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Counselling and Psychological Services offers short-term counselling to registered Concordia students who are in Quebec. Our services can help patients find new approaches to managing persistent mental health concerns and challenging life situations.
Counselling plans — including the number of sessions and their frequency — vary according to each client’s needs. Many students make significant progress within three to five sessions.
Some services go beyond the scope of our practice as a short-term counselling centre. If you require long-term care or specialized services, we will refer you to the appropriate care or service provider.
For holistic and timely support, students are encouraged to use all services at their disposal to access the mental health services they need as quickly as possible. This includes accessing off-campus services and tele-counselling lines that are covered by student association insurance policies, as well as private policies you may be covered under.
Tele-counselling services in our wider network of providers are free and available 24/7. These services can offer short-term counselling by phone or video. Tele-counselling is a great first step in addressing your mental health needs.
Triage appointments at Counselling and Psychological Services
If you are new to Counselling at Concordia, we will begin by assessing your needs at a triage appointment.
We offer a limited number of triage appointments each week, and there may be a wait time between your initial triage appointment and your first meeting with a counsellor. To prioritize your mental health, we strongly recommend consulting with the 24/7 tele-counselling services listed above.
Please note that if you already have access to a mental health practitioner outside Concordia, your needs will be best met by continuing to see them for ongoing care.