Robin 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.
Angela Guerrero, LICSW, Assistant Director of the Counseling Service and Coordinator of Training
Alex Prior, LICSW, Staff Social Worker
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.
Marion 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.
Jan 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 population. In her leisure time, she enjoys being outdoors and watching the ocean waves roll in when she gets a chance.
Hannah Peters, Psy.D., Mental Health Clinician
Hannah is a licensed psychologist with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College, and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from New York University. Prior to coming to the Stone Center, she worked at the University of Pennsylvania. Her experience includes working with students at Pratt Institute and Santa Clara University, as well as veterans at the San Francisco VA, and with psychiatric inpatients at Stanford Hospital. Hannah enjoys listening, supporting, and collaborating with students who have a wide variety of concerns. She is committed to helping students become their best selves. Her specific areas of interest include: multicultural and feminist counseling, adjustment, identity development, sexual trauma, eating concerns, and body image. When not at Wellesley, Hannah enjoys spending time with her family, and engaging in play, imagination and creativity.
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.
Susanna (Zan) Barry is a doctoral intern in Clinical Psychology from William James College. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University and her M.A. in Educational Psychology from Tufts University. Zan has also worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program of McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. She co-founded the trauma-sensitive yoga program at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and is an advanced yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Zan is interested in helping students not merely survive but thrive during their time at Wellesley. She has experience providing individual and group support, including for eating and body image concerns, stress and anxiety, and sleep concerns. In her free time, Zan hangs out with friends and family, takes walks around Boston, practices yoga, and listens to very nerdy podcasts. Supervisors: Wendy Huang, Jan Park & Robin Cook-Nobles .
Hannah is a second year clinical social work student with a concentration in mental health at Boston College. Previously, she completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Ithaca College, with minors in Counseling and English. While working on her degree, she interned at Family and Children's Services in Ithaca as a therapeutic mentor. She has also worked in New York as a counselor at a residential substance use treatment facility and a homeless shelter. Her areas of clinical interest include trauma treatment and recovery, mood disorders, identity formation, and substance use issues. In her free time, she likes to read mystery novels, bake, sing, spend time with my cat, and go on walks to explore the city. Supervisors: Angela Guerrero & Alex Prior.
Laurel Galford is a counseling intern from Simmons University pursuing her Masters in Social Work. With a bachelors in Humanities and Women’s Studies from the University of New Hampshire Laurel is interested in understanding her clients in their societal and cultural context, as well using the holistic view of wellness. Laurel believes in exploring what it means to bring diversity and creativity into the counseling room and how to honor each clients unique background. Laurel is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and believes community support is a key factor in understanding oneself. Laurel’s background work includes working at the Health Services Center of UNH as an educator in sexual health, gender identity and overall wellness, and as a Student Services Coordinator at Year Up Greater Boston. Laurel hopes to bring spirituality and holistic health into her work with young adults, and aspires to become a marriage and couples counselor. In her spare time, Laurel loves walking her dog, writing poetry and talking about astrology. Supervisors: Angela Guerrero & Alex Prior.
Kaeley Majewski is a Clinical Psy.D candidate at William James College. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from American University, and a M.A. in Professional Psychology from William James College. Just prior to coming to the Stone Center, Kaeley has had various prior college counseling placements at the MIT Mental Health and Counseling Center, and at the Curry College Counseling Center. Kaeley also has a history of working in inpatient/partial/residential hospitalization placements with individuals who are in crisis and/or who have survived traumatic events. As a psychologist in training, Kaeley enjoys connecting with others by creating a safe space for self-exploration and processing of life events. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, music, and spending time with her cats. Supervisors: Jan Park, Wendy Huang & Robin Cook-Nobles.
Zenobia is a third-year PhD candidate studying Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. After graduating with a psychology degree from the University of Virginia, she completed her Ed.M. and M.A. degrees at Teachers College of Columbia University. Along the way, she has accumulated a variety of experiences as a therapist in college settings, residential settings, and hospital settings. She is particularly interested in examining and understanding the process of therapy itself: how two people come to co-create a space of understanding and authenticity to promote healing and growth. She is also involved in projects that connect the interpersonal and personal to the systemic, including questions such as "How do therapists come to develop empathy?" "What are the experiences of structural violence faced by marginalized community members?", and other investigations of the power within social discourses and narratives that impact how people see themselves and others. When not studying, Zenobia really enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching Westworld, and experimenting with new hobbies, especially music related ones. Supervisors: Robin Cook-Nobles & Hannah Peters.
Janneen Alves, Office Manager
Janneen has been working at Wellesley College since 2014. She is a Wellness Coach and former business owner. Prior to coming to Wellesley College she worked in Health Promotion and Wellness. She has Bachelors in Management from UMass Boston and a Master of Education from Cambridge College. In her spare time, she likes ceramic sculpting, painting, playing computer games and exercising.
Cindy 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.