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Our Services

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Professional, short-term individual counselling and therapy
  • Off-campus/community referrals to students who prefer or require long-term counselling/therapy
  • Wellness activities and initiatives
  • Support groups
  • Mental health consultations for students, staff, faculty, and parents related to student mental health

COUNSELLING: WHAT TO EXPECT

  • INTAKE APPOINTMENT
    • Sessions are up to 50 minutes in length
    • This initial meeting will determine the best services to meet your needs
    • Email reminder of this appointment is sent through your UOIT.net email
    • Filling out intake and confidentiality forms prior to your appointment
    • Receive more information regarding our services
    • Emotional Wellness Scale: is a tool which asks a series of questions that allows the student and their counsellor to track their emotional well-being and progress within it.  This short survey is completed prior to each session which allows for accurate tracking of your emotional health.
  • FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS
    • After your intake appointment, your counsellor will discuss next steps.
    • Appointments can be rebooked with your counsellor or by calling or emailing.
    • For longer term or more intensive counselling and therapy services, we can provide options for you with community referrals.
  • CHECKING IN FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
    • Check in at the front desk when you arrive for any appointment.
    • If you are waiting for more than 10 minutes after the expected start time of your appointment, feel free to check in with the front desk again.
    • You will be asked to complete a short survey called the Emotional Wellness Scale prior to each appointment
  • DROP-IN SESSIONS
    • Drop-in sessions are shorter appointments designed for brief support.
    • Sessions can be booked on the day of in-person or by calling the Student LifeLine at 905.721.3392.

    If you are experiencing an emotional crisis on campus during business hours, call the Student LifeLine. If you are at the North Oshawa location, you can also visit Student Mental Health Services during drop-in hours. A team of mental health professionals will be able to assist you.

    DROP-IN HOURS
    North Oshawa Location Downtown Oshawa Location
    Student LifeLine 905.721.3392
    Monday to Friday  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Student Mental Health Services Student Life Building
    Room 61

    Monday to Friday
    1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    61 Charles Street
    Room 225

    Monday to Friday
    3 to 4:30 p.m.
    UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous 
    Student Centre (UBISC)
    151 Athol Street East
    Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Your information is protected and confidential. Unless required by law, anything discussed in counselling remains confidential. Parents, professors, administrators and others are not provided with any information regarding a student in counselling.

Please be aware that there are exceptions to this rule; there are circumstances in which counsellors are legally obligated to break confidentiality. See our Confidentiality Statement and our Privacy Guide to learn more.  

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