University Counseling Center Groups

Group Counseling FAQ

Group counseling and psychoeducational classes provide students with an opportunity to meet in a safe, supportive setting with other students who share similar concerns and issues.  If you are interested in one of the groups listed below, please talk to your counselor or call (361) 825-2703 for more information. 




Learning to Feel Better! 

Want to feel better?  This group is designed to follow the Ten Days to Self Esteem workbook by Dr. David Burns.  The focus of the workbook is to learn strategies for defeating depression and anxiety symptoms, developing self-esteem, and breaking out of a bad mood!    Workbooks will be provided by UCC.   Group members will be encouraged to purchase/borrow The Feeling Good Handbook by Dr. David Burns for additional reading.  If you are interested in this group, please contact the UCC.


TAO Group

How About a Healthy Relationship? - Designed to use the new TAO suite of online tools, this group will help members learn ways to revive or strengthen their relationships through healthy communication, understanding and avoiding drama, and other key elements of successful relationships.  While the TAO modules focus on couples, this is not a couples counseling group and it is not necessary to be in a relationship to join.  Anyone who wants to improve their interpersonal relationships is encouraged to sign up.  Free registration with TAO is required, and members will need access to an internet connection between group meetings.  If you are interested in this group, please contact the UCC.