Group and Peer Counseling

Group Counseling

Group sessions help students deal with typical stressors such as self-confidence, self-esteem, relationships and stress related to employment, college and family issues.  Participating in groups is a great way to connect with other students in a safe and supportive environment. Please call (212) 650-8222 for specific details on group counseling sessions.

Groups for Spring 2016

The Open Space

Start date: 2/22/2016 | End date: 4/18/2016 

The Open Space group is a space where students can come to talk about anything that makes life difficult for them. It is a supportive space where you can discuss any and all kinds of concerns. It’s confidential, and it gives you a chance to talk with both trained counselors and peers at the same time. 


Building Social Confidence

Start date: 2/23/2016 | End date: 4/19/2016 

The Building Social Confidence group intends to help students effectively initiate and maintain a conversation and understand how conversation skills are important to friendship development and maintenance. Students will learn to effectively demonstrate and describe positive and negative body language, identify problem solving steps and apply them effectively to solve interpersonal conflicts. 


Graduation Anxiety

Start date: 2/25/2016 | End date: 4/21/2016 

The Graduation Anxiety group is a counseling group for students approaching graduation and embarking on this transition. Life changes such as graduation and making decisions for the future can be stressful and challenging. This weekly group experience provides an opportunity to explore and discuss these concerns within a supportive therapeutic environment. 



Peer Counseling Program

CCNY offers Peer Counseling as another level of support to help CCNY students address barriers to learning. Peer Counselors (PCs) are carefully-selected and trained undergraduate students with an interest in Psychology or Counseling. They provide several hours per week of peer counseling and campus outreach, and receive weekly supervision by a licensed psychologist.  Their training allows them to utilize supportive counseling and problem-solving techniques for students with issues common to college students, such as relationships, decision making, and stress. Peer Counseling is confidential and free to all CCNY students. "As peer counselors, we are here to listen and explore feelings. Our goal is to help you develop your own solutions to problems…"