Fall 2017 Therapy Groups

Counseling & Psychological Services offers several therapy groups each semester. If you need more information about any of these groups, please come by the Student Wellness Center, Building 960, Suite 200A, or call (850) 474-2420.


Today your intake counselor may encourage you to participate in group therapy. UWF students often prefer group therapy because they gain feedback and support from fellow students who understand. It can be scary to enter group therapy and anxiousness is natural and healthy. Please remember that your fellow group members will also share similar fears. You are not the only one. Please review the list of groups below and talk with your intake counselor about the benefits of group therapy. Before entering a group, you will have an opportunity to meet with the group leader(s). This group screening appointment is an opportunity to learn more about the group and to have all questions answered. If you would like to learn more about group therapy, we encourage you to ask about scheduling a screening appointment.

Follow this link to download the Fall 2017 Group Therapy Program Flyer‌ in PDF format.


Picture for Women's Understanding Self and Others counseling group.

Women's Understanding Self and Others

Group meets on Mondays from 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Facilitated by: Keya Wiggins, Ph.D. & Pre-Masters Intern

Are you a woman who would like to gain a greater understanding of yourself and your relationships? Are you a survivor of abuse? Do you struggle with self-esteem or body image issues? You are not alone! The Women’s Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group provides a supportive environment where women can explore interpersonal relationships and identify areas for personal growth.


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In, Out, & In Between

Group meets on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Facilitated by: April Glenn, Ed.D. & Pre-Masters Intern

Are you having struggles related to your sexual orientation and/or gender identity? Have you been afraid to talk about your true identity? Are you afraid of being judged? Are you looking for an affirming, supportive, environment to be yourself? You are not alone! The In, Out, and In-Between Group offers an opportunity to gain support from other UWF students who have endured similar struggles.


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Heart Healing Expressive Arts

Group meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Facilitated by: Mary Jo Hardin, LMHC & Pre-Masters Intern

Do words not properly convey the depths of your experience? Do you find it difficult to describe or discuss your emotions? Are you healing from trauma, pain, or loss? You are not alone! Heart Healing is an expressive arts group where you will be guided through creative exercises to release and process trapped emotion. No previous art experience needed.


Coed Understanding Self and Others (USO)

Group meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 PM
or on Fridays from 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Facilitated by: Keya Wiggins, Ph.D. & Pre-Masters Intern

Are you lonely? Do you feel uncomfortable or awkward in social situations? Are you not satisfied by your relationships? You are not alone! The Coed Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group provides students with an opportunity to make sense of their relationship experiences, improve their self-esteem, and gain support and feedback with other UWF students who have endured similar struggles.


"Group is just a place where I can talk with others who know what it is like. They really help me learn how to cope with everyday stress."


"I was skeptical of joining group and sharing, but once I did, they really helped me figure out how to manage relationships. I have gotten better at being myself."


"I thought group would be like on TV (all cold, weird and awkward) but it is not like that at all. It is interesting and even fun."


"I was nervous before starting group but after I joined I really grew close to the people. I am sad that it will come to an end."


"It is just nice to be in an environment where other people are struggling with the same things."


What Students Say About Group Therapy
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