Texas Tech University

Available Groups

Some of these groups may not be offered every semester. **

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.

Expressive Arts

Expressive art therapy uses the creative process of making art to improve a person's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 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 space to express things that are sometimes hard to put into words.

Running Group

This group combines the elements of a USO Group with exercise. The group focus is on the treatment of anxiety, what areas in your life that may contribute, from relationships, academics or just general anxiety. The group also runs as a form of exercise and treatment for the anxiety.

Coping Skills

This is a small and structured group to help you develop individualized coping strategies to increase your interpersonal functioning and decrease emotional distress.

Remaining Men Together

Men receive messages that they are supposed to be competitive, independent, confident, rational, and tough. Such traits serve us well, however they can lead us to hide parts of our true selves, such as our struggles, failures, fears and sadness. The results can be stressful. This group provides a place to examine these messages and for each individual to create a version of masculinity that works for him. Men often have difficulty opening up about their experiences. Many men in our society and throughout various cultures have been taught to hold things in and revealing struggles is a sign of weakness. The reality is that most men have difficulties they'd like to talk about. This group provides a non-judgmental space to do this.

Fall 2017 Groups

Understanding Self & Others

  • Mondays: 3:00-4:20
  • Tuesdays: 12:30-1:50
  • Tuesdays: 2:00-3:20
  • Thursdays: 3:30-4:50
  • Thursdays: 2-3:20 Grad Students Only

Journey to Wholeness

  • Wednesdays: 3:00-4:20

Safe Haven

  • Mondays: 3:00-4:20


  • Tuesdays: 12:00-1:20

Weighting for Inner Peace

  • Wednesdays: 1:00-2:20

Taking Back Hope: Mood Disorders

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

Expressive Arts

  • Fridays: 2:00-4:00

Student Counseling Center