Health & Wellness

Mental Health

Counselling Services


We are here to help. We provide confidential counselling services that can help students who are feeling worried, anxious or depressed, having relationship problems, addiction or academic concerns, or have experienced sexual violence.

Faculty and Staff can participate in the Employee and Family Assistance Program.

What to expect for your intake appointment

Your intake appointment is your first, 50-minute appointment, not a counselling session. We will assess your needs, including depression and anxiety screenings, and develop a plan based on your concerns.

Our Approach

Our "Stepped Care 2.0" model empowers you to maximize and manage your own health to the best of your ability. We focus on resiliency and building on your strengths, rather than on pathology and illness. We also emphasize early intervention as a way of preventing more serious health issues.

  • Your care plan may include individual or group counselling. We may also connect you to other campus resources, peer support, online tools, or community referrals.
  • You will have a limit of 10 individual counselling sessions per academic year.

Confidentiality

Your discussions with your counsellor and records of your appointments are confidential. Information will not be shared without your prior knowledge and written consent. There are limited circumstances where the law requires disclosure including situations such as child abuse, medical emergencies and threats of violence to oneself or others. It is also possible for records to be subpoenaed by a Court of Law.

Cancelling an appointment

If you need to cancel your appointment, please call us by 2pm the day before your scheduled appointment. To cancel a Monday appointment, please call by 2pm on Friday.

Confirmation of all appointments is required.

No-shows

We are committed to providing all our students with exceptional care. When you fail to cancel or show up for your appointment, you prevent another student from being seen. Thank you for your consideration.

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Contact us for an appointment:

counselling@acadiau.ca
Tel: 902.585.1246

Old SUB lower level

Hours:

Monday and Wednesday
8:30am - 7:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm