Stone Center Counseling Service entrance

Stone Center Counseling Service Groups & Workshops

Counseling groups can be a way to feel more connection and belonging, learn coping skills, and gain support and encouragement from other students in a confidential environment. If you are a Wellesley Student and are interested in a group or workshop that *requires registration, please call the Counseling Service at 781-283-2839.  An individual check-in meeting with a group facilitator will be scheduled for you.

Fall Groups typically start the end of September or beginning of October.  Contact the group leader if interested or make a registration appointment by calling or stopping by the Counseling Service 8:30-4:30 pm. 

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* AWARE

The 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
  • Contact: Wendy Huang  whuang2
  • This group is in progress.  Will be offered next semester.
  • Stone Center Conference Room
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Chronic Illness Support Group

Support group for students challenged by a medical condition/illness. Come together to find support.

  • Led by Zan Barry 
  • RSVP: Zan Barry sbarry
  • Mondays 12:30-1:30
  • This group is in progress.  Please contact leader if interested in joining
  • Stone Center Conference Room

 


 

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Complex Minds

For students carrying a mental health diagnosis, including anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and others.  This group will focus on creating a peer support network, undoing stigmas, recognizing symptoms and managing self-care.  It will help you find strength through group connection and celebrate your unique resources, creativity, intelligence and expression. It is important for members who choose to come, to commit for all the sessions.

  • Led by Angela Guerrero
  • RSVP: Angela Guerrero aguerrer
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* DBT Skills Workshop

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 workshop is comprised of six weekly 60-minute group sessions.

  • Co-led by Zan Barry and Kaeley Majewski
  • * Registration Required: 781-283-2839 
  • For more info contact: Kaeley Majewski  kmajewski
  • Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 
  • Begins: October 16th  Fall session is full.  Accepting names for a wait list for next semester.
  • Location: Stone Center Conference Room
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* 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: 781-283-2839
  • Thursdays 1:00-2:00
  • Begins: October 24th
  • Location: Stone Center Counseling Service
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Finding Connections

Feeling lonely? Wish your friendships were stronger? Do you have a lot of acquaintances but not many friends? Finding Connections is the group for you! This group empowers members to navigate the many transitions of college by providing guidance on the process of finding and deepening relationships. We practice authentic conversation, give and receive interpersonal feedback, and practice new relational skills. 

  • For more info contact Robin Cook-Nobles rcooknob@wellesley.edu
  • Meets Thursdays 2-3  This group is in progress.
  • Location: Stone Center Counseling Service
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* 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.

  • Co-led by Alex Prior & Kaeley Majewski
  • *Registration Required: 781-283-2839
  • Fridays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • This group is in progress
  • Stone Center Conference Room
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LGBTQ+ Support Group

This support group is open to all intersectional identities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella.  It is intended to be a confidential place to receive and give emotional support around gender and sexuality.  Together we will create a safe space to explore themes such as relationships with family, partners, coming out or being out, and help you embrace all parts of who you are. 

  • Co-led by Jan Park and Noah O'Leary
  • RSVP: Jan Park jpark23
  • Mondays 1:00-2:00
  • This group is in progress. 
  • Stone Center Solarium

 

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* "Me Too" Survivors Group

This group is offered for students who want to explore their sexual abuse experience in safety and with compassion, with the goal of regaining a sense of wholeness and self-love by letting go.  Please call to schedule a brief appointment, if you are interested and the time works for you.  There will be a maximum of 8 members.  It is important that if you choose to come, you commit for the nine sessions.  Group closes after the second session.  

  •  Facilitated by Angela Guerrero, LICSW
  • *Registration Required: 781-283-2839
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Nosotras

Nosotras is a group for anyone who claims some ethnic connection to Spanish speaking countries, but speaking Spanish is not a requirement!  Nosotras is a safe space to talk about your experience in coming to Wellesley and how to successfully graduate maintaining a good balance between the personal and academic demands.  We will explore themes of relevance to the members such as family, political climate, first generation issues, work and studies etc.  It is important that if you choose to come, you commit for the nine sessions.

  • Facilitated by Angela Guerrero, LICSW
  • RSVP: Angela Guerrero aguerrer

 

 

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Coping with Procrastination Workshop

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, October 31st: 1:00-2:00pm
  • Stone Center 
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Laugh & Relax Workshop

Laughter is the best natural medicine


If you're looking for a place...
to reduce stress?
to be silly and playful?
to be able to wear comfortable clothes?
If so, then please join us for some giggles and serenity!

  • Led by Angela Guerrero
  • RSVP:  Angela Guerrero aguerrer
  • Thursday, December 5th, 12:00-1:00
  • Stone Center Solarium
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PAWS for Wellness

Stop by and spend time with our stress-relieving therapy dogs and their volunteers. Guaranteed to brighten your day. 

  • Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm
  • Dates: November 14, and December 12
  • Lulu Chow Wang Center - Cow Chair Room
  • Contact:  Jan Park  jpark23

  

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Fresh Check Day

Fresh Check Day is a Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Education Event with uplifting, interactive booths,  peer-to-peer messaging, music, prizes and fun activities designed to offer positive messaging for the support of mental wellness.  Led by the Stone Center Counseling Service, it is brought to you in collaboration by the Division of Student Life.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please reach out to Cindy Verdelli reverdell

  • Thursday, October 17th
  • 12:00-3:00 pm
  • Tishman Commons 
  • ??? contact Jan Park jpark23

 

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WELL N.E.S.St. Festival

Come join the Office of Student Wellness, the B.H.E's, and their collaborators for this FUN, educational, well-being fair.  Learn how to help yourself prevent problems in your health and make the most of your potential.

  • Thursday, February 13th
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Tishman Commons