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COVID-19 UPDATES

Groups are being offered virtually via Zoom at this time. If you’re interested in one of the groups below noted to be “Drop-In” or “Open”, click the group title for more information about how to get involved.

Groups and Classes

Business Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
Appointment-scheduling hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm CST
Phone: (512) 471-3515 - Student Services Building 5th Floor
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All groups are free and confidential.

College students often face overwhelming emotions, difficult relationships and adjustments, and academic problems for which a group may be the best support option – often being more beneficial than one-on-one counseling. Groups offer a unique setting in which peer interactions facilitate self-improvement and the alleviation of suffering. Participants often feel less alone in their struggles, with the group providing a sense of community.

CMHC offers therapy groups, therapeutic classes, and skill-building workshops that address a range of student needs. Some students are initially hesitant to participate in a group, but those who join consistently find them to be a beneficial and positive experience.

New groups start each semester. Most therapy and support groups have five to ten members. Classes and workshops, which are more educational and skill building in nature, may be larger. The number of sessions per group varies, concluding before finals. Usually, students meet in advance with the facilitator(s) to discuss their interest. Students can attend others on a drop-in basis.

If you are interested in a group that is full, can call (512) 471-3515 or come by CMHC Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm to discuss your needs.

If you don’t see a group that's relevant or helpful to you, Submit a suggestion or request to the CMHC Group Coordinator for other groups you’d like to see CMHC offer.

For questions about CMHC groups, contact Dr. Kate Czar at  (512) 471-3515.


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Groups and Classes


Drop-In Meditation Groups


Tuesdays,  11:45am - 12:30pm CST
8/25 - 12/8
Facilitator: Geeti Mahajan

Please note that this group is not a therapy group.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is open to students, faculty and staff with any level of meditation experience. The group begins with a silent meditation for 25 minutes, followed by a 20-minute discussion to process the experience and offer support. Participants can join at any time – late arrivals or early departures are accommodated. Please note that this is a silent meditation practice. Guided meditation is not offered in this group.

Registration - Please follow the link below to enter your email address. This will allow the group facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the virtual group at the scheduled day and time.

For questions or more information - Contact Geeti Mahajan.

Fridays,  3:30 - 4:30 pm CST
10/2 - 11/20
Facilitator: Sara Hammond

Please note that this group is not a therapy group.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This drop-in group is open to UT Austin students, staff and faculty and is intended to be a space where participants can initiate, develop and sustain mindful movement practices together. Participants can come and go as they please.

Practicing tai chi and chi kung can lead to strengthened mind-body connections, more present-centered awareness, increased capacity to cope with stress and improved feelings of well-being.

For safety reasons, participants must keep their videos on at all times during sessions, so the instructor can see their form to ensure they are practicing safely and can provide assistance as needed.

Registration - Please follow the link below to enter your email address. This will allow the group facilitator to provide you with a group agreement and a liability release to review, sign, and return electronically to CMHC. Once the liability release has been signed and returned, you will receive an email with the Zoom link through which you can access the virtual group at the scheduled day and time.

For questions or more information - Contact Sara Hammond.


Drop-In Discussion Groups


  CLOSED
Asian Voices @ UT

Tuesdays, 4:45 - 6:15pm CST
9/1 - 11/17
Facilitator: Amy Tao-Foster

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This weekly discussion group is open to all students who identify within the broad spectrum of Asian/Asian American backgrounds (e.g., East Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, etc.).

The purpose of the group is to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere where students can connect and talk openly about their experiences of being an Asian/Asian American student at UT and what's going on in their lives. Common topics that arise in the group include, but are not limited to, identity, academics, experience of racism, navigating between Asian and American values and expectations, and any other topics that feel relevant to participants.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group. .

For questions or more information - Contact Amy Tao-Foster .

Thursdays 1pm - 2:30pm CST
9/10 - 12/7
Facilitators: Stephanie Dodoo and Connesia Handford

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This weekly discussion group is open to Black-identified students, regardless of nationality or racial/ethnic background. The group engages in safe, engaging and authentic discussion around students' experiences as Black and African American students on the UT campus.

From race relations to career development and from cultural appropriation to sexuality and dating in the Black community, students are welcome to discuss any topic that is relevant to their experiences. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the current sociopolitical climate, the psychosocial impact of racial injustice, systemic issues that historically and currently marginalize and oppress the Black community, religious and spiritual development and identity development in the Black community.

