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Group Counseling

Group counseling is a valuable and effective service. Group participants often report having a rewarding and helpful experience.  Our groups are a great way meet new people, discuss the challenges you have been experiencing, and get a fresh perspective.  By joining one of our groups, you will build support, learn about yourself, but most importantly, you will be reminded that you are not alone. 

Clinicians at UTSA Counseling Services look forward to assisting you to find the right group. They will help you find a group that will promote healthy sense of self, address your specific concerns, and provide supportive environment. 

Click below to indicate your interest in a counseling group or call us at 210-458-4140 to get more information.

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Group Counseling Schedule - Spring 2018

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.

Day & TimeRequirementGroup NameWhat to Expect
Monday
10:00am-11:30am (starts 2/5) Screening Understanding Self and Others Facilitator: Steven Zuniga, PhD (Group Room) A process group that helps students feel grounded and more in control of their emotions, relationships, and life circumstances.
3:00pm-4:30pm (starts 2/5) Full Intake and Screening Out or Questioning Facilitator: Hazel Lane, PsyD (Group Room) A processing group focusing on topics related to gender and sexuality.
3:00pm-4:00pm (starts 1/22) Group Consultation Forms Feel Better Fast
Facilitator: Susana Martinez, PsyD (Classroom)
A psycho education group that addresses topics such as stress management,communication skills, social skills and mood management.
Tuesday
3:00pm-4:00pm (starts 2/6) Group Consultation Forms Guided Meditation
Facilitator: Cristina Villegas-Hernandez, LCSW
(Student Union: Hawthorne Rm.)
Meditation is a great way to reduce tension, anxiety, and stress. Come join us for a weekly guided meditation.
Wednesday
3:00pm-5:00pm (starts 2/7) Group Consultation Forms Art Therapy Facilitator: Richard Martinez, PhD (Classroom) Provides a supportive environment to engage in self exploration and dialogue through the use of artistic expression. No artistic talent or skill required.
3:00pm-4:00pm (starts 2/7) Group Consultation Forms Stress Less Facilitator: Michael Martinez, MA (Group Room) Incorporates the mind-body connection including body scan, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, and Biofeedback assisted relaxation to strengthen muscle memory and build a pathway to a relaxation response instead of a stress response.
5:00pm-6:30pm (starts 2/7) Screening Understanding Self and Others Facilitator: Andrew Bingman, PsyD (Group Room) A process group that helps students feel grounded and more in control of their emotions, relationships, and life circumstances.
Thursday
10:00am-11:30am (starts 1/11)
Closed to new Clients
Group Consultation Form and Brief Screening A.S.P.I.R.E. Facilitator: Richard Blask, PhD (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.
2:30pm-4:30pm (starts 2/22) Screening Managing the Distress Within Facilitator: Elizabeth Cosgrove, LPC & Cristina Villegas-Hernandez, LCSW (Classroom) This group will focus on 4 skill modules that are designed to specifically assist individuals in better managing behavioral, emotional, and cognitive stability. The intent is to help students who may have difficulty with anger, or expression of anger, episodic depression, irritability, anxiety, or intense/chaotic relationships, stress and feelings of emptiness in order to help build on your life experiences.
2:00pm (starts 1/11) ***The SMART Recovery meeting is being provided through the Center for Collegiate Recovery Program.*** SMART Recovery Facilitator: Kristen McElroy, LPCI, LCDC
(CCR Meeting Room RWC 1.808)
SMART - (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Students will learn techniques to manage substance use issues by helping them build and maintain motivation, cope with urges, manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and live a balanced life. ***The SMART Recovery meeting is being provided through the Center for Collegiate Recovery Program.***

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