Support Groups

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Coming Out, Being Out, and Questioning Group

The Coming Out Group is a place to meet and gain support while discussing your sexual 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. 

The fall semester group takes place at the CSU Health Network (Counseling Services). This group will allow time for group members to share stories and explore their own personal experiences in depth.  The group will allow for lots of dialogue and getting to know about other group members. 

Fall group will meet on Monday’s from 3:00-4:30 PM. If you are interested in this group please connect with Adam-Jon Aparicio at  (970) 491-7494 or via email at aparicio@colostate.edu.

Rainbros

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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!

Fall group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. If you are interested in this group please connect with Adam-Jon Aparicio at  (970) 491-7494 or via email at aparicio@colostate.edu.

Transgender Group

Do you identify as trans or gender fluid and are looking for more support and more sense of community surrounding your gender identity?

This group will provide a confidential forum to meet others who identify as trans or gender fluid, and to share experiences related to gender identity. Topics may include transitioning, coming out, physical health, family and social relationships, and dating/sexuality. However, discussion will primarily be guided by group members’ current interests and experiences. The group emphasizes group participation, mutual respect, and inclusivity.

The group welcomes FTM and MTF spectrum individuals, genderqueer persons, intersex folks, and those questioning their gender identity. Screening is required. This group will be meeting during summer session. Screenings can be set up by contacting Reid Trotter at reid.trotter@colostate.edu or at 970-491-3326.

Additionally you may contact counseling services for further assistance at 970-491-6053.

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!