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Group Counseling

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.

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Group Counseling Schedule - Spring 2016

Groups are open to all registered UTSA Undergrad and Graduate students. You will need to speak with the group leader before accessing the group. Call (210) 458-4140 or Stop by Counseling Services at RWC 1.810.

Weekday/TimeRequiredGroup NameGroup Description
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Initial COD paper work ASPIRE (Adult Students Processing Interpersonal Relationship Experiences) with Richard Blask (Group Room) A processing group for adult students (roughly mid-twenties and older). Common issues discussed include self-esteem, interpersonal challenges, family and other relationships, and sexuality.
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Initial COD paper work Spoonie Support with Maria Austin (Group Room) This is a support group for those managing chronic medical illness while wanting to get the most out of life.  We offer support for those juggling the demands of school, work, and personal life all while having a limited number of “spoons” to use each day.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Full Intake Coping with Anxiety with Hazel Lane (Group Room) If you find yourself constantly worrying, fearing future panic attacks, and distressed by obsessive thoughts, the Coping with Anxiety Group may help. This group combines the benefits of group therapy with diaphragmatic breathing, guided imagery, progressive relaxation and more.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Initial COD paper work Healthy Relationships with Adam Lotfi (Group Room) This is a group for any university student who is curious about or wishes to talk about relationships, while developing skills and learning effective ways of interacting with friends, family members, romantic partners, professors and co-workers.
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Consultation Consent Form Art Therapy with Richard Martinez (Classroom) Utilizes artistic expression to facilitate therapeutic discussions in a group setting. No artistic skill, background, or talent required.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Consultation Consent Form Guided Meditation with Cristina Villegas-Hernandez (Group Room) Meditation is a great way to reduce tension, anxiety and stress.  If you are looking to try something new to manage stress and anxiety or if you just want to take some time for yourself, come join the guided meditation group.
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Full Intake Nourishing the Self with Vanessa Aviña-Peña (Classroom) Our goal is to help students appreciate who they are and establish a healthy view of oneself. This group will provide a safe environment to address struggles with body image and self-compassion.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Initial COD paper work UNIDAS with Susie Martinez (Group Room) This group is for graduate and undergraduate Latina students who are looking for a safe space to cultivate support, discuss challenges, and honor individual life stories. Topics for discussion to include: self-esteem, intersecting identities, family, relationships & intimacy, academic pressure, discrimination & oppression, mentoring and the impact these have on the heir academic experience at UTSA.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Initial COD paper work Graduate Women's Support Group with Megan Colletta (Group Room) The Graduate Women’s Support Group is a weekly process-oriented meeting that will provide a friendly and open environment in which women pursuing graduate studies can explore their school experiences, challenges, and strategies for success.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Initial COD paper work IPAD (Interpersonal Advancement and Development) with Melissa Hernandez (Group Room) Group focused on making and keeping friends, social anxiety, family and relationship issues, and academic struggles.

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