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Group Therapy

Counseling Services offers weekly group counseling sessions in a confidential and safe atmosphere for students who may benefit from an interpersonal experience where the goal is to provide support and to learn from each other.

Curious? Download our free Group Therapy Brochure.

Additionally, various structured and unstructured groups and workshops may be utilized to meet the needs of various groups with special interests. These may include:

  • Gay and Lesbian Support Groups
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Personal Growth Groups
  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Career Planning
  • International Students Support Group
  • Adjustment to Leaving Home
  • Test Anxiety Management
  • Men's Group
  • Stress Management
  • Assertion Training
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Eating Disorders Support Group
  • Mid-Life Changes
  • Coping with HIV
  • Adjustment to Loss, Separation and Health Problems

Group members are carefully screened and confidentiality is emphasized. Other groups are offered at various times based on student needs. Check the "What's New!" section for up-coming groups and workshops or you may call Counseling Services at (210) 458-4140 should you have an interest in participating in a group that is not yet planned.

Group Therapy Schedule - Spring 2014

Weekday/TimeGroup NameGroup Description
begins 2/3/14
Graduate Student Support Group w/ Ashley Cooper Group that offers graduate students a safe space to discuss their experiences, give and receive support and feedback, learn from other’s experiences, and improve communication skills.
begins 2/12/14
Time Management and Concentration Skills Improvement Group w/ Jason Carter Group focused on strategies concerning time management skill development and increasing concentration for the purposes of improving academic performance.
begins 1/27/14
Using Biofeedback w/ Hazel Lane Reduce stress and tension, fast and easy to learn, no previous experience needed.
begins 1/14/14
ASPIRE (Adult Students Processing Interpersonal Relationship Experiences) w/ Richard Blask Group for adult students. Common issues discussed include self-esteem, interpersonal challenges, family and other relationships, and sexuality.
begins 1/28/14
Assert Yourself w/ Christina Villegas-Hernandez Group focused on developing assertive communication.
begins 2/18/14
Art Therapy w/ Rachel Lutz Group focused on utilizing the art making experience to help the individual find meaning through it along the way.
begins 1/28/14
Coping with Anxiety w/ Koun Eum Group focused on teaching skills to reduce anxiety (fear, worry, stress.).
begins 1/29/14
Transforming Victims into Survivors w/ Michelle Klein Group focused on providing a safe place for survivors of sexual abuse/assault.
begins 2/12/14
Women’s Group w/ Shawanda Woods Support Group for Women. All issues are discussed.
begins 1/29/14
UTSA “RoadVengers” w/ Tom Baez Group focused on helping students work through personal issues that are interfering (stuck points) with their academic and personal lives. We will use the theme of the superheroes to help students find the hero within themselves.
begins 2/5/14
Equality UTSA w/ Mia Veve Support Group for GLBTQ students. We discuss anything and everything.
begins 2/5/14
ASIA (All Student Issues Addressed) w/ Jeff Gatlin Group focused on helping students cope with all concerns.
begins 2/13/14
International Student Groupw/ Geetanjali Sharma Group for international students to discuss a variety of topics related to social, cultural, and educational adjustment to the United States and UTSA.
begins 1/24/14
IPAD (Interpersonal Advancement and Development) w/ Melissa Hernandez Group focused on making and keeping friends, social anxiety, family and relationship issues, and academic struggles.

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