Groups & Workshops 

Spring 2024 

Drop In Groups

These are groups you can simply "drop-in" on.  No need for prior CAPS contact.
ADHD Culture, Lifestyle, and Skills Group (Closes 4/29/24 for Spring Semester 24')

Support around managing your symptoms so that it doesn't interfere with your academics. We also practice brain training strategies to help lengthen your attention span and sharpen your focus. No diagnosis needed! Weekly attendance not required. 

  • Day/Time: Mondays 1:00pm-2:30pm, In person at CAPS at the SHC
  • Contact Stephanie McMullen ( for details and with any questions. 
Food and Body Wisdom (Closes 5/8/24 for Spring Semester 24')

Drop in education and sharing supporting healing in relationships with food and body. 

  • Day/Time: Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30, SBS 4th Floor Jenny and Jo
  • Begins February 14th, 2024
  • Please contact Jennifer Blair ( with any questions. 
Art and Mindfulness for Stress Management (Closed for Spring Semester 24')

This group is focused on being creative and learning tools for self-care, mindfulness, and healing with the arts.  

  • Day/Time: Thursdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm, At CAPS at the Student Health Center
  • Contact Erika Demers ( for more information.
Queer Tea (Closes 5/2/24 for Spring Semester 24')
Weekly drop-in group for LGBTQIA2S+ students to socialize and decompress in a positive and supportive atmosphere.  Stop by and have some tea, work on some art, socialize, this is a space where you existing is simply enough. You may attend this group as often as you like-- every once in a while or weekly. 
  • Day/Time: Thursdays 4:00pm-5:30pm,  RWC 124
  • Contact Alejandro Torres ( for more information.
Café con Chisme (Led by El Centro) (Closes 5/3/24 for Spring Semester 24')

Cafe con Chisme is a safe space for Latinx students to hang out and build community. Pan dulce and coffee are served. Students are welcome to speak Spanish and/or English in this space. Meeting information is posted on El Centro's Instagram: @elcentrohumboldt

  • Day/Time: Fridays 4:00pm-5:00pm, twice a month, Nelson Hall East 205
  • Contact Alejandro Torres ( or El Centro for more information.
Trans Support (Closes 5/10/24 for Spring Semester 24')

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

  • Date/Time: Fridays 11:30am-1:00pm, Harry Griffith Hall Room 217
  • Contact Lisa Turay ( for more information 
Solidarity: a BIPOC support space (Closed for the 24' spring semester)

A support space for students to discuss and process all things related to being BIPOC on campus. This space focuses on building community through shared solidarity, discussing ways to be rooted in resilience, and exploring challenges of navigating life on campus and in the community such as academics, relationships, navigating our intersecting identities, experiencing micro/macro-aggressions/-isms, and everything in between.

  • Date/Time: Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00pm, biweekly, Balabanis House (SJEIC) 
  • Contact Antonio Barillas ( for more information 
WellBeing Athletes Group (Closes 4/26/24 for Spring Semester 24')

Weekly drop-in group for student athletes (NCAA/CCAA & Club Sports). Explore and connect with other athletes around topics of mind/body wellness. Whether you are recovering from injury or interested in improving balance in your ultra busy life as a student athlete--this group is here to offer a supportive space to strengthen and condition effective strategies of personal wellbeing. Facilitated by a CAPS therapist/retired college athlete.

  • Day/Time: Fridays 11:00am, 124 Rec & Wellness Center
  • Contact Maia Pini ( for more information 
Veterans Group (Closes 5/1/24 for Spring Semester 24')

We have an exciting new opportunity for our student Veterans, CAPS is offering a Veteran Support Group! The group will run weekly on Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 4:00pm, at the Veterans Office conference room. It is meant to serve as a drop-in as needed group, with no obligation to attend every single week. The group will be facilitated by Stephanie McMullen, LCSW, who is an Air Force Retired Veteran and a CAPS counselor. Please check out the attached flyer. We hope to see you there!  

**FYI this group is in no way affiliated with the VA, and any records kept will not be given to the VA. This group is confidential.

  • Day/Time: Wednesdays 3pm-4pm, Veterans Service office in the library, on the Lower Floor, Room 3 (next door to the CDRC)
  • Contact Stephanie McMullen ( for more information



*Contact CAPS to sign up*
Mental Health Toolbox- 3 sessions (Closes 4/26/24 for Spring Semester 24')

Gain a deeper understanding of the issue or issues you are experiencing, create flexibility in how you view and approach these

  • Date/Time: Fridays 10:30am-12:00pm, CAPS at BSS, room 208 on the second floor
  • Contact Jennifer Blair (jes27@humboldt.edufor details and with any questions.
Relationship Skills: 4 sessions (closed for new members, please check back in fall 24')

Four weeks workshop. Will be focusing on attachment styles, effective communication skills, and perception of self. 

