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.

Understanding and Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshop

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 for either of the two workshops to discuss sources and effects of anxiety, and ways to understand and manage them.


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

Book Group - The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap is based on an empirically-supported model known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  ACT is a unique and creative model for coaching and therapy that is based on the innovative use of mindfulness and values.  This group will explore beliefs about it means to be happy while utilizing strategies from ACT to promote meaning and better well-being.


Body Peace Group


Living In Grief and Healing Together Group


Podcast Group


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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