Grief Counseling Resources on Campus

Current Grief Counseling Resources on Campus

 Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes and encourages students to take advantage of the following services offered:

  • The Grief Support Group:  a student-led group open to any Wesleyan student who is coping with the death of a friend or relative
    • Meets on Wednesdays at 8:30pm in the Solarium (Room 201) in the Davidson Health Center
    • Dr. Laurence Antosz is the clinical resource for the group
    • For more information, contact Hannah Vogel or Leah Koenig
    • Individual appointments:  call (860) 685-3143 to schedule an appointment with one of the CAPS therapists
    • On-call support:  call CAPS at (860) 685-2910
    • Drop-in hours:  Dr. D’Andrea will have drop-in hours from 5-6 p.m. next Monday through Thursday (3/25/13-3/28/13)

 Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) provides emotional and spiritual support and is located on the 2nd floor of 169 High Street (corner of Church and High):

  • Rabbi David Teva, Department Head and Jewish Chaplain  Ext. 2278;; Office hours:  Wed 2:45-4:30
  • Rev. Tracy Mehr-Muska, Protestant Chaplain   Ext. 2277;; Office hours:  Wed 1:30-3:00pm
  • Imam Adeel Zeb, Islamic Chaplain   Ext. 2275;; Office hours:  Wed 1:00-2:30pm

Class Deans provide support to students, facilitate access to academic and non-academic support services, and work with faculty on behalf of students:

Mindfulness and Movement Workshop on Nov. 4–Reserve space by Nov. 1

Mindfulness and Movement:

Holistic Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence


 Sunday, November 4th, 10am-4pm

 Created for survivors of sexual violence, this retreat will teach participants how to incorporate mindfulness skills and practices into their lives, improve sleep, augment self-care skills and culminate in a relaxing gentle yoga/movement session.

 TO REGISTER: Complete the registration form and return to

Alysha B. Warren,LPC,  by

Thursday, November 1st .

 Reference “Mindfulness & Movement” in subject line.

Visit for details

Space is limited!

 The retreat will be facilitated by:

Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator,

Tanya Purdy, Director of WesWell, and

Jyotika Skeels, Registered Yoga Teacher

Amy Marschall, Counseling and Psychological Services Extern

CAPS Workshop: Revolutionary Self-Care — 10/3, 7 p.m.



Having thriving relationships with others starts with caring for and understanding ourselves. Join us in a lively conversation where we will reflect, share experiences and learn new skills to create thriving relationships.

Through this workshop, we will examine and think of new ways to care for ourselves and others, gain deeper understanding of our desires, needs and boundaries, and develop effective ways to communicate and manage conflict in relationships.

Location: Downey House Lounge     Date: Wednesday, October 3     Time: 7-8:30pm

Facilitators: Alysha Warren, LPC and Rachel Verner, SART Intern and YOU!

Let Rachel know if you will join us! Bring friends!      Facebook Event

Grief Support Group — 10/3, 7:30 p.m.



Sponsored by the

Office of Counseling and Psychological Services

Dr. Larry Antosz, Facilitator

Any student who is trying to deal with the death of someone very important to them may want to consider this workshop for support and information. We will discuss grief as a natural healing process and healthy ways to help ourselves and others move though the ongoing, changing phases of grief.

All are welcome.

 Wednesday, October 3, 2012    7:30 p.m.

 CAPS, Second Floor, Davison Health Center – Rm. 201 – Solarium


Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group — sign up by 9/28

Heal in the company of others:

The Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group (SASS) will be held on Tuesdays beginning October 2nd-December 4th from 5:45-7:00pm. SASS is open to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.  

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, for more info  at awarren(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or visit the SASS website.

The deadline to sign-up is Friday, September 28th.

WeSupport: Be a Peer Mental Health Advocate — Workshop Sessions begin 9/25 or 9/28

WeSupport — Wesleyan Student Support Network

WeSupport is a 6-session workshop offered by Counseling and Psychological Services and Active Minds.  In a series of six 1-hour discussions, we will train students to be peer mental health advocates.  Participating students will learn about a variety of mental health topics, become familiar with the signs a friend or acquaintance may be in distress, gain practice talking with someone who is struggling, and become conversant in both campus and community resources.  Students who complete the six-session series will have the option of joining a network of Wesleyan peer mental health advocates.

WeSupport seminars will be held Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 PM in 41 Wyllys room 114 and Fridays from 12:15 – 1:15 in 41 Wyllys room 113.  Start date is September 25th for the Tuesday group, and September 28th for the Friday group.  The series will not meet during the week of fall break.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea at and indicate which day you prefer.




Reception honoring memory of Dr. Phillipa Coughlan — March 30, 2 p.m.

The Wesleyan community is cordially invited to a reception honoring the memory of Dr. Philippa Coughlan on Friday, March 30, from 2-3 p.m. at the Davison Health Center – 2nd floor Solarium. A plaque recognizing Dr. Coughlan as the founding Director of OBHS from 1971-2011 will be unveiled and permanently located in the solarium. Dr. Coughlan’s husband, Neil, will be attending. There will be brief remarks at 2:30, and light refreshments will be served.


Student-run Grief Support Group


(Sponsored by the office of Counseling and Psychological Services–CAPS)

Meets: Weekly–Alternate Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Solarium (Room 201, 2nd fl., Davison Health Center)

Intended to create a network of support for those who have

experienced the death of a loved one.

Please feel free to come and leave when it is convenient for you.

For more information please contact:  Rachel or Sarah-Anne

Information on meeting dates can be found at:

Wesleyan Events Calendar or by calling 860/685-2910 during regular office hours

Community Meeting about Sexual Violence Prevention & Response

YOU are invited to an open forum and community meeting regarding the state of sexual violence prevention and response at Wesleyan hosted by Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator and Maggie Cohen, SART Intern. This meeting is an opportunity to reflect on existing activism, and to offer insights about how to address sexual violence on campus.  


Hope to see you there!  Remember to RSVP (awarren[at]Wesleyan[dot]edu) to help us ensure we have refreshments for everyone!