College students in the 21st century are better informed about the importance of good mental health and are more likely than in previous generations to take steps to ensure it.
Group therapy provides the opportunity to address the stressful challenges of life as a college student with other students who are likely to be having similar experiences. In addition to all the academic demands you’re facing, life may feel crowded with concerns related to self-perception, relationship problems, family issues, or feelings of isolation. For many, these issues can contribute to feelings of anxiety, depression, or hopelessness.
Group therapy is an effective form of addressing mental health concerns in a proactive manner. Think of it as part of a mental fitness workout. We exercise to maintain our physical health, so how can we maintain our mental health? One way is through sharing our thoughts, feelings, and experiences with others we relate to. Group therapy facilitates this in an encouraging and supportive environment.
Group therapy sessions are held on a weekly basis with 5 – 8 students in each group. Group counseling is a free and confidential service for currently enrolled UTEP students. Contact UTEP CAPS to learn more about the upcoming Group Counseling schedule. Sign up today!
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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life as we knew it, but there is value in feeling connected with other students and helping one another get through life's challenges. Group therapy is an effective form of emotional/ social support and is free to all enrolled UTEP students.
CAPS group therapy sessions meet in-person or virtually, once a week for 90 minutes. There will be group sessions offered during the Summer 2023 semester. Group sessions are open topic forums and there are options for students who prefer to participate in a Spanish-speaking or LGBTQIA+ group.
In order to participate in virtual groups, you need a video-enabled cell phone, laptop, or PC and agree to appear on screen for each 90 minute session. Group sessions begin in June, so call UTEP CAPS (915)747-5302 today and find out how to join.
It's time to reconnect with your life as a student!