Wellness Programs


Want to learn new ideas on how to manage your stress, manage worry thoughts, or understand emotions? Attend free, drop-in workshops to learn coping strategies to: enhance well-being, manage a range of emotions, and increase stress management skills. No sign-up is necessary.

If you will be referring your class to a Wellness Workshop being held on a specific day/time, please contact our Wellness Workshops coordinator, 2 or more weeks in advance, to ensure sufficient materials are available for the presentation.

Art of Wellness

Stressed out? Need to unwind? Drop in and join us for a relaxing, fun, creative wellness activity! No experience, materials, or artistic ability required. 

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Links to workshop handouts, including instructions and suggested materials, are available in each video description.

Mood Wellness

Learn how to understand and accept your emotions. Develop skills to increase positive emotional experiences.

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Stress Wellness

Identify how stress impacts you; increase skills to lower stress.

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Thought Wellness

Learn how your thoughts impact your mood and behavior. Gain skills to modify negative thoughts and beliefs.

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Sleep Wellness

Learn common myths and patterns of sleep. Learn sleep hygiene skills to improve your sleep.

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Therapy GROUPS

All groups are free and confidential to CSUF students. Therapy Groups Spring 2021PDF File Opens in new window

Please note: All students must have an up-to-date assessment appointment prior to scheduling a group screening. An assessment appointment can be scheduled by contacting CAPS at   (657)278-3040.

Titan Pride
Tuesdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Starting February 2
Dr. Ladan Maleki & Gabrielle Giomini, M.A.

This group is designed to provide an affirming, safe, and empowering circle of support for students who identify as LGBTQ+ and those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Discussions will be based on group members' needs and have typically included themes of exploring identities, unpacking feelings about labels, discussing what it means to "come out", navigating potential conflict with family, healing internalized homophobia, safety concerns, concerns around employment, dating and meeting others in the community, and self-discovery.


Managing Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19
Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Starting February 3
Solomon Massin, LCSW & Alex Osorio, LCSW

8-week support group focusing on providing students a safe space to engage in community, to share lived experiences, and learn how to manage anxiety and stress during uncertain times. Sessions will cover topics such as identifying symptoms of stress and anxiety, learning about coping techniques, adjusting to virtual learning/work, self-care, and self-compassion, alongside peers who are experiencing similar challenges.


Umoja Life (Unity/Community)
Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Starting February 3
Myesha Dunn, LMFT

A safe space where black students can process the anxiety, stress and pains of racial trauma. Participants will explore the spectrum of anxiety in the context of discrimination. Participants will have the opportunity to create connection and community with other students that share some similar experiences. Participants will identify basic coping strategies and healing practices that can be used to increase self-care, self-worth and inner peace.


Grief and Healing Support Group
Thursdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m. 
Starting February 4
Dr. Phi Loan Le & Calvin Yang, M.A.

Losing someone close to us can be incredibly difficult, as it can lead to unexpected thoughts/feelings and cause us to question aspects of ourselves, others, and life more generally. It can be difficult to seek out needed support during the grieving process, particularly when it feels as though nobody “gets it.” This group is designed to provide a safe space for those who have lost a loved one to share their struggles with others who have experienced a similar loss.


Healing from Trauma
Thursdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Starting February 4
Megan Bonynge, LMFT & Gabrielle Giomini, M.A.

Structured therapy group to help you learn how to face the past so it won't control or define your future. We'll use a straightforward approach and compassionate boundaries to give you a space to heal and be heard, and to teach you useful skills to use along the way.


In the Present: Mindfulness & Compassion
Fridays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Starting February 4
Alex Osorio, LCSW & Dr. Natalya Newcomb

This group is a way to connect with others and have the supportive space to deepen your awareness of present moment experiences with acceptance. Join the group to experientially learn different mindfulness techniques that will help you develop genuine loving-kindness for yourself and others.


Healing Through the Written Word
Fridays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Starting February 5
Naji Shtayyeh, LMFT, LPCC & Dr. Nicole Enrique

Storytelling is an important and sacred practice of various cultures. Stories often help us to gain new perspectives, examine our own lives, and consider change we want to experience. This group will use reading as a mode of therapy. Together, group members will read and consider pieces of wisdom they can apply to their own lives. Don’t worry— this is not meant to be extra homework! Instead, this group is designed to be a space for reflection and growth.


Living an Authentic Life
Fridays, 11 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Starting February 5
Megan Bonynge, LMFT & Dr. Natalya Newcomb

Challenge with courage the way shame and fear show up in your life. Dig deep and cultivate compassion for yourself and others. Develop connection by creating a community focused on insight and growth.



All groups are free and confidential to CSUF students. Drop-In Groups Fall 2020PDF File Opens in new window

No sign-up. No pre-screening. Come to as many or as few meetings as you like. For more information about each drop-in support group, contact CAPS at (657)278-3040 or visit   fullerton.edu/caps

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Tuesdays, 1 - 2 p.m. 
Starting September 15
Dr. Christina Carroll-Pavia & Calvin Yang, M.A.

