Student Mental Health Services

As students continue their students under the pressures of the pandemic, student mental health is a growing concern. Our psychotherapy services in Toronto—ranging from depression and anxiety counselling to neurofeedback, somatic therapy, and trauma therapy—can help students address their concerns and be proactive about their mental health.

Post secondary is an exciting time of transition. It is a time to discover who you want to be, navigate the world as a young adult, and move toward independence.

However, it is also a time of enormous stress, as students juggle the demands of school, finances, and for many, living away from home for the first time.  It is no surprise that many students are at significant risk of experiencing mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

Did you know that more than 75 per cent of first-time mental health diagnoses occur between the ages of 16 and 24?*

We know that students need mental health support through accessible counselling services. Our team of therapists are here to help provide compassionate and supportive psychotherapy services to help students navigate this critical stage of their lives.

Accessing Mental Health Services

While stigma around mental health is less of an issue with younger populations, one of the biggest barriers to accessing support is learning how to navigate and access mental health services.

Many people who seek out help at a time of crisis and may become frustrated when they are directed to waitlists, emergency services, or single session or short term therapy through their counselling services department.

And for those seeking out private therapy, it can be a challenge to find the right therapist and manage the costs.

How We Can Help

We are here to help you find the right therapist, and the correct therapeutic approach. We can also support you with navigating financial options that may cover the cost of therapy.

Therapy can address many common student issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD/Attentional issues
  • Low self esteem
  • Social anxiety and isolation living away from home
  • Family stress
  • Addictions and substance use
  • School failure
  • Perfectionism

How We Can Help

We are here to help you find the right therapist, and the correct therapeutic approach. We can also support you with navigating financial options that may cover the cost of therapy.

Therapy can address many common student issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD/Attentional issues
  • Low self esteem
  • Social anxiety and isolation living away from home
  • Family stress
  • Addictions and substance use
  • School failure
  • Perfectionism

Our Therapeutic Approaches

Our therapists offer evidence-based therapies such as CBT and mindfulness-based approaches. We also offer neurofeedback services which can be particularly helpful for anxiety and ADHD.

Stay posted for news on our new mindfulness groups for students.

Financial Support

Many post secondary education programs already provide extended health benefits that will cover the cost of therapy. For example, University of Toronto downtown campus offers $1500 in benefits for undergraduate students.  Click here to see an example of benefits available to U of T undergraduate students. Check to see what plan your institution offers you.

Students may also be eligible for a bursary through the Ontario government to cover the cost of counselling if their mental health problems are considered a disability.

Full-time students may still be covered by their parents’ extended health benefits.

For more information, please do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation. The best time to address your mental health is before you are in crisis. We encourage students to be proactive about their mental health by seeking out care as early as possible.

Financial Support

Many post secondary education programs already provide extended health benefits that will cover the cost of therapy. For example, University of Toronto downtown campus offers $1500 in benefits for undergraduate students.  Click here to see an example of benefits available to U of T undergraduate students. Check to see what plan your institution offers you.

Students may also be eligible for a bursary through the Ontario government to cover the cost of counselling if their mental health problems are considered a disability.

Full-time students may still be covered by their parents’ extended health benefits.

For more information, please do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation. The best time to address your mental health is before you are in crisis. We encourage students to be proactive about their mental health by seeking out care as early as possible.

** Kessler, R. C., Berglund, P., Demler, O., Jin, R., Merikangas, K. R., & Walters, E. E. (2005). Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 593-602. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.62.6.593