Counselling Services
Student Services

On-campus Windsor Family Health Centres.

  • Main Campus - room 164 - 519-972-2380
  • St. Clair College Centre for the Arts - room B014 - 519-972-2380
  • Chatham Campus - room 147 - 519-354-9100 ext. 3800
  • On campus crisis/emergencies - please dial ext. 4911 in Windsor or ext. 3911 in Chatham


Community Crisis Centre
Phone: 519-973-4435
1030 Ouellette Ave.
During an emotional or psychological crisis, go to the emergency room located at Windsor Regional Hospital, (formerly Hotel – Dieu Grace) or to the hospital nearest you.
Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County
1170 Langlois Ave, Windsor, ON
Day: 519-253-3100
Crisis: 519-253-9667
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
Metropolitan Campus, 4th Floor
1995 Lens Ave, Windsor, ON
Phone: 519-255-2234
The Distress Centre of Windsor-Essex County
Phone: 519-256-5000
Hiatus House
250 Louis Ave, Windsor, ON
Phone: 519-252-7781
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-5142
Windsor-Essex Family Services
1770 Langlois Ave.
Phone: 519-966-5010
Crisis: 1-888-933-1831
Brentwood Recovery Home
2335 Dougall Avenue
Phone: 519-253-2441
Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA)
1500 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 100
Phone: 519-969-0227
Canadian Mental Health Association
1400 Windsor Ave.
Phone: 519-255-7440
Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare
1453 Prince Road
Crisis: 519-973-4435
Connex Ontario
Phone: 519-439-0174
The Distress Centre of Windsor-Essex County
Phone: 519-256-5000
Family Services Windsor-Essex
Phone: 519-966-5010
Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre
1361 Ouellette Avenue #101, Windsor
Phone: 519-253-8481

Confidentiality and Self Advocacy

Counsellors adhere to confidentiality and only communicate with the student regarding their program, progress and accommodations. Any communication with College faculty staff and administration supporting student success will not disclose the nature of a disability.

Students are expected to develop self-advocacy skills, e.g. learning about college processes and supports, communicating with teachers, or identifying issues and concerns and seeking out appropriate supports.

Communication from the College to the student will be through the assigned College email system. Students should check their account regularly.

Booking appointments with Accessibility or Counselling Services must be made by contacting Reception - see right hand column for contact information at your campus.

Counselling Services

Counsellors are here to assist students in adjusting to the demands of college life by helping them with academic planning, stress and problem solving, career and educational planning. All counselling is voluntary, by appointment, easily arranged and confidential. Counsellors are available at both Windsor campuses and the Chatham campus.

Academic Counselling/Advising – Counsellors provide guidance to plan program coursework, select electives, or deal with academic challenges. Students can explore options and gather information on how to become a more effective learner.

Stress and Problem Solving – When stress and pressure of school or life affect a student’s ability to cope with their program, counsellors provide short-term support to develop coping strategies, problem solving, and decision making skills. Community referrals may be made. *Note: Not treatment/therapy/counselling for diagnosed mental illness (e.g. depression, anxiety, bipolar, etc.)

Career and Educational Planning – Through exploration and assessments, counsellors assist students with career decision-making and developing a personal educational plan.

FREE Helpful Resources

Student Lifeline Program – Professional support for maintaining a healthy balance between school, work, and everyday life. Confidential consultations, counselling, community referrals, resources (articles, CD’s, booklets) and online tools (blogs, podcasts, Depression and Stop Smoking Centres). Call Student Lifeline for free 27/7, 1-877-418-1537; tty/tdd 1-877-371-9978 - Post-Secondary Student Helpline – Free professional and anonymous support for students in Ontario. 24/7/365; 1-866-925-5454 - Two and ten minute digital relaxation experiences.

Breathe2Relax – Free app for IPhone and android

Healthy Minds – Free app to manage anxiety.

How to Receive Services

To book an appointment with a college counsellor you may use any of the following methods:

Windsor: (519) 972-2727 ext. 4226 • • Room 206
