Groups & Workshops

Stone Center Groups and Workshops

Stone Center Counseling Service Groups & Workshops

New Groups and Workshops for 2022 listed below.  Please note additional offerings will be posted, so please check back for the latest announcements.  Fall 2022 Groups and Workshops will be posted at the beginning of fall term.

If you are a Wellesley Student and are interested in a group or workshop that *requires registration, you can email the facilitator directly, call the Counseling Service at 781.283.2839 or email your name & ID#, the group you are interested in, and your availability Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.  A 30 minute, individual check-in meeting with a group facilitator will be scheduled for you.



The potential benefits of Support Groups and Workshops

Making connections with others can be great for feeling less isolated and more supported. It can be challenging to come together on a small campus but usually well worth it. We are offering either zoom groups or small in person groups of 4-5 students, in spaces where we can accommodate everyone safely, while masked. Group members can develop trust and community by honoring member's confidentiality.  We are also offering workshop series and one time workshops which can also feel supportive and informative! Feel free to reach out to the group or workshop contact people if you are interested or have an idea for a peer support group, or would like to request that staff present to your group or org on a mental health topic. 

Slater Center Global Tea with Stone Center co-hosts
We are thrilled to collaborate with the Slater Center Global Tea series Stone and offer for a panel on the topics of anti-Asian hate and mental health. The panel will feature three students and two mental health professionals from the Stone Center to touch upon subjects ranging from the #StopAsianHate movement to experiences in the US as an Asian-identifying international student. After the panel, there will be a chance to ask questions to the panellists, as well as an opportunity for general discussion.
All members of the Wellesley community, both domestic and international, are welcome to attend. Beverages and snacks will be provided.
Stone Center Panelists:  Dericka Canada Cunningham, Ph. D.  and Brenda Tsai, M. Ed.


A Mental Health Conversation about Language, Self, and Mental Health

Participants will…  

  • Learn about the purpose and goals of this session.

  • Learn about the functions of first language and second language in therapy.

  • Develop an awareness of their strategies and patterns of language use in therapy and other interpersonal settings. 

  • Explore their feelings and reactions to language use/choice of their therapist.

  • Examine how their strategies of language use have contributed to their sense of identity and healing. 

  • Consider strategies and skills they can use with regard to language use to improve their personal growth, identity development, and healing process.


Takes place over Zoom on Friday 4/22/22 from 1:00-2:30

Contact: Brenda Tsai Bt101 for zoom link.

Black History Month Program
The Stone Center Counseling Service honors Black History Month and celebrates this year's theme promoting Black Health & WellnessDr. Dericka Canada Cunningham (Licensed Psychologist & Cross-Cultural Specialist at the Stone Center) will join Dr. Charmain F. Jackman (Licensed Psychologist, Founder of InnoPsych, Inc.) for a conversation on Black Caribbean Mental Health hosted by the Harambee House on Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:30 PM
To register for this event and/or learn more about other Black History Month events presented by the Harambee House, follow this link: For questions or concerns contact:


* A.W.A.R.E.- Asian Women's Action for Resilience and Empowerment

Asian Women's Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) is a group therapy intervention created specifically to address the mental, sexual and physical health of Asian American women by Professor Chris Hahm at Boston University.  The intervention is comprised of eight weekly 90-minute group sessions.  

Developing Self-Compassion: Living In Intentional Kindness Beginning With You

This workshop will be offered for students as a part of the 40 Days of Gratitude and Kindness program coordinated by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Wellesley.  Learn about simple steps you can take to connect with ways to feel more calm and less self-critical, as well as how to reduce the feeling of threat we have all been living with during this pandemic. 

Offered by Jan Park, Psychologist

Contact: jpark23

When:  Thursday, February 17th 1:00 - 2:00 pm  Zoom Registration

    or   Thursday, March 3rd 1:00 - 2:00 pm   Zoom Registration

Where:  Remote over HIPAA compliant zoom

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Workshop Series
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) takes a proactive, problem solving approach that teaches the skills needed to cope with intense emotions, improve relationships, and manage stress. Everyone can benefit from DBT skills, including those with distressed mood, anxiety, eating issues, and other difficulties. The DBT Skills Workshop series is comprised of four weekly 60-minute group sessions that will review, teach, and discuss the four modules of DBT. The facilitators will discuss a different DBT module each week. Group members will learn the various skills affiliated with each of the four DBT modules. Please do your best to commit to all five weeks, since each module builds on the others.
Workshops occur on a weekly basis.  Please do your best to commit to all five weeks since each module builds on the others.
Co-led by Caitlyn Burns and Christina Lochhead
Dates: Thursdays: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28 & 5/5
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location: Remote over HIPAA compliant zoom
RSVP to Caitlyn Burns cb107 to receive the zoom link. 
This workshop did not run.
* Eating in the Light of the Moon

For students interested in talking about eating and body image issues.  Utilizing the book by Anita Johnston, Ph.D., members will discuss their relationships and struggles with food and their bodies, and how they may be able to transform these relationships into something healthier and more empowering. 

First Gen Connection

Join this new weekly support group for First Generation Students.  In this group you can share experiences, challenges, successes and support, as you connect with peers who can relate. Expand your campus support network and share resources.  You are not alone!

Date: Starts Monday, February 14th

Time: 1:30-2:30 pm

Where: Remote over HIPAA compliant zoom

RSVP: Chris Lochhead, cl118 or Evonne Meranus, em113  

This group did not run.

* Grief Support Group

Please join us for a weekly hour long group to share and get support for the loss of a family member. 

LGBTQ+ Support Group

This group is open to students of all intersectional identities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella.  It is intended to be a confidential, safe space to receive and give emotional support around gender and sexuality.  Together we will explore topics such as relationships with family, partners, coming out or being out, and help you embrace all parts of who you are. If it is challenging to be who you are when away from Wellesley, this might be the right space to connect with others to strategize ways of coping.

  • RSVP: Jan Park jpark23
  • Co-led By Jan Park and Ian Ljutich
  • Please reach out if you are interested. 
  • Time: Mondays, 1:00-2:00 PM  Last group May 9th
Spring Into Wellness!

Hold the date for this fun interactive mental health fair sponsored by the Stone Center in collaboration with Active Minds, the BHEs,  and the Office of Student Wellness.  Spring into Wellness will be held in and around Tishman rain or shine! Join us for a relaxing chair massage from a licensed massage therapist, exciting raffle prizes, a drop-in yoga experience, complimentary wellness gift bags, adorable therapy dogs and more!  See you there!  

Thursday:  March 31st 12:00-2:00 pm

Contact: Caitlyn Burns cb107 or  Ian Ljutich il105

This was a fabulous event!


Support for You, the Friends...

Do you have a friend who is struggling with:

  • An Eating Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Other mental health Issue
  • Want to know how to be a good friend while maintaining appropriate boundaries and setting limits.
  • Need Tips for your own self-care, or
  • Need support, as this is hard.

Then this workshop is for you.

When: Thursday, March 3rd; 1:00 – 2:00pm

Where: Zoom meeting link RSVP: rcooknob

Presenter:  Robin Cook-Nobles, Director, The Stone Center Counseling Service

Tips for Staying Engaged and Focused: A Workshop for Procrastinators

Do you put off assignments until the last minute?
Never seem to meet deadlines?
Have difficulty managing your time?
Feel anxious over academic assignments?
If so, this workshop is for you!

  • RSVP:  Robin Cook-Nobles rcooknob
  • Date: Thursday, March 10th
  • Time: 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Location: Zoom: RSVP for info