Group Counseling

Group counseling is a form of helping in which a small number of people come together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another. 

In group, not only do students receive tremendous understanding, support, and encouragement from others facing similar issues, but they also gain different perspectives, ideas, and viewpoints on those issues. Group therapy is a powerful vehicle for growth and change, and is intended to help people who would like to gain support, increase self-awareness, and learn new ways to cope with personal or interpersonal challenges. 

For many FGCU students, groups can be more effective and produce quicker results than individual counseling. The lessons group members learn from each other and the chance to work through problems with other people who share similar concerns are what make groups special.   Group counseling has been shown to be an effective, and sometimes preferable, treatment option for many issues. 

Signing for a group is easy

  • Become a CAPS client.
  • Speak to your counselor to schedule a group screening approximately 15 – 30 minutes.


All participants in CAPS groups, whether counselors who facilitate the groups or students who participate in the groups, have agreed to maintain confidentiality of the group and group members.  Group members will also be asked to sign a confidentiality statement before the start of group each semester

Groups Offered at CAPS

  • Bold Eagles - Men of Character

  • Creative Self-Exploration

  • DBT Skills Training Class

  • Emotional Wellness

  • F.O.C.U.S. Skills

  • Grief and Loss

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Nourish: Body and Self

  • Rainbow Eagles

  • Relationship Group

  • Relax for Wellness

  • Come as You Are

  • The Art Group

  • The Ripple Effect

  • Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Experience (TREE)

  • Understanding Self and Others

  • Women2Women