Personal Counselling & Student Wellness

Our personal counsellors provide confidential individual and couples counselling on both the St. George and Mississauga campuses. 

There is no issue too big or too small. Consulting with a counsellor about optimizing your professional and personal life skills is encouraged.

If you are curious about what personal counselling is, please see answers to frequently asked questions.

Require immediate support? Experiencing a crisis?

We are not an emergency service. If you are in crisis, please call the Gerstein Centre which offers a free, voluntary and confidential crisis intervention service over the phone and in-person 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact by phone: 416.929.5200.

Book an Appointment

Meet your personal counsellors

Shayna Kulman-Lipsey

Shayna Kulman-Lipsey

Joanne Leo Personal Counsellor

Joanne Leo

Carmen Bartolo headshot

Carmen Bartolo

Carole Sandy

Carole Sandy

You can read their biographies on the about us page


All sessions are confidential. Our office does not share information with the Faculty of Medicine or anyone else except by written request of the student, or as required by law. 


The Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (OHPSA), in collaboration with the Student Health Initiatives and Education (SHINE), offers workshops and seminars on issues related to student well-being and resilience throughout the academic year.


For access to some examples of guided meditation and tools for managing anxiety and depression, please visit personal counselling resources.  For information on substance use disorders and addictions, see our student-developed resource.

Contact us

You can book an appointment with our counsellors, or if you wish to speak to a counsellor, you can call our office at 416.978.2764.