Student Counseling Center
Student Services Building 4.600
Phone (24 Hour): 972-883-2575

Office Hours
Monday 8:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 7:30pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm

Mailing Address
UT Dallas Counseling Center
800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB45
Richardson, TX 75080

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Group Counseling

Weekly interaction with a small group of peers and a counselor can provide valuable feedback and support for self improvement.

Sessions may be time-limited and educational, with a focus on a specific topic, or ongoing over 1-2 semesters, with an emphasis on personal growth.

There are no session limits for group therapy.

Meeting Times and Topics

All groups meet weekly and are free to currently enrolled students, but will require a group screening.

Call 972-883-2575 to schedule a group screening.

Fall 2014 Group topics:

Personal Growth Group : This group is for individuals who want to gain a better understanding of themselves and the way they interact with people in their lives. The group is a safe space to explore feelings, give and receive important feedback, and practice healthy ways of relating to others. Typical topics that come up in the personal growth group include: anxiety, depression, family issues, relationship concerns, trust issues, self-esteem concerns, and other such topics. The diverse array of concerns that individuals come in with allows ample opportunity for everyone to learn from each other an ddiscover common bonds through discussing emotional experiences. Tuesdays 4-5:30pm.

Graduate Student Process Group : This is a group for any UTD students who are currently working on a graduate or professional degree. Typical topics of discussion will include school, work, and life balance; improving self-care; and preparing for next steps, including dissertation/thesis/publication preparation and defense, job interviews, and transitioning from being a student to a professional. Additionally, this group will include topics that are more personally relevant: gaining a better understanding of yourself; exploring your emotions; giving and receiving feedback from others; and practicing healthy ways of relating to others. This group is meant to offer support, increase connection with other group members in similar life situations, and to better your relationship with yourself so you can engage in healthier relationships outside of yourself. Wednesdays 4-5:30pm.

Sexual Identity & Expression: This is a process group open to all students who wish to explore issues of sexual identity and expression. The group is intended to provide a supportive and safe environment for people to share their individual and interpersonal struggles and joys, as well as learn more about themselves. Diverse viewpoints will be welcomed and equality respected. Thursdays 4-5:30pm.

Voices of Courage: Women's Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Recovery Group: This group is designed for women who are healing from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and incest, as well as adult survivors of sexual assault and rape.  Topics for the group will vary, but themes will typically center on understanding common reactions to trauma, developing healthy coping skills, and exploring concerns related to healthy relationships, including trust, intimacy and safety.  The group will also focus on empowerment and development of heathy self-image. Day and time TBD.

If you have interest in groups that are not mentioned on the website, or for more information, please contact us.

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