Virtual Groups and Workshops

Counseling & Psychological Services offers drop-in virtual groups workshops for students via Zoom. The following groups and workshops are available for enrolled SFSU students. 

Virtual Groups

An open support group who are needing a safe space to process their college experience during the pandemic and build a sense of community with other students learning alone.

Discussion topics are developed by group members and can include virtual learning challenges, feelings of loneliness and isolation, family/friend concerns, setting boundaries, coping creatively, and more!

We will support one another, share resources, and reduce isolation. Drop in or come as often as you like! This group is intended to be a low commitment and a space to come when you need it. Registration is required to attend. Please use the links below to register for one or all support spaces. 

Registration Links:

Third Wednesday of every month (except for in February) from 10:00am-1130am:  

Pandemic Support Group Feb 24:

Pandemic Support Group Mar 17:

Pandemic Support Group Apr 21:

Pandemic Support Group May 19:

A drop-in group that helps students explore feelings about their body image.  Through activities, discussion, and utilizing media we explore finding ways of improving your relationship with your body, food, and exercise.  Students may attend as often as they would like. Each session will address a different topic.  Open to all bodies. No screening is required.

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Body Positive: Body Messages & Stories

In the first part of the series, you’ll reflect on messages you have received about your body and develop your personal body story.



Body Positive: Health at Every Size

In the second part of the series, we’ll learn about Health at Every Size, a movement that celebrates body diversity and encourages compassionate self-care.

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Body Positive: Intuitive Self-Care

In the third part of the series, we’ll discuss strategies to practice intuitive eating and joyful movement.

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Body Positive: Cultivate Self-Love

In the final part of the series, we’ll discuss and practice skills to support a body positive lifestyle.

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Join a safe and non-judgmental group to develop self-awareness, enhance feelings of self-worth, and empower our own selves.

* My Self-Empowerment group requires a referral from CAPS’ clinical staff. To join the My Self-Empowerment group, please talk to your counselor or case manager. If you haven’t been seen at CAPS, please contact CAPS for an individual counseling first.

Days and Time: Tuesdays, from 10:15am -11:45 am

Series #1: February 16 through March 16.

Series #2: April 6 through May 4.

An open support group for students who identify as LGBTQ+, including intersex, asexual, and/or pansexual, to have a safe space to talk and build a sense of community.  Discussion topics are developed by group members and can include intersectionality of identity, coming out, relationships, dating, transitioning, harassment, discrimination, and acceptance.   Drop in or come as often as you like!

Days and Time: Tuesdays; 12:30pm-1:20pm


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The SAFE support space is a 6-week long support group for survivors who have experienced harm due to sexual assault while in college. This is a space for marginalized genders (female, non-binary, transgender, gender-fluid, two-spirit) to come together, share their experiences, and support each other.

All participants must complete an intake to see if the group is a good fit for their needs. Registering here will sign you up for the intake.


Session 1: 02/11/2021 to 03/18/2021 from 11am-12noon



Session 2: 03/31/2021 to 05/05/2020 from 3pm-4pm



A 4-week series focused on transformative processes for survivors of sexual violence. Participants will learn new skills each week and develop a healing map. Survivors of all genders are welcome to attend.

All participants must complete an intake to see if the group is a good fit for their needs. Registering here will sign you up for the intake.


Dates: 04/08/2021 to 04/29/2021 from 3pm to 4pm


Virtual Workshops

Come to this weekly workshop to bring down your stress!  We will be doodling, cartooning, writing, playing games, and using physical movement. No prior experience needed; we’ll make this totally easy and accessible.

Date & Time: Thursdays, from 2:00pm-3:00pm


This weekly workshop will help you identify your anxiety symptoms and teach you coping skills to help manage these feelings in a healthy and positive way.


Date & Time: Tuesdays, from 2:00pm-3:00pm



Engage in a weekly mindful practice in which you focus your mind on the present moment without judgment or attachment to increase your ability to manage emotions and be more fully engaged in life.

Days and Time: Check back in January 2021

A 3-part series that will equip students with tools for tackling depression and tracking changing moods while building long-term coping skills. Initial screening with facilitator required prior to joining the group.

Days and Time: 

Series 1: Wednesdays, February 10 & 17, from 10:00am-11:30am


Series 2: Wednesdays, March 3 & 10, from 10:00am-11:30am


Series 3: Wednesdays, April 7 & 14, from 10:00am-11:30am

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the descriptions under each specific group or workshop. Many contain links for students to register by Zoom. Others may need a referral or screening; please discuss with your counselor or case manager, or call the CAPS front desk at (415) 338-2208.

*When registering, we are only able to accept students who sign up with their SFSU email.

You will receive an email at least 2 hours prior to start time of your group or workshop.

Most groups and/or workshops are between 1 hour to 1.5 hours in length or as listed in the description.

Yes, in most cases you will have the option to participate at different points throughout the group or workshop.

CAPS offers both therapy groups and informative skills workshops.

Our groups offer another form of supportive therapy where participants of the groups connect and meet with a therapist/facilitator and peers around specific or more general concerns.

Our workshops offer a supportive and informative space where participants can learn about different mental health topics and different skills and tools to manage certain mental health concerns.