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Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling & Psychological Services

Groups & Workshops

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Groups and workshops address issues common to most university students and are designed to help students learn new ways to deal with challenging issues.  These interactive and dynamic groups cover topics such as:  creating satisfying relationships, mindfulness meditation, dealing with stress and improving mood.


Groups and Workshops for Spring Semester 2020



Talk It Out

A new drop-in consultation service offered by C&PS where students have an opportunity to check in with a counselor for 20 minute consultations. Please click on the flyer to learn more about days and locations.



Everyday Mindfulness & Meditation

This 3-session workshop is designed to help students develop a foundation in mindfulness and meditation skills. It is intended for students who are seeking to improve their ability to "live in the now," rather than worrying about the future or regretting the past. If you are interested in learning skills to help you stress less, focus better, and be more present for your life, then this is the group for you.

Time: Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm 
          Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:00 pm 

Facilitator: Manuel Rivera, MFT 

Living with Loss

Get support in healing after the death of a loved one in the Living with Loss Grief Support Group.

Time: Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Facilitator: Maria Elena Garibay, MFT

Healthy Emotional Living

Do you often feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster? Are you tired of being called “dramatic,” “sensitive,” or “reactive?” Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy, this group is designed to explore and build an understanding of our intense emotional experiences. Through the lens of living effectively, participants can learn to better identify and understand our complex emotional states, learn specific coping strategies to deal with distress, and increase awareness and self-reflection. To learn more or to join, call in and schedule an appointment.

Time: Mondays 2:30 - 4:00 pm 
Facilitator: Mike Juan, Ph.D. & Mary Joyce Juan, Ph.D.

Students in the Helping Professions

Careers in the helping professions (counseling, nursing, social work, education, etc.) offer great rewards and present unique demands. Through guided discussions and activities, this group aims to facilitate personal growth, increase self-understanding, and teach the skills needed to thrive as a helping professional.

Time: Fridays 9:00 – 10:30 am 
Facilitator: Erika Hess, Psy.D.


Rise is a weekly supportive space for survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. This group is open to students of all genders who are currently enrolled at SDSU. Each group provides space for survivors to check-in with one other, and to learn and practice skills to further the healing process. Students are welcome to drop-in as desired, and encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible. Due to the nature of the group, we ask all attendees to arrive on time (the doors close at 12:45 pm). Please click here to see the schedule for the Spring Semester.

Day & Time: Thursdays 12:30 - 1:45 pm @ Women's Resource Center
Facilitators: Mary Joyce Juan, Ph.D.


Alcoholics Anonymous, SDSU Student Meeting

AA is a self-help organization that utilizes the 12-step program for recovering alcoholics. This is an open meeting to all who wish to discuss issues with substance abuse.

Days & Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm in Calpulli Conference Room #4

Active Minds

Active Minds is a student organization that is “changing the conversation about mental health.” To join the organization, you just have to show up to the meeting! Stop by, help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and learn about current trends in the mental health field.

Time: Thursday 1:00 - 2:00 pm 
Location: Conference Room 3, 4th floor, Calpulli Building  

Single Servings

Single servings is a series of brief workshops held at different parts of the campus. Drop-in to talk with others, and to learn skills related to various topics, including mindfulness, stress management, test anxiety, relationships, and more.