Student Mental Health

Our Expertise and Your Privacy

We are here to provide accessible, evidence-based, and inclusive psychological services to our diverse student community. Mental health and wellbeing is an important component of student success. As such, we strive to support your successful adjustment to university through responsive, skills-based and proactive engagement.

Our clinicians are registered psychologists with extensive experience in treating a wide variety of concerns. Services are provided in accordance with the principles of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, 4th Edition .

Information shared during your treatment sessions is confidential, including the fact that you have accessed our services. Personal health information is not disclosed to University faculty or staff, parents, or other persons and agencies without your written permission. There are, however, a few ethical and legal limitations to confidentiality that your clinician will discuss with you during your initial sessions.

Your first session is a time-responsive and solution-focused interaction focussed on your current pressing situational stressor or mental health related concern. During this session you will be collaborating with the clinician to develop insight, options, and possible solutions to your current pressing concern. This collaboration may involve psychoeducation, therapeutic strategies, skill-developing tools, and recommended resources for further and continued support.

For further sessions a brief and change oriented treatment approach is followed. The number of sessions you receive depends on your treatment plan. Although this number is not capped, we have found that, on average, functional outcomes are often attained within 3 to 8 sessions.

Sessions are currently facilitated in-person, as well as virtually with Zoom for Healthcare. Sessions are available daily, Monday to Friday during our office hours, and are by scheduled appointment only.

If you are seeking mental health treatment, please complete and submit your informed consent document.

More information about the resources and supports available to you.

If you require immediate urgent support, please contact the 24/7 services.

Faculty and Staff: Providing Assistance to Students

Faculty and staff encountering students who appear to be struggling may wish to provide direct support and, where appropriate, make referrals to other on-campus services and resources. Information on how to assist students can be found in the Student Affairs section of UR Source, under Student Mental Health.