Current Online Therapy Groups
Counseling and Psychological Services offers several therapy groups each semester. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all therapy groups for the fall semester will be held online through secure video conferencing. For more information about any of these groups or how to join a group at CAPS, please call at 850.474.2420.
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) through a group screening appointment. In your group screening appointment, you'll have the 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.
Download a print-friendly PDF of our schedule: Fall 2020 Online Group Therapy Schedule
Students of Color Understanding Self & Others
Group meets on Tuesdays from 2–3:30 p.m.
Facilitated by: Adetoyosi Obikoya, Pre-Masters Intern, and Amanda Peterson, Psy.D.
Students of color often have to navigate complicated and complex challenges in college unique to the intersections of their culture, development, identity, and other diversity related factors. This gender-inclusive space is meant for UWF undergrad and graduate students of color (e.g., Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, Native American, etc.) to come together to discuss mental health and well-being concerns. Common topics might include, but are not limited to, race/ethnicity/culture, racism/discrimination, academics, anxiety, mood concerns, intersectionality, trauma, COVID-19, and relationships. Join us to connect and gain support and strength from others with shared experiences.
In, Out & In-Between
Group meets on Tuesdays from 3–4:30 p.m.
Facilitated by: April Glenn, Ed.D., LMHC
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 & In-Between Group offers an opportunity to gain support from other UWF students who have endured similar struggles.
All-Gender Understanding Self & Others
Group meets on either Thursdays from 3–4:30 p.m. or Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m.
Thursday group facilitated by: Kim Gray, Pre-Masters Intern, and Amanda Peterson, Psy.D.
Friday group facilitated by: Katya Knapp, MA, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, and Amanda Peterson, Psy.D.; Process observed by: Megan Hartman, M.Ed., Pre-MSW Intern.
Do you struggle with loneliness? Do you feel uncomfortable or awkward in social situations? Are you feeling unsatisfied in your relationships? You are not alone! Research has shown that loneliness in college students has been increasing, and students have reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has further increased feelings of loneliness. The All-Gender Understanding Self & Others (USO) Group provides students with an opportunity to make sense of their relationship experiences, improve their self-esteem, process mood and anxiety concerns, and gain support and feedback on their interpersonal style and behavior with other UWF students who have endured similar struggles.
What Students Say About Group Therapy
"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."