Fall 2018:

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the groups described below, simply call the Marquette University Counseling Center at 414-288-7172 and ask to speak to the on-call counselor. The on-call counselor will be able to answer any questions you may have and explain how you can get signed up for a group. If you are already in individual treatment at the Counseling Center, talk to your therapist about your interest in group. Don’t see a group here that meets your needs?  Let us know! MUCC Staff may be aware of groups available on campus or in the community, can look to bring back previously offered or to create new groups based on client needs/requests, and always value your feedback.


Prospective group clients should be aware that up until the start of a given group, group days/times are subject to change based on client availabilty. Additionally, most of our groups require that you have gone through our intake process (at minimum) to determine if group therapy is the right fit for you. Lastly, most of our groups are intended to be stand-alone modalities of treatment, so prospective clients should consult with their MUCC or community-based individual provider to determine their appropriate course of treatment.


Therapy and Skills-Based Groups


Taking Action! Groups

This group offers you the opportunity to meet confidentially with other students who have similar experiences while providing a space to share and learn from each other. Through the dynamic process of disclosure and feedback, members work to use the group environment as a “social laboratory” in which they discover and experiment with ways of improving their intra- and interpersonal relationships.


Multiple sections of Taking Action will run this semester (i.e., Wednesdays 9-10:30am, Fridays 2-3:30pm, and possible late semester group TBD), so call the Counseling Center today to find out which section will fit best with your schedule.


ACT for Social Anxiety

This group is intended for students struggling with social anxiety. In a structured and supportive environment that is both educational and experiential, participants will learn concepts, drawn from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), intended to bolster self-confidence, acceptance, and willingness to confront the social challenges of everyday life.


ACT for Social Anxiety will meet on Fridays from 2:00-3:30pm. 


ACT for Depression

The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Depression group provides students with a framework for shifting the way in which they deal with personal experiences of depression. Over the course of six weeks, students will learn how to use the core concepts of ACT (i.e., psychological flexibility, acceptance, willingness, mindfulness, living a values-based life) to cope with symptoms of depression.


ACT for Depression will meet on Tuesdays from 1-2:30pm, with a section run leading up to spring break and then following spring break.


Create Your Own Calm

In this open, rolling admission group, you will learn, practice, and review a new skill each week (drawn from Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy) to strengthen your ability to engage mindfully, regulate emotions, tolerate distress, and work towards creating lasting and internal calm.


Create Your Own Calm will meet on Fridays from 10-11:30am.


Mindful Living Group

This group will help members incorporate focused awareness into their lives, such as in the areas of academics and studying, relationships, moods and stressors, eating, and generally helping members to develop a more balanced, purposeful and aware lifestyle. The group will combine activities that promote mindfulness with reflection and discussion about ways members can be more present and effective in their daily lives.


Mindful Living Group will meet on Wednesdays from 9-10:00am.


Support and Discussion Groups


Survive and Thrive in Graduate or Professional School

This group is intended to provide a space for graduate and professional school students who are looking not only for support, but also skills for reducing stress so that they can create the experience they want in graduate/professional school as well as in their outside lives. Common topics include transitioning into one’s program, concerns related to fit or belonging, feeling stressed or overwhelmed by requirements and responsibilities, struggling to complete one’s thesis/dissertation/capstone project, navigating relationships in and out of one’s program, as well as learning how to create balance.


Survive and Thrive in Graduate or Professional School will likely meet on Fridays, time TBD.


LGBQ+ (Orientation/Attraction) Support & Discussion Group*

In this support and discussion group, participants, alonsidethe facilitator from the Counseling Center, will find organic dialogue, facilitated discussion, as well as safe and brave space for support. This is an inclusive space for those:



The LGBQ+ (Orientation/Attraction) Support & Discussion Group takes place in the AMU (Rm. 140), time/day TBD. Contact the Counseling Center or LGBTQ+ Resource Center today to inquire about how the LGBQ+ (Orientation/Attraction) Support & Discussion Group might fit for you.


Whatever it Takes: Sobriety Group

This group provides an opportunity for students to come together to support one another in sobriety from alcohol and other drugs, and in leading healthy lives.


The meeting time for Whatever it Takes: Sobriety Group is not currently set and subject to change in order to coordinate schedules.  Contact the Counseling Center today to inquire about how Whatever it Takes might fit for you.


Men |2| Men*

In Men |2| Men students, faculty, staff, and group facilitators will have a platform for open and honest discussion as well as cultural enrichment around social justice issues impacting people of color on campus. This space affords opportunities to develop a sense of community for students, faculty, and staff of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.


Men |2| Men takes place once a month on Fridays from 12-1pm. Location alternates between the Center for Intercultural Engagement and the EOP space in Coughlin Hall. Food and refreshments are provided. RSVP at the Marquette Involvement Link.


*Do not need to be established as a Counseling Center client in order to be able to have access to externally offered groups.



Group FAQ


Common Misperceptions About Group Therapy


Group Therapy Participation Agreement






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Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is dedicated to promoting the psychological health of students at Marquette University. We offer mental health services to be able to respond to the emotional and career exploration needs of undergraduate, graduate and professional college students, and the prevention resources to reinforce healthy development.