Groups & Workshops

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Stone Center Counseling Service Groups & Workshops

Spring Semester Groups are listed below. Please subscribe to the Office of Student Wellness Newsletter and instagram for updates and additional workshops and programs as they become available.  

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 (with your name, student ID#, the group you are interested in, and your availability Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-4:30 PM). A 30-minute, individual check-in meeting with a group facilitator will be scheduled for you. You will also be required to complete the intake paperwork for the center.

If you have not completed intake forms for the 2023-24 Academic Year, please visit the following Student Portal link here.



The potential benefits of Peer Support Groups and Invited Workshops

Making connections with others can be great for feeling less isolated and more supported. Connecting with peers is a powerful preventative and potentially therapeutic experience for students who engage and share their authentic experiences with each other. Check out our offerings below and reach out to the contact person for any particular group, or just drop by for drop in groups and therapy dog sessions. 


Eating Disorder Awareness Week Virtual Activities- February 26-March 3, 2024

Connect with the recovery community during this annual week.  Go here for more information and check out MEDA below.

The Renfrew Center Presents: In My Empowerment Era
For Information about MEDA- Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, check out their online support groups for college students:  Recovery on Campus  and other information on drop in groups.


New for Spring Term: Workshops by Invitation

Let us come to you.  Would you like to request that staff or trainees present to your group or org on a mental health topic? We are prepared to present on a number of topics such as stress management, healthy boundaries among friends, procrastination, and self-care, to name a few.  Reach out to us to discuss your needs. Please plan well in advance to arrange a workshop with one of us. 


Contact: Jan Park, jpark23

Spring Into Wellness Fair

Come join us for our signature wellness fair, Spring Into Wellness, designed to offer a relaxing environment to hang out, learn about self care and practice it!  Enjoy a chair massage, art activities, therapy dogs, healthy snacks, wellness goody bags, raffles and more!

Hosted by the Stone Center Counseling Service in collaboration with the Office of Student Wellness and Peer Health Educators

When and Where: Thursday, March 28th, 12:00-2:00 pm, Tishman

Questions? Jan Park jpark23

Building Better Boundaries
This session is all about learning how to set boundaries in your life, from your personal relationships to your work and studies.  We''ll talk about how to figure out what you boundaries are and how to let people know about them in a way that works for you.  We'll also do some fun activities and exercises to help you feel more confident in tricky situations and find ways to grow and live life to the fullest. 
Presenters: Paulina Prieto Paz (pp104) and Jennifer Tarm (tt107)
Day and time: TBD  
To request this workshop contact one of the presenters
* 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 comprosed of eight weekly 90-minute group sessions. Co-led by Wendy Huang and Ellen Yang.

* Grief Support Group

Grief support for individuals who have lost a loved one, specifically a parent or guardian. 

Co-led by Alex Prior and Jennifer Tarm

PAWS for Wellness- Stone Center and Office of Student Wellness

Come de-stress with therapy dogs from Dog B.O.N.E.S. and Every Great Dog therapy dogs, two non-profits and our off campus partners in creating a pawsitively relaxing environment. Learn about additional resources for self-care and timely topics for stress management.  Meets within the festivals and as a standalone event below.

Thursday, February 15th, 12:30-2:00 at the WellN.E.S.St. Festival, Tishman

Thursday, March 28th, 12:00-2:00 at the Spring Into Wellness Fair, Tishman Cow Chair room

Monday, April 22nd, 12:00-1:30 in the Tishman Cow Chair room


Questions?  Jan Park jpark23

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence
The intention of this group is to create a confidential, safe space for survivors to support one another in their healing and flourishing journeys after sexual violence. This will be co-led by Stone Center trainees Paulina Prieto Paz and Harita Koya on Thursdays, 12:45-1:45PM at the Wellesley College Club.
When: Starts Thursday, February 29th, 12:45-1:45 PM.

If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form by February 20th, 2024.




UNIDAS - Latinx Support Group

The purpose of this group is to foster student's development, growth, and empowerment. This collective space centers on different themes and activities each week. It provides Latinx-identifying folks with a supportive community to explore their experiences and develop healthier ways of relating to others. This group is ideal for those who wish to gain self-awareness and cultivate more beneficial relationships. Insight and self-growth are facilitated as students share their experiences, provide support, and encourage more open and authentic ways of relating. In addition to focusing on relationships, this Latinx-focused group offers the opportunity to discuss shared experiences of navigating intersectionality, microaggressions and discrimination, challenges with systemic racism, and other social justice concerns. This is an open space where students can engage as needed.  

U - Unity: Fostering a sense of togetherness and camaraderie among Latinx students.
N - Nurturing: Providing a nurturing environment for personal and academic growth.
I - Inclusivity: Celebrating diversity and ensuring all voices are heard and valued.
D - Determination: Encouraging perseverance and resilience in the face of challenges.
A - Advocacy: Supporting and advocating for the needs and concerns of Latinx students.
S - Solidarity: Standing in solidarity with one another to overcome obstacles and succeed together.

  • Contact: Paulina Prieto Paz pp107
  • Meets: Monthly meetings on Wednesdays, 3:00 PM 
  • Dates: February 21st, March 27th, April 24th
  • Just drop by ACORNS




* Eating in the Light of the Moon

This support group is 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. 

Workshop: Resources for Gender-Affirming Therapy

Come to this workshop to empower trans and non-binary students interested in starting of continuing therapy. 

Co-hosted by LGBTQ+ Programs and Servies and Stone Center Counseling trainee, Pearl Weggler (they/them).

When:  Wednesday, March 27th, 5:00PM

Where: Penthouse 

Meal Provided: Sign up here.  

Contact Pearl Weggler for more info. pw105