What is group therapy?
Group counseling brings together students who may be experiencing emotional problems together in a safe and confidential setting to share experiences, gain support, and develop a sense of community. The group provides feedback that can help members develop strategies for managing stress, coping with anxiety and depression, and managing relationships.
Groups Offered by Counseling Services
New School Counseling Services offers a variety of groups every school year. Some target specific issues or themes; others are general psychotherapy groups. The kinds of groups offered depend on student interest and the interests and specialties of the staff. Groups offered during the fall 2013 semester will be listed in August.
Art Therapy Summer 2013
Drop-In Open Art Therapy Studio
Fridays, 3:00-4:30 p.m., June 7 through July 26, not meeting on July 5
80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
Finish off your week with creativity! Join The New School’s resident art therapist, Kelley Linhardt, every week for 90 minutes of uninhibited, non-judgmental and self-directed art for fun, relaxation, and bliss. Don’t have 90 minutes? Come for 30. Come once, come twice, or join us weekly. No commitment is required and art materials are free. A valid New School ID is required.
Questions and Answers About the Group Therapy Program
When do groups meet?
Groups are offered at various times from Monday to Friday. Most groups meet once a week for 90 minutes.
Who is eligible to participate in the groups?
Groups are open to all students eligible to use Student Health Services.
Who leads the groups?
Groups are led by our professional social workers, psychologists, and art therapist.
How many times do groups meet?
Some meet for the entire school year; others meet for a specific number of sessions, depending on the focus of the group.
Can I participate in both individual and group counseling?
How much do groups cost?
Groups are free. Groups enable students who have reached the 12-session limit on free individual therapy to continue talking about important issues in a therapeutic setting.
How can I join a group?
Call or stop by Counseling Services to schedule an informal meeting with the group leader. You can ask questions and find out whether the group is right for you. All prospective members are required to attend a meeting before joining a group.