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Group Counseling

Don't Face Life's Challenges Alone

This is a great time to take advantage of the unlimited counseling sessions offered in groups.

In an effort to better serve students, we are offering group counseling to DePaul students. Without compromising privacy,  students can learn more about themselves and gain support from others. All are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or ethnicity; and we are committed to providing students with the best services possible.

A variety of groups and workshops are offered at both the Lincoln Park and Loop Campuses for students who may be struggling with specific issues (e.g. grief/loss, self-esteem), or who would like to understand more about how they tend to relate to others in general. Group counseling and educational workshops can be particularly effective for a broad array of concerns. These resources not only offer students an opportunity to get support and feedback from others, but also to learn more about themselves in unique and stimulating ways.

Be on the lookout for these and other groups that will be forming throughout the school year:

Feel Better Fast

Weekly structured workshop designed to help students identify changes they want to make in their personal lives, identify obstacles, improve mood, and learn skills and techniques to gain a greater sense of control over their lives. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend. Topics repeat on a monthly basis and a student​ may start at any time!

Week #1: Focusing on Values & Avenues of Change
Week #2: Changing Problematic Thoughts
Week #3: Managing Difficult Feelings
Week #4: Improving Communication with Others

Lincoln Park, Fri​days from 3 - 4 p​.m.

For more information, please call (773) 325-7779 to sign up for a brief phone conversation with a UCS staff member before attending a session.​​

Process Groups

Weekly, ongoing group for students who would like to better understand and improve the quality of their relationships with friends, family and significant others. In addition, student will come together to discuss their experiences with anxiety, depression and other related struggles and how these issues affect various areas of life including academics, socializing, and self esteem. This group is designed to provide a safe place to process challenges and learn new ways of coping and navigating the world.

Loop, Wednesdays from 4:45 - 6:15​ p.m.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Matt Wadland
(312) 362-5413

Lincoln Park, Fridays from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Rachana Doshi
(773) 325-5772

Lincoln Park,Fridays from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact: 
Dr. Rachana Doshi
(773) 325-5772

Women's Group

This weekly, ongoing, interpersonal process group for female-identified undergraduate and graduate women looking for a safe and confidential space to better understand themselves and others in relationships.

Lincoln Park, Tuesdays from 3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Anmol Satiani
(773) 325-7952
asatiani@depaul.edu ​​

Career / Strong Interest Workshop

DePaul Counseling Services is offering a small-group workshop to explore your career and academic interests with the Strong Interest Inventory. In addition to learning about your interests, you will also explore which careers with you might be satisfied with. We will end the workshop in the Career Center.

If interested, please RSVP by January 21st to receive access to the online assessment. Results will be discussed during the meeting.

Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 350, Friday Janury 25th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:
Plamena Daskalova, M.Ed.
(773) 325-7952
pdaskalo@depaul.edu ​​​​​​


Depending on student turnout and other factors, groups may change from quarter to quarter throughout the academic year. For the most up-to-date information on groups currently offered, please visit the counseling center or call us at 773-325-7779.