Support Groups

Coming Out, Being Out & Questioning Support Group

Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm | Ongoing Enrollment, Begins Feb. 10th 

The Coming Out Group is a place to meet and gain support while discussing your sexual, romantic, and/or gender identities in a confidential setting. This group is for folks who are coming out, considering coming out or may already be out. Topics might include using labels (or not), celebrating and pride, deciding to tell others, family relationships, intimate relationships, heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia, and finding community, support and resources. Facilitated by Jessie Charbonneau & Jeff Paulez. 

For more information email jessie.charbonneau@colostate.edu

Transgender & Gender Fluid Support Group

Wednesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm | Ongoing Enrollment, Currently running  

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.

Rainbros

(Non-therapy, counselor led community group)

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1st & 3rd Tuesdays | 5:30pm-7:00pm | Room 3, Durrell | Begins Jan. 21st

Rainbros is a fun and supportive space for students who identify a queer, bi, or gay men. Join counselors Adam-Jon Aparicio and Jeff Paulez for bi-weekly conversations on various topics such as queer men & friendships, dating, sex, judgment & 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 aparicio@colostate.edu or 970-491-7494

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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Jessie Charbonneau

CSUHN Counseling Center Liaison to the Pride Resource Center

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
: Jessie.Charbonneau@colostate.edu

(970) 491-5780

My name is Jessie Charbonneau and I am the CSUHN counseling center liaison to the Pride Resource Center. I am an animal lover, an outdoor adventurer, and I am passionate about helping students thrive and grow through all of life's challenges. My specializations include working with individuals who have experienced trauma, are struggling with relationships, life transitions or issues related to substance use. I also have significant experience supporting individuals who are struggling with issues related to gender and sexual orientation. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and I am a collaborator on your journey towards healing. Whatever you’re struggling with, I’m here to help you achieve your goals.  Give me a shout and let me know how I can help!

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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/