Research has found that group therapy is as effective as individual therapy. Further, when the issues involve certain topics (e.g. relationships, interpersonal skills, social isolation, development of coping skills, etc.), group therapy is often more effective. Members often describe experiencing they are "not the only one" in addressing their concerns when they participate in group therapy.
The EKU Counseling Center has groups that are offered throughout the year which focus on the development of effective personal and social skills and the resolution of various types of personal concerns. Common topics addressed include: depression, anxiety and worry, stress reduction, relationship issues, college adjustment, and various mental health skill building techniques.