Therapy Options

Counselling Services Pathways to Care image includes a circle with a service offered listed in each. Drop-In, Counsellor Assistent E-Support, Peer Support, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Wellness Promotion, Self-Help, and Specialized Care and Referrals.

Click on the service option drop downs below for further information, or click here for a pdf of our Welcome to Counselling Information

Drop In Therapy

Same day appointments are available every day to meet with a counsellor to address what is important that day. Students can schedule these appointments in advance or simply drop-in to speak with an available counsellor. These appointments can be a single session or an initial appointment to develop a plan, and become engaged in the best Pathways to Care for the student.

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.

Peer Support

The Peer Support Drop-In Centre is a peer-led wellness service. It is a space where students can meet informally with other students who have shared experience of having lived with a mental health concern/challenge. Trained Student Peer Supporters will get to know student peers in an informal way, building equal relationships based on mutual respect and trust, providing non-judgmental support and a listening ear, sharing wellness information, completing referrals, and assisting with advocacy when needed.

Group Therapy

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

Individual Therapy

Short 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 Care and Referral

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.

Wellness Promotion and Outreach

NUlistens is a campus wide outreach and prevention program focused on promoting student’s mental and emotional well-being, delivered in partnership between Student Counselling Services and Student Intervention Services. Our primary goals are to increase understanding of mental and emotional challenges that students may face during their time at Nipissing University and to increase their knowledge about the support services available. Learn more at


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.