Your privacy will be respected.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group.

For questions or more information - Contact Stephanie Dodoo or Connesia Handford.

Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30pm CST
10/20 - 12/8
Facilitator: Jeni Wade, CSE CARE Counselor

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group provides a weekly meeting for engineering students to come together for discussion, mutual support and learning from each other. Topics include, but are not limited to, the unique opportunities and challenges of the Cockrell School, maintaining motivation during a pandemic and coping with the impact of current events.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group.

For questions or more information - Contact Jeni Wade

Mondays 12pm - 1:30pm CST
9/14 - 12/10
Facilitators: Stephanie Dodoo and Connesia Handford

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This weekly discussion group is open to students who are women of color of all ages. The group provides an opportunity to meet, share, increase community, and learn skills to navigate life successfully as a woman of color. It provides a safe, supportive, empowering, and liberating atmosphere for engaging in courageous and unique conversations at the intersection of race and gender. Common topics include, but are not limited to, relationships, culturally-specific family pressures and expectations, experience of racial stress, belongingness, and any other topics that feel relevant to participants. The group explores these themes from the lenses of women of color.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group.

For questions or more information - Contact Stephanie Dodoo or Connesia Handford.

Wednesdays, 5pm - 6:15pm CST
8/31 - 12/2
Facilitator: Aaron Bandy

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This weekly discussion group is open to all students who identify as Neurodivergent (ND) including Autistic and/or diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, Sensory Perception Disorder (SPD), Tourette's, or a Learning Disability.

The purpose of the group is to create an open, welcoming, respectful, and confidential space where students can connect and talk openly about their experiences of being ND students at UT. Common topics that may be discussed in the group include self-advocacy to professors or medical providers, dating, social relationships, how to comfortably navigate campus, and more.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, a new sign-up is required each week.

For questions or more information - Contact Aaron Bandy.

Mondays 11:00am - 12:30pm CST
The group will not meet Monday 11/23
8/31 - 12/14
Facilitator: Sebastián Colón-Otero

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This weekly discussion group is open to all Latin- identified students, regardless of identities, nationality, or racial/ethnic background and/or immigration status. A willingness to engage in respectful conversation and honor group members' privacy is the only other requirement to attend.

The group provides a safe and supportive atmosphere in which participants can engage in inviting and authentic discussion around students' experiences as Latinx students on the UT campus. Any and all topics that are relevant to students' experiences can be discussed such as sociopolitical issues, immigration status or conditions, intersecting identities, academics, and more. Students' privacy will be respected.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, a new sign-up is required each week.

For questions or more information - Contact Sebastián J. Colón-Otero.

Mondays Noon - 1pm CST
The group will not meet Monday 11/23
9/28 – 12/14
Facilitator: Kate Czar

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

Many students are struggling with motivation and concentration more than ever during the pandemic. This drop-in group is a combination of discussion, mutual support and learning from one another. The facilitator will offer concrete concepts and strategies to help participants optimize their academic motivation, concentration and overall well-being. Topics will include dealing with procrastination, ways to enhance motivation, setting effective behavioral goals and improving focus and productivity. While there will be a weekly topic, meeting time will be used flexibly depending on participants’ expressed needs. Each session will end with a brief mindfulness or relaxation exercise.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group.

For questions or more information - Contact Kate Czar.

Thursdays 1pm - 2pm CST
9/3 - 12/3
Facilitator: Jordan Osher

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is a supportive space for first year undergraduate students experiencing difficulties adjusting to college life. Topics may include unmet expectations, feelings of social isolation and/or trouble with time management. There is no weekly commitment.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, a new sign-up is required each week.

For questions or more information - Contact Jordan Osher.

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Queer Voices

Tuesdays 2pm - 3:30pm CST
9/8 - 11/24
Facilitators: Joey Hannah and Quintin Bailey

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

Queer Voices is a weekly workshop series and discussion group which is open to all queer UT students. The purpose of the group is to create an open, welcoming, respectful and confidential environment where queer students can explore topics related to mental health that impact daily life and get support from peers. The biweekly virtual workshops will focus on particular topics, and the facilitator will provide information and skills to address various concerns. On the off weeks between workshops, a virtual drop-in discussion space will serve as an open forum to chat about anything that would be helpful to participants. Participants can sign up for one or both meetings, whichever would best meet their needs.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows enough time to receive your Zoom link through which you can access the group or drop-in hours.

