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Group Therapy

Group Therapy Services

Research shows that group therapy is one of the most effective and efficient tools for addressing concerns common to people seeking counseling services. A significant benefit of group therapy includes not feeling as alone since others in the group will likely have experienced similar concerns. Most participants, though somewhat apprehensive at first, report that the group experience was helpful far beyond their expectations.

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Group Therapy Requirements

How to Use Group

SPRING 2024 Group Therapy Listings

All therapy groups start Week 3 of the Spring Quarter, and will be held in-person or virtual via Zoom. Therapy Groups are intended for UCI students who are both currently registered and located in the state of California.

For more information about Counseling Center Workshops and Therapy Groups, please contact the Counseling Center at (949) 824-6457.

Click here to see requirements for participation.

Mondays

Journey to Befriending Your Body

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Virtual (Pre-screening required)

This is a process-oriented therapy group for students of ALL genders and sizes who would like to work on their concerns, discomfort, and discontent about their own bodies, shapes, weight, and appearance. This group aims to help members to begin or progress their journeys to healthy relationships with their bodies through exploring relevant feelings and thoughts, receiving /providing support, and discussing ways to cope in a safe space. The focus of the group will be determined by the members; possible topics may include self-esteem, interpersonal insecurity, perfectionism, and cultural and familiar influences.

Authentic Connections *In Mandarin*

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

In-Person (Pre-screening required)

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and meaningful relationships in this diverse world by joining our group. Experience an inclusive environment with a unique cultural focus, where you can use your mother tongue in Mandarin to gain valuable insights and authentically express your thoughts and feelings. Engage in supportive conversations where members provide constructive feedback, encouraging personal growth and nurturing a profound understanding of oneself and others, and fostering lasting connections.

Tuesdays

Graduate Student Therapy Group

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

In-Person (Pre-screening required)

This is a process-oriented therapy group for graduate students who would like to receive/provide support, learn
about self and others, share their experiences, and discuss possible ways to cope with struggles. The focus of the
group will be determined by the members; possible topics may include academic distress, personal growth,
relationships, and work-life balance.

Overcoming Social Anxiety 

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Virtual (Pre-screening required)

This skills-focused group is designed to help students overcome anxiety in a variety of social situations including
public speaking, meeting new people, initiating and maintaining conversations.

Wednesdays

Authentic Connections 

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

In-Person (Pre-screening required)

This group is for students interested in better understanding themselves and their relationships with others. The group offers a safe environment where members can express their thoughts and feelings and provide support and feedback to one another.

More Short Term Therapy Services

Managing Perfectionism

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!

Mental Health Awareness Month

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!

Seeking Authenticity with Friendships

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!