What is group counseling?

Group counseling provides an opportunity to improve personal skills, develop increased confidence, overcome blocks to personal effectiveness, and acquire a keener awareness and appreciation of interactions with others. In a group setting, a small group of peers and co-facilitators meet weekly to provide feedback and support for self-improvement. Group members are encouraged to explore and express feelings, examine belief systems, reflect on and receive feedback about patterns of behavior, and work toward making healthy changes. In order for group counseling to be effective, active participation is encouraged. Participation involves regular attendance and respectful, honest communication. Groups may focus on a specific topic or may be general with an emphasis on personal growth. Typically group members will be working on a variety of issues. Groups meet weekly for one to two semesters.

Fall 2016 Group Therapy Offerings

Healthy U: Coping Skills Workshops

*Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to start of session*

  • Tuesdays at 1:00 pm with Erin
  • Wednesdays at 3:00 pm with Mallaree
  • Thursdays at 4:00 pm with Shelly
  • Fridays at 2:00 pm with Spencer

Interpersonal Process Groups

  • Global Connections: International Student Conversation Group with Donnalin
  • Healthy Relationships Group with Archandria and Danica
  • Expressive Arts Therapy with Laura and Evan
  • Mindfulness Group with Brittany
  • Personal Growth Group for Men with Laura and Archandria
  • Sexual Identity and Expression Group with Donnalin and Sneha

All group services are FREE and confidential.

For more information or to schedule a group screening:

Call: 972-883-2575

Come by: SSB 4.600

Email: Archandria Owens, Ph.D., Group Services Coordinator at [email protected]