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Student Health and Counseling Center

Group Counseling

Groups are available to have the support of others who share similar concerns and to gain information needed for effective self-care. A wide variety of groups are available each semester, focusing on topics such as relationships, stress, anxiety, and women's issues.

All of our groups and classes provide a safe and confidential place to learn skills or explore issues and are run by professional staff. 

To participate, please call 559.278.2734 to enroll. You can also fill out an interest form



Monday at 2 p.m., Friday at 9 a.m.
Steve Sanchez, LMFT / In-Person

Work out anxiety through shared common experience.


Anxiety Toolbox

Monday at 11 a.m. and Friday at 9 a.m.
Zafar Sumler, AMFT / On-Line (Zoom)

A fast paced 3-session group for those struggling with anxiety-related concerns and looking to build coping skills to manage symptoms.

DBT 123

Thursday at 2 p.m. 
Whitney Rodriguez, LMFT / In-Person

Learn mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills to thrive in everyday life.
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Getting Unstuck

Wednesday at 2 p.m. 
Zafar Sumler, AMFT / On-Line (Zoom)

A fast paced, 3-session group to those who struggle with a variety of concerns, including depression and want to build coping skills for managing symptoms.
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Thursday at 3 p.m.
Steve Sanchez, LMFT and
Zafar Sumler, AMFT / In-Person

An opportunity to speak your mind. Because not everything can be covered up with facial hair.

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Mirror Mirror

Thursday at 10 a.m. 
Myrna Pacheco, LMFT / In-Person

A safe space to discuss self-image and body image. 

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Wednesday at 11 a.m., Friday at 1 p.m.
Steve Sanchez, LMFT / On-Line (Zoom)

Gain insight to improve all of your relationships and connect in deeper, more meaningful ways with others.

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Wednesday at 2 p.m., Thursday at 4 p.m.
Steve Sanchez, LMFT / On-Line (Zoom) or In-Person (Hybrid)

Gain insight to improve all of your relationships and connect in deeper, more meaningful ways with others.

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Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Marjaree Mason Center

Resnick Student Union (RSU) Room 216

Learn about healthy relationships and dating abuse with community partners from the Marjaree Mason Center.

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Success Over Stress

Monday at 11 a.m.
Myrna Pacheco, LMFT / On-Line (Zoom)

Gain skills to manage stress.

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The Emotionally Exhausted Person

Tuesday at 1 p.m., Friday at 1 p.m.
Dennice McAlister, LMFT and

Gladys Orona, AMFT / In-Person

Explore a more authentic form of self-care and discover a greater awareness of what you need emotionally to become who you really are.

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True Colors

Fridays at 11 a.m.
Dianna Carrillo, ASW and
Bryan Van Ravenhorst, ASW / In-Person

A safe space for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals to listen and talk with others about life, intersectionality, relationships, identity exploration, shared experiences, and other mental health concerns related to queerness.
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Bulldogs for Recovery (B4R)

In-Person: Friday's at 3:30 p.m.

A 12-Step Drop-In Meeting for Fresno State Students Only.