NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Counseling Clinic at Stephen F. Austin State University is hosting the following free therapy groups for all SFA students and Texas residents via Zoom.

•    Stress Management and Relaxation Group, 3 p.m., Monday
•    Virtual Support Group for Caregivers, 5 p.m., Monday
•    Career Exploration Group, 4 p.m., Tuesday
•    Virtual LGBTQ+ Support Group for High School Students, 5 p.m., Wednesday

All group sessions last an hour and will run through the end of the semester.

In addition to the free groups, the clinic continues to accept new clients and waive fees during the pandemic.

Though in-person appointments aren’t possible because of COVID-19 concerns, the clinic is helping clients via Zoom from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Clinic staff members hope to offer in-person sessions again soon.
Once the pandemic is over, the clinic will return to its usual fee system. Costs for community members are determined using a variable fee scale based on gross family income and family size ($5 minimum to $20 maximum per service). SFA students pay $5 per service.

The Counseling Clinic is part of the Department of Human Services and Educational Leadership in the James I. Perkins College of Education at SFA. It assists SFA students and community members while training graduate students who are in the practicum and internship portion of their education. These graduate students provide counseling services to clients under the supervision of licensed counselor education faculty members.

For more information or to sign up for the groups, contact the clinic at (936) 468-1041 or