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Crisis Care

For Life Threatening Emergencies or for Crisis Care needs 24/7:

Call (949) 824-6457 and select Option # 2. You will be transferred to a crisis support line
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Crisis Text Line
Text “Home” to 741741

Call National Suicide Prevention Line at
1-800-273-8255

Call UCI Campus Police at
(949) 824-5223

Call 911
Go to your nearest Emergency Room

Group Therapy Listings

Group Therapy Listings

Therapy Groups are intended for currently enrolled students who are currently 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.

Monday

Authentic Connections–Mandarin

3:00pm-4:30pm (pre-screening required)

This group is for students interested in better understandingthemselves and their relationships with others. It offers anenvironment where members can express their thoughts andfeelings and provide support and feedback to one anotherespecially being in a different cultural context. Issues suchas relational concerns, cross-cultural adjustment, careerdevelopment, academic challenges, loneliness, andconcerns unique to international students are typical topicswe address.
NOTE:
This group will be provided in Mandarin and intendedfor Mandarin speaking students only.

Tuesday

Graduate Student Therapy Group

9:30am-11:00am (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. Call the Counseling Center to learn more information about this therapy group. 

 

Authentic Connections

1:00pm-2:30pm (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. Call the Counseling Center to learn more information about this therapy group.

Thursday

Overcoming Social Anxiety

10:30pm-12:00pm (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. Call the Counseling Center today to learn more information about this therapy group. 

Friday

Journey to Befriending Your Body

10:00am-11:30am (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. Call the Counseling Center today to learn more information about this therapy group. 

Finding Peace in Family Chaos

11:00-12:30pm (pre-screening required)

This group aims to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for participants to increase awareness of how their family dynamics impact their relational patterns and overall functioning during COVID and beyond. Through the interactive nature of the group members may engage in discussion and exploration of diverse topics including family and cultural expectations, spirituality, academics, career goals, and romantic relationships. Giving and receiving of interpersonal feedback is also an important component of this group. Call the Counseling Center to learn more information about this therapy group. 

AAPI Women’s Group

1:00pm-2:30pm (pre-screening required)

The interpersonal process group is for students whoidentify as a woman of any Asian, Asian American, and/orPacific Islander background. The group will be focused onproviding a safe space to identify and share experiencesrelated to academics, intersectional identities, racism andmicroaggressions, family and relationships, dating, career,values, mental health, as well as other topics determinedby students. In addition, the group will explore how theseexperiences shape our interpersonal relationships andmental health, while identifying our emotions and patternsin the therapy space.

 

 

Mind Your Zot!

How to Improve Relationship with Food

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that occurs Feb. 21st- Feb. 27th here are 7 tips that will help you improve your relationship with food:

1. Be aware that there are NO “good” foods and “bad” foods. All foods provide nutrition and sustenance to the body and our bodies need protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and even sugar and fat to survive. All foods are good if you eat a variety of foods to get all of the nutrients that you need in moderation….

Weather the Changes in Weather

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!

Taking Care of your Emotional Health in an Emergency

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after an emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic and continued concerns around anti-Black and anti-Asian violence and discrimination. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your loved ones. Self-care during an emergency will help your long-term healing.