University life can be challenging for many students and there may be a time when you feel overwhelmed and need support.
At the Health & Wellness Centre, we have trained counselling staff available Monday to Friday to assist you. Your first visit will usually be a 45-minute walk in appointment in order to get a sense of what is going on and to better understand your strengths and needs. During this appointment, counselling staff will collaboratively create a plan with you. This plan may include a follow-up counselling appointment, a referral to group therapy, a referral to other departments on campus, and information about programs in the community. The Health & Wellness Centre Counselling staff may also direct you to helpful online self-help tools, books, apps and websites. An example would be the WellTrack program, explained below.
All initial counselling appointments must be made in person, via our Walk in Counselling Services. Any future appointments will be discussed during that initial meeting.
To note: Given that the Health & Wellness Centre is a training facility for Masters and PhD counselling/social work/clinical psychology students, there may be times when a practicum student may observe, participate or lead your counselling session. This will be done only with your consent. All practicum students are trained and supervised to ensure the provision of excellent care.
Well Track is an online self-help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based resource that is available to those that may be struggling with anxiety, depression and/or stress. There is also help for students that may be experiencing specific phobias or fears, such as public speaking or spiders. There is an online relaxation room that can assist with stress management. WellTrack can be used individually without coming in to see a counsellor at the Health & Wellness Centre or in conjunction with your treatment in counselling. Please ask for the access code from the front desk or email us.