For questions or more information - Contact Joey Hannah.

Mondays 5pm - 6pm CST
9/14 - 11/9
Facilitator: Gretchen Rees

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

The stressors of balancing personal life, studying, attending class and participating in a clinical placement/internship are hard enough. Students are now doing that in the midst of a global pandemic. This group is for students who are working in a medical setting as a part of their learning goals for their degree (e.g. hospital settings, ER’s, cancer treatment centers, community/private clinics, hospice or eldercare centers). Concerns about exposure to COVID-19, burnout and compassion fatigue, coping with uncertainty and transitions and social connection while social distancing are just a few of the topics that may be discussed. There is no weekly commitment.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, a new sign-up is required each week.

For questions or more information - Contact Gretchen Rees.

Meets monthly on Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm CST
9/9, 10/14, and 11/11 (Please note the 11/11 date has bee cancelled)

Facilitator: Amy Tao-Foster

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This virtual discussion group is open to UT students experiencing the impact of race-based stigma and discrimination during the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which students can connect around their experiences of COVID-19-related racism, the impact of exposure to discrimination and increased assaults in the media and any other topics that feel relevant to participants.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, a new sign-up is required each week.

For questions or more information - Contact Amy Tao-Foster.


Identity Based Support Groups


Tuesdays 5 - 6:30pm CST
Facilitators: Tina Alexander & Aly Ramirez

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is for women and non-binary students of color who would like to practice coping through creative or expressive art activities such as painting, sculpting, drawing, writing or collage. This semi-structured group will include both creative expression activities and group discussion. Issues discussed may include identities, racial stress, emotions, isolation/loneliness, body image, self-compassion, relationships, trauma and more. Students will be encouraged to share their work, offer support to each other and identify and discuss maladaptive coping strategies (e.g., substance misuse, self-harm). No artistic experience is required. Some materials will be provided.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call (512) 471-3515.

Thursdays 12:30-1:45pm CST (meets every other week)
Facilitators: Elana Bizer and Emily Shryock

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is for any student living with chronic illnesses or medical conditions that have a significant impact on their lives. The conditions may not be visible, and individuals can be in any stage of the illness or condition (e.g., recently diagnosed, struggling with determining a diagnosis, in remission, etc.). The group provides an opportunity for connection and community with other students who are managing a chronic condition as part of their college experience. The group will allow for peer support and provide coping strategies and resources in a friendly, welcoming environment. This group is being offered in partnership with UT Austin's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Fridays 11am - 12:15pm CST
Facilitators: Amy Tao-Foster and Hannah Yeo Garza

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is for female and non-binary students of color who are who are holding the stressors, expectations, pressures, and triumphs of being in a multi-generational immigrant family while navigating UT. An underlying goal of the group is to provide an affirming and supportive atmosphere for members to discuss their experiences around burnout, imposter syndrome, perfectionism, body image, stigma, isolation, intergenerational and historical trauma, acculturation, interpersonal relationships, and family dynamics. The group will allow members to explore how these factors intersect with identity and how they can impact mental health.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Mondays 2pm - 3pm CST
Facilitator: Gareth White

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is a supportive place for queer and questioning women. This can include any identity on the queer spectrum (i.e. lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning etc.) This is a process and support group where members can explore themes important to them. The group creates a safe and supportive atmosphere for discussions around the development of queer identity, queer community, dating and intimacy, and processing intersecting identities. It can also help support members around family issues and coming out or the decision not to.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

2 sections:
Tuesdays 11am - 12:30pm CST FULL

AND
Fridays 11am - 12:30pm CST FULL
Facilitator: Sebastián J. Colón-Otero

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is for any UT student who self-identifies as trans and/or gender non-binary and is seeking a space for self-exploration and support. Topics may include transition-related matters, navigating campus, community, and the impact of transphobia on general wellness, as well as any themes that come up as relevant to group participants.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.


Voices Against Violence (VAV) Groups


Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST
Facilitator: Leah Leeds

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is for students of any gender who identify as a survivor of physical, verbal, emotional and/or financial abuse within their family of origin (e.g. parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.) and who is actively seeking healing around issues related to these experiences.

