Counselling Services 

Saint John Campus

Counselling Services 

UNB Counselling facilitates the academic and personal development of University of New Brunswick and Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick students by providing a range of short-term mental health services to undergraduate and graduate students. These services aim to promote a healthy and inclusive community through relationship building, education, crisis intervention and support.

UNB Counselling provides a wide range of therapeutic interventions using a brief therapy model. Clinical services include an initial consultation, short-term individual therapy, group counselling, psycho-educational programs, workshops, and online resources. Students are encouraged to schedule an initial consultation appointment to chart a path to meet their needs.

Issues commonly addressed through brief individual or group counselling include:

  • Mood or anxiety issues such as depression, anger, stress, self-defeating behaviours, perfectionism, social anxiety, and performance anxiety
  • Academic-related issues such as low motivation, self-discipline, procrastination, and managing interpersonal difficulties with mentors
  • Career concerns such as program fit, values and interests clarification, and career/life decisions
  • Relationship issues such as break-ups, interpersonal conflicts, family problems, loneliness, communication, and assertiveness training
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Adjustment difficulties such as life transitions, new life circumstances, and cultural adjustment
  • Identity exploration such as gender, sexual orientation, personal, and/or cultural
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance use such as concerns related to mild or moderate alcohol or other drug use/abuse
  • Trauma such as sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and developmental trauma

 UNB Counselling is not designed nor intended to provide ongoing support to students with significant mental illness or complex mental health needs. Such students should access treatment by mental health professionals in the public mental health system.

To schedule an initial consultation appointment, please email

Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate

Our Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate (CSASA) supports students and UNBSJ community members directly or indirectly impacted by sexual violence. The CSASA is available for confidential consultation, counselling, and advocacy. 

Counselling and advocacy are trauma-informed, and you choose the support you would like to receive.  Supports include:

  • counselling
  • consultation for medical options and/or reporting processes
  • support with academic accommodations and on- and off-campus referrals and resources
  • sexual violence disclosure and bystander intervention training for the university community

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email