Counseling Center Group Descriptions

adobestock_357310108.jpegThe Counseling Center offers groups which address a wide variety of issues facing today's university students.  Groups may change each semester based on the needs that our counselors observe throughout their daily practices.  Check back here often and on our Instagram (@uofscc) for updates!  Note:  All groups require registration and have group size limits.  Please call the Counseling Center (570) 941-7620, visit RoyalSync or stop by the center to register.

Body Peace I & II

Body Peace I is a group experience for women ready to find a kinder and more accepting relationship with their bodies.  Together, in a safe and supportive space, members gain insights, tools and strategies for navigating body image challenges.  This is a 4-week introductory group.  Once you have completed Body Peace I, you are able to join Body Peace II where you will meet fellow members that want to continue the conversation, support and growth.

Body Peace I participants must first complete an initial screening at the Counseling Center to ensure the Body Peace groups are appropriate for them.  Contact the Counseling Center at (570) 941-7620 to schedule an initial screening today!  (Please allow 45 minutes)

Group Sessions for Body Peace I are held on Fridays, 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm.  

Group Sessions for Body Peace II are hold on Mondays, 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm.


The Four Agreements Book Group

Interested in learning about yourself, your relationships to others and, finding ways of accepting yourself and others?  Take some time out of your busy day for reflection with this book group based on The Four Agreements, a self-help book by Don Miguel Ruiz.  

The Four Agreements group runs on Fridays, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm for 5 weeks and the Counseling Center will loan the required book needed for assigned readings.  The spring semester sessions begin March 24, 2023.

Registration and attendance is required.  Please call the Counseling Center at (570) 941-7620 or visit RoyalSync via the following link to register today!



General Support Group

Are you looking for a space to connect with peers to discuss day-to-day struggles?  This group will explore the impacts of lifestyle choices on your mental health and examine ways to improve your general sense of well-being. 

Join us on Fridays at noon in the Counseling Center, O'Hara Hall, 6th floor to engage in conversation meant to empower you with tools to manage your hectic days. 

Registration is required by calling the Counseling Center at (570) 941-7620 or by visiting RoyalSync/Counseling Center in your

L.I.G.H.T. Grief Group

L.I.G.H.T.:  Living in Grief and Healing Together  welcomes any student who has experienced the loss of a family member or friend to come to dinner and meet with other students who are living with grief.

L.I.G.H.T. is co-hosted by  Campus Ministries and the Counseling Center.

We will meet on in DeNaples 405 on: 

Thursday, February 23; Thursday, March 30th and Thursday, April 20th.

Please email or with further questions and to let us know that you will be joining us.

Managing Family Matters

Students will gather to discuss dynamic family issues and to gain insight and support in managing them.

This popular group meets Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm in the Counseling Center, O'Hara Hall, 6th Floor.

To register, please call the Counseling Center at (570)  941-7620 or visit RoyalSync in your my.scranton today!

Managing Stress & Anxiety

There are times in all our lives when we may feel overwhelmed and will experience anxiety that affects our daily lives.  Class workload, deadlines, relationships and more can be among the causes that contribute to these feelings of anxiety.  

Join us to discuss sources and effects of anxiety, and ways to understand and manage them.

Managing Stress & Anxiety Group meets during the Spring 2023 session:

Wednesdays, 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm starting March 20th, 2023.

Thursdays, 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm currently in progress.  

Please register for Group by calling the Counseling Center at (570) 941-7620 or by registering at my.scranton's RoyalSync/Counseling Events page.

Men's Support Group

Participate in a weekly conversation and discuss topics in a forum designed to focus on college-aged male perspectives. and experiences during young adulthood.

Men's Group meets for the Spring '23 semester on Mondays, 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm, starting March 20th, 2023.

Please register for the Men's Group, or to inquire further, by calling the Counseling Center at (570) 941-7620.  You may also register via your my.scranton RoyalSync.

Benefits of Group Counseling

  1. You are not alone.   Groups provide support and make you realize that other students experience similar challenges. You are not as different or alone as you think.
  2. Groups provide a sounding board.   Groups can offer a different perspective. You can receive support AND share your wisdom.
  3. Groups can propel you forward.    Hearing from others on how they've overcome difficulties can be encouraging. During the group experience you will likely meet people representing a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Listening and learning from every member's perspective provides members with greater insight into your own personal growth and development.
  4. Groups promote social skills.   While it is common for students to feel anxious prior to attending their first group, most students feel relieved and more comfortable as the sessions progress. Remember, it takes time to feel comfortable speaking up in a group, adjusting to group norms, and experiencing the benefits of group. It is important that you share at your own pace.
  5. Groups teach you about yourself.    Groups can be a way of uncovering the areas that may be blocking your ability to overcome your issues.
  6. Do I have to reveal all my deepest secrets and feelings to the group?   NO, you do not. You alone decide how much you want to share an­d no one can force you to reveal your secrets or feelings.  Most group members tend to share more about themselves when they feel safe in the group.  We encourage you to be aware of your pace for group involvement and to share when you feel comfortable doing so.
  7. What if a member of the group is my friend or classmate?   We recognize that it might be awkward to be in the same group with a friend/classmate.  Please let the group leader know immediately if you have an existing relationship with someone else in the group, if that is a concern to you.  If that happens, the group leader, in consultation with each person, will decide how best to resolve this situation.


Register for a group(s) via ONE of the following options. 

  • Call the Counseling Center at (570) 941-7620 to register or inquire about groups being offered.
  • Visit RoyalSync via the above QR Code. Login with your credentials and follow the below instructions starting at #4 to register.
  • Visit RoyalSync without QR code to register: 
    1. Go to
    2. Click on the "waffle" in the upper right corner of your screen
    3. Choose RoyalSync (this is where you can find all campus activities!)
    4. Click the Events button on the top of the screen
    5. Go to Search and enter 'Counseling Center' or the name of the specific group that you are interested in attending
    6. Click "Register" and follow the prompts. 
    7. You will receive a notification of your registration.  The Counseling Center will reach out to you with a group reminder one to two days before group.
  • Stop by the Counseling Center!  We are located in O'Hara Hall (Jefferson/Linden), 6th floor.  Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
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