Drop in Workshops

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a number of FREE drop-in workshops! These workshops are focused on supporting students in developing strategies to address their distress and improve their personal and academic well-being.

Workshops are available Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. or 3:00 pm and last 50 minutes. All workshops are held in SUB 1. Please visit us in SUB I, Room 3129 for the exact room number of the workshops. They are open to all enrolled Mason students. You may attend workshops as often as you find helpful. You do not have to complete an Initial Consultation prior to attending the workshops. Registration is not required, though you are welcome to register on Mason360 to reserve your spot. Click the Mason360 button at the bottom of this page to select the Workshop you are interested in attending. We invite you to review our current offerings and consider which workshops may be a good fit for you!

These workshops are not a treatment group. In addition, these workshops may not address all personal concerns. If you experience significant changes in mood or feel that you may require further assistance, please contact CAPS at 703-993-2380. In case of an emergency, please contact your nearest emergency service. If you experience significant distress at the time of one of these workshops, please notify the presenter.


Mindful Mondays

Come chillax and de-stress with CAPS! As a college student, you have many things to juggle, which can increase your level of stress. Meditation is an effective and simple way to conquer life stresses by calming the mind and body and adding energy, focus, and enjoyment to personal experiences. Join us to help calm your mind, settle your body, and increase self-awareness.

Managing Stress

Juggling all the demands of college life can be stressful and even lead to burnout. Come join us at CAPS to find new ways to de-stress or to continue to practice what you may already know. We will cover fun and interactive topics such as mindfulness, healthy habits, exploring new hobbies, and humor. Hope to see you here!

Boost Your Mood Wednesdays

Everyone has times when they are feeling down, but sometimes it can be hard to get rid of the blues and boost your mood. As a college student, there are many things that could impact your feelings (i.e., academics, friends, family, work, etc.). This workshop is designed to help you identify what is causing you to feel down and give you tools to boost your mood and increase positive feelings through self-awareness and coping skills.

Artful Expressions Thursdays

Art is a creative form of self-expression that can increase our sense of well-being by allowing us to express our emotions and release stress. Join us each week for a drop-in workshop that will focus on using various art media to promote self-exploration and growth. We will alternate between planned activities and open studio time in which you can choose what to create.

Strengthen Your Well-Being Fridays

Live your best life! Come join us as we set intentions and practice living our best lives – physically, mentally, emotionally, and beyond. Learn how to eat, sleep, and move better; craft your vision for your purpose in life; foster resiliency in the face of tough times; and make connections with others in a meaningful way.






In Crisis?

Emergency Contacts

Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

    Text 741-741



National Suicide

    Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line

    800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line




Trans Lifeline


Non-Emergency Contacts

Counseling and Psychological Services


Student Support and Advocacy Center


Mason Police