Group Counseling and Workshops
Working on issues within a group setting can be a highly supportive and productive way to address personal concerns. Students who share common concerns meet weekly or as-needed as a group with one or more clinicians to explore a specific topic and develop coping skills. Group offerings vary each semester and lists are updated a few weeks before the semester begins.
CTS offers both weekly workships and by-appointment groups. If a group is indicated as a drop-in group, students can attend group sessions weekly or on an as-needed basis without an appointment (student will be registered upon attending or if calling in prior). If a group is indicated as a group in which an informational appointment is needed, an individual must schedule an information appointment prior to attending group to determine if group will be able to meet their needs. By-appointment groups require a weekly commitment.
Please see our group list to determine if any groups would fit you. If a drop-in group feels appropriate, feel free to “drop in” a few minutes prior to the start of group; if you are experiencing suicidal ideation, please call CTS at 940-565-2741 and ask to schedule a group screening appointment for the particular group prior to attending your first group, to ensure that group will be a good fit for you. If a group requiring an informational appointment feels beneficial, please call CTS at 940-565-2741 and ask to schedule a group screening for the particular group.
Weekly Workshops (Call to Register)
WEEKLY WORKSHOPS (NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED UNLESS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SUICIDAL IDEATION – IF SO, PLEASE SCHEDULE A GROUPS SCREENING APPOINTMENT PRIOR TO ATTENDING GROUP TO DETERMINE IF GROUP WILL BE A GOOD FIT FOR YOU.)
Mind Spa Instruction
Mondays 3:00-4:00PM, Chestnut Hall 311
Learn how to relax your mind and body in our mind spa. This room encourages self-care at your convenience. Join us in a demonstration of our biofeedback software and learn how resources in the Mind Spa can help you with symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression.
Coloring with Rockstar the Therapy Dog
Thursdays 2:30-3:30PM, Chestnut Hall 311
Come join Rockstar the therapy dog for some destressing art! We provide you with supplies to complete an art project designed to increase self-awareness, compassion, and gratitude. Come join us for art, or even just for cuddles with Rockstar!
Livin' the Dream
Tuesdays 3:00-4:00PM, BLB 295
It feels overwhelming when you are expected to have everything figured out, and everybody else seems to have it together. Learn what the "dream" is and what it means to "live the dream" in your life, education, and career.
Autism-Spectrum Disorder Group
This group is for any student on the Autism Spectrum struggling with adjusting to college, making new friends, or healing from past bullying. Come meet other students for support and friendships!
Come hug and be hugged by a poodle named Buddy! Learn skills that can be used to relieve stress and manage anxiety while spending time with a lovable pet!
Spreading Lollypop Moments
Are you willing to make a positive impact in your life, community, and world? By finding ways to connect with others in a caring manner, we hope to bring more peace and compassion into your world.
The transition from the demands of military life to university life can sometimes be confusing and stress-provoking. This group is a combination of support and process to allow student Veterans a safe space to geniuinely connect with and support one another. Come build a sense of camaraderie with us!
Fighting with a roommate? Not sure what to do with a professor? Come learn ways to handle the situation effectively!
Come learn strategies to manage your anxiety! A new skill will be taught each week.
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Women's Body Wellness
Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm, Chestnut Hall 311
This group will offer a safe space to explore issues related to sexism, sizeism, body image, self-esteem, and food. If what you've been taught and told of what a woman should look like is creating conflict and distress in your life, this is a great group to get support and challenge rigid body image, sexism, and sizeism. Self-compassion and self-kindness will be woven in the group.
Grief Support Group
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This is a support group for students who want to explore and process feelings regarding the death of someone in theirlife. We will explore the impact of the loss and explore healthy ways of coping with and processing grief. Topics may include common grief reactions, the difference between depression and grief, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual reactions to grief, and coping skills.
Romantic Relationship Goals
If you are struggling or have struggled with romantic relationships and want to improve your current or future relationships, this is a great group for you! Come join us and get support on topics such as healthy communication, conflict resolution, respect, boundaries, and realistic expectations!
Queer, Questioning and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Group
This is a support group dedicated to creating a confidential space for queer, questioning and trans people of color to encourage and uplift each other through community, authentic dialogue and compassionate listening.
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