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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. 

Spring 2020 Group Counseling Schedule

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
1:00 - 2:30p
(starts 2/3)
Consent forms ASPIRE: Adults Group
Facilitator: Richard Blask
This group seeks to offer a space for college students age 25 and older. This group will pro- vide support and focus on barriers that are prevalent to the older adult student.
3 - 4:30p
(starts 2/3)
Consent forms Out & Questioning
Facilitator: Hazel Lane
This group is open to members of the LGBTQ in all stages of identify formation from questioning to integration who seek a safe place to discuss issues unique to the LGBTQ population.
Tuesday
10:00a - 12:00p
(starts 2/11)
Consent forms & Screening meeting Managing Distress Within
Facilitator: Cristina Villegas– Hernandez

This group will assist individuals in better managing behavioral, emotional, and cognitive stability; helping students who may have difficulty with anger, depression, irritability, chaotic relationships, or stress.
11:00a - 12:30p
(starts 2/3)
Consent forms & Phone triage Connections: Understanding Self & Others
Facilitator: Martha Chichil-Zepeda
Students will be able to address issues related to academics, peer or romantic relationships, family issues, and relationship-building skills; experimenting with new ways of relating by sharing personal experiences, express fears and concerns, and get support and feedback.
1:00 - 2:30pm
(starts 2/4)
Consent forms & Phone triage As Brothers: A Group for Men
Facilitator: Nathan Miller & Michael Morar

In our group discussions we will open space to talk about multiple ways to be a man— honoring masculinity and equality.
1:30 - 3:00p
(starts 1/21)
Consent forms Workshop: Managing Depression
Facilitator: Barbie Moy
This workshop is designed to help students understand depression, recognize symptoms, and discuss techniques that help in managing depression.
3:00 - 4:30p
(starts 2/4)
Consent forms College Adjustment Group
Facilitator: Gilbert Lopez & Ann Stalcup
This group will address mental health concerns, adjustment issues and academic stressors meanwhile, increasing healthy coping skills and provide a safe space for students to share their everyday challenges.
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00p
(starts 1/22)
Consent forms Workshop: Anxiety Toolkit
Facilitator: Breanna Cadena & Ariel Patton
This workshop is designed to help students struggling with anxiety and related concerns. Stu- dents will gain a better understanding of anxiety, including triggers and symptoms associated with generalized anxiety, test anxiety, and social anxiety.
Thursday
11 - 12:30p
(starts 2/6)
Consent forms Survivor's Group
Andrea Villescas

This group provides a place for students who may have experienced traumatic event(s). Students can discuss current emotional impact and learn helpful ways to manage stress and strategies on how to build a path moving forward.
1:00 - 2:30p
(starts 1/23)
Consent forms Workshop: Anxiety Toolkit
Facilitator: Yvonne Schilling
Students will gain a better understanding of anxiety, including triggers and symptoms associ- ated with generalized anxiety, test anxiety, and social anxiety. Students will leave the work- shop with helpful strategies to manage anxiety.
2:30 - 4:00p
(starts 2/6)
Consent forms & 30 min screening Without Limits: ASD Group
Facilitator: Jennifer Cleveland
This weekly support group for students who have a diagnosis of Asperger’s or Autism Spec- trum Disorder will cover topics: time management skills, communicating with professors, making new friends, keeping friends, and navigating unwritten rules of the classroom.
Friday
11a - 12:30p
(starts 1/31)
Consent forms New Year, New Me! 2020 Goal Setting
Facilitator: Da'Vet Williams
Location: Student Union Pecan Room
This mini-sessions group will support students in setting goals for the New Year and strategiz- ing about how to overcome barriers to support their ability to achieve established goals.
12 - 2:00p
(starts 2/21)
Consent & Phone triage Adventure Therapy
Facilitator: Jason Dillard, LPCI & Susan Denny, LPC
This is an 8-week group plus 3-day backpacking trip, which focuses on building trusting rela- tionships, increasing confidence, and stabilizing emotions when challenged. The group will be held at a secluded outdoor area on campus. The trip has a fee of $65 at the start of the trip.
1 - 2:30p
(starts 2/7)
In-person screening Spanish Speakers Group
Facilitator: Nathan Miller & Ann Stalcup
Grupo de apoyo donde estudiantes pueden discutir y compartir temas relevantes limitando su crecimiento personal, alcanzar su éxito y sus metas educativas en el contexto de sus expe- riencias culturales y personales. Los temas incluirán la navegación de contextos culturales, valores, relaciones, identidad, trabajo, estigma y discriminación.
3 - 4:30p
(starts 1/24)
Consent forms Workshop: Managing Depression
Facilitator: Cristina Villegas-Hernandez
This group helps students understand depression, symptoms, and techniques that help in managing depression. Meetings will included brief psycho-education on depression and a group discussion on ways college students function and live while managing depression.

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