Texas Tech University

Available Groups


Understanding Self and Others Group (USO)

Group members explore and discuss patterns of relating to self and others by discovering acceptance and understanding of themselves and others. Topics of discussion vary greatly from depression, anxiety, relationships, family concerns, eating issues, alcohol abuse and/or personal growth. The groups thrive on diversity as members discover the common bond through emotional experiences.

Journey to Wholeness

A skills-based group to help sexual trauma survivors cope with the symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress and feel empowered in their relationships.

Safe Haven: A Therapy Group for the LGBTQ Community

This group is a small and unstructured group in a safe and supportive environment to help you develop individualized coping strategies to increase your social performance and satisfaction. Topics of discussion may include struggles with identity, acceptance, or general relationship concerns.

Transgender/Non-Binary Support Group

This group is open to any student wanting to discuss and explore gender identity concerns. It is suitable for any student that is questioning or firm in their identity as being gender non-conforming.

Weighting for Inner Peace

This is a psychotherapy group designed for clients struggling with disordered eating (of any form) and/or body image concerns. While this group will include components of a typical process group (i.e., personal sharing, working to relate others, empathizing, etc.), it will be based largely on different experiential exercises.

Taking Back Hope

This group is a semi-structured group that provides some education and ability to discuss and process experiences for those who may have any mood disorder. This group provides many opportunities to learn about how to work through mood disorders and prepare students for the USO groups. The group remains open throughout the semester.

Build Your Social Confidence

A supportive, skills-based group focused on improving confidence in social situations. Through group activities, members learn and practice new ways to deal with difficult social situations like joinging conversations, forming friendships, public speaking, and asserting oneself. 

Expressive Arts

The creative process involved in expressing one's self artistically can help people resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness. This group will provide a space to express things that are sometimes hard to put into words. 

Manage Your Mood

A weekly, rotating skills-based group covering a variety of topics that apply to each of our lives, including family and romantic relationships, emotional health and managing depression and anxiety, dealing with life-transitions, and use of mindfulness and relaxation techniques to strengthen wellness. MYM groups are open for referrals throughout the semester. Clients can start at any point in the series and meet consecutively for four weeks.


How do I participate in group?
You can easily gain information about how you can join a group by calling the SCC (806) 742-3674, mentioning Group Therapy during your Walk-In Triage, or talking to your current counselor. Other Group referrals can be filtered to Austin Wade, Psy.D.

Spring 2019 Groups

Understanding Self & Others*

  • Mondays: 1:30-3:00
  • Thursdays (Graduate Students): 2:00-3:30
  • Tuesdays: 3:30-5:00

*All groups will be open until the last month of the semester or until filled. 

Build Your Social Confidence

  • Mondays: 3:00-4:30

Safe Haven

  • Tuesdays: 2:00-3:30

Weighting for Inner Peace

  • Wednesdays: 2:00-3:30 

Taking Back Hope: Mood Disorders

  • Tuesdays: 1:30-3:00
  • Wednesdays: 5:00-6:30

Journey to Wholeness

  • Mondays: 3:00-4:30

Transgender/Non-Binary Support

  • Thursdays: 4:00-5:30

Expressive Arts

  • Fridays 1:00-3:00

Manage Your Mood

  • Tuesdays: 2:00-3:00
  • Wednesdays: 2:00-3:00

Student Counseling Center