Counseling Groups

The ACC District Clinical Counseling Services team provides counseling groups which vary each semester. Counseling groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community.

Stress Management

This group focuses on teaching cognitive and experiential techniques to aid in building mental resilience, finding balance in life, and calming the mind and body.

A new group begins on October 31st 2023 and will meet virtually every 2 weeks.

Women Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse Therapy Group

Narcissistic abuse is a pattern of abuse where one individual manipulates, demeans and/or controls another for personal gain. This group will be a safe space for women to share their experiences, support one another, and heal. Individuals who are healing from narcissistic abuse are often on a journey to develop or regain their sense of self worth and value, learn to trust themselves and others, and learn to express their wants, needs, and boundaries.

Relationship Skills Group

Relationships are complicated and they can reveal a lot about who we are. Our group seeks to enhance our understanding of how we interact within relationships, as well as why relationships impact us so much. In this group, we seek to share openly and safely with one another and learn ways to navigate relationship(s) with emotional self-care, healthy boundaries, improved communication skills, and much more!

Homecoming: Trauma Coping Support Group

Homecoming, a trauma support group bringing together survivors of trauma to explore new strategies for managing trauma related triggers, practice integrating coping skills into day to day practice, and support and learn from other survivors of trauma. With research showing that trauma is less about what happened to you and more about how you and your body reacted to what happened to you, we desire to cultivate a safe space for ACC students that is free from judgment and self judgment as we grow our compassion for the healing journey of each member in this group, including ourselves.

I Love you, Bro

I Love you, Bro is a mental health group for men to explore mental health topics including, but not limited to, masculinity, stress, relationships, anxiousness, sadness, goals, vulnerability, and self-esteem. Men are hardwired for connection, yet our lives are increasingly individual and isolated. Everyone needs a place to talk, and growth comes from intentional gatherings like this.

This group is currently meeting virtually on Wednesdays from 2:00pm-3:30pm. New members are welcome to join.

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  • Request a DCCS Professional for an Event

  • If you would like for one of our Mental Health Clinical Professionals to virtually attend an event, schedule a workshop, or present please submit a Clinical Counseling Services Event Request form. A confirmation of the event request will be emailed separately.

  • Suicide Prevention

  • If you or someone you know is considering harm to self (suicide) or to others please call 911 immediately.

  • Hotlines

    • Austin / Travis County 24 hour Crisis & Suicide hotline: 512-472-HELP (4357)
    • The Williamson County 24 hour Crisis hotline: 1-800-841-1255
    • Bastrop County Family Crisis Center hotline: 1-888-311-7755
    • Hays County 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-877-466-0660
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline:1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text: TalkWithUs to 66746: 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Drug Free Schools & College Prevention Program

  • Austin Community College is dedicated to providing a safe, healthy environment for students, employees, and visitors. Learn More.

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  • If you are concerned for a student that might be in distress, refer to CARES.

  • Drug & Alcohol and Suicide Prevention Courses

  • This module will introduce you to some foundational and key information on Drug & Alcohol and Suicide Prevention concerns as well as some beginning steps to take for assistance and support.

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