Individual Counselling

Western Mental Health services is available to students who need support. Please know that this is a safe space with professionally-trained mental health counsellors.

Our counsellors offer brief, change-oriented counselling for students struggling with a wide variety of concerns including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, academic or personal stress, relationship problems, sexual violence, and adjustment to university. We have counsellors who specialize in issues impacting those who have experienced sexual violence, LGBTTIQQ2SA+ students, black, indigenous, and students of colour, and international students.

Our focus is helping you thrive as a student and in your personal life rather than exploration and analysis of past problems.

Our counsellors include psychologists, registered psychotherapists, social workers, interns (graduate level students completing a counselling placement) and LHSC consortium psychology residents.

Our counsellors primarily use a strength based, solution focused therapy model. This model helps us to work with students towards thriving within the areas of their life where they have identified concern. We hope to tap into students innate strengths and resilience to work towards the change necessary to thrive. This work happens within a supportive relationship between therapist and student.

We are not generally able to provide long term support. We will do our best to help match you with the most appropriate resource available for you to receive the support needed including referral to community partners.

For complex mental health beyond our capacity, we have several specialized community partners who may be a better fit.

We do not provide couple or family counselling, but can provide appropriate referral options through a triage appointment.