About Our Services
A student can meet with a counselor for personal, emotional, behavioral or relationship problems. Students also seek personal counseling when they are having difficulties adjusting to college or juggling obligations (like attending college while working or raising a family). Counseling sessions are made by appointment. Information revealed in counseling will be treated with the utmost respect to your privacy and confidentiality; all records or communications will be kept confidential to the full extent of the law and professional ethics. View our Confidentiality Policy. Counseling Services are free to currently enrolled students.
The counseling goal is to help you resolve your concerns and reach your goals in the pursuit of more satisfying, fulfilling life circumstances. UT Arlington Counseling Services generally adheres to a short-term, goal-oriented counseling model. Each counselor has his or her own counseling approach and style. The exact type of assistance you receive will be based on collaboration between your counselor and yourself. Some issues may require treatment and/or monitoring that is beyond the scope of what our office can accommodate. In these cases, referrals to appropriate services will be provided.
Career selection and planning is a lifelong process that involves developing self-awareness and understanding the realities of the working world. Counselors are available to help students with this process either by appointment or with the walk-in counselor on a first-come, first-served basis.
Career Assessments and Career Resources are often recommended to assist students in gaining awareness and understanding of their interests, personality and values. Career Assessments including the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can help with this process.
My Plan a comprehensive web based career planning program is available in the Career Center located in 216 Davis Hall. Stop by the Career Center to obtain a user ID for this program.
For assistance with My Plan, job search skills, resume writing, interviewing skills and job market information, visit UT Arlington Career Center.
Counseling Services offers a variety of group counseling options focused on helping students develop social skills, receive support and connect with others. These groups are offered during the fall and spring semesters and typically run 8-10 weeks over the course of the semester.
These small, co-ed groups (6-10 students) will meet weekly to enhance interpersonal skills and general well-being. The group provides opportunities to gain self-awareness, explore personal and relationship issues, give and receive feedback in a safe environment, and practice new skills. For more information or to schedule a pre-group meeting, please call 817-272-3671.
Interpersonal Therapy Group (open to all students)
Graduate Student Group
Mondays 3:00 - 4:30 pm Group begins Monday, February 11 - Contact Mr. Bruce Bower, LCSW
Mondays 1:00 -2:30 pm Group begins Monday, March 18 - Contact is Dr. Anita Varghese
Five week group to gain coping strategies to navigate college life
Wednesdays 12:00 pm -1:30 pm Group begins Wednesday, February 6 - Contact is Cindy Manzano, LCSW
Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Group begins Wednesday, March 20 - Contact is Yolanda Fraser, LCSW