The Counseling and Social Advocacy Center offers various therapy and support groups for individuals. Groups are 60-90 minutes and meet for 8-10 weeks. If you are interested in participating in a group, please contact the counseling center for more information (314-516-4613).
Groups that are held virtually meet through a secure Zoom link. Participants must be residing in the state of Missouri during the time of the group meetings.
Participants will complete a brief phone screening with a counselor prior to the first session. An information form and consent for treatment will then need to be completed before starting the group.
Cost of Group Counseling
UMSL Students: $5 session
Community Members: $10 session
Fall 2022 Groups
Support Group for Teachers (Virtual): Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 starting November 1. This is an open group for teachers or teachers in training who are looking to process their experiences and struggles being educators. This group is aimed to help teachers process thoughts and feelings following the school shooting at CVPA. This is a drop in group in which you can attend as often as desired. To register for this group, click here.
Grief and Loss Group (Virtual): Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm starting September 27th. This group is for individuals who have experienced any type of loss or are grieving those losses. This is a closed group, meaning once the group has started, no new members will be added. To register for this group, click here.
Stress and Burnout Group (Virtual): Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm starting October 4th. This group is for individuals who are experiencing stress or burnout from work, school, or other things. This is a drop in group. Individuals who are interested can attend at any time over the 8 weeks the group is running. To register for this group, click here.
Caregiver Group (Virtual): Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm starting September 27th. This group is for individuals who care for older adults (60+) who may have experienced trauma. This group may be a good fit for those in the medical field, other helping fields, or family and friends of older adults they are caring for. This is a closed group, meaning once the group has started, no new members will be added. This group is free, made
possible by a grant from The JFNA Center on Holocaust Survivor Care
and Institute on Aging and Trauma. To register for this group, please click here.
Students who are Parents Support Group (Virtual): Mondays 6:00-7:00pm starting October 3rd. This group is for individuals who identify as a parent, while also attending school. This group is open to any individuals who are both parents and students. UMSL students are able to receive scholarship funding for the group through the UMSL CARE case manager. To register for this group, please click here.