Same-day counselling appointments provide access to support when you need it. You can explore concerns, learn about resources and identify next steps with a professional counsellor. One session is often enough to address your needs, but you can book subsequent appointments to build on previous sessions or address something new.
- Book a same-day appointment to address a specific need or issue, to learn about resource options or a combination of both.
- Flexible and collaborative. YOUR priorities and preferences will guide the focus and selection of treatment options.
- You can come back multiple times – make an appointment when you need it.
- Not all appointments need to be same-day – you can book any time within a week of calling.
Wellness counselling for BIPOC students
If you self-identify as Black, Indigenous and/or a Person of Colour (BIPOC), you can make a same-day counselling appointment with a wellness counsellor who self-identifies as BIPOC and has expertise in supporting students from these communities. These services are tailored to BIPOC students and offer a safe and collaborative space that supports healing from racial stress, trauma and experiences of discrimination ranging from microaggression to overt racist behaviours and acts.
What to expect at a same-day appointment
Before the appointment, think about a specific goal or issue you’d like to address. Also consider what you’d like to gain from meeting with a counsellor – what outcome will make you feel like the session has been successful?
You’ll be given a form to complete before your session. Please read all forms carefully and return them on time, so that we can make sure the entire appointment is about you – not the paperwork. This will help both you and your clinician be prepared.
During the appointment, you’ll work with a counsellor to achieve a goal or address your concerns. The session might include identifying strategies and next steps, which will be based on your need and preferences at the time. This could involve the counsellor referring you to other services that would specifically match your goals or issue, or could be as simple as you calling back for another same-day appointment.
After the session, take your next steps and practice any strategies you learned. You can make another appointment at any time to build on the previous session.
All U of T students.
BIPOC U of T students (for wellness counselling for BIPOC students).
Booking & Documentation
Same-day counselling appointments are offered during regular Health & Wellness clinic hours. For immediate assistance outside of office hours, please call U of T Telus Health Student Support (formerly U of T My SSP) at 1-844-451-9700.
Book an appointment by calling Health & Wellness at 416-978-8030 (select option 5).
Remember to fill out your forms accurately and on time so that both you and the counsellor are as prepared as possible.