Counseling Services

Group Counseling

Group counseling can be a great first step for those who aren't sure if they want to see an individual counselor - or a great addition to the work you're already doing with a counselor. Joining a counseling group or workshop can help you build skills, learn about yourself, and make connections with others who are facing similar difficulties. 

While some groups may require members to be engaged in ongoing counseling due to the content, many groups or workshops at Winthrop are open to any eligible student, regardless of whether you've seen a counselor before or not.

Counseling Services Groups

These groups are located on campus and are led or co-led by Counseling Services staff.


The Rebuild: Trauma Skills Group

The Rebuild is a four (4) week group for survivors to learn skills (containment, grounding, distress tolerance, etc.) to aid them in rebuilding their lives after experiencing trauma. This is a skills only group and participants must currently be enrolled in counseling (on or off campus).

Spring 2024: Meeting Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM in Joynes 104, beginning February 6. (Runs through February 27.) 

E-mail by February 2, 2024 to get started.

Initiate, Don’t Procrastinate

Do you procrastinate when it comes to important deadlines and assignments? What about other areas of life? Learn strategies to help you prioritize, motivate yourself and overcome procrastination.  

This six (6) week workshop is for students who have a stalled thesis, incomplete work, or are simply not performing up to their potential due to procrastination and poor time management. The workshop acts as a community of support and accountability. Members will have the opportunity to learn to break free from the negative patterns that may be keeping them from accomplishing their personal and professional goals.

Spring 2024: Meeting Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM in Joynes 128, beginning February 20. (Runs through April 2; no meeting the week of Spring Break.)

If interested, please contact Kwabena Sankofa, Ph.D. at or call 803/323-2206 to schedule a brief pre-group information session.


Within: Exploring Your BIPOC Identity

In this four (4) week group, participants explore their thoughts and feelings about themselves, their own racial group, and other BIPOC people and how these views have been shaped by the messages received from the broader system. Through this group, members will to learn how to develop a stronger connection with who they are, take pride in and celebrate their culture, and gain support from others with shared experience of living within these systems. 

Spring 2024: Meeting Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in person, beginning February 8. (Ending February 29. Location provided upon registration).

For more information or to register, contact Veronica Rector, MEd, LPC at no later than February 1.


Grief: Life After Loss

More information coming soon! 4 weeks beginning 3/21/24.


Off Campus Groups

These groups take place on campus or in the nearby community.  They are not led by Counseling Services staff.  Inclusion on this list does not represent endorsement of the groups or services offered.  Students are encouraged to do their own research and attend groups at their own discretion.


Substance Use Recovery

This is an open discussion meeting that is open to anyone interested in 12 step programs of recovery from alcohol or other substances.

Spring 2024: Thursdays at 6:00 PM in DIGS 222

(No Smoking, Wheelchair Accessible)

For more information, call 803/517-8975.


Grief Support

Hospice and Community Care is a local agency who offers free group counseling to aid you in processing grief and loss.  See more: Bereavement and Grief Support Services


NAMI Groups at The Hut

The HUT is a drop-in center for those who have a mental health diagnosis or are concerned about their mental wellness - as well as families, friends, and loved ones of those living with a mental health diagnosis. We focus on community, mental health, education, and opportunities for our community to socialize. 

The HUT is located at 415 Oakland Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

See what groups NAMI offers.


Virtual Support Groups

These virtual support groups are free and offered to the community via Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center.  Groups include the following: 

  • Mental Health Support Group for People of Color
  • Anxiety and Depression Support Group
  • Mental Health Support Group for College Students/Early Adults

Click Here to Register

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