Texas Tech University

Available Group Therapy

See below for some of our common group therapy options. Groups offered are subject to change, and rotate as active options depending on the semester. Contact the Student Counseling Center at 806.742.3674 for current info regarding groups offered this semester.

Spring 2023 GROUPS


Manage Your Mood - Rolling Support Group
Tuesdays 2-3:00pm

Understanding Self & Others (USO) Interpersonal Process Group
Mondays 2:30-4pm

Thursdays 3:30-5pm

Graduate Students Support Group
Wednesdays 3-4:30pm

Safe Haven: LGBTQIA+ Support Group
Mondays 1-2:30pm

Thursdays 11-12:30pm

The Healing Room: ACOA Group
Mondays 3-4:30pm

Taking Back Hope: Mood Disorders Support
Wednesdays 12-1:30

Build Your Social Confidence
Thursdays 1-2:30pm

Restoring Balance - Disordered Eating / Body Image Group
Wednesdays 2-3:30pm

Expressive Arts
Thursdays 1-2:30pm

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.

Some semesters may offer various sub-sections or population-specific options for USO interpersonal process group, such as BIPOC USO or Expressive Arts groups. 

BIPOC Support Group

*Not available for Spring 2022 semester*

BIPOC Support Group is intended to provide a safe, supportive space for students of color to talk about issues that are important to them without judgment or fear. Group therapy can be a meaningful way to receive multiple perspectives, encouragement, feedback, and to learn how you relate to others in a safe and confidential space.

Expressive Arts

*Not available for Spring 2022 semester*

Expressive Arts group members are able to explore themes of interpersonal relatedness through participation in various creative activities, an added experience in addition to standard USO activities.

EMDR Trauma Processing Group Series

A series of groups focused on provision of skills and treatment of posttraumatic stress and other trauma-related concerns.  This series may include multiple group options for a variety of topics involving support for those who have endured traumatic experience.  See groups list for the current semester for an updated list of available trauma processing group options.  Rotating options may not be available all semesters.

Safe Haven: A Therapy Group for the LGBTQ Community

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

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.

Restoring Balance: Disordered Eating / Body Image Group

A therapy 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

A 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.

This group is not offered every semester.

Mindfulness & Relaxation Skills Group / Build Your Social Confidence (BYSC)

Mindfulness & Relaxation group is a weekly rotating skills-rehearsal group meant to help in learning and implementation of stress-reduction, grounding, mindfulness, and other relaxation techniques.  Not offered every semester.

Build Your Social Confidence (BYSC) is a supportive group focused on improving confidence in social situations. Through group activities, members learn and practice new ways to deal with difficult social situations like joining conversations, forming friendships, public speaking, and asserting oneself.  Not offered every semester.

Occasional semesters may offer a Mindful Running or Active Mindfulness Skills group that primarily meets outdoors and incorporates more active methods of rehearsing mindfulness practices and skills relevant to management of anxiety and stress.

Manage Your Mood (MYM)

A weekly, rotating group covering a variety of topics that apply to each of our lives. Topics include 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 throughout the semester, meeting consecutively for four weeks at a time.

The Healing Room: Recovering Childhood

This therapy group is designed to identify and explore common traits that emerge from childhood experiences in homes with addiction/abuse, combat resulting shame and guilt, promote self-compassion, improve relationships, and form a sense of community and connection with others.



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