Old Dominion University's Office of Counseling Services (OCS) is excited to offer group counseling. Many times students feel very alone and isolated in their problems. Participating in group counseling allows students to realize that although their situations may be unique, the underlying feelings may be very similar to others. Most students really look forward to attending group each week and find the support they receive and provide to others to be very meaningful.
There are no session limits on group participation. Most groups begin and end with each semester and meet once a week for 1.5 hours. Groups are typically led by 1-2 counselors. You must meet with the group leaders prior to joining a group.
Interpersonal Process Counseling Groups help students to better understand themselves and interpersonal problems that may be underlying their concerns. In these groups, students have the opportunity to discuss their concerns, receive feedback from others, and try out new ways of relating to others. For the spring semester, 2014, we are offering groups during the following days/times.
Group I - Mondays 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Group leaders: Miranda Johnson-Parries, M.S. Ed. and Justin Hopkins, M.A.
Group II - Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Group leaders: Katie Hughes, LCSW, Andrew Jatau, LPC
Group III - Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Group leaders: Saharay Cosio, PsyD, LCP
Group III - Thursdays 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Group leaders: JaNae Taylor, PhD and Jacqueline Haywood, M.S.
If you are interested in participating in group counseling, please call 757-683-4401 and ask to schedule an intake. Please inform the intake counselor that you are interested in learning more about if group counseling may be helpful for you.