Counsellor In Residence Overview

Making an Appointment

Current students living in residence can make a counselling appointment by:

  1. Phoning Health & Wellness at 416-287-7065 (press 2).
  2. Emailing Health & Welness at All emails are addressed during hours of operation.
If you require immediate support after hours, please refer to the following after hours resources:

- Residence Life Team on-call: 416-688-3818 UTSC Community Police: 416-978-2222

MySSP - 24/7 immediate counselling support for all Univerisity of Toronto students: 1-844-951-9700

Good2Talk  - Helpline for all post-secondary students: 1-866-925-5454

Scarborough Health Network Crisis Support: 416-495-2891

- Distress Centres of Greater Toronto - 24/7/365 distress phone support: 416-408-4357

- 911

If you have questions about other student mental health related resources, please visit: 

What is counselling?

Counselling is the chance to speak to someone about any struggles or concerns you may be experiencing. Counselling is not about getting advice, but rather the chance to talk to someone who will listen without judgement, and who will work collaboratively with you on your goals. It’s a free and confidential service. For students who need more complex or long-term help, the counsellor will work to connect you to appropriate community supports

What kind of issues can the Counsellor in Residence help with?

The Counsellor in Residence helps students who face a variety of issues. Some of these include: anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, body image, self-esteem, substance abuse, coming out, family conflict, and more. Some students worry that their problems might not be "big enough” to seek out counselling for, but everyone can use someone to talk to! There is no such thing as too small (or too big) of a concern to talk to the counsellor about. Everyone is welcome.

What impact will seeing the Counsellor in Residence have on me?

It depends on your individual situation and goals, but other students who saw the Residence Counsellor reported feeling happier, less stressed, more connected to the residence and campus community, and more confident in their ability to handle their stresses.

Who is the Residence Counsellor?

Meet our wonderful Residence Counsellor, Ahil Nageswaran!

Ahil Nageswaran, is a Registered Psychotherapist who works as a counsellor-in-residence at University of Toronto Scarborough campus. He provides one on one sessions for students on issues related to mental health. He is also able to help students get connected to supports and services on and off campus.