Student Counseling Service Events
Currently, there are no SCS campus events.
Tuesday, February 9, 4:00 - 4:50 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2, 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29, 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13th 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 28, 4:00 - 4:50 p.m.
This 50 minutes workshop is designed to help participants begin to understand the concept of worthiness. We will explore this by looking at the areas of self-esteem, self-compassion and perfectionism. Pre-registration is required to participate in this workshop.
Facilitators: Bethany Smith & Megan Culpepper
Embracing Your Self-Worth Group
Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
This 8-week semi-structured process group is designed for those who struggle with feeling worthy, accepting themselves, and understanding what it means to care for themselves. Topics that will be explored include self-esteem, self-compassion, shame/vulnerability and authenticity. Members will be asked to participate in structured exercises such as journaling and mindfulness. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.
Facilitators: Kristie De La Garza & Marianela Dornhecker
First Generation College Students
Day & Time: TBD
Do you feel lost trying to find your place in college, figuring ways to handle the many demands and pressures of your new college life? Do you sometimes feel that no one back home understands what you are going through, or is it hard to stay connected with family or friends back home? This group is for students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. It provides support, understanding, and helpful suggestions to assist students deal with the personal, social, familial, financial, and academic challenges unique to first generation in college students. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Carlos Orozco, Ed.D.
Graduate Students Support
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
This group provides a safe and supportive place for graduate students to discuss concerns related to their graduate school experience, e.g., balancing the demands of academic and personal life, interpersonal difficulties, self-care challenges, and feelings of inadequacy (“imposter syndrome”). A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Esther Wright
International Students Support
Day &Time: TBD
Would you like to learn more about U.S. cultures and practice English speaking skills? Feeling lonely and want to connect with other international students? Feeling different from others? Fearful of asking for help? Not performing well in school? You are not alone. Discuss your experiences with other international students. Meet people who understand. Offer support to others. Join the support group free. Pre-registration is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Dr. Gisela Lin
Day & Time: TBD
This process group provides a therapeutic “safe place” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students to explore issues of concern. Topics often discussed include identity development, coming out to family and friends, relationships and dating, gender transitioning, social stigma, religion, and queer life in College Station. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.
Facilitators: Kari Keller & Ryan Pittsinger
Managing Anxiety Group
Thursdays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Is anxiety and stress adversely affecting areas of your life such as your academic performance and social interactions? If so, join us for a weekly group designed to help you increase awareness of your personal reactions to stressors, learn anxiety management techniques, practice breathing and relaxation exercises, and gain support from others. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.
Facilitators: Carlos Orozco & Laura Pacheco del Castillo
Mature Aggie Women Support and Personal Growth Group
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
This group provides a safe and supportive environment for female students to explore and work on academic and personal issues. Issues and topics are determined by group members, but often include adjustment to A&M; personal, romantic, peer and professor relationships; self-confidence and self-esteem; stress management; and finding balance and perspective in the complex personal and academic life experienced by graduate or undergraduate women who are older than the typical undergraduate age. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Nancy Welch
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Don’t cry. Just man up. Push through. Handle it. These are just some of the dominant cultural messages that boys and men in our U.S. culture receive about what it means to be a man and cope with the stresses of life. While there are times we must all put emotions aside, push through difficult experiences, and do so on our own- there are also times we must ask for support, rely on others, show and express our fears and worries. If you are a male Aggie and are looking for the space to connect with other Aggie men in the spirit of trying to better understand yourself, improve how you cope with stress, and explore how gender and masculinity impacts your life- we have the group for you. Goals for each individual can be unique, but common ones are: reducing isolation; increasing companionship & respect from other men; exploring interpersonal conflicts; increasing trust & forming close relationships; improving vulnerability & emotional expression; and improving self-care and healthy coping strategies. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.
Facilitators: Ryan Pittsinger & Isaac Brandt
Returning Veterans Group
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Are you having a hard time readjusting to college life? Is reconnecting with family and friends who may not understand your experiences challenging? Do you find yourself depressed, angry, or anxious at times and in ways that did not occur before deployment? This group is for students who are returning to A&M after deployment and/or combat. It provides support, understanding, and suggestions to help students deal with the readjustment challenges unique to returning veterans. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Nancy Welch
Thesis/Dissertation Support Group
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
This group is for graduate students struggling with the process of writing a thesis or dissertation. Group topics include issues of competence, procrastination, anxiety, goal-setting, and bureaucratic struggles. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Brian Williams
Understanding Self and Others Group
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
In this group through interactions with other group members, you will better understand yourself and your relationship patterns, and develop ways of changing these patterns to improve your relationships. You will have opportunities to observe your own and others’ emotions, behaviors, and reactions as they occur. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Courtney Nelson & Natalie Kretsch