Providing a safe campus for all students
University life often presents many challenges. Whether you are having trouble managing time, dealing with relationship issues, stressed about exams or coping with depression and/or anxiety - our professional counsellors are trained to work with you to find solutions, make positive changes and create clear goals to achieve success during your time at the Mount. We understand that the journey through post secondary education can be both exciting and scary so we provide you with resources that will allow you to help yourself and others.
About our Services
Our counselling services team provides FREE personal and academic counselling to any registered Mount student in a relaxed and confidential environment. Client confidentiality is maintained according to the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists.
Our team has a number of services available so that the needs of each
student are addressed by highly skilled and professional staff, from
health and wellness to academia. In addition, Wellness Workshops, group programs, and exam bootcamps are offered throughout the academic year.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and students are eligible for up to ten counselling sessions per academic year.
Therapy Dog Program
The Mount was the first University in Atlantic Canada to implement a therapy dog program. Since 2011, Oscar the therapy dog has been bringing cuddles to the Mount community. You can visit Oscar regularly as he hosts Puppy Power Hour every Thursday from 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. on the main floor of the Library. Read Oscar's story »
Contact the Counselling Services team
If you would like to make an appointment with a counsellor, please come to EMF 127G, call us at
902-457-6567 or email us at msvu.ca. If you feel your concern is an emergency or if feelings worsen or intensify, go directly to Health Services, located on the 2nd floor of Assisi Hall, or to your local emergency department.
Our office is open from 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. Appointments are FREE and confidential.
What to expect at your first appointment
first appointment will provide you with an opportunity to talk
confidentially with a counsellor who will talk with you about some of the reasons you scheduled
the appointment and will evaluate what ongoing services or resources will be
most helpful for you.
1. Arrive at EMF 127G a few minutes before your scheduled appointment
2. Check in at the main desk and fill out an intake form
3. Relax in the quiet section until your counsellor comes to get you
What to do if you're concerned about a student Members of the Mount community are encouraged to contact a member of Counselling Services if you're concerned about a student who is displaying signs of distress or concern. Through informal consultation, our team may be able to suggest possible intervention strategies. Review our Guide to Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress »