Book an appointment with a clinician to learn about your care options. Our clinicians will guide you to the appropriate care for you based on your unique needs. Health & Wellness offers a variety of short-term mental health services including:
- Skills-based wellness workshops
- Single-session counselling
Updated July 6, 2021
Health & Wellness counsellors are available for single-session counselling for students to swiftly access individual support for help with issues like roommate conflict, exam stress, relationship problems, sadness or nervousness, and more.
A single session is a one-time, 45-60 minute appointment and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Counsellors will meet with students virtually by secure video conferencing or by phone.
To book an appointment, call the Health & Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 (option 5).
Considerations for single-session counselling
A single session appointment:
- Is often a good fit for students who are uncertain about pursuing ongoing counselling services.
- Is for students who want to address a specific concern, whether it is new or longstanding.
- Is not a route to ongoing therapy and it doesn't replace crisis services. If you are in crisis, please call the Health & Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 to book an appointment. Visit Support when you feel distressed for more resources available to you.
- Immediate counselling support continues to be available through U of T My Student Support Program (U of T My SSP) 24/7 by calling 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578.
We hope that every student leaving a single-session appointment has an individual plan to work toward change. Students can access more than one single session (max. one per week), but we encourage students to take some time to implement coping strategies after their first appointment.
- On-location counselling
Health & Wellness counsellors are available at designated locations as a student service. Each location or site provides brief counselling for those students registered in that particular faculty, department, college or residence.
On location counselling is offered at the following colleges/departments/programs/residences:
- Architecture, Landscape & Design (Daniels)
- Chestnut Residence
- First Nations House
- Graduate & Life Sciences Education
- Hart House
- Innis College
- iSchool (Faculty of Information)
- Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE)
- Munk School of Global Affairs
- New College
- Rotman Commerce
- Rotman MBA
- School of Graduate Studies (SGS)
- Trinity College
- TYP (Transitional Year Program)
- Undergraduate programs (Arts & Science)
- University College
- Varsity Athletics
- Victoria College
- Woodsworth College
- Evidence-based group therapy
We offer 6- and 8-week evidence-based, skills-building group therapies for anxiety and low or depressed mood. Consult with one of our health professionals who can assess your needs and recommend appropriate therapy for you.
- Short-term intensive counselling or psychotherapy
Short-term intensive counselling or psychotherapy for adjustment and transition issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship/family issues, body image and eating issues, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.
Medication can be an effective treatment for some mental health issues. Consult with one of our physicians to learn about your options.
- Psychiatric care
A range of interim outpatient psychiatric services are available, including consultation, shared care, case management, and medication management, which may be supplemented with supportive psychotherapy or brief counselling.
- Full-time and part-time University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate students who have paid the appropriate incidental fees.
- Toronto School of Theology undergradate students at Emmanuel College in the conjoint full-time basic degree program
- Students in the School of Continuing Studies English Language Program (identified by a student card).
PLEASE NOTE: Our health and mental health care providers are licensed to practice in Ontario only. Students who reside out of province/country can access counselling support through U of T My Student Support Program (U of T My SSP) 24/7 by calling 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578.
Booking & Documentation
Check the Health & Wellness hours of operation.
Call, visit in person or book an appointment online for a Mental Health Assessment / Screen with Health & Wellness.
After you book your appointment, print and complete the Client Record Form before your first Mental Health Assessment / Screen. Bring the completed form with you when you come to your appointment.
Privacy & Policies
- Health & Wellness Eligibility Policy
- Cancellation Policy
- Privacy & Confidentiality Statement
- Guidelines on the Use of Perfumes and Scented Products
A reminder for U of T students: Seeking out mental health care at Health and Wellness will not put you at risk of being placed on a mandated leave through the University-Mandate Leave of Absence policy (UMLAP).