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.

Fall 2023: 
Thursday 2-3:30 pm  IN-PERSON, Multidisciplinary Science Bldg (MDS)
Friday 1:30-3pm  IN-PERSON, Mandrell Hall

Skill-Building Groups 


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.

Fall 2023:
Wednesday - 10/11 - 11/1, 1-2:30pm, VIRTUAL
Monday - 11/6 - 11/27, 2-3:30pm  VIRTUAL

Support Groups


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. 

Fall 2023:
Tuesday 4 - 5 pm  VIRTUAL
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

Fall 2023:
Tuesday 3-4 pm  IN-PERSON, Multidisciplinary Science Bldg (MDS)