Our Staff

Core Staff

 

Photo of Robin Cook-NoblesRobin Cook-Nobles, Ed.D., Director of the Counseling Service

Robin has been working at the College since 1986.  She has a particular interest in Black female development, in human development in general, and in a variety of ethnic/cultural issues and concerns.  She received her undergraduate degree from Boston College, her masters degree from Teachers College,Columbia University and her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.  Previously, Robin has worked at the Boston University, and Howard University Counseling Services  She has taught the Psychology of Women at Wheelock College and has taught, Human Growth and Development, Cross-cultural Psychotherapy, and Group Psychotherapy at Antioch New England Graduate School.  Robin loves art and interior design and almost went to art school instead of Boston College as an undergrad. Pronouns: She, her, hers.  email: rcooknob

 

Alex Prior, LICSW, Staff Social Worker

Alex is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a M.S.W. from Simmons School of Social Work and a B.A. in English from Northwestern University.  Prior to coming to the Stone Center, she worked in an outpatient trauma clinic with individuals and families.  Her experience there included working with children and adults with histories of sexual violence, difficulties with depression, anxiety and substance abuse.  In her private practice, Grove Street Counseling in Wellesley, Alex works mostly with young adults and adults in individual and couples therapy.  Her primary interests include sexual assault, gay/lesbian issues, parenting, and cross-cultural differences in identity development.  Alex enjoys running on the trails in the woods, watching great blue herons soar, robins busily hopping and occasionally, sighting deer. Pronouns:  She, her, hers. email: aprior

 

Wendy Huang, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist

Wendy is a licensed psychologist and received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from Occidental College, and her M.S in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon.  Prior to coming to the Stone Center, Wendy was at the Counseling Center at the College of the Holy Cross.  She has also worked at Cambridge Eating Disorders Center, Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Counseling Center at Arizona State University.  Wendy provides individual and group therapy, consultation, and supervision of psychology interns.  She works collaboratively with clients to help them feel more empowered and authentic in their relationships and life.  Her clinical interests include women's issues, eating disorders, multicultural and feminist therapy.  Wendy balances her work life by spending time with her family and friends, and playing bar trivia at least once a week. Pronouns: She, her, hers. email: whuang2

 

Photo of MarionMarion Russell, M.D., Supervising Psychiatrist

Marion completed her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, and her internship and residency in psychiatry through Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  She received her undergraduate degree in Biological Science from the University of Vermont. Prior to coming to Wellesley and during her psychiatric residency Marion worked at Boston University Student Health Services and at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. She has experience working in emergency psychiatry, various inpatient and outpatient settings including programs for addictions and trauma based work as well as inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry. Marion’s primary clinical interest is in women’s mental health and treating emerging young adults with a wide range of mental health disorders. She strongly believes in evaluating and treating the whole person and helping them find the path to their best possible selves. She has a particular interest in anxiety related disorders and utilizes a holistic approach to managing anxiety and helping students optimize wellness. Marion is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Board Certified in Psychiatry. In her free time, Marion enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends, cooking and curling up with her cat and a good book. Preferred pronouns: She, her, hers. email:  mrussell

 

Photo of Jan ParkJan Park Ed.D., Psychologist, Assistant Director of Group and Outreach Activities

Jan is a licensed psychologist with a M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.  She earned a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies, from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Just prior to coming to the Stone Center, Jan worked at Rhode Island College for 24 years.  As a psychologist, consultant, and supervisor of therapists in training, Jan strives to help people feel and perform at their best, in a way that is personally sustainable. She enjoys the practice of mindfulness-based stress reduction and is committed to lifelong growth and learning.  Jan has always valued the practice of community psychology, outreach, and prevention in the college setting. It is especially important to her to value the complex identities of our students and to support the LGBTQ+ community.  In her leisure time, she craves being in nature and all it offers.  Pronouns: She, her, hers. email: jpark23

 

Sandra Acevedo, LICSW, Student Care Coordinator

Sandra came to the USA after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of Puerto Rico.  Sandra is an Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and earned a Masters degree in Macro Social Work from Boston University with a concentration in community organizing and human service management.  Prior to coming to the Stone Center, Sandra worked for 10 years in the field of emergency crisis intervention for Metrowest Medical Center, Advocates, and the Lipton Center.  Sandra also worked as an adoption social worker for Bright Futures Adoption Center with children in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.  As the new Student Care Coordinator she hopes to help Wellesley students and their families make smooth transitions between providers and secure additional services as needed.  Areas of interest for Sandra are adoption, child welfare and neurobiology.  Sandra is open to learn about the cultural experiences of others and to share her own experience as a native Spanish speaker and a woman growing up in Puerto Rico. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, and baking. She is passionate about animal welfare and the preservation of the environment. Pronouns: She, her, hers. email: sacevedo

 

Cynthia Song, PsyD, Psychologist, Multicultural Specialist

Cynthia is a licensed psychologist and earned her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from George Fox University. She completed her clinical internship at Columbia University Medical Center in NYC and her postdoctoral fellowship at Portland Mental Health & Wellness. Prior to becoming a psychologist, she worked as a public interest attorney in Michigan and Oregon. As a psychologist, she continues to work from an anti-oppressive/social justice framework, drawing from multicultural and relational psychoanalytic theories. Cynthia approaches therapy as a collaboration, working towards understanding the meaning behind manifest symptoms by exploring one’s distinctive history, upbringing, social context, and life events as it relates to the present. She is especially interested in shifting patterns of psychological trauma to embolden one’s sense of agency and increase cognitive and emotional flexibility for a more connected, compassionate, and creative sense of being with self and others. To unwind, Cynthia enjoys rock climbing, cooking, and traveling. Pronouns: she, her, hers. email: cs101

 

photo of Athena DavosAthena Davos, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Athena Davos is a board certified, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.  She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Simmons College and worked as a registered nurse, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago before returning to Boston to pursue her master's degree in psychiatric nursing at Northeastern University.  After receiving her graduate degree, she completed a psychiatric nurse practitioner residency program at The Boston VA Healthcare System, where she gained invaluable experience providing care to veterans with severe mental illness, PTSD, and substance abuse issues.  In recent years, she has transitioned her clinical focus to working with college students, first as a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Northeastern University Health and Counseling Services and most recently, as the primary psychiatric provider at Optum Student Health Services in Boston (serving Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Massachusetts College of Art).  She maintains a clinical interest in the treatment of trauma related disorders, substance related issues, and depression and truly enjoys working in a college mental health setting.  She approaches her clinical work with an open and compassionate mind and works to tailor treatment to the specific needs of each client.  When away from her work, she enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends, and walking with her sweet dog.  Pronouns:  she, her, hers. email: ad100
 

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Interns

 

Caitlyn Burns, M.A

Caitlyn is a 4th-year Clinical Psychology doctoral student from William James College, working under the supervision of Cynthia Song, PsyD and Robin Cook-Nobles, Ed.D.  She received her B.A in Psychological and Brain Sciences from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her M.A in Professional Psychology from William James College.  Prior to coming to the Stone Center, she has received training from Weston High School, the Addiction Treatment Center of New England, and Bentley University Counseling Center.  Caitlyn’s clinical interests include substance use, identity development, family issues, and trauma-related disorders.  In her free time, Caitlyn enjoys taking her dog out to play, traveling, catching up on the latest show on Netflix, and spending time with family.  Pronouns: she, her, hers. email: cb107

 

Ian Ljutich, M.S.W.

Ian is a 4th-year Clinical Psychology doctoral student from William James College, working under the supervision of Jan Park Ed.D and Cynthia Song, PsyD. He received a B.S. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and an M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work from Boston University. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, he completed social work placements and worked in a variety of settings including a domestic violence safe home shelter program, Boston Public Schools, and Fenway Community Health. During his doctoral studies, he has completed field placements at the Solomon Schechter Day School, Emmanuel College’s counseling center, and Walker. His clinical interests include LGBTQ+ issues, gender expression, identity development, and the treatment of anxiety. His clinical work with college students is informed by feminist theory and a social justice perspective. During his free time, Ian enjoys biking through the woods, yoga, and listening to podcasts during long walks in the city. Pronouns: He, him, his or they, them, theirs. email: il105
 

Psychology Practicum Trainees

 

Taylor D. Stewart, MDiv

Taylor Stewart is a 3rd-year Counseling Psychology doctoral student from Boston College, working under the supervision of Wendy Huang, PhD and Jan Park, Ed.D. She received her B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in English from Wellesley College. She received her Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, concentrating in spiritual counseling and the intersections of religion and psychology. Prior to beginning her clinical practicum at the Stone Center, Taylor completed her clinical practicum at Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Counseling and Wellness Center. Taylor’s primary clinical interests include racial identity development and racial trauma, religious/spiritual identity and exploration, college mental health, and multicultural therapy. Taylor has been a part of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College since 2018. Taylor’s research explores the impact of spiritual/religious coping on psychological wellbeing and resilience as well as psychological interventions for students of Color attending predominantly White colleges and universities. In her free time, Taylor enjoys making tea, reading, writing, listening to podcasts, and watching documentaries. Pronouns: she/her/hers. email: tstewar2
 

Social Work Interns

 

Jessica Long, LSWA

Jessica is a Licensed Social Work Assistant (LSWA) who is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work (MSW) at the Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW). She is working under the supervision of Alex Prior, LICSW and Angela Guerrero, LICSW. Jessica received her bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Studies from Lasell University. Prior to BCSSW, Jessica was a social worker for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families at the Cambridge Area Office and a Child Assault Prevention Specialist at Family ACCESS of Newton. In her first year of graduate studies, Jessica completed a field placement as a School Social Work Intern at Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, Massachusetts. Jessica approaches her work with warmth, compassion, and open-mindedness and has interest in strengths-based, social justice, and trauma-informed approaches to treatment. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, connecting with nature, practicing mindfulness and self-love, as well as exploring local and/or diverse cuisines. Pronouns: She, Her, Hers. email: jl112

 

Rebecca Pyne, Ed.M

Rebecca is a 2nd-year MSW student at the Simmons School of Social Work and is working under the supervision of Angela Guerrero, LICSW and Alex Prior, LICSW. She has an Ed.M in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Sociology from the Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to the Stone Center, she trained at the Arbour Hospital in Jamaica Plain working with adults individually and in group therapy. She has also served as a crisis counselor with LGBTQ+ youth and young adults. Rebecca has special interests in identity development, stress management, LGBTQ+ concerns, and mindfulness. In her free time, she enjoys going for walks in nature and in cities, cooking, meditating, and hearing live music. Pronouns: She, Her, Hers. email: rp101

 

 

Office Staff

 

photo of Cindy VerdelliCindy Verdelli, Office Assistant 

Cindy has been working at Wellesley College since 2003.  Prior to Wellesley, she was the Assistant Personnel Manager at the Boston Herald.  She left the Herald after 10 years​ to raise her three daughters.  Cindy is a Reiki Master and enjoys practicing on her family, her  friends, and her two,​ loving labs.  In her spare time, she enjoys catching beautiful sunsets, venturing on outdoor walks, and exploring new restaurants. Pronouns: She, her, hers. email: rverdell