Groups and Workshops

Support groups and workshops will hold their last meetings for the quarter during the week of Dec. 5-9. Please check back here for the winter quarter schedule.

Click each link or scroll down for group descriptions and meeting schedules.

Online Drop-In Sessions

  • Starts Oct. 12: Wednesdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

You can speak with a Psychological Services counselor without an appointment during our online "drop-in" group session, held every Wednesday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. except on campus holidays.

This is a support group setting, meaning other students may join during this time. This is an opportunity to speak with a counselor without an appointment. However, private individual support is not guaranteed and depends on how many students join as well as how many counselors are participating. Please click the yellow button to join via Zoom.


AAPI Process Group

  • Starts Oct. 28: Fridays tentatively from 10 to 11 a.m.

The AAPI Process Group will be open only to students who sign up in advance. This will allow greater privacy by limiting the group to about 10 participants, with the same individuals meeting each week. You must be enrolled in at least one class and identify as Asian American Pacific Islander or Asian Pacific Islander to participate. The group meeting time is every Friday for a limited group of students who signed up in advance. If you're interested in joining this group for Fall quarter,  you can reach out now to the email below to receive the Zoom information for the first session on October 28th, 2022. 

To sign up:

Please contact us at the above address if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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This weekly session is intended to provide a safe, inclusive and comfortable space for AAPI-identified students to share their experiences, create a sense of community and gain social support. (You must identify as an AAPI individual to join, please.) 

Themes may include

  • Family
  • School
  • Mental health
  • Professional development
  • Life goals
  • Relationships
  • Sexual and gender identities
  • Race and cultural identity
  • Development
  • intersectionality and more

Creative Expressions Group

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  • Currently pending for fall quarter 2022

Are you feeling stressed? Are you looking for connection? Everyone deserves to be heard! Each week we will explore a new theme through the words of literature, poetry, screen plays, video clips, music lyrics, visual art and more. Participants are encouraged to bring selected passages and their own art to share.

Themes may include:

  • Grief
  • Resilience
  • Coping
  • Hope
  • Stress
  • Body Image
  • Self Esteem
  • Family
  • Identity
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Culture
  • Perseverance
  • Friendship
  • Support

Join via Zoom

LGBTQ+ Group

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  • Currently pending for fall quarter 2022
  • Confidential, welcoming and safe

Group is for those who may be questioning - or already feel secure in their sexual and/or gender identity. A social space to connect with others and find friendships. A supportive space with a flexible structure to explore topics like:

  • Sexuality
  • Gender Identity
  • Culture
  • Relationship Stress
  • Family Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Academic Stress
  • Loneliness
  • Life Balance
  • Microaggressions
  • Future Goals

Seeking Safety Group

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  • Currently pending for fall quarter 2022

This group is intended for students who identify as female and is designed to help share safe and healthy ways of coping with trauma and substance misuse. The group will be conducted by Trista (she/her/hers) of the Bill Wilson Center in San José.

To sign up, please send an email to Trista at 

This group might be right for you if:

  • You are trying to cope with past or current trauma
  • You feel out of control of your emotions or reactions sometimes, feel numb
  • You are using drugs, sex, food or other ways of coping that are putting you at risk

Transfer Support Group

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  • Starts Oct. 28: Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 3 p.m.

The group is intended to provide students who are applying to transfer this fall with a space to connect with one another. Participants can share tips on how to navigate the complex transfer process and resources for managing the stress that arises during the application process. 

The group will be facilitated by clinician Alan Palmer, a former transfer student who is now a Ph.D. candidate at Palo Alto University.

Zentangle Wellness Workshops

Looking to reduce stress, calm your body, be creative and have funAll Foothill and De Anza students, faculty, and staff are invited to Zentangle gatherings this Fall.

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. The recommended supplies are a micron, gel, or felt tip pen (ball point not recommended); some plain paper, bullet journal or 3.5 inch square tile; a graphite pencil; and a blending stump or q-tip — but anything you have at home is great.

These wellness workshops are co-hosted by Foothill Psych Services, Foothill Wellness Ambassadors and Foothill Project Hope Club.  

Keep In Touch!

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LGBTQ+ Students

Check out this list of scholarships and resources

Are You Looking for Crisis Counseling or Help Services?

For information about crisis counseling or to make an appointment with a Psychological Services therapist, please contact the Psychological Services office at 408.864.8868.

You can also find information about crisis counseling and support resources outside of De Anza by visiting our Counseling resources list.

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