Drop-In Groups


With our weekly drop-in groups you may come as often as you like-- every once in a while or weekly. No need to sign up, just show up! New members are always welcome. We hope you will join us.


Alcohol and Other Drugs Harm Reduction

Facilitator: Ned Peck and Kate Maxey

Day/Time/Location: Wednesdays 5-6pm starting 8/28, NHE 116

This is a harm reduction group which provides a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment to discuss your relationship with alcohol and drugs.  Abstinence is not required.  You may attend this group as often as you like-- every once in a while or weekly. Contact Ned at (707) 826-3236 if you have questions. 


Café con Chisme

Facilitator:  TBD

Day/Time/Location: Day/Time TBD check back for update, NHE-205

Café con Chisme is an open/drop-in meeting to sit together and enjoy a hot drink with pan dulce while discussing diverse topics that range from current events, campus issues, and personal/professional development. All the while sharing stories of health and well-being.

This discussion group is hosted by the LatinX center.  It is so much fun, CAPS wanted to be a part of it! 


Living Well with Chronic Illness

Facilitator: Alyse LaVerne 

Date/Time/Location:  Wednesdays 1-2pm starting 9/18, Student Health & Counseling (SHC) Room 223 (2nd floor)

This is a group for those living with a chronic health condition such as chronic pain, diabetes, IBS/IBD, heart disease, COPD, etc. You will learn better ways to cope with your condition including goal-setting, activity pacing, and relaxation training. You will also gain support from peers dealing with similar issues. Please contact Alyse at (707) 826-3236 if you would like additional information or have any questions.


Talking Drum

Facilitator: Cedric Aaron

Date/Time/LocationThursdays 3-5pm starting 9/12, African American Center of Academic Excellence (NHE 206)

Student centered safe space that allows students to connect over issues most important to them; occasional guest faculty and staff speakers provide additional support and resources. This discussion group is a collaborative venture between CAPS & African American Center Academic Excellence. For more information feel free to call Cedric at (707) 826-3236.


Trans Support Group

Facilitators: Lisa Turay and Janiel Giraldo

Day/Time/Location: Fridays, 12-1 pm, NHE 113

A group inclusive of all gender identities where people can get support, explore gender, and advocate for change on campus.

For additional information, call Lisa at (707) 826-3921 or Janiel at (707) 826-3236.


Weathering the Storm

Facilitator: Liza Auerbach 

Day/Time/Location: Fridays 2-3:30 pm starting 9/13 in Student Health & Counseling (SHC) Room 221 (2nd floor)

This weekly drop-in group will help you learn how to support each other while learning, to better manage stress, process emotions, enhance reliliencey and develop adaptive coping skills. Each week’s session will be in two parts: 1:30-2:15pm; Learning a new skills (topics change each week), and 2:30pm-3:00pm solution focused support group. 


Womxn of Color Support Group

Facilitators: TBD

Day/Time: TBD

A safe space for womxn of color to create community and openly engage with other womxn of color on topics related to their experiences on campus, challenges, and concerns about local and/or national issues.

This group is a collaborative effort with the Multicultural Center.