The Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement is proud to offer culturally centered individual counseling to students who self-identify as First Nation, Metis, or Inuk. Through this service, Indigenous students can access confidential, individual sessions for support with personal, mental health, or academic challenges.

What to Expect

During your first session, you will be asked to fill out some forms providing basic information about yourself and will have confidentiality policies explained to you. Then you will spend some time getting to know your counselor and identifying some of the challenges you may be experiencing. This is an opportunity for you to share why you have decided to seek support and discuss what your goals are in attending counseling.

Counseling can look like many different things; from traditional talk therapy, art activities, practicing skill building, participating in ceremonies, or discussing traditional teachings. You and your counselor will discuss options that will work best for your particular situation.

Individual sessions are offered 2.5 days a week and same-day/walk-in appointments are available Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, on a first come first serve basis. Students and Carleton staff can make referrals by calling or emailing the contact below.

If you are interested in receiving counseling, our Indigenous Cultural Counselor is currently on maternity leave, so you can reach out to: