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 3 pm and last 50 minutes. All workshops are held in SUB 1, room 3008. 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 Eventbrite to reserve your spot. We invite you to review our current offerings and consider which workshops may be a good fit for you!

Workshops will start during the second week of the semester (January 28th – February 1st, 2019) and continue through finals week (final date Wednesday, May 15th, 2019).

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.


Creating Connection Mondays

Many students feel alone and disconnected from others on campus. These feelings can arise from feeling different, marginalized, or out of place at Mason. This workshop seeks to create a supportive space for students who feel isolated to connect authentically with other students who understand those feelings and identify avenues of support.

Eventbrite – Creating Connection

Tranquil Tuesdays

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.

Eventbrite – Tranquil Tuesdays

All Things Relational Wednesdays

Connection with others is an integral part of our lives. When we have difficulties understanding ourselves and relating to others, we often find ourselves feeling lonely, isolated, frustrated, misunderstood and unheard. Through this workshop, we will explore healthy ways to communicate with others, cultivate healthy relationships by learning to resolve conflicts, have difficult conversations, be assertive and set boundaries, and learn to have healthy relationships with ourselves and others.  Come learn how to make your relationships rock and give your relationship skills a work out all while meeting new people.

Eventbrite – All Things Relational

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.

Eventbrite – Artful Expressions

Self-Care Space Fridays

Self-care is an integral part of how we navigate challenges in our lives. We will practice a variety of self-care activities together each Friday. Join us for a break in your week!

Eventbrite – What Are You Thinking?!

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