Counseling and Psychological Services

Individual and Group Therapy

 
The Counseling and Psychological Services Center provides free year-round counseling, crisis, consultative and referral services to the Seton Hall University community. All students actively enrolled in a degree program, including undergraduate, graduate, law, and seminary students, are eligible for direct services. Direct services include a maximum of 12 sessions of individual counseling and unlimited group counseling.

In addition to individual counseling, The Counseling and Psychological Services Center also offers a full complement of therapy and counseling groups. Group counseling is a type of psychotherapy that provides the opportunity for small groups of students to share common concerns, explore personal issues, and learn new skills under the guidance of group leaders.

Why Group Counseling?
  • Learn how to communicate more effectively
  • Learn about how you interact with and impact others
  • Learn more about how you are perceived by others
  • Experience a sense of acceptance and belonging
  • Discover that you are not alone in the difficulties you are experiencing
  • Hear ideas from others which enhance your ability to make decisions & solve problems
  • Benefit from the experience of helping other group members
  • Learn to constructively express your feelings and ideas
  • Gain encouragement by observing the success of others

If you or are interested in participating in a group, please contact The Counseling and Psychological Services Center at (973) 761-9500.

Group Counseling Offerings-Spring 2013

Understanding Self and Others
Do you struggle in your relationships with others? The goal of this group is to build awareness of the qualities and relational patterns which make up our relationship style. Through interactions with other group members, you will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of yourself, how you relate to others, and develop ways of using this information to improve your relationships.

Graduate Student Support
Are you a graduate student struggling with career issues, academic pressure, strained relationships, or identity concerns? Come share perspectives with others, gain support, and learn new ways of coping.

Transitions
Has transitioning to college been more difficult than you expected? Have you been experiencing homesickness? Transitions is for first year students experiencing difficulty adjusting to college. Issues such as building relationships and managing academic demands will be some of the many topics discussed.

Journey Through Grief
Has your life been changed by the loss of someone meaningful to you? Join others on a journey through the grieving process as we set on a path toward healing and recovery. This workshop is designed to help participants begin to explore, understand and ease the painful aspects of grief.

Managing Anxiety and Worry
Do you feel as if you can't stop worrying? Do other people tell you to "just relax," but it's not that simple?
Have you had panic attacks? This group will teach you how to manage these feelings and provide you with support to help you overcome your anxiety.

Women's Issues
Sometimes it is difficult to balance all of the stressors that are unique to women, particularly in college. This group offers a supportive environment for women to grow, talk about school, goals, family, dating, relationship patterns, break ups, intimacy, assertiveness, emotions, communication, and other personal issues.

Managing Moods
If you would like to work on skills to better manage intense negative emotions, such as anger and depression this group may be right for you. In this group you will have an opportunity to develop greater self-awareness and understand the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. You will also learn a variety of skills to identify emotions, tolerate distress, and cope with difficult situations.

Men's Issues
This group is for you if you are a male student who would like a forum to discuss personal issues pertaining to men's psychological health. The purpose of this group is to offer support, opportunities to give and receive feedback, and connection to other male peers. Discussions regarding masculinity, sexuality, anger expression and intimacy will also be included.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to accept and enjoy the way you look instead of constantly worrying about and criticizing your appearance? This group is designed to address issues about body image, self-esteem and healthy eating. You will get a clearer idea of your own beliefs about these issues and how your beliefs influence your lifestyle and choices.

Family Matters
Family can be both a great source of support, and also a great source of stress. This group offers students a supportive place to talk about concerns related to their family. Some of the topics that might be discussed are dealing with alcoholism in the family, the role you played in your family, how your family communicated, resolved conflicts, expressed emotions, understanding how these issues may impact you now, and supporting each other in dealing with sources of stress associated with our family members.

Healthy Relationships Group
Would you like a place to learn more about and discuss issues pertaining to healthy relationships? This group will provide foundational information and utilize open group discussion to process each week's topic, such as discovering your communication style, developing social skills, and setting boundaries. Group members can discuss personal experiences and glean support and feedback resulting in greater self-awareness, introspection, and healthier relationships!

For more information, or to speak with a counselor about group counseling, contact Dr. Carly Mayer at carly.mayer@shu.edu or call the office: (973) 761-9500.

Contact Us

Counseling and Psychological Services
(973) 761-9500
Fax (973) 275-2415
Mooney Hall

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