Counsellors in Residence

Student talking with Gryphon

Book an appointment to see one of U of G's Counsellors in Residence to explore, understand, and work through personal issues.

Counsellors in Residence are mental health therapists that provide free, short-term, and goal-oriented counselling for any student living in residence. Our counsellors operate directly within our residence buildings, allowing for more collaborative and accessible support. 


Why See a Counsellor in Residence? 

The adjustment to living in residence can be tricky to navigate. Students can book an appointment for a variety of reasons, including: 

  • Homesickness
  • Relationships
  • Academic Stress
  • Coping Skills

Counsellors are able to help students connect with other groups and off-campus supports as appropriate. 


Meet our Counsellors


Erin Lipsitt

Counsellor in Residence


Estera Lawrance

Counsellor in Residence


Rachel Keenan

Counsellor in Residence


What to Expect

Initial appointments with a counsellor are 50 minutes, on average. They listen to your needs and collaborate on goal setting together. Our counsellors are committed to creating a safe and inclusive space to share your thoughts and ideas. We are here to listen. 


Commitment to Confidentiality

All counsellors at the University of Guelph are committed to keeping your visit private and confidential. Counsellors in Residence will discuss openly with you the limits of confidentiality and when they apply. 


To Get Started

Students can call (519) 824-4120 ext. 53244 to speak with a Wellness Navigator and set up an appointment with a Counsellor in Residence. These services are available at no cost to students living in residence. 


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