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Counselling

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705-673-6506

1-800-461-4030 ext: 6506

Virtual Appointments
WellTrack App
The Inquiring Mind
Virtual Appointments
WellTrack App
The Inquiring Mind

Staying connected while staying home

Counselling Services is now offering appointments via telephone and video conference. Our counsellors will offer brief, solution-focused services to discuss your current needs and to establish a plan that includes the resources and services that will be the most helpful to you.

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Interactive Self-Help Tool

WellTrack is designed to help you understand your mental health and to provide you with the help that you need right now. WellTrack is a suite of online tools and courses that uses aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you identify, understand and address issues that you are having.

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Interactive Workshop - Now Being Delivered Virtually!

The Inquiring Mind Post-Secondary (TIM PS) is an evidence-based program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational / student setting.

For more information, send us an email: theinquiringmind@laurentian.ca

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What is counselling?

Counsellors listen and work with you to address personal issues and mental health concerns that may be interfering with your success as a student. We offer a range of services to promote effective learning, growth and personal development.

Confidentiality

All meetings with counsellors are confidential. Your record is not part of University records and will not be released without your consent, except in extenuating circumstances. Only team members involved in supporting you will access your information. We are subject to the Personal Health Information Protection Act ("PHIPA"), the Freedom of
Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FIPPA"), and regulations of our regulatory colleges.

Walk-in Individual Counselling

Our walk-in hours are closed, however our counsellors remain available to support you.

If you are experiencing a situation where you need urgent assistance but do not have a scheduled appointment, counsellors will be available for same-day appointments Monday to Friday, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments generally occur on a first-come, first-served basis with the last appointment at 2:15 p.m.

Workshops and Group Counselling

When available, students may access these services to share experiences, learn new perspectives, and experiment with new behaviours, wellness skills and resiliency adaptations for university life.

Book an appointment

There are a few ways that you can book a counselling appointment. You can contact the Student Life Intake Coordinator by calling 705-673-6506 or by e-mailing counselling@laurentian.ca, or you can book an appointment in person Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (September-April) or 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m (May-August).

Frequently Asked Questions

Confidential, short-term counselling services are offered free of charge to all currently enrolled students.

There are a few ways that you can book a counselling appointment. You can contact the Student Life Intake Coordinator by calling 705-673-6506 or by e-mailing counselling@laurentian.ca, or you can book an appointment in person Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (September-April) or 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m (May-August).

If you anticipate the need to miss an appointment, please notify us as soon as possible. Except in emergency situations, it is your responsibility to inform the counsellor or the Student Life Intake Coordinator at least 24 hours in advance so that the time can be made available to others. Please note that if you do not attend your appointment, you may have to wait until the next available appointment with your counsellor due to the high volume of request for counselling services on campus.

It is helpful if you come prepared with specific concerns or problems that you would like to discuss. It can also be helpful if you have a specific goal that you would like to achieve during your sessions.

Allow for 30 to 45 minutes for your first visit with a counsellor as we will:

  • provide information about what to expect from the counselling process;
  • discuss your presenting issues and concerns;
  • develop a plan with you for counselling and/or referral to services on or off campus which best meet your needs.

If you would like more information about counselling services, you are invited to schedule a 15 minute appointment with a counsellor, who will explain the services that are available and answer any questions you may have.

Not sure where to start? Our counsellors will work with you to identify resources and services that are available online and in your area. To schedule an appointment to speak with a counsellor, please contact us at 1-800-461-4030 ext: 6506 or at 705-673-6506, or by email at counselling@laurentian.ca

 

Students located outside of Ontario can speak to a mental health professional 24/7 (no appointment needed) through keep.meSAFE:

Call: 1-844-451-9700 (If calling from outside of Canada or the United States, dial 011-416-380-6578)

Chat: Download the free MY SSP app or visit the keep.meSAFE website.

keep.me SAFE provides students with both immediate and ongoing support from multilingual and culturally matched counsellors.

Not sure where to start? Our counsellors will work with you to identify resources and services that are available online and in your area. To schedule an appointment to speak with a counsellor, please contact us at 1-800-461-4030 ext: 6506 or at 705-673-6506, or by email at counselling@laurentian.ca

 

If you need immediate counselling support:

 

Students located outside of Canada can speak to a mental health professional 24/7 (no appointment needed) through keep.meSAFE:

Call: 1-844-451-9700 (If calling from outside of Canada or the United States, dial 011-416-380-6578)

Chat: Download the free MY SSP app or visit the keep.meSAFE website.

keep.me SAFE provides students with both immediate and ongoing support from multilingual and culturally matched counsellors.

Counselling Services


Second Floor
R.D. Parker Building

Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.