Counseling & Support Groups

The CSU Health Network offers a variety of resources, counseling, and support group options for students' mental health and wellbeing.

Learn more about what is available to you through Counseling Services here. 

Multicultural Counseling Drop-In Hours

What are 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.

Mondays - Thursdays from 1:00 - 4:00 PM at the Health Network

  • Call 970-491-6053 and let them know you would like to schedule a multicultural counseling drop-in appointment.

Tuesdays - Thursdays from 1:00 - 4:00 PM in the Lory Student Center Room 338

  • Ask a staff member in the Pride Resource Center or other SDPS offices about scheduling for these in-person appointments, even on the day of.
  • Drop by Room 338 during this timeframe to see if the counselors are available.

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


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 meant 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 on topics including increasing awareness of self, building resilience, and connecting with community.

If you are interested in exploring your identities and need some support, 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 jeffrey.paulez@colostate.edu to sign up.

Coming Out & Being Out Support Group flier.

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 AJ Kimm, PhD and Chloe Wright, PhD.

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 Chloe.Wright@colostate.edu.


Additional Support Groups

Did you know the Health Network offer support groups across a variety of experiences? Check out their full list of support groups here, including:

  • BIPoC Support Group
  • Womxn of Color Support Group
  • Taming the Anxious Mind
  • Trauma Skills Group
  • Depression Skills Group
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs Support Group
  • Body Positive Group

Peer Support Identity Groups

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.

Learn more about the Peer Support Identity Groups offered through the Health Network here. These include Story Circle, Chronic Health Conditions Group, Latina Wellness Workshops, Exploring Relationships after Trauma, and more.


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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!

For more information, contact Adam-Jon at aparicio@colostate.edu


QTPOC Voices

QTPoC Voices is a fun and supportive space for students who identify as queer and/or trans* Black Indigenous People of Color. Join for 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 Wright at chloe.hinton@colostate.edu


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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!