Support Groups (Therapy)
Coming Out, Being Out & Questioning Support Group
Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm | Ongoing Enrollment | Available this Summer
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 email@example.com
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. 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.
Wellness Workshops (not therapy)
Wellness workshops are community events that are facilitated by CSU Health Network counselors in partnership with various student support offices. These workshops are designed for students who want the opportunity to connect with others in an educational and community focused format in a non-therapy environment. These groups are hosted outside of Counseling Services.
Embodied Queerness: Artfully Healing in Community
Friday May 4, June 4, July 2, August 6 , 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "EQ" and xe will email you with the Zoom information and other details. Registration prior to noon day of the event is required to attend.
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.
1st Tuesday of the month **- Video podcast released, no meeting
3rd Tuesday of the month**- Live zoom meeting 5:30pm-7pm
Video podcast topics:
February 2nd Dating & Disability
March 2nd Religion & Spirituality
April 6th Couples, Throuples, and Beyond
May 4th Coming Out/Being Out at Work
Location: Spring 2021- Zoom
Rainbros is a fun and supportive space for students who identify a queer, bi, or gay men. Join counselor Adam-Jon Aparicio for bi-weekly conversations on various topics such as queer men and friendships, dating, sex, judgment and loneliness in the gay community, being out at work and with family, living in integrity, spirituality, supporting others in the queer community, and much more! For more information, contact Adam-Jon at email@example.com or (970) 491-7494.
**Available during Spring academic semester
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.
Adam-Jon Aparicio, M.A., M.Ed.
Pronouns: He, Him, His
Wednesdays & Thursday Tuesdays |1 – 4 p.m.
Beit Gorski, M.A.
Pronouns: Xe, Xem, Xyr
Beginnning May 17 Thursday 10 -11 am and Fridays 4-5 pm
Chloe Wright, Ph.D.
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Please Contact Chloe Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
How to access:
- 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.”
- Schedule an appointment through your current counselor or contact Adam-Jon Aparicio, Coordinator for Diversity and Outreach Services email@example.com 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 during open hours, or the (970) 491-7111 in the evenings or on weekends.
Counseling Center Liaisons
CSUHN Counseling Center Liaison to the Pride Resource Center
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!