Therapy Groups and Workshops

University Counseling Services (UCS) offers a wide variety of free therapy groups and psycho-educational workshops to currently enrolled students. 

How to Join a Therapy Group

There are a number of ways you can sign up for or find out more information about a group or workshop we are offering at University Counseling Services.

If you have any questions about a particular group or workshop, please call (818) 677-2366 and ask to speak with the counselor who is leading the group or workshop.

Submit a Group and Workshop Interest Form, and University Counseling Services will contact you.

Groups and Workshops Offered during Spring 2020 Semester:

*Groups and workshops that require a pre-group meeting with facilitator prior to group/workshop start date.

Anxiety Management

Offered Thursdays, 2 to 3:30pm; start date to be determined

In this safe and supportive group, you will learn new tools and coping skills that allow you to decrease your anxiety and feel more equipped to face a wide range of situations and experiences.

Graduate Psychotherapy Group*

Date and time to be determined

Commiserate with others who understand the stresses of graduate school.  In a safe, supportive environment, discuss personal concerns such as relationship issues, family problems, challenging advisors, and juggling responsibilities.

Grief and Loss*

Offered Wednesdays, 2:30 to 4pm; start date to be determined

Experienced a significant loss?  Connect with a supportive group of peers dealing with death, loss, and grief.

International Student Support Group

Offered Fridays, 1 to 2:30pm; start date to be determined

A weekly drop-in discussion and support group especially for international students.  This dynamic group provides an opportunity to explore and share experiences as well as discuss topics such as adjustment, academic success, relationships, and various challenges.

LGBTQIA+ Support*

Offered Mondays, 2 to 3:30pm; start date to be determined

A confidential and safe space for students who identify within the LGBTQIA+ communities to receive and provide support around issues of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.  Topics discussed and explored may include identity, coming out, navigating relationships, creating support systems and feelings of safety and belonging on and off campus.  

Man 2 Man (Men of Color Support)*

Offered Fridays, 2:30 to 4pm; start date to be determined

A space for men of color to explore issues of gender, race, culture, as well as social concerns that impact their experience as men in society and the world.


Offered Thursdays, 2:30 to 4pm; start date to be determined

A group for men to sort out everything from school pressures to dating challenges to relationship questions to career confusion.  Be a part of a group where you can learn new skills and support each other so you can rise up and aim toward success in university life and beyond.

Parenting Support

Offered Tuesdays, 3 to 4:30pm; start date to be determined

This group allows student parents to connect with others experiencing similar daily struggles in a safe, non-judgmental space.  Topics will be parent driven, but may include: routines, homework, child behaviors, transitions, etc.

Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse*

Date and time to be determined

Do you wonder if and how childhood sexual abuse may have impacted you? Hidden scars such as feelings of depression, shame, anger, loneliness, low self-esteem and betrayal can negatively affect your relationships.

You will learn:

  • Coping skills and strategies
  • Techniques for forgiving yourself
  • Taking charge of your life
  • Letting go of painful feelings

A safe space for individuals to work through and get support related to the trauma of molestation and incest.  Learn how you can free yourself from these hidden scars. Learn to move from silence to empowerment in your healing journey. Learn how to take better care of yourself and become a more loving and whole human being.

Understanding Self & Others*

Offered Tuesdays, 2 to 3:30pm and Mondays, 2:30 to 4pm; start date to be determined

A warm & supportive environment in which you can explore new ways of relating to others, connect through sharing personal experiences, and gain insight into yourself.

We're First*

Offered Fridays, 1 to 2:30pm and Fridays 10 to 11:30am; start date to be determined

Safe space for first generation college students to discuss the challenges they face and receive guidance and support in navigating those challenges. If you're the first person in your family to go to college, among the first in your family to pursue a B.A., the first in your family to attend college in the U.S., or you identify as a first generation college student in any other way, this group is for you!

Winning at Emotions: Skills for Coping with Your Feelings

Offered Fridays, 9 to 10:30am; start date to be determined

Overwhelming emotions? Difficulty coping with what life brings? Welcome to a safe, supportive space to learn valuable distress tolerance, mindfulness, and emotion regulation skills.

Women's Support*

Offered Fridays, 10 to 11:30am; start date to be determined

A supportive space for women to explore issues related to being a woman in our society.

Writer's Block for Graduate Students*

Date and time to be determined

With the support of others, explore blocks that keep you stuck and unable to write.  Develop strategies for conquering writer's block.