Group therapy.

Group therapy is a powerful tool for growth and change. Along with one or two clinicians, participants offer each other multiple perspectives, support, encouragement, and feedback in a safe and confidential environment.  Research demonstrates that group therapy can be just as effective as individual therapy.  For some clients, hearing from their peers may be more helpful than receiving guidance from a therapist since peers can identify with one another.  Particularly for survivors of abuse or trauma, groups provide social support, improve social networks, and reduce stigma, isolation and feelings of alienation among members. Group members are agents of change for each other; seeing others' progress can help participants realize they, too, can cope and feel better. 

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Our nation continues to be afflicted with the horrors of systematic and historical oppression and marginalization. From a global pandemic to the painful reality of racial tensions in the US, many people are looking for a place to share reactions and relate to peers. In an effort to support and assist UMSL students during these difficult times, Counseling Services is offering a weekly meeting to provide an opportunity for UMSL students to discuss difficulties, process emotions, and gain support. Our virtual group will be meeting on Tuesdays at 11am.

Please contact Dr. Hannah Emery ( for information on accessing the group meeting.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

(3x Weekly) Mindfulness meditation is a proven – and increasingly popular – method for reducing stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia and a variety of medical conditions. Incorporating mindfulness into your schedule can enhance your overall well-being and allow you to live your life more fully. These weekly guided activities are free and open to beginning as well as experienced meditators.

Anxiety Workshop

This workshop is a rolling, 4-week workshop that focuses on helping students understand anxiety symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms.

Understanding Self and Others

This group is for students who wish to increase self-understanding, self-esteem, and intimacy in relationships, as well as addressing your interpersonal style and relationship-building skills. A referral from your therapist is needed to attend this group.

Procrastination to motivation workshop.

Procrastination to Motivation Workshop

This workshop is a one-hour seminar intended to help increase your understanding about procrastination. The goal is to provide you with some skills to recognize your patterns of procrastination, identify what may be contributing to it, and provide strategies to help.