Groups and Workshops

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week is May 9-13. Join us for special events every day of this week! Visit the Mental Health Awareness Week webpage for more information and registration links.


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

Online Drop-In Sessions

You can speak with a Psychological Services counselor without an appointment during our online "drop-in" group session, held every Friday from 11 a.m. 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

New AAPI Group for Spring Quarter – Every Friday for a closed group. 

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 spring quarter class and identify as Asian American Pacific Islander or Asian Pacific Islander to participate. The group meeting time is every Friday for a closed group of students who signed up in advance. If you're interested to join this group for the Fall quarter you can reach out now to hold your spot and we will confirm your registration during the Fall quarter. 

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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  • Every Wednesday from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

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

LGBTQ+ Group

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    • Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Email: to obtain zoom link
    • Confidential, Welcoming, & 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

Race-Based Stress Resilience Support Group

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Join our Race-Based Stress Resilience workshops for spring 2022:

NEW TIMEThis group will meet on Thursdays from 3:30-4:10 p.m. Join us as we explore different themes each week, centering the experiences and voices of our students of color. This space will provide an opportunity to share your experiences, express your feelings, create a sense of connection, build community and support. You must be enrolled in at least one spring quarter class and identify as a person of color to participate.

This group will continue throughout spring quarter. To join us, please click the button below during the scheduled group meeting time.

Join via Zoom

Seeking Safety Group

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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.

You must sign up in advance for this group, which will meet via Zoom on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 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

Zentangle Wellness Workshops

  • Group will meet on Wednesdays beginning April 6
  • Sessions will be from 11 a.m. to noon

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

Previous Events

Knit or Crochet for a Cause

knittersBy accepting this skein of yarn, you will be challenged to create an artwork in consideration of the plight and well-being of an OTHER (such as a friend in need, a DREAMER student or a parent who is ill, etc.) with the goal of giving your artwork to this OTHER.

It is hoped that as you work on the artwork, you yourself will:

  • Slow down
  • Take time away from electronic stimulation
  • Spend time with others in conversation and interaction while you work
  • Develop the capacity to be alone should you choose to work on your own
  • Discover your ability to use your hands to create something beautiful
  • Be curious about the OTHER in the community

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 Department 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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