Currently Offered Groups

If you are interested in one of our group options, please call our office, 513-529-4634, for more information. All groups and workshops require a group referral from a Student Counseling Clinician, except for Lavender Connections, Student Athlete Support and Student of Color Support Group. All meetings occur in Harris Hall, unless noted otherwise. 

Call 513-529-4634 to get set up with a group or workshop.

General Group Therapy Information

Coping Mindfully

Mondays, 4 - 5 P.M.

A weekly workshop that is designed to help students foster mindfulness and coping strategies to combat stress, anxiety and challenging life circumstances. 

Diamond DBT Skills

Tuesdays, 1-2:30 P.M.

Skill building group for students who experience strong feelings or intense emotional reactions that may be overwhelming, have trouble coping, and/or turn to ineffective behaviors to reduce negative emotions. Each week, members will learn and practice skills focused on recognizing and understanding their emotions, developing healthy ways to cope with distress, or how to communicate effectively.

Graduate Student Process Group

Wednesdays, 2 - 3:30 P.M.

This group is intended as a supportive environment for graduate students experiencing the full range of stressors common to student life—academic pressures, financial concerns, and relationship issues with family, friends, faculty, and partners, among others. Group can help students examine patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving and provide support regarding a wide range of symptoms, including anxiety and depression.

Lavender Connections (Armstrong 3033)

Tuesdays, 4- 5 P.M., first session 2/13/2023

This is a drop in support group for students who identify as a LGBTQ+, who are interested in a supportive and affirming space, exploring and processing experiences and emotions related to gender and sexuality. Does not require a group referral from a clinician. 

Stress Less Workshop

Thursdays, 4 - 5 P.M. (Starting 2/23/23)

This drop in style workshop is for students struggling with stress, anxiety, motivation issues and need coping skills ot help manage their wellbeing. This workshop will cover physical symptoms of stress and anxiety, and how to reduce anxious thoughts, feeling and behaviors. 

Student Athlete Support (Gross Center)

Student athletes are expected to keep up with the stressful demands of athletics, academics, and social responsibilities. Group members will have an opportunity to share experiences, learn to positively cope, and receive support, understanding, and encouragement from others. Email Katherine Tylinksi for more information, tylinsk@miamiohedu

Taking ACTion

Wednesdays, 1 - 2:30 P.M.

This is a group for people who struggle with negative thoughts, excessive worrying, feeling "stuck," and general stress. Group members will learn about mindfulness, how to interact with their thoughts in a different way and live in accordance with their values. 

Talking it out: Men's group

Fridays, 1 - 2:30 P.M.

This group will provide a supportive space for male-identified students to connect, deepen self-awareness, & actively explore positive masculinity.


Fridays, 1 - 2:30 P.M. 

This group is for students who are concerned about their use of different substances (alcohol, marijuana, etc.). The focus will be on identifying how substance use influences everyday life, how to reduce said use and how substance use may be interfering with personal goals, relationships, etc.

BeYoutiful Beings (CLOSED)

Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 P.M.

This is a group for undergraduate and graduate women struggling with body image concerns, self-esteem, and perfectionism. This group is a warm, supportive, and informative environment for young women who are seeking to develop a more compassionate and holistic relationship with their body and mind.

DARE (Depression and Anxiety Recovery) CLOSED

Tuesdays,  3 - 4:30 P.M.

This is a group for students who may be struggling with anxiety and/or depression. Members wil learn about various ways to cope and understand anxiety and depression through discussion, exploration, connection, acitivites and examples. 

Expressing the Self through Art (CLOSED)

Thursdays, 1 - 2:30 P.M.

Members will pay attention to their process of creating art through a variety of mediums and how this relates to the way they function emotionally, intrapersonally and interpersonally. Leaders will provide supplies, and no previous art experience is needed. 

Grief Recovery (CLOSED)

Fridays, 1-2:30 P.M.

A support group for students who have lost loved ones and are seeking a space where they can share their encounters with grief and loss with others who have had similar experiences. Losses that occurred maybe recent or past, friend or family.

Social Rolls (CLOSED)

Thursdays, 2 - 3:30 P.M.

Group members will explore and strengthen their social and communication skills through the use of role-playing games (RPG) as well as work towards personalized inter- and intra-personal goals. No prior experience with RPGs needed.

Thrive Group (CLOSED)

Mondays, 3 - 4:30 P.M.

Thrive Group is a therapy group for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence open to individuals of all gender identities and presentations. The group provides a safe and empowering space for members to talk about their experiences, to find/foster connection with other survivors, and explore next steps towards their healing journey.

Understanding Self and Others (USO) in culture (CLOSED)

Thursdays, 1 - 2:30 P.M.

The group aims to facilitate exploring how our identities (including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, SES and ability status) impact our experiences with others. By examining how relationships in the group unfold, members can expect to learn more about the ways in which they engage with friends, family, partners and others through their unique intersecting identities. The group space can allow for exploration of culture and how it impacts issues related to trust, vulnerability, conflict, and mental health concerns.


Tuesdays, 3 - 4:30 P.M. 

This group is for freshman, transfer students, or any other students who are experiencing challenges with the social/emotional transition to college or adjusting to Miami University. This group will serve as a space for students to explore their connection to themselves, others (family/friends), and the college experience. 

Circle of Hope (CANCELLED)

Mondays, 3-4:30 P.M.

A warm, supportive, and empowering therapy group for women/female-identifying graduate and undergraduate students who are survivors of sexual assault or intimate partner violence.