If you are a new client at the UK Counseling Center, you will first need to complete an Initial Consultation if you would like to participate in groups that are not listed as "drop-in." You may call 859-257-8701 to schedule an appointment, M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm or schedule online at Current clients may speak to their clinician about group.

Please also read these two documents that provide information about what you can get out of interpersonal group therapy and what you can work on:


Therapy Groups

Understanding Self and Others (USO) Groups

USO Groups are designed to help you learn about yourself and how you interact with others. Group members often have a variety of initial concerns, but share a desire to feel better about themselves and their relationships with others. It can be a powerful experience to realize others struggle with the same things as you do. USO groups meet for 1.5 hours each week.

Spring 2023: 
Thursday 3-4:30pm  IN-PERSON
Friday 1:30-3pm  IN-PERSON

Skill-Building Groups 

ACTive Living

Designed for students experiencing symptoms of depression, this group helps students recognize how rumination and avoidance contribute to a negative self-concept and maintenance of their symptoms while equipping them with skills to engage in valued living.

Spring 2023:
Wednesday - March 1 - April 12, 1-2:15pm  VIRTUAL

Anxiety ACTion Group

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, this group incorporates mindfulness and stress management strategies to teach participants new ways to understand anxiety and other emotional concerns.

Spring 2023:
Wednesday - January 25-February 15, 3-4:30pm  IN-PERSON
Thursday - February 16-March 9, 10-11:30am  VIRTUAL

Let's Be Real...Men!

In this workshop, participants will engage in dialogue about the definitions of manhood, Black masculinity, and interpersonal functioning in order to increase awareness and preventative skills regarding the mental health of Black men.
Spring 2023:
Monday - February 6-April 24, 3-4:30pm  IN-PERSON

Support Groups

ADHD Support Group

Students face new challenges at the college level, and in this group students with ADHD/ADD diagnoses and symptoms will deepen their understanding of those challenges and learn strategies to meet them.

Spring 2023:
All sessions VIRTUAL
ADHD Basic: Friday - January 27-February 17, 2-3pm
ADHD Ongoing: Monday, 3-4pm (must have attended ADHD Basic Group prior to participating in this group)

Graduate and Professional Student Support Group

The Graduate Student Support Group is a place where graduate students can seek support around any number of issues that are interfering with or an outgrowth of their graduate study. Common discussions include the stress of graduate school; lack of progress or productivity; procrastination; deciding whether or not to stay in a program; problems with advisors or committees; and financial strain, often due to funding issues. Some concerns, such as family or health issues, arise that are not specific to graduate school but impact performance and progress. Many students seek out the group prior to major milestone events such as qualifying exams, dissertation or thesis defenses, and searching for jobs for post graduation employment. The group is fairly unstructured and the topics can vary from meeting to meeting depending on the needs of the students present. 

Spring 2023:
Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm  VIRTUAL
A psycho-education and process-orientated group for Black women focused on identity development issues and adjustment to college. Through semi-structured topics and processing, the group will allow for focus on Black women's interpersonal selves, mental and emotional wellness, coping, and developing social supports.
Spring 2023:
Monday - 3-4:30pm  IN-PERSON

Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Support Group

This group is open to any UK student seeking support and community connection around gender identity and gender expression

Spring 2023:
Tuesday 4-5pm  IN-PERSON