Group Therapy Services

What is group therapy?

A counseling group is usually comprised of 6-8 people who meet face to face with one or two trained facilitators and talk about what is concerning them most. Members listen to each other and openly provide each other feedback. These interactions give members an opportunity to increase understanding, try out new ways of being with others and learn more about the ways they interact. The content of group sessions are confidential; members agree not to identify other members or their concerns outside of group.

It is common for people to experience some discomfort over the prospect of talking in a group. This initial anxiety is quite normal since most people have not been exposed to a group therapy environment and do not know what to expect.

Within a few sessions, members often gain enough comfort to interact within the group.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 1:1 Skills

What: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a skills-oriented approach to effective self-regulation and decision making. A 1:1 ‘skills’ consult will review your current coping strategies while exploring new tools to decrease emotional suffering and unwanted behaviors that sabotage your goals.

1:1 ‘skills’ consults will last approximately 30 minutes. You and the counselor will add some new tools and ’emotion regulation strategies’ to your current skill set. You’ll also explore ways to practice these tools throughout your daily routine.

When: Appointments are scheduled through the Health and Counseling Center’s front desk at 828.251.6520. Or, you can schedule a consult by speaking with your UNCA-based counselor, doctor, psychiatrist, or physician.

Silent Morning Meditation

What: Regular meditation practice has been shown to provide a myriad of benefits including lower stress, better focus and increased energy.  Health and Counseling Services would like to encourage the development of a regular practice of meditation for all students, staff and faculty by providing a space and time for weekly 15 minute morning meditation sessions.  Most people find that meditating in an environment with others provides a more powerful experience.  These sessions will be silent which will permit you to bring your own practice of meditation.

When: Tuesday and Friday mornings – 8:10 to 8:25 AM beginning on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Meditation will start promptly with a chime at 8:10 AM and end promptly at 8:25 AM.

Where: UNCA Health & Counseling Center

Who:  Open to all students, staff and faculty.

Please email Cathy or John if you have questions.