Need Help Now?

If you would like to speak to a clinician immediately, please call CAPS at 805-437-2088. If you reach the voicemail, select option 1 to access 24/7 phone counseling.

To enroll in the group and schedule a brief group prescreening, please submit an online Group Interest Form.

The purpose of the pregroup screening is to provide you with more information about the group and to assure it is a good fit for you. All groups require a prescreening in order to participate, please do not just show up for the group.

NEW Group Offerings for Spring 2018!

Groups 

Interest forms must be completed prior to attending the Support Group.  (Please submit the online Group Interest Form).

GroupsDaysDatesTimeFacilitator/Location

 

Mindfulness for Wellness

 

Tuesday

 

2/6/2018 - 3/13/2018

 

 

3:00 – 4:20 p.m.

 

Angela Timmons, LCSW / BTE 1867

Complete the interest form.

 

Mindful Relationships: Creating Healthier Connections

 

Tuesday

 

2/13/2018  - 3/27/2018

 

1:30-2:45 p.m.

 

Stacy Udolph, LCSW / BTE 1867

Complete the interest form.

 

Anxiety Support Group

 

Monday

 

2/19/2018 - 4/16/2018

 

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

 

Kristina Rodriguez, Psy.D./ BTE 1867

Complete the interest Form.

 

Working Through Grief and Loss

 

Monday

 

3/26/2018 - 4/30/2018

 

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

 

Stacy Udolph, LCSW / BTE 1867

Complete the interest form.

 

Rainbow Café - Support Group

 

 Thursday

Group availability based on student interest. 

Time to be announced.

 

 

Sign up!

 

Transforming the Self:  A Therapeutic Support Group for Students of African Heritage

 

Wednesday

 

Group availability  based on student interest. 

Time to be announced.

 

 

Sign up!

 

Latinx Support Group

 

Tuesday

 

Group availability  based on student interest.  

  Time to be announced.

 

 

Sign up!

 

 Healing After Sexual Assault

 

Wednesday

 

Group availability  based on student interest. 

Time to be announced.

 

 

Sign up!

Groups

Mindfulness for Wellness - Angela Timmons, LCSW 

Tuesdays | 2/6/2018-3/13/2018| 3:00 - 4:20 p.m.

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. Mindfulness of thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations, combined with cognitive interventions such as making changes to ineffective patterns of thinking, are useful tools for managing distress. Group members will learn mindfulness practices designed to calm the mind and relax the body.

Mindful Relationships Creating Healthier Connections - Stacy Udolph, LCSW 

Tuesdays|2/13/2018 - 3/27/2018 | 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Whether you are struggling with a specific relationship or desire for a relationship with parents, significant others, friends, co-workers, or roommates, this six-week group offers a safe and confidential space to discuss your concerns. The goal of this supportive group environment is to assist you with developing better communication skills, improve awareness, and find satisfaction in healthy relationships.

Anxiety Support Group – Kristina Rodriguez, Psy.D.

Mondays | 2/19/2018 - 4/16/2018| 2:30 -  4:00 p.m.

Stressed about grades, money, your relationships and/or the future in general? Feeling nervous and panicky more than you would like? Learn how to help yourself cope with stress, panic attacks and anxiety. Come and practice skills that you can use to optimize your success.

 

Working Through Grief and Loss  -Stacy Udolph, LCSW

Mondays |3/26/2018 - 4/30/2018| 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Coping with the loss of a loved one can feel overwhelming and isolating. However, you are not alone on this journey. Sharing your own experience with others suffering from a similar loss may provide a special type of understanding and interpersonal connection. While we understand that you may feel like you can never return to the way you were, this six-week group can assist in your healing as you discover your new “normal.”

Rainbow Café – Support Group - Gina Albani, Psy.D.

Thursdays| |  Complete the Interest Form!

The Rainbow Café is a support group for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, transgender, intersex, queer, gender queer, and questioning. Come and experience a unique environment where individuals can connect with one another and explore challenges, celebrate successes, and build community.

Transforming the Self: A Therapeutic Support Group for Students of African Heritage - Angela Timmons, LCSW

Wednesdays | | Complete the Interest Form!

In a confidential setting, explore how you relate to yourself and others. Gain a greater perspective for your overall well-being. Learn self-acceptance and recognize the strength that lies within. Topics: discovering the self, accepting the self, nurturing the self, and transformation.

Latinx Support Group - Norma Lopez Magaña, LCSW  

Tuesdays ||  Complete the Interest Form!

What does it mean to be a Latinx student at CI? College life can be exciting, difficult and scary all at the same time. Juggling real life issues while trying to stay school-focused can feel overwhelming! Let’s talk about family, aspirations, relationships, and daily challenges in an environment that is encouraging and nurturing.

Healing after Sexual Assault - Kristina Rodriguez, Psy.D.

Wednesdays | | Complete the Interest Form!

Healing doesn’t have to happen on your own. Find comfort in this supportive and safe environment for women who have experienced sexual assault. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with others, share experiences, and receive support in regaining a greater sense of control and empowerment in their lives. The group will focus on exploring common reactions to assault and the ways in which it can impact one’s life, developing skills for improved coping, and working through common challenges in the healing process.

 

Benefits of Group Counseling

By nature, human beings are social and talking in a group can provide you with learning opportunities not achievable in individual treatment. CAPS is pleased to share opportunities for you to get together with your peers to talk in confidence about what disruptive life experiences you are having and how to help yourself overcome them.

  • Joining a group of strangers may, at first, sound intimidating yet you will quickly experience the benefit of the members’ support.

  • Regularly talking and listening to others helps put your own problems in perspective. You can realize that you are not the only one struggling, and you discover creative solutions that worked for your peers.

  • The group leader, a licensed clinician with specialized training, will provide you with research-based strategies for managing specific problems.

  • Groups have been especially successful in helping students who struggle with stress, eating concerns, problems of intimacy, and bouts of unhappiness or hopelessness.

  • Groups have demonstrated success in promoting assertiveness, building community, resolving feelings associated with the death of a loved one, and gaining greater appreciation for all that life offers. 

Any questions about the Group program can be directed to Angela Timmons, LCSW, who serves as the CAPS Group Coordinator. She can be reached at 805-437-2088 or angela.timmons@csuci.edu.