Group Counseling

Participating in a therapeutic group can be a helpful resource for students to use both as a stand-alone tool for support, or as an adjunct to individual therapy. Not only will you have the ear of a trained therapist and counselor, but you’ll have an opportunity to connect with peers and form new relationships, provide and receive support to/from others, and discover that you are not alone.

Check our Instagram (@wpi_sdcc)  for the most current group offerings. They subject to change by term.

Students interested in group therapy should complete the form below. A group counselor will be in touch with more information.

Groups happening in C-term:

  • Art Therapy Group: Art therapy is one of the expressive therapies, and focuses on engagement with the creative process as a means for navigating emotions, processing, and healing. No art experience is required, and materials will be provided.
  • ADHD Support Group: This group provides the opportunity to build community, gain support from peers, and process issues related to students' experience of ADHD as well as any other life issues or stressors. Open to students with ADHD and those struggling with executive functioning, with or without an ADHD diagnosis. 
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): Provides students with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships.
  • International Students Support Group:  This group provides a safe space to discuss issues related to being an international student at WPI, navigating adjustments, and any other life issues or stressors. 
  • LGBTQIA+ Group: Open to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or questioning, among other identities. This group provides an opportunity to discuss issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation as well as any other life issues or stressors.
  • Men's Support Group: General support and process group open to male-identifying students. The group may lean into a range of topics inclusive of but not limited to masculinity and the gender-specific experiences of both boys and men.
  • RO DBT: Teaches us how to break-free from rule-governed behavior with the aim of increasing openness and receptivity with others as well as increasing adaption to changing life circumstances.
  • SOS :As humans we all struggle with anxiety, feeling "stuck," and relationship challenges. This 3-week workshop will introduce Skills, Options and Solutions (SOS) to help you become even better problem-solvers.  Any student interested in a workshop to expand and practice new skills is welcome to join us. 
  • Stress Management Workshop: Aims to assist students in cultivating healthy coping habits for managing stress and reducing the impact of stress on student's well-being.
  • Time Management Workshop: Aims to assist students in identifying helpful strategies for creating a routine and following through on tasks.

Let's Talk

Have a quick question about counseling? Worried about a friend? Need help connecting with campus resources? Come chat with a SDCC counselor for a brief, informal consultation-details below.

Let's Talk @ Center for Well-Being

Tuesdays 1pm-3pm and Fridays 10am-12pm

Location: Daniels 146 

Let's Talk @ Center for Black Excellence

Tuesdays 1pm-2pm

Location: Campus Center, Center for Black Excellence Lounge

Let's Talk @ Lavender Lounge

Thursdays 2pm-3pm 

Location: Campus Center, Lavender Lounge

Let's Talk @ International House

Biweekly on Fridays @ 3pm 

Location: International House


Commonly Asked Questions

What is the typical size of a group?

Group sizes may vary--some run with as few as 3 members, others may include 12-15 students at a time or anywhere between.

How long do groups typically meet?

The vast majority of our groups meet for 50-minute sessions weekly while they are running.

How does confidentiality work?

Clinical groups and workshops are considered confidentiality just like individual sessions. Participants must sign an informed consent form indicating that they will not share the identities of others who attend groups nor what is shared by others in group sessions.

Are groups available to both undergraduate and graduate students?

All groups are open to both UG and grad students unless otherwise specified, although this is extremely rare.

Do groups meet virtually, in person, or both?

The majority of groups meet in person when feasible to do so. A handful of groups do run virtually only, and others may shift to virtual temporarily in response to necessitating circumstances.