Therapy Options

Click on the service options for further information:

Drop In Services

Peer Support Drop-In:  A drop in service where students who are struggling with their mental wellbeing can connect with other trained students who have had their own personal experience with mental health struggles through shared lived experience. Students can receive support, encouragement, listening, and referrals.

REAL TALK Drop-In: Student athletes can meet with a counsellor in an informal way and engage in wellness conversations and education, prioritizing the building of relationships. Every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the NUSAC room 115. 

Counsellor Assisted E-Support

Counsellor Assisted E-Support: Flexible option for students to work independently on their mental health concerns through various in-house modules that combine education, reflection, and practice. Bi-weekly contact with a counsellor to discuss their learning and address any challenges.

Group Therapy

Students engage in psychoeducational, reflective, and/or wholistic techniques to address their concerns and learn new skills while feeling connected and supported. Some of our groups are offered virtually or in-person, bi-weekly and are typically 60 minutes in length.

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Individual Therapy

Brief Individual CounsellingShort term, change-oriented individual therapy appointments that provide intervention for a variety of mental and emotional concerns. Brief therapy ranges between 1-6 sessions and are typically 50 minutes long, usually scheduled bi-weekly.

Specialized Services and Navigation

Students with ongoing or intensive support needs often work with internal (NU) and external community providers to address their concerns. We will work alongside students to navigate the service system and connect them with appropriate or preferred service providers.

Rapid Access Appointments

Walk-In Single Session: Same day appointment, if available, to meet with a counsellor to address what is important today. These appointments can be single session or an initial appointment (Intake) to assess the best pathway to care for continued support.

Scheduled Single Session Therapy: Appointment to meet with a counsellor to address what is important without feeling as though a service plan for continued support is required or necessary.

Scheduled Intake: Appointment to meet with a counsellor to share concerns and develop an appropriate and meaningful service plan to help support students’ unique needs.


Self-help tools can be useful for students who have mild concerns and would like a high level of independent work. Self-Help tools may be recommended alone or in conjunction with therapy appointments. Organized by topic of concern, check out our Online Library for resources (i.e. TEDtalks, Podcasts, Workbooks) and helplines.