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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.

1. 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.

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 Student Success Centre, room HA113-D. You can book an appointment:

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

Spring and Summer 2018 hours

Mondays: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; drop-in sessions 12:00 pm to 1 pm (half an hour each, first come first serve)

Tuesdays: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; drop-in sessions 12:00 pm to 1 pm (half an hour each, first come first serve)

Wednesdays: 8:30 – 12:00 pm; one drop-in session from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

What happens if Monday is a STAT holiday? The schedule is Tuesday to Thursday, instead.

2. Peer Support Program

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 with any issue you may be struggling with. The Peer Helper can also help you come up with an action plan, and suggest other resources and service that may fit your needs.

Just drop by the office during hours of operation and one of the Peer Helpers will be there for you! No appointments needed. Room A212 (across from the CSA office).

We are closed for the spring and summer. We are back in September 2018 with a new schedule.

Note: Closed on holidays. Check room A212 notice board for any updates on hours of operation.

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

If in crisis

If you are in crisis, please come directly to the Student Life & Learning office in the Student Success Centre, across from the Bookstore. The person at the reception desk will make sure you are connected with supports in that moment.

We are open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

During off hours call 24/7 Distress Line at 780.482.4357.

In case of an emergency call 911 and Campus 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