  • Day/Time: Tuesday 2:00 to 3:00 pm, In person at CAPS at the SHC
  • Contact Nassie Danesh (nd124@humboldt.edufor details and with any questions.
Reclaiming Our Identities (Closed for Spring Semester 24')

A therapy group to explore, process, and reclaim our cultural and intersectional identities with a core group of peers. Identity development continues throughout every person’s life and can be challenged during periods of stress or change, such as during college and transitional periods. Living in alignment with yourself and true identity can reduce anxiety and depression while increasing self-esteem. This group will focus on Narrative Therapy practices and the idea that identity formation is a social event influenced by historical and cultural forces.

  • Date/Time: Fridays from 1:00 - 2:30 pm, in person at CAPS at the Student Health and Counseling Building 
  • Contact Antonio Barillas ( for details and with any questions. 
Building Balance

In this Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills group, Will be concentrating on four DBT modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. This group requires enrollment in CAPS DBT program and a group consult with one of the co-facilitators.

  • Day/Time: Mondays 9:30 to 11am, In person at CAPS at the Student Health and Counseling Building
  • Contact and request an Intake with one of our DBT therapists. 
Mental Mastery (closed for new members, please check back in fall 24')

Do you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety, and negative self-talk? Do you tend to be impulsive and react quickly? Do you easily feel overwhelmed with life stressors and avoid prioritizing? Do you usually multi-task and feel distracted? Well, you are not alone. There are many coping skills that would help us to reduce some of these behavioral symptoms. Please join me and other students in my Mental Mastery Group Therapy to learn some basic coping skills so you can build a sense of self-efficacy and expand your mental growth. Looking forward to seeing ypu in my group!

  • Day/Time: Thursdays 2:30-4pm, In person at CAPS at the Student Health and Counseling Building
  • Contact Nassie Danesh ( to sign up or with any questions. 
Post-Traumatic Growth (closed for new members, please check back in fall 24')

Trauma affects us emotionally, spiritually, in our relations, and particularly, trauma affects how we feel in our bodies! This group will help you understand and identify your trauma-related responses, help you regulate impulsive and self-destructive behaviors, and modulate the highs and lows of your emotions and arousal. It is a safe place to learn and to practice exercises that are designed to help you tolerate your own emotions and body experiences so that the past doesn’t control how you feel about the present.  

  • Day/Time: Tuesdays at 3pm-4:30pm, In-person, contact CAPS for meeting location
  • Contact Jacqueline Mayrand ( to sign up or with any questions. 
Anxiety Wellness Group (closed for new members, please check back in fall 24')

We all know that anxiety exists, and maybe have had some experience with this feeling - but what exactly is anxiety and how do we manage it?! If you resonate with this, come and learn about anxiety, how it may manifest for you and work on understanding those patterns to create healthy coping skills as you navigate your journey on becoming a less anxious person. This group pulls from strategies for managing stress from several approaches (such as CBT, ACT) to help you build your toolbox for anxiety management. 

  • Day/Time: Thursday from 10:30am-12:00pm, In person at CAPS at the Student Health and Counseling Building 
  • Contact Celeste Tamayo ( to sign up or with any questions. 
Relating to Self & Others (Closed for Spring Semester 24')

Explore and strengthen how you relate to yourself and others in a safe and supportive atmosphere in this process therapy group.

  • Day/Time: Mondays 2:30-4pm, In person at CAPS at the Behavioral and Social Sciences building
  • Contact Jennifer Blair ( to sign up or with any questions. 
Grief and Loss Support

A supportive space in which to talk about your physical loss and impact with others who are also in the process of grieving as well as to listen and have connection. The creative and expressive arts and psychoeducation around grief is integrated in each group. (Gathering Interest List and if enough people will start)

  • Day/Time: Fridays 3pm-4pm, In person at CAPS at the Student Health and Counseling Building
  • Contact Erika Demers ( to sign up or with any questions. 


Looking for something else?  Check out SKILLSHOPS through the Cal Poly Library.  There are great offerings on sleep, career planning, anxiety management, and more!