Recognizing that the healing process is different for each person, the group seeks to empower members through the exploration of each person's unique experience as they connect and learn with other survivors in a supportive and safe atmosphere. Through the incorporation of creativity and empathy, the goal of the group is to provide members with a mutual sense of awareness and validation that these types of interpersonal violence are not their fault and that they are not alone.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Tuesdays 12:30pm - 2pm CST
Facilitators: Aly Ramirez and Kristen Pearson

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This gender-inclusive group is for all students who identify as survivors of interpersonal trauma, such as sexual assault/abuse, dating/relationship violence, or abuse within their family of origin, and who are seeking connection and support in recovering from trauma. The group will offer ongoing support, facilitate healing, and create a safe and understanding atmosphere to explore the impact of these experiences as students move forward in their own healing.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm CST
Facilitators: Kristen Pearson and Donicka Suprice

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This women-only group is for students who are survivors of sexual assault/abuse, dating/relationship violence, or stalking and who are experiencing some type of trauma as a result. The healing journey following these experiences can, at times, feel overwhelming and isolating. This semi-structured group pays attention to both process and psychoeducation and is designed to offer support, facilitate healing, and create a safe and understanding atmosphere to explore the impact of these experiences. The group will explore trauma reactions, coping strategies, creating safety in relationships, and integrating individual experiences into participants' identities.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Mondays 2pm - 3pm CST
8/31 - 12/14

Facilitator: Leah Leeds

Please note that this group is not a formal therapy group.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This weekly, drop-in, gender identity-inclusive support group is open to all students who identify as survivors of interpersonal trauma.  Experiences of interpersonal trauma may include sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, family of origin violence, etc.  The group will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in safe and confidential discussions that pertain to their experiences as survivors.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, a new sign-up is required each week.

For questions or more information - Contact Leah Leeds.


Mindful Eating Groups


Tuesdays 12pm - 1pm CST
Facilitators: Joan Long and Ayesha Akbar

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is for students who are struggling with eating and body image concerns and who want to work toward improving relationships with food and body. Through group discussions and peer support, it gives members an environment in which to explore ways to decrease disordered eating behaviors, thoughts, and urges and to identify new coping skills and techniques.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.


Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Groups


Wednesdays 3pm - 4:30pm CST
Facilitators: Alice Gerhart and Lauren Boyle

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is for students who identify alcoholism or drug addiction in a family member or loved one. The group provides information about the disease of addiction and allows students to explore how it has impacted their lives and how to move forward. The goal of the group is to allow students to find hope and support while learning how to manage their lives in healthy, balanced ways.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Wednesdays 2 - 3pm CST
9/2 - 12/2
Facilitator: Sarah Levinn

Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups.

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This weekly group is open to all students seeking a supportive recovery community. Students are welcome to participate at any stage of the recovery process, including emerging substance misuse concerns, moderation, relapse and maintaining long-term recovery. The group provides a non-judgmental and confidential environment to explore how substance use may be impacting relationships, coping, academics, etc.

Registration - Follow the link below to enter your email address by the evening prior to the group session. This allows the facilitator to provide you with the Zoom link through which you can access the group. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, a new sign-up is required each week.

For questions or more information - Contact Sarah Levinn.

Fridays 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Facilitator: Matthew Olson

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is open to any student interested in giving and receiving support to reduce harm around substance use. This weekly group provides a safe space to discuss cognitive and behavioral strategies that focus on moderating substance use and navigating situations in which substance use is involved in ways that reduce potential harm.  

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.


Other Support and Skill-Building Groups


Tuesdays 3pm - 4:30pm CST
Facilitators: Pam Moore and Monica Rosario

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

While being overwhelmed with the various life changes brought about by the pandemic, many have tried to do their best to remain positive, be creative in uncertain times and establish some type of normalcy in their day-to-day routines. It is important to take time to acknowledge the loss of so many things and the grief associated with this loss. This group will create an opportunity to share what this personal grief looks like and how it is being experienced. Group members will also discuss how to understand this grief and loss, identify healthy ways to heal and learn from each other as they navigate these waters together.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Wednesdays 2pm - 3:30pm CST
Facilitators: Ellie Shuo Jin and Mark Zentner

