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Counselling Services

During your time at Concordia University of Edmonton, you will encounter many new and exciting situations to which you easily and confidently adapt.

However, you may also have times when you experience doubt, indecision, or stress. Complicated relationships with friends or family can adversely affect your concentration; the high expectations of university study often feel overwhelming; and sometimes life just seems to throw everything at you all at once.

There are a number of options available to you when seeking Counselling Services at Concordia University of Edmonton.

Individual Counselling

Counselling services are confidential, free of charge and typically short term. They are an opportunity for students to receive support with mental health, academic and other personal concerns that are interfering with positive life experiences.

Regardless of the reasons for seeking counselling, you can expect to be treated with empathy, respect and non-judgment. You and your counsellor will work together as a team to come up with a plan to address your problems in a way that works for you. Some problems are more difficult to address or cope with than others, and, likely, will require more sessions and commitment on your part. If needed, the counsellor can offer you referrals to other services on or off campus that may be of use to you. What you say will be held in strict confidence unless someone is in imminent danger, a child is neglected or abused, or the session notes are subpoenaed by court. Your counsellor will gladly discuss with you any information related to counselling during your initial session.

Make an appointment with Alyssa Currie

Alyssa Currie, a Counselling Practicum Student is available by appointment. You can book an appointment:

Make an appointment with Mirna Hanic

It’s good to know that whatever may be troubling you, Concordia’s counsellor is here for you. Mirna Hanic is a Canadian Certified Counsellor offering individual counselling to all students. Her office is located in room HA113-D, Student Success Centre. You can book an appointment:

Note: A 24-hour cancellation notice required for appointments booked.

Peer Support

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Don’t know what to do?  How about talking to a peer about your struggle? A team of Concordia’s students are trained to provide confidential, non-judgmental, empathetic support regarding any issue you may be struggling with. A Peer Helper can offer you referrals and help you come up with an action plan.

1:1 support, no appointments needed.

Room A212 (across from the CSA office).

Just drop by the office during hours of operation and one of the Peer Helpers will be there for you!

Winter 2018 Term Schedule (except holidays)

Tuesdays 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Wednesdays 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Thursdays 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Friday 10 – noon

Note: Hours subject to change. Check room A212 notice board for updates on hours of operation.

Have questions? Stop by A212 or email peersupport@concordia.ab.ca.

If in crisis

If you are experiencing an immediate crisis, please come directly to the Student Life & Learning office in the Student Success Centre, across from the Bookstore. We are open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

In case of an emergency during off hours, please call 911, or a 24-hour Distress Line at 780.482.4357. If you are on campus, call Security (24/7) at 780.479.8761.

Additional resources

Additional information, education, and resources are available online through myWellness student plan:

  • Self-help
  • Helping others in distress
  • Crisis lines and support resources on campus, in community, and across Canada
  • Information on mental health, mental health problems, therapies, and care providers
  • Accessing a doctor
  • Mental health self-assessment