Personal Growth and Counseling Center

Groups and workshops

Groups and workshops offer structured and confidential spaces for students to discuss issues, share feelings, problem solve, and gain support. Many students use group to maintain a healthy well-being. 

Please complete the group interest form if you are an enrolled student and would like to join any of the PGCC groups. A group facilitator will contact you with information on how to join.

Fall 2023 Groups

Anxiety & Depression Support Group

Thursdays 1:30-2:45 p.m. Starting September 21

Symptoms of anxiety and depression impact our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, relationships and academic success. Join this weekly student support group to share experiences, gain feedback, problem solve and learn coping skills.  

LGBTQ + Support Group

Wednesdays 3:30-5 p.m. Starting September 13

This mixed graduate and undergraduate group is for students who identify as sexual or gender minorities. This includes those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, Queer and other sexual minority identities. As well as those who identify Trans and gender nonconforming individuals. Members build relationships with others and themselves as they learn how to incorporate and build awareness to their sexual and/or gender identities. This is a closed group and limited to LGBTQ+ community members only. 

If you are interested in this group, your therapist can help you set up a brief screening appointment with the group facilitator you can email

Outdoor Stress Management  

Tuesdays 3:30-5 p.m.  September 12 - October 3

This is a 4 week group focusing on stress management techniques. Group members will meet at the PGCC to start, but all activities will be held outside on campus. If you are interested, email

Re-imagining Relationships

Thursdays 4-5 p.m. Starting September 14

Re-imagining Relationships is a group that will discuss all types of relationships, including platonic, dating, familial, romantic, sexual, peer, etc. We will explore how we draw lines between and within these relationships, where our notions about certain relationships come from, and why we act the way we do in them. Join us in supportive conversation across a broad range of topics that will help you deepen and expand your view of relationships.

Topics may include: Communication, relationship types & definitions, consent, relationship agreements, sex, attachment styles, non-monogamy/alternative relationship styles, jealousy & possessiveness, conflict styles, boundaries/deal-breakers/limits, co-dependency, cultural & societal messages about relationships.

Women's Group

Tuesdays 12-1 p.m. Starting September 19

A weekly group offering a safe and confidential space where women can explore issues such as stress management, anxiety, depression, relationships, body image and other topics of your choice.  

Group counseling benefits

It is normal to feel unsure about joining a group, yet most students report the experience was helpful and far beyond their expectations. Students receive understanding, support, and encouragement from others facing similar issues. Groups are often the most effective way to:

  • Gain support and encouragement from others;
  • Gain new perspectives and ideas;
  • Gain specific skills to improve your life;
  • Develop relational skills.


The PGCC wishes to make group offerings accessible to people with disabilities. If you have disability-related needs, please contact our office at 831-582-3969 or email one to two weeks prior to the group.

Frequently Asked Questions