Therapy Groups

Therapy groups are an excellent way to address some common psychological issues and problems such as depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and perfectionism. Unlike workshops, groups meet regularly for a pre-determined period of time (usually 5 to 8 weeks). Groups offer a supportive and safe environment to learn strategies to overcome psychological challenges, and to interact with other students who have similar challenges.

Students interested in joining a therapy group must have an Initial Consultation (first visit). All groups have a one-time fee of $20.

  • Anxiety Group

    Learn practical skills to manage your anxiety. Whether it's general worry, panic attacks, or periodic anxiety, this group will help you feel more in control of your worries.

    Tuesdays (January 23-March 3, 2020)
    4:30-6:20 p.m.
    SUB 2-600
    No group during Reading Week

  • CBT Group

    This group is for people who want to better manage difficulties associated with low mood and/or anxiety. The focus of this group is to increase awareness about one's thinking and behavioural patterns that may be contributing to negative emotions, and utilize more adaptive ways of responding. Participants will learn about emotions, understand and practice core cognitive-behavioural skills, offer/receive support from other group members, and apply the knowledge into their own life.

    Tuesdays (February 25-April 7, 2020)
    1-2:30 p.m.
    SUB 2-600

  • Perfectionism Group
    Procrastination, missed deadlines and constant anxiety often accompany perfectionism. This 8-week group aims to help students recognize the destructive and limiting aspects of perfectionism. Through various exercises, students will develop the ability to be "healthy strivers" and maximize their achievement without harming their happiness and self-concept.

    Wednesdays (February 5-April 8, 2020)
    1-3 p.m.
    SUB 2-600
    No group during Reading Week
  • Social Anxiety Group

    This group provides a safe and supportive environment and the opportunity to learn (and practice) specific skills to be more comfortable when public speaking, meeting new people, participating in class and small groups, and talking to professors or people in positions of authority.

    Thursdays (February 6-March 19, 2020)
    2-3:30 p.m.
    SUB 2-600
    No group during Reading Week