Groups Offered

The following groups are being offered by the UofL Counseling Center during the Fall 2017 semester. All groups are held at the UofL Counseling Center at 215 Central Ave., Suite 201. Call our office at (502) 852-6585 or email the group leaders for more information and/or to sign up to attend.

GroupDescriptionMeeting TimeGroup Leaders

Understanding Self and Others through Expressive Art

This group will offer participants a nonjudgmental space to incorporate art making into their personal growth and healing processes. We will use a variety of art materials to explore how our creativity can help us cope. Issues commonly addressed include anxiety, depression, mood, relationship concerns, self-esteem, family of origin, etc. 

No artistic experience required!

For more information email

Tuesdays 1:30 to 3:00

Begins: 09/12/2017

Rachel Evans, ATR, LPCC

Staying Afloat: Skills to Cope with Difficult Emotions

This group is designed to help develop and practice healthier and more effective coping skills for navigating difficult emotions. If you have struggled with feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or unable to face life at times, this group is right for you.  This will be a group to help teach essential coping skills to more effectively deal with difficult situations we all face from time to time and a place to connect with others who struggle with becoming overwhelmed by difficult emotions. This group is an open group (students can join throughout the semester), and is available to all currently enrolled UofL students.

For more information email

Wednesdays 10:30 to 12:00

Begins 9/13/2017

Dr. Ruby Casiano 

*may include a graduate student co-facilitator

Tame Your Critic

Are you hard on yourself or do you put yourself down a lot? This group will help you to reduce self-criticism and to see yourself through more compassionate eyes.

For more information email

*This group is full. Please email Dr. Kalawski if you are interested in participating next semester.

Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:45

Begins on or after 09/13/2017

Dr. Juan Pablo Kalawski

Healing Together: A Trauma Education and Process Group for Female Victims of Sexual or Physical Based Violence

Join us to:

•  Have a safe space to talk and obtain support from other survivors of trauma.

• Develop coping skills to deal with the effects of the trauma on your life.

• Learn how to form healthier relationships.

The group aims to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment that will foster self-empowerment and emotional healing.

For more information email

Wednesdays 3:00 to 4:00

Begins 09/20/2017

Dr. Sarah Kolb

Stress Group (Anxiety Management) 

This group is designed to help you develop effective Anxiety Management Skills with Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques in a small group setting.

For more information email

Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:30 

Begins: 09/27/2017

Susan Schroeder, LPA




Graduate Student Support Group

Come join us and meet other graduate students from a variety of disciplines with whom you can share your struggles and successes in both graduate school and life.  Each meeting we will discuss a few of the brief chapters from You are a Bad*ss—How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life, by Jen Sincero

Group members will need to purchase the book. 

For more information email or

Every other Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Begins: 09/21/2017

Final group: 11/30/2017

Meeting Dates: Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30

Gabrielle Billings, LCSW 

Michelle Pinckney, LMFT, LPCC

Counseling Center
Cardinal Station
215 Central Ave., Suite 201
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Office Hours

Fall 2017

M, Tu, Fri 8:00a to 5:00p

Wed, Thurs 8:00a-6:00p


M-F 8:30a to 4:30p

Closed on University holidays and closings. We observe delayed starts and early closings set by the University.


tel (502) 852-6585

Note that email cannot be used to make appointments.