Counseling & Support Groups

Support Groups (Therapy)

Counseling groups are designed for those who want the opportunity to connect with others who share common experiences, identities and concerns in a confidential therapy format.

Coming Out, Being Out & Questioning Support Group

Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm | Ongoing Enrollment | Virtual

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.

Advanced screening is required prior to attendance. 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 | Virtual

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. Advanced screening is required prior to attendance. Screenings can be set up by contacting Beit Gorski at Beit.Gorski@colostate.edu or at 970-491-2244.

Peer Support Identity Groups (Not Therapy)

Peer support groups are designed for those who want the opportunity to connect with others who share common experiences, identities and concerns in a non-therapy format. These groups are hosted outside of Counseling Services.


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Rainbros

1st & 3rd Thursdays 6pm-7pm

Academic Village Honors Fireside Lounge (810 W Pitkin St)

Rainbros is a fun and supportive space for students who identify as queer, bi, or gay men. Join counselors Jeff Paulez and Adam-Jon Aparicio for monthly conversations on various topics such as queer men and friendships, dating, sex, judgment and loneliness in the queer, bi, and gay community, being out at work and with family, living in integrity, spirituality, supporting others in the queer community, and much more!


QTPOC Voices

 

2nd Tuesdays 5:15pm-6:15pm – Pride Resource Center (In-Person)

4th Tuesdays 5:15pm-6:15pm – Black/African American Cultural Center (In-Person)

Begins September 28, 2021

QTPoC Voices is a fun and supportive space for students who identify as queer and/or trans* Black Indigenous People of Color. Join counselors Chloe Wright and Adam-Jon Aparicio for bi-weekly conversations on various topics such thriving as a QTPoC folx, navigating racism and bias, the intersection of being queer, trans, and a Black Indigenous person of color, supporting others and cultivating friendships in the queer community, and much more! For more information, contact Chloe at chloe.hinton@colostate.edu


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Embodied Queerness:                             Artfully Healing in Community

 

Final Fridays each month – Meets Virtually

Begins September 24, 2021

Every time we have to hide or diminish a part of who we are to be safe, loved, or respected, it takes a toll on our bodies and wellness. This monthly 1-hour workshop will explore how we can support our bodies in a healing process to 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 follow up with an email for further instructions

Multicultural Counseling Drop-In Hours

All students can access the general drop-in hours offered at Counseling Services on Mondays through Fridays.

Students who identify as people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and/or have a disability also can access Multicultural Counseling Drop-In Hours. These times are reserved for you to meet with one of our Multicultural Counseling Team members, who specialize in working with students from diverse backgrounds. These appointments are brief and are designed to help students: access counseling services, process personal conflict, work on identity specific concerns, and/or seek guidance from a mental health professional with a marginalized identity.

  • Tuesdays: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Additional times may be available depending on individual counselor availability.

How to access:

  1. Drop-in (no appointment needed): Call Counseling Services at (970) 491-6053. Tell the front desk staff “I’d like to schedule a drop-in appointment with (insert name of Multicultural Counseling Team member).” Or “I’d like to schedule a multicultural counseling drop-in appointment.”

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  1. Schedule an appointment through your current counselor or contact Adam-Jon Aparicio, Coordinator for Diversity and Outreach Services at aparicio@colostate.edu or 970-491-7494. Appointments can be scheduled same-day or in advance.

Note: Students in need of mental health crisis intervention can also call Counseling Services at (970) 491-6053.


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!