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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.

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 Life & Learning, room HA115.

Personal 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.

Make an appointment

Note: To cancel an appointment, please provide at least a 24-hour notice.

If in crisis

If you are experiencing an immediate crisis, please come directly to the Student Life & Learning office in HA 114, Hole Academic Centre. We are open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

In case of an emergency during off hours, please call 911, or a 24-hour Distress Line at 780.482.4357. If you are on campus, call 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