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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 - Fall 2015

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/TimeGroup NameGroup Description
Monday
1:00-2:00 PM
begins 9/28 OPEN DROP IN
Feel Better Fast with Melissa Hernandez (Classroom) Group that offers a 4 session continuous psycho education modules on things like stress management, communication skills, social skills and mood management.
2:00-3:30 PM
Ongoing Continuing Group OPEN
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.
Tuesday
4:00-5:30 PM
OPEN
LGBTQ Group with Richard Martinez (Group Room) Focuses on conversations of topics relating to gender and sexuality in a supportive group environment.
4:00-6:00 PM
begins 9/29 OPEN
Art Therapy with Rachel Lutz (Classroom) Art therapy can help in understanding certain aspects of yourself that maybe you didn’t know existed.  Join us if you are interested in learning how creative expression can help you manage the stresses of college life.      
Wednesday
1:00-3:00 PM
begins 9/16 OPEN
Managing Your Mood with Adam Lofti(Group Room) For students who struggle at times with low mood, negative mood states, hopelessness or depressive feelings.
2:30-4:30 PM OPEN Art Therapy with Richard Martinez (Classroom) Utilizes artistic expression to facilitate therapeutic discussions in a group setting. No artistic skill, background, or talent required.
3:30-5:00 PM
begins 9/16 OPEN
Student Life Hacks with Maria Austin (Group Room) This drop-in group supports student thriving by focusing on a variety of topics that help students feel grounded and in control of their emotions, relationships and life circumstances. Come to all or just one of the groups based on your needs or interests.
4:30-6:00 PM
begins 9/2 OPEN
Written Expression with Hazel Lane (Classroom) A support group that explores the link between thoughts, emotions through writing. 
5:00-6:00pm
begins 9/16 DROP IN
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.
Thursday
9:00-10:30 AM OPEN NSA (No Strings Attached) with Jeff Gatlin (Group Room) No Strings Attached (NSA) is a drop-in, drop-out general process experience designed to provide people an opportunity to discuss concerns and issues in an informal setting.
3:00-4:15 PM
begins 9/10 OPEN 5 WEEKS
Attention Connection with Catherine Love (Classroom) A 5-week educational workshop designed to help students navigate through the difficulties of ADHD and improve time management skills.  Attention Connection! offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment  that is structured to create open discussions and valuable connections with other UTSA students.
3:00-4:30 PM
begins 9/10 OPEN
Nourishing the Self with Vanessa Aviña-Peña (Group Room) 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. 
Friday
2:30-4:00 PM
begins 9/18 OPEN
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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