Student Health and Wellness Programs

Group Counseling

Ongoing Groups

LGBTQ+ Support Group.

Find a safe and confidential space to discuss the issues, joys, and experiences of being part of this diverse community.

When: Wednesdays, Time TBD

Where: Zoom

Contact: Sammy ( to sign up!

Wedensday Wellness from UH Hilo Counseling Services.

Learn to meditate, use your "wise mind", the practice of radical acceptance, emotional regulation and more

When: Wednesdays, from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Where: Zoom

Contact: Meriah ( or Sammy ( to sign up!

Noon Zoom from UHH Counseling Services

Cross- disability (ADHD/Deaf/blind/ASD/Chronic illness/learning/anything else) support group: resources, connection, support and more.

When: Mondays, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Where: Zoom

Contact: Meriah ( to sign up!

Social Anxiety/Social Skills Group

This is the group for those who have a lot of anxiety, who are on the Autism spectrum, and/or who just want a place to meet others and have a space to work on some social skill development. All welcome, safe space.

When: Mondays, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: Zoom

Contact: Meriah ( to sign up!

Email Counseling Services at for more information about available support groups and classes.

Why Group Counseling?

Students may join a group because they are experiencing a personal difficulty or because they seek personal growth and development. Participation in group counseling can be very beneficial for many common student concerns, and there are specific benefits of group counseling that individual counseling cannot offer.

Benefits of Group Counseling

  • Increased support network
  • Decreased feelings of being alone with one's problems
  • Learning from others perspectives
  • Feedback from others
  • Increased confidence from supporting and encouraging others


All group participants agree to group norms to create a safe, comfortable environment for everyone. One of the most important agreements is that all participants maintain confidentiality and do not share to anyone outside the group about who is in the group, or about what happens in the group.

Understanding Group Therapy from the American Psychological Association