Head for new horizons in your personal growth. Explore your world in the safe company of a small group of like-minded students.
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.
Spring 2015 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 and discover common bonds through discussing emotional experiences. Group will meet Wednesdays at 2:00pm.
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. Group will meet Wednesdays at 4:00 pm.
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. Group will meet Tuesdays at 1:00 pm.
Mind-Body Stress Reduction Group: Feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Would you like to learn ways to relax your body, quiet your mind, and feel more connected to your daily life? The Mind-Body Stress Reduction group might be for you! The group will introduce members to mindfulness meditation, experimenting with various exercises to help quiet the mind and focus on the present moment. Additional stress-reduction exercises and strategies will also be taught, providing group members with a holistic approach to recognizing and managing their stress more effectively. No prior experience with meditation needed! Group will meet Thursdays at 4:00 pm.
Women's Reflection and Growth Group : This group is open for women who wish to receive support and openly share their experiences and concerns. Members can explore personal and relationship issues in a safe environment. This would provide an open forum to discuss experiences that women in a college environment frequently encounter. Discussion topics may include body image issues, balancing personal and professional roles, romantic and familial relationships, and identity issues. The group is designed for women who seek and value personal growth. Group will meet on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm.
If you have interest in groups that are not mentioned on the website, or for more information, please contact us.