Counseling Center

Group Counseling

Many students who come to the Counseling Center find that their concerns can best be addressed through participation in group counseling. Most quarters, the Center offers a variety of groups ranging from interpersonal therapy groups to topical groups. Groups require an intake session and brief meeting with the group leader. Please contact the Counseling Center for more information, 206-543-1240.

Beyond Labels

A group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and other non-heteronormative oriented students. Designed for individuals who want to talk with supportive others in a private location who share their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or related interests or concerns.


This interpersonal and support group is open to Brown and Black self-identified women who are also graduate students (undergraduate students will also be considered for this group as space permits). The focus of the group will be to address concerns utilizing a multicultural lens. Topics to be discussed and processed are managing stress, cross-cultural communication, communicating with advisors, the experience of being a student of color at a PWI (predominantly White institution), micro/macro-aggressions, family responsibilities and dynamics, imposter syndrome, the sociopolitical global climate, etc. Interventions to be used include support-giving, storytelling, interpersonal processing, mindfulness, play and art therapy.

Men’s Group 

A group to increase self-understanding and to improve relationship skills. Relationships can be stressful and a men’s group can offer a non-judgmental way of sorting through these concerns. You may be surprised to find that the other men in the group wrestle with some of the same problems you do. By sharing different perspectives on familiar issues each member can find a new sense of strength within and ease in their relationships.

Mindfulness for Wellness

This workshop is open to all enrolled UW students. The goal of the workshop is to help you be more mindful in your everyday life. By practicing mindfulness skills, you can improve your well-being including being better able to navigate stress, increasing your ability to focus, and feeling more connected. The workshop focuses on learning and practicing multiple forms of mindfulness, including suggested practices for you to complete between the workshop meetings. By the end of the workshop series, you can expect to have developed a personal mindfulness practice that you can continue after the workshop ends.

Phoenix Rising

A therapy group for students who are survivors of sexual trauma experienced in childhood or as adults. The goal of this group is to provide a healing, empowering, and safe space for survivors to process the impact of trauma, and to discuss and receive support around a range of issues including relationships, intimacy, sexuality, safety, mind-body awareness, balance, communication, and trust. Students are asked to schedule a pre-group meeting with Beth and Linda (contact us at 206-543-1240) to determine if the group is an appropriate match for where they are in the healing process.

Understanding Self and Others

This is a group for undergrads who are looking for a safe place to connect with others by sharing personal experiences.  Find new ways to understand yourself and your relationships by gaining perspectives from others. Experience an opportunity to practice new, more engaged ways of relating to others, being authentic and giving and receiving support.