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! 

This 10 week 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  the Counseling Center.   Group members will be encouraged to purchase/borrow The Feeling Good Handbook by Dr. David Burns for additional reading.  This group starts Feb.  22nd and the last day to join is March 8th.  If you are interested in this group, please contact


Free Your Mind:  A Drop-in Group for Women


This interactive women’s drop-in group will explore tools/techniques to better manage stress, cope with distress related to past experiences, and cultivate self-compassion.  The skills practiced will help participants to develop a calmer state of mind, practice self-acceptance, and embrace personal strength.   This group meets on Tuesdays at 3pm and will start on Feb. 6th and will continue through April 17th.   This is an open group and drop-ins are welcome.   If you are interested in this group, please contact