Group counseling is a form of therapy where 5-7 group members share personal struggles together with group leaders.

Group can be the best treatment choice for students to address life challenges and/or mental health concerns.

Most issues take place in social environments, such as among families or in schools, workplaces, clubs and organizations. We interact and develop in this social setting, therefore most of our mental health concerns can be best dealt with in a social situation like group counseling. Group counseling is a safe and supportive environment to share your concerns, learn from one another, experiment with new behaviors and better understand your issues.

Interested in joining group counseling?

Groups are generally offered and developed based on student needs and interests. Each semester, the center offers 2-3 groups that are current issues that have emerged from the student population. Individuals or student groups are welcomed and encouraged to request/suggest a group to address topics/issues they find relevant and important.  

Please contact the Clinical Director of Counseling, John Brunelle (jobrunelle@davidson.edu), if you are interested in participating in or developing a group.

Groups/Group Issues offered in the past:

  • General Support
  • Freshman Adjustment
  • Body Image/Healthy Relationship with Food
  • Grief/Loss
  • Interpersonal/Healthy Relationships
  • Men/Women of Color
  • Anxiety/Stress Management
  • Walking Group
  • Equine Therapy