Counseling & Support Groups

Support Groups

Coming Out, Being Out & Questioning Support Group

Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm | Ongoing Enrollment, Begins Sep 14

This group is mean to be a supportive and open space for individuals to explore their sexual orientation and gender identities with other members of the LGBTQ+ communities.

We meet weekly via Zoom to offer and receive support while also engaging in a variety of discussions focused on topics including increasing awareness of self, building resilience, and connecting with community.

If you are interested in exploring your identities, need some support, or would just like to meet some awesome new people, give us a call to set up a group screening appointment. This group is open to new members throughout the semester.

For more information, call 970-491-6053 or email jessie.charbonneau@colostate.edu 

Transgender & Gender Fluid Support Group

Wednesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm | Ongoing Enrollment

This group is a space for trans* and gender diverse students to gain more support and a sense of community related to gender identity. This group emphasizes group participation, mutual respect, and inclusivity. Facilitated by Beit Gorski & Chloe Wright

The group welcomes FTM and MTF spectrum individuals, genderqueer persons, intersex folks, and those questioning their gender identity. Screening is required. Screenings can be set up by contacting Beit Gorski at Beit.Gorski@colostate.edu or at 970-491-2244.

First Fridays with Beit


Embodied Queerness: Artfully Healing in Community

First Friday of the month, 3:00- 4:00 PM

Facilitated by Beit Gorksi, Pride's Counseling Center Liaison

Every time we have to hide or diminish a part of who we are to be safe, loved, or accepted, it takes a toll on our bodies and general wellness. This monthly 1 hour workshop will identify common ways our bodies are impacted by the pain and stress of navigating situations where who we are (or how we're perceived) isn't understood, appreciated, or welcome. Together, we will learn about simple, practical everyday ways we can support our bodies through that healing process and build the resilience we need to expand and grow into our authentic selves.

How to Sign Up:

Send an email to beit.gorski@colostate.edu with the subject "EQ" and xe will email you with the Zoom information and other details

Multicultural Counseling Drop-In Hours

Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1:00 – 4:00 pm in Counseling Services, located on the 3rd floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center.  

Multicultural Counseling Drop-In Hours are reserved for students who identify as people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and/or have a disability. Students will meet with Adam-Jon Aparicio (Licensed Professional Counselor) who serves as the Coordinator for Diversity and Outreach Services within Counseling Services, works closely as a liaison with Student Diversity Programs and Services, and serves as a primary contact for our undocumented student population via Dreamer’s United.

Students can come to Counseling Services and tell the front desk staff “I’d like to schedule a drop-in appointment with Adam-Jon.” Or “I’d like to schedule a multicultural counseling drop-in appointment.” Alternatively, they can schedule directly with Adam-Jon at aparicio@colostate.edu or 970-491-7494 . These appointments can be scheduled same-day or in advance.

All students can access the general drop-in hours offered at Counseling Services: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, and Tuesdays between 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Learn more about what to expect at Counseling Services. Students in need of mental health crisis intervention can also call Counseling Services at 970-491-6053 during open hours, or the 970-491-7111 in the evenings or on weekends.

Counseling Center Liaisons

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Beit Gorski

CSUHN Counseling Center Liaison to the Pride Resource Center

Pronouns: Xe/Xem/Xyr
: Beit.Gorski@colostate.edu

(970) 491-2244

Beit Gorski is a CSU Health Network counseling center liaison who serves CSUHN as a licensed psychotherapist and who co-facilitates the Transgender and Gender Fluid support group. Xe grew up in rural Wisconsin and has lived in Colorado for most of the past two decades, conducting cognitive development research at and earning a Bachelors from CU-Boulder and gaining a Masters in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, where xe later served as adjunct faculty. Most of xyr clinical experience for the past 15 years has centered on supporting community clients during psychiatric emergencies and in acute recovery from trauma-related crisis, often adults and children who have experienced domestic violence/ intimate partner violence. Beit navigates professional and academic spaces having a stable working poverty background and is a white, disabled, queer, trans, nonbinary, intersex documented settler who practices non-monogamy. Xe enjoys ceramics, nurturing houseplants, and playing Urban Adult Hide & Seek. When you see xem from time to time at the Pride Resource Center and affiliated events, take a moment to say hello!

Additional Information about Counseling Services

For more information about counseling services and to make a counseling appointment, visit https://health.colostate.edu/make-a-counseling-appointment/