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Drop-In Spaces

Our drop-in support spaces are led by CAPS counselors via Zoom for undergraduate and graduate students at Long Beach State. Drop-in spaces are not therapy groups but do offer space to connect with other students and feel supported. You are not required to be a client at CAPS to participate, you can join at any time in the semester, it is okay to arrive late or leave early, and you are not expected to attend each meeting. Unless noted otherwise, our drop-in support spaces do not meet during campus holidays, school breaks, or finals week. To request disability-related accommodations to participate, please contact the Bob Murphy Access Center at 562.985.5401 or at

    Spring 2022 Drop-In Spaces


    • Grieving with Grace: Conversations about learning to live after loss
      • Date/Time: 12:30pm – 2pm (monthly)| 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 
      • Facilitator: Michael Barraza, Psy.D.;
      • Zoom ID: 869 9864 9174 (Passcode: 5629854001)
    • Rainbow Café: An Inclusive Space in Support of (a)Sexual, (a)Gender and (a)Romantic Diversity ​


    • Butterfly Healing Circle: Undoc/DACA support group led by UndocuAllies
      • Date/Time: (monthly) | Email for dates and location 
      • Facilitators: Nidia Moran Canales, PsyD, LMFT and Xiomara Romero, LMFT
    • Black Table Talk: A Space for Conversations about Race and Other Issues Impacting Black Students
      • Date/Time: Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00pm (2x a month) | Starting 1/25 | Email Dr. Shelly at 
      • Facilitator: Shelly Collins, Ph.D. (Rotating Facillitators)
      • Meeting during spring break and finals week.
    • Creating Connection for Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Students: A conversation space for Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander student to connect across diverside lived experiences


    • Buddies Connect @ the Beach: Meet other students, build community, get resources, and de-stress
      • Date/Time: Wednesdays 1-2pm (weekly) 
      • Facilitators Lolita Mariscal-Carrano, LCSW, Gloria Flores, MHP, CHES (Peer Program Coordinator), & Beach Buddy Peer Mentors;
      • Zoom ID: 870 8990 9478
    • It’s Been A While: Resources & community building for re-entering & non-traditional aged students 
      • Date/Time: Wednesdays 4 – 5pm (weekly
      • Facilitator: Dan Szuhay, Psy.D.; 
      • Zoom ID: 830 9363 1386 


    • First at the Beach: A support space for first generation college students at CSULB
      • Date/Time: Thursdays 12-1pm (weekly) 
      • Facilitator: Elisa Hernandez, Ph.D.;
      • Zoom ID: 845 9072 7986
    • Thoughtful Thursday:  Guided mindfulness and meditation
    • Sisterfriends: A supportive networking group for Black women (led by WGEC)
      • Date/Time: Thursdays 1 – 2:30pm (weekly)
      • Facilitators: Hosted by WGEC with Shelly-Ann Collins Rawle, Ph.D. as an intermittent guest facilitator from CAPS;  
      • Zoom ID: Contact facilitator   
    • Latinas @ the Beach: A space to connect with other Latinas
      • Date/Time: Thursdays 2 - 3pm (weekly) | Email to sign-up
      • 3x/month via Zoom     |     1x/month in the USU | 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/5
      • Facilitator: Rosa Moreno-Alcaraz, Ph.D.; and Celia Mejia, M.A. 
      • Zoom ID: 810 9792 0963