Connect with other CSUF students who are managing the stresses of being a college student and parent during a pandemic. Give and receive support, share resources, tips, and helpful information, and discuss common concerns.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94255727286?pwd=dzVGWjAxeVhrbjNqUkFjOXhSZXhRQT09

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The Gift of Now: Mindfulness MeditationPDF File Opens in new window
Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Starting October 19 (will meet for 6 consecutive Mondays)
Dr. Phi Loan Le & Laura Vidal, M.A.

Have you always wanted to integrate more mindfulness into your life, but don’t know how to start? This drop-in group will walk you through the basics of mindfulness. Join us for experiential practices and tips on how to incorporate mindfulness tools to reduce stress, increase a general sense of well-being, and bring more awareness and presence into your days.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92782239985?pwd=VmdiZHBRVEo0cEhGbVRpRWlPc2hKUT09


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Thursdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. 
Starting November 3 (4-week workshop series)
Presented by the CSUF Eating Concerns Task Force and CAPS, in collaboration with Health Services and TitanWell

A workshop series on food, mood, and body image focusing on the SELF: Self-compassion, Emotion regulation, Listening (to self and others), and (relationship with) Food. This is a non-judgmental, stigma-free, and weightneutral/HAES-informed space for students to explore these sensitive topics in a new way with mental health, medical, and nutritional professionals.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94969932110?pwd=azFSRHc0Wm1uYjVwdmp3N2V6ekZEUT09


Graduate Student Support Group
Wednesdays, 1 - 2 p.m. 
Starting October 7 (Meets every 2 weeks)
Dr. Annie Petrossian

A safe space for graduate students as they navigate the unique stressors and experiences of being in graduate study, including social isolation due to COVID-19 related shutdowns and travel restrictions. This group may help students who struggle with imposter syndrome, engage in negative self-to-other comparisons, or feel disconnected from others within their cohort.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/8095784742


While Black...Drop-in with CAPS!PDF File Opens in new window
Wednesdays, 1 - 2 p.m. 
Starting October 7
Dr. Rashida Mosley

A listening space with CAPS designed for Black CSUF students to discuss how racial trauma, social injustices, police brutality, stereotypes, micro/macroaggressions have impacted their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/whileblackdropincaps


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Wednesdays, 1 - 1:50 p.m. 
September 9 & 23, October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18, and December 2
Dr. Valerie Minchala

Join CAPS and the Latinx Community Resource Center (LCRC) as we offer a space for students to check-in and offer support to each other around the challenges we may be experiencing.

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/Coping_with_CAPS


Drop-In Chat - Irvine Center
Mondays, 3 - 4 p.m. 
Starting September 21
Susan Leavy, LMFT

Want to meet and chat with students who you might have bumped into as you walked the halls of Irvine Center…. if it weren’t for the pandemic? This forum provides an opportunity to converse with other students in a moderated, nontherapeutic, open topic group. In these times of quarantine and isolation, this is a space to reach out for conversation and connection.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92069511826?pwd=NnZxa2toSVV5QlB4QlR5RW1ZRDFhdz09


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Mondays, 3 - 4 p.m. 
September 21, October 5 & 19, November 2, 16, & 30
Alex Osorio, LCSW & Laura Vidal, MA

Although we cannot gather at the center’s common space to share some snacks, chats and laughs, we provide a space to allow scholars to remain connected. Join in community as we offer meaningful opportunities to interact with other amazing scholars through activities and discussions that will promote wellness, connection, compassion, and belonging. (This group is open to scholars from the Center for Scholars only)

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Treat Yo' Self Tuesdays with Titan Dreamers Resource Center (TDRC) & CAPS
Tuesdays, 1 - 2 p.m. 
Starting September 15
Martha Zavala Perez, M.S. & Solomon Massin, LCSW

Join the TDRC and CAPS for the continuation of its Treat Yo' Self Tuesday series. These drop-ins offer students the opportunity to connect with peers, learn ways to maintain and improve their mental health, and have a safe space to engage in discussions about wellness. (This group is open to Undocumented students, students from mixed status families and allies to the undocumented community)

Interested individuals can register at: http://tinyurl.com/tdrccaps


Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Starting October 7
Susan Leavy, LMFT & Dr. Jenna Ainis

A safe and non-judgmental space for students who identify as female to support and uplift one another, discuss recent stressors, and share coping strategies.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/6872504976


Being a Man
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Thursdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Starting October 15
Naji Shtayyeh, LMFT, LPCC & Dr. Nicole Enrique

Do you identify as a man, but sometimes question what it means to be a man? This drop-in group is for students who want to explore what masculinity is, learn new perspectives, and redefine what being a man means to them.

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