Group Therapy

Spring 2019 Groups

Grief and Loss Support Group

From Fear to Fly: Building Your Social Toolbox

Gender and Sexual Diversity Group

Managing Moods

Mindfulness and Positive Psychology

Women’s Support Group

Understanding Self and Others


  1. Group therapy helps you realize you’re not alone. While it is true that each of us is unique, none of us is alone in our struggles. Group therapy reduces isolation by giving members a place to connect on similar issues.
  2. Group therapy facilitates giving and receiving support. One misconception about group therapy is that members take turns receiving individual therapy from the therapist while others observe. Members are actually encouraged to provide each other support, feedback, and connection.
  3. Group therapy helps you find your “voice.” Group therapy can help you become aware of your own feelings and needs and learn effective ways of expressing them.
  4. Group therapy helps you relate to others in healthier ways. Often people don’t understand why their relationships aren’t working. Groups provide the opportunity to see just how people relate to others in real time and receive direct feedback.
  5. Group therapy provides a safety net. As members learn and practice skills in a group, their confidence for practicing them outside the group grows. They also carry the groups’ support with them between sessions. Members can report back to a group of people who care about them and will listen to their experience.

Other benefits of groups at CAPS...

  • Most groups run on a weekly basis throughout the semester, a unique opportunity to receive weekly services through CAPS!
  • Group therapy is especially valuable for individuals dealing with depression, social anxiety, loneliness, and life transitions.
  • Group members often form close connections and maintain them after the group ends.

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