Groups & Workshops

Stone Center Groups and Workshops

Stone Center Counseling Service Groups & Workshops: Workshops are open to all students. Groups are open to students on campus or those residing in MA. Please check back for updates.

How to join a remote group: (not needed for Workshops)

1.  Read descriptions below carefully to determine whether *Registration or an RSVP is required.

2.  Secure message group leaders through the Student Portal, or email them, indicating your request to join.

3.  If you have not already done so this academic year, go the student portal, to the Forms tab, and upload the Rights and Responsibilities, Telementalhealth Informed Consent and Guidelines, and Emergency Contact forms before the first group.  You may ask any questions before signing.

4.   Look for your Zoom invitation in your campus email. Confidentiality will be expected from all group members.

Isolation/Quarantine Support

You are doing your best, but now you are in isolation or quarantine... We are here to help you through what can be an isolating experience.  Please see the link below for ideas about coping and additional resources.  You can schedule an individual counseling appointment on the student portal if you wish.  Also, each week staff will offer a meeting time for students at Wellesley who wish to share support in a group during their time in isolation/quarantine. Group members will hold confidentiality in this space.  Please RSVP to the group leader to receive a zoom invitation. For general questions contact: Jan Park jpark23

Thursday, April 8th 3:30 PM.  RSVP: Robin Cook-Nobles rcooknob also with Rebecca Pyne.

Thursday, April 15th 3:30 PM. Cynthia Song cs101

Tuesday, April 20th 3:30 PM. Alex Prior aprior

Wednesday, April 28th  3:30 PM. Jan Park jpark23

Coping Tips for Testing Positive for Covid-19 

Fresh Check Day

Save the date for this unique mental health and suicide awareness and prevention program designed to engage students in dialogue about mental health through interactive activities (modified for these times to online activities).  Brought to you in collaboration with Active Minds, the Office of Student Wellness, and the Office of Residential Life and student volunteers. Have a chance to win a Kindle Fire 7!

Program will air live on Wednesday. April 7th, 1:00 pm ET and will be recorded and posted for additional viewing.

Check out the Active Minds Outreach Table two days before Fresh Check Day with fun and informational merch, tee shirt raffle, craft project for relaxation during break week. Monday April 5th, 12-2 Lulu.  Stop by after lunch!

Be one of the Nine out of Ten who helps someone.

Explore Fresh Check at home.


Questions? Jan Park jpark23

Art and Wellness Program- A Davis Museum and Stone Center Collaboration

Take time for self-care at this guided exploration of art combining mindfulness practice and creative responses. Especially for the Wellesley Campus Community.

Friday February 19, 3-4 pm with Alex Prior and Arthurina Fears

Friday March 19, 3-4 pm with Rebecca Pyne, Regina Gallardo '23 and Arthurina Fears

Wednesday April 14, 10-11am with Jess Long and Arthurina Fears

Tuesday May 11, 11-12 am with Cynthia Song and Arthurina Fears  for registration information



Almost Alum Green Class of 2021: A Space for Seniors

Transition, goodbyes, and maintaining connection: a dedicated space for seniors to reflect on their time at Wellesley and empower each other moving forward. This space will allow students to connect, debrief, and generally find support for senioritis, senior scaries, and share excitement about what's to come. Join one or all sessions. Zoom invitation will be sent after RSVP.

  • Co-led by Cynthia Song and Ian Lutjich
  • Mondays: 11:00 am - 11:45 am ET
  • RSVP: Cynthia Song cs101
  • Begins:  March 1st
  • Before the first group, please visit the Student Portal --> Forms tab --> complete the 3 Telementalhealth Forms (Rights and Responsibilities, Telementalhealth Informed Consent and Guidelines, Emergency 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.  

  • Led by Wendy Huang
  • *Registration Required
  • Time and Dates: Group has begun.
  • Contact: Wendy Huang  whuang2 
* 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. 

  • For more info contact Wendy Huang whuang2
  • *Registration Required
  • Time and Dates: TBD
Every Body Has A Seat at the Table: Eating Disorders and Intersectionality

Join us for National Eating Disorder Awareness week for this live event talk and discussion offered in collaboration with The Renfrew Center of Boston.  Research shows that members of marginalized groups, such as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and people in larger bodies face barriers and stigma which contribute to mental health issues and eating disorders.   We will discuss the impact of marginalization and privilege such as microaggressions, overt discrimination, and systemic bias.  We will explore ways to engage in self-care, supporting a friend, allyship, advocacy, and community action on campus.  Students who register will receive a direct link to join. 

Tuesday, February 23rd

7:00-8:00 pm ET

Questions? Jan Park jpark23


* Grief Group

For students who are coping with the loss of a parent/parental figure.  Members will have an opportunity to share their current lives and speak about the impact of the death of a family member.  This group is in progress.

  • Co-led by Caitlyn Burns and Alex Prior 
  • Contact: Alex Prior aprior
  • *Registration Required
  • Meets Fridays, 3:00 pm 
Healing & Self-Care Amidst Racial Trauma

This workshop is for you if you have experienced racial microaggressions and/or macroaggressions, and are angry about the rise in APPI hate crimes in the U.S. This workshop will be a space for AAPI students to come together for solidarity, reflection, and healing.  

  • Co-led by Cynthia Song and Taylor Stewart Seegars
  • To register for this workshop email: Cynthia Song cs101 or Taylor Stewart Seegars tstewart2
  • Wednesday, April 14 th 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST
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. Please follow directions on how to join a group through the student portal, where you will fill out three forms. 

*Relationship Group

Join us for a five-week group to explore ways to improve relationships during this challenging time of isolation and disconnection.  Group size will be limited to 6-8 participants. We will introduce you to Relational Cultural theory, an historic theoretical grounding for the work of the Stone Center Counseling Service. Group therapy can help you identify with the challenges that others face, improve your social skills, practice conflict management for your block mate dilemmas and help you feel better.  Open to any students on campus or residing in MA.


Tips for Staying Engaged and Focused While Studying Remotely: 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!

  • Led by Robin Cook-Nobles 
  • RSVP: Robin Cook-Nobles rcooknob
  • Thursday, March 18th, 3:00-4:30 pm ET