Brandeis Counseling Center

Group Therapy

Why Group Therapy?

We want to feel seen and heard. We want human connection. We want to feel like we belong. With group therapy, you get the best of both worlds: the ear of a trained therapist, and the expertise and compassion of your peers. Members learn about themselves by understanding one another. This collective learning based on interpersonal exchanges is transformative.

Fall 2023 Groups

All BCC therapy groups are 45-minutes long and are offered either in-person or on Zoom (Zoom groups will mention Zoom in their descriptions). Groups are open to both undergrads and grad students unless noted. Note: Please keep checking this page for more updated details about Fall 2023 groups! For more information about groups, please contact Sarah McCann, BCC Associate Director.

re:MIND Anxiety and Depression Symposia

The re:MIND Symposia program helps students build essential, fundamental mental health skills and knowledge. Each group is run by a trained clinician specifically focused on anxiety or depression.

Other Group/Workshop Options

If there is a group topic you’re interested in (e.g., Substances and Me, Disordered Eating Support, Alternative Healing, etc.), please let us know by emailing Sarah McCann.

Looking for a one-time workshop or presentation on a mental health topic? The BCC offers the following workshops:

  • BCC Services 101
  • Boundaries & Assertive Communication 
  • Courageously Vulnerable Conversations
  • How to Build Listening, Empathy, and Validation Skills
  • How to Support Someone in Distress
  • Imposter Syndrome for Marginalized Groups
  • Meet the Community Therapy Team
  • Mental Health Bingo
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • My Superpower: POA
  • Transitions
  • Where Do Others End and I Begin?

Or another topic of your choice!

To make a request or a see a list of workshops offered by HAWP and BTW, visit the Health and Wellness Promotion website

Off-campus groups

Common Misperceptions about Group Therapy 

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Questions about group therapy at the BCC? Contact Sarah McCann, Associate Director.