During your time at Concordia, 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. It's good to know that whatever may be troubling you Concordia's counsellor is here for you. Dr. Barbara van Ingen, R. Psych, coordinates Counseling Services, through which you have access to individual counselling with Mirna Hanic, a Canadian Certified Counsellor.
Counseling services are confidential, free of charge and typically short term. They are an opportunity for students to receive support with mental health, academic and/or other personal concerns that are interfering with positive life experiences.
Regardless of the reasons for seeking counselling, you can expect to be treated with respect, empathy, and non-judgment. You and your counsellor will work together at 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 be glad to answer any further questions related to counselling during your first session.
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If in crisis
If you are experiencing an immediate crisis, please come directly to the Student Life & Learning office in HA 114, Hole Academic Centre.
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 information, education, and resources are available online through myWellness student plan.