next steps. You can indicate in your interest form if you’d like to have a conversation with the group facilitator to review the fundamentals of group and discuss any questions you may have. 

Information

  • Groups are for CURRENT Northeastern students in Massachusetts only.
  • All groups are held at Eastern Standard Time.

Spring 2022 Support Groups

Grief and Loss Support Group

Mondays, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, February 28th – April 25th

A group to create space for those students who are struggling with loss and/or grief and are interested in a place to process in a group format. Open to graduate and undergraduate students.

This support group is closed and not able to accept new students. Please consider expressing interest in another group or call UHCS to set up an appointment with a clinician.

Depression Support Group

Wednesdays 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, February 16th – April 13th

This 8-week group is for students with depression to share their experience with others. Group members can connect weekly to offer understanding, empathy, and encouragement to one another. Please join us as we support each other in learning ways to cope with and manage depressive symptoms.

This support group is closed and not able to accept new students. Please consider expressing interest in another group or call UHCS to set up an appointment with a clinician.

Coping through Covid-19 and Transitions (Virtual Support Group)

Tuesdays, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, January 25, 2022 through the end of the spring term.

Let’s talk! If you are experiencing stressful adjustment, isolation, loneliness or having other concerns for self in navigating life and school throughout isolation or quarantine process, you are welcome to join us and connect to share, process, and learn ways to manage these challenging times. We are here to listen and support!

To learn more about the group or express interest click here.

Stress & Anxiety Support Group

Tuesdays, 2:30PM – 3:30PM, February 15th, 2022 – April 19th

Pre-Screens: January 26th, February 1st, February 8th

This 8-week group is for anyone who has been struggling with levels of stress and/or anxiety seeking out support. This group will provide an intentional space for individuals to identify triggers, process, and learn strategies to decrease/manage symptoms associated with stress and/or anxiety.

This support group is closed and not able to accept new students. Please consider expressing interest in another group or call UHCS to set up an appointment with a clinician.

Taking the Fear out of Food (Virtual Support Group)

Wednesdays, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Beginning February 16, 2022

If you have noticed that thoughts about food and body image consume more of your time and energy than you would like, join us and learn skills for coping with the emotions that surround your relationship with food. This group will be held virtually, and is available for students in Massachusetts.

This support group is closed and not able to accept new students. Please consider expressing interest in another group or call UHCS to set up an appointment with a clinician.

International Student Support Group

Wednesdays, 3:00PM – 4:00PM

This supportive and safe space is for international students to express concerns, connect, and find support. The group is open to students seeking community, connection and the opportunity to learn about resources as you navigate this new journey in the United States and NU community. Please join us.

To learn more about the group or express interest click here.

HEAL

Thursdays, 4:00PM – 5:30PM, Beginning February 24th

HEAL is a psychoeducational support group for students who have experienced sexual assault. The group is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all genders. 

To learn more about the group or express interest click here.