Group Counseling

Group therapy 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 each other. 

In group therapy, students receive understanding, support, and encouragement from others facing similar issues. Students 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 peers and who share similar concerns and trained therapists are what make groups special. Group therapy has been shown to be an effective, and sometimes a preferable, treatment option for many issues. 

Signing up for a group is easy

  • Become a CAPS client
    • Not a CAPS client already? Call 239-590-7950 or stop by our office to make a first appointment
  • Discuss your interest in therapy groups with your counselor and they will direct you to the right group and schedule a group consult with the therapist leading the group you're interested in. 


All participants in CAPS 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.

CAPS' Groups

  • Bold Eagles - Men of Character  

  • Building Blocks: Tools for Healthy Relationships

  • Come as You Are    

  • Coping with Family Drama

  • Creative Self-Exploration  

  • Through A New Lens: DBT-Informed Skills Group  

  • Emotional Wellness  

  • EmpowHERing Connections

  • Grief and Loss  

  • Intuitive Eating

  • Nourish: Body and Self  

  • Rainbow Eagles  

  • Stepping Stones: Learning to Survive and Thrive

  • Translucence

  • Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Experience (TREE)

  • Understanding Self and Others