University life can be challenging for many students and there may be times when you feel overwhelmed and need support. We are here with you. The Health & Wellness Centre team includes Counsellors available to provide support to registered students.
What to expect during a counselling session:
Counselling appointments are typically 45-minutes and available same day. During this appointment, a counsellor will collaboratively create a plan with you. This plan may include a follow-up counselling appointment, a referral to group therapy or peer support, or other departments on campus, and information about programs in the community. The Health & Wellness Centre counselling team members may also direct you to helpful online self-help tools, books, apps, and websites.
Together, you and a Health & Wellness Counsellor will go through the following in session:
- Identify the presenting issues and concerns that you are experiencing
- Understand how these issues and concerns are impacting you
- Develop coping strategies and create a plan to support you
All the information shared during an appointment is confidential.
Please call us 416-287-7065 or drop by the Centre in person to book a same day counselling appointment. Same day appointment are available Monday to Friday.
A Supportive Experiential Learning Environment and Clinical Placements
Please note: The Health & Wellness Centre is a training facility for Masters and PhD level counselling psychology, social work, and 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.
The therapy model at UTSC Health & Wellness:
One at a Time Therapy (OAAT) The OAAT session is similar to single session therapy, which focuses on resolving students' current issues throughout the course of a single session. The session takes place with the understanding that the session might be the only one. Students are always welcome to return for another OAAT session at a later time and date.
Brief counselling support may be recommended. With your counsellor, you will create a plan for these sessions. The sessions will likely occur every other week to one time per month. Goals are evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure your needs are being met. The Health & Wellness Centre is not able to provide long term counselling. If it is determined that you require longer term support, we will work with you to find appropriate resources in your community.
Counsellors are here to support you with issues including:
- Eating Disorders
- Family Issues
- LGBTQ+ issues, sexual orientation and gender identity
- Low Self-esteem
- Personal Crises
- Relationship Issues
- Social Anxiety