Fall 2023 Groups and Workshops

Groups/workshops will be held in-person OR online, via MS Teams, see details below.
Please contact the group facilitator(s) listed for more information, or to sign up.
502-852-6585: Counseling Center Website
*All are welcome; all can benefit*

The services and programs of the Counseling Center are open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

Group counseling can be a very effective way to address a wide range of issues. What better way to address what’s on your mind than to get input from people who can relate to you! Groups can help people feel connected, get lots of feedback and ideas, and find hope that things can be better. Groups typically include 5-8 participants and 1 or 2 therapists and meet for 60-90 minutes each week for the duration of a semester. Groups are confidential, and participants sign agreements stating they will uphold confidentiality. 

Many people have beliefs about group counseling, perhaps from word of mouth, television shows, or just their own expectations. The document below includes a variety of myths that you may have heard about groups. Reading through this may help you feel at ease before attending your first group.

Myths About Groups (PDF)

Art Therapy Group

This group will offer participants a nonjudgmental space to incorporate art therapy 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, grief, relationship concerns, self-esteem, family of origin, etc. No artistic experience required!

Mondays 3-4:30pm, SAC W309K, starts 9/11/23

Facilitators:Gabbi Ebeling-Rodriguez, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC & Rachel Evans, ATR, LPCC-S

Anxiety/Stress Management

This group is designed to help you develop effective anxiety management skills with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other techniques in a small group setting.

Thursdays 2-3pm, Location SAC W305, starts 9/7/23

Facilitators:Rowan Ashton & Evan Clark

It’s Ok Not to Be Ok

This is an in-person 6-week group that focuses on grieving a recent loss (death or non-death). We will come together for 90 minutes to do an art-based intervention and then process how the loss has affected areas such as emotional wellbeing, identity development, coping, etc.

Thursdays 3-4:30pm, SAC W309K, starts 9/7/23

Facilitators:Gabbi Ebeling-Rodriguez, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC & Meghana Suchak, PhD


This will focus on the experiences and emotional wellbeing of students who identify within the queer community. Members will have the opportunity to experience growth and change and develop skills to cope with problems in a safe and supportive environment. Participants will have a chance to receive feedback from a licensed professional and to offer support and get support from peers dealing with similar issues.

Tuesdays 2-3:30pm, SAC W305, starts 8/29/23

Facilitator:Aleska Hagan, PhD,

Getting Through the Blues

Do you have feelings of sadness or hopelessness? Difficulty concentrating? Lack of interest/motivation in activities you used to enjoy? College students are increasingly struggling with depression. You don’t have to go through it alone. Join this group to learn how to manage symptoms of depression, develop positive coping skills, and find support in a judgment-free environment.

Thursdays 3-4pm, Location SAC W303, starts 9/21/23

Facilitator:Sarah Kolb, PhD

Graduate Student Support Group

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. The goal of this group is to provide a comfortable space to receive and offer support as you navigate through your graduate school journey. We will use fun videos & articles to help facilitate our discussion. This group is led by two licensed therapists.

Biweekly on Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm, SAC W305, starts 9/21/23,
Meeting dates: 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30

Facilitators:Gabrielle Billings, LCSW & Michelle Pinckney Johnson, LPCC-S, LMFT

International Student Support Group

This group will focus on the experiences of international students. Members of the group will be able to gain insight into common issues faced by international students, learn better coping skills, and learn about the process of acculturation (including maintaining cultural identity while adapting) to the USA.

Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm, SAC W309K, starts 9/5/23

Facilitator:Meghana Suchak, PhD

Relationships For Real Group

This group is open to all female-identified students who are interested in exploring topics such as self-care, communication, boundaries, sexual health, and more within relationships.

Wednesdays, 11am-12pm, SAC W305, starts 9/13/23

Facilitator:Denisa Hobbs, LCSW


Counseling Center
Student Activities Center
2100 South Floyd Street, W204
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Office Hours

Services will be provided in-person and via telehealth.

Mon -Fri: 9am - 5pm

Sat & Sun: closed

After hours or emergency services

Urgent Consultations

Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Please call or walk in to set up a consultation.

Operations may temporarily shift based on University COVID-19 protocols.

Closed on University holidays and closings.

We observe all delayed starts and early closings set by the University. This includes cancellation of telehealth appointments when the University is closed.


(502) 852-6585


(502) 852-0291

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Note that email cannot be used to make appointments.

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