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This structured group employs strategies from mindfulness and acceptance based therapies and is for students who are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or having difficulty enjoying life. Skills focus on learning to be more present, self-compassionate and able to handle intense emotions effectively. Members will participate in experiential exercises and complete homework assignments, with the goal being to develop a toolkit from which to pull whenever difficult life circumstances arise. The group is an eight-week commitment.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Tuesdays,  2:30pm - 4pm CST
Facilitator: Mark Zentner

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is for doctoral students who are experiencing difficulties in the dissertation process. Topics that are commonly discussed include work-life balance, interactions with advisors and faculty, job/career decision-making, and motivation/strategies for making concrete progress on their dissertations and other professional activities.  The group provides a place for mutual support, accountability, and goal-setting to move through internal and external barriers and move forward with their lives and careers.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Thursdays 2pm - 3:30pm CST
Facilitators: Pam Moore and Maytal Eyal

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This support group is for graduate students. Being a graduate student can be challenging when facing rigorous academic work, pressures for success, and lack of sleep and time. Graduate students often struggle to have people, time, and space in their lives to share authentically their feelings and concerns about life or conflicts within their programs. This group is designed to provide that safe, confidential atmosphere and the opportunity to receive support and feedback from peers. Topics discussed may include personal and professional relationships, self-esteem/confidence, personal and professional identity development, intersections of cultural identity, and any other topics that feels relevant to participants.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Thursdays 2pm - 3:30pm CST
Facilitator: Alicia Garces

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is a supportive space for students who have had someone important pass away, whether recently or in the past. Participants may be having trouble dealing with this loss and/or functioning on a daily basis. The group provides support around feelings of loneliness or isolation related to the loss, and it is a chance to talk and connect with others about their experiences with grief.

The group will focus on learning about the grief process, expressing and accepting emotions around grief, experiencing a supportive environment to explore the relationship with the loved one who has passed and addressing issues around coping with grief.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.


Understanding Self and Others Groups


Monday 12:30pm - 2pm CST
Facilitator: Aaron Bandy

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group is open to all graduate or non-traditional age undergraduate students age 23 and older. The group focuses on common concerns of non-traditional-age students and offers a safe and supportive environment in which members can gain powerful experiences through giving and receiving support and encouragement from others facing similar struggles. The group also allows members to practice new, more engaged and effective ways of relating to each other. Common concerns discussed in the group include, but are not limited to, personal growth and self-care, relationships, mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety, asserting boundaries, and other concerns that feel relevant to participants.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Tuesday 2pm - 3:30pm CST
Facilitators: Jordan Osher and Lauren Boyle

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group offers a safe and supportive environment in which members can gain powerful experiences through giving and receiving support and encouragement from others facing similar struggles. The group also allows members to practice new, more engaged and effective ways of relating to each other. Common concerns discussed in the group include, but are not limited to, personal growth and self-care, relationships, mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety, asserting boundaries, and other concerns that feel relevant to participants.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Wednesdays 3:30pm - 5pm CST
Facilitators: Joan Long and Quintin Bailey

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group offers a safe and supportive environment in which members can gain powerful experiences through giving and receiving support and encouragement from others facing similar struggles. The group also allows members to practice new, more engaged and effective ways of relating to each other. Common concerns discussed in the group include, but are not limited to, personal growth and self-care, relationships, mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety, asserting boundaries, and other concerns that feel relevant to participants.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.

Fridays 2:30pm - 4pm CST
Facilitators: Joan Long and Donicka Suprice

All CMHC groups are free and confidential.

This group offers a safe and supportive environment in which members can gain powerful experiences through giving and receiving support and encouragement from others facing similar struggles. The group also allows members to practice new, more engaged and effective ways of relating to each other. Common concerns discussed in the group include, but are not limited to, personal growth and self-care, relationships, mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety, asserting boundaries, and other concerns that feel relevant to participants.

To register or for more information - Interested students are asked to meet with a group facilitator to determine whether a particular group is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview or to get more information, please call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.


If you don’t see a group that's relevant or helpful to you, Submit a suggestion or request to the CMHC Group Coordinator for other groups you’d like to see CMHC offer.





We're here for you.    We recognize that many UT students are being impacted by historical and recent events. The CMHC holds firm to the university’s values and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our staff are here to help students navigate through these times. Click here to learn about our resources.



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