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Group Counseling

Connect. Support. Grow.

Join hundreds of UW-Madison students who participate in group counseling at UHS every semester. Experience the opportunity to connect with others in a safe, confidential and supportive space.

You can share your experiences with others who understand and relate; learn new perspectives; and experiment with new ideas, behaviors, and ways of being or interacting.

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Join a group

If you are interested in joining a group, and do not wish to consider any other services, contact the Mental Health Services at 608-265-5600 (option 2).

Tell our staff about the group you are interested in, including the day and time, and that you would like to be scheduled for a pre-group orientation.

If you are interested in joining a group in addition to other services, log in to your MyUHS account to schedule an Access Appointment or call Mental Health Services at 608-265-5600 (option 2). During your Access Appointment, let the counselor know that you’re interested in joining a group.

Learn more about group counseling

  • Group counseling is one of the most effective strategies to address most issues experienced by students including anxiety, depression, relationships, low self-esteem, academic stressors, and more.
  • Increase self-awareness and understanding of others
  • Connect with others who have similar problems and experiences
  • Decrease isolation and loneliness
  • Receive multiple perspectives on your concerns
  • Enhance the quality of relationships
  • Experience meaningful and authentic connections with others
  • Develop new, healthier ways of relating to others
  • Identifying, experiencing and expressing feelings with greater ease
  • Increase confidence and self-esteem
  • Increase ability to give and receive honest feedback
  • Internalize lessons learned by helping others in the group

Listen to the Connecting Badgers podcast episode about group counseling to learn more.

What UW-Madison students have to say about group counseling

“It’s overall a great experience! I had a safe place to hear from others and also to be heard.”

The facilitators did a great job of fostering community and connection in an online group.”
Expressing my feelings in group made it possible to talk about my struggles with other people.

Group Counseling Schedule

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Call 608-265-5600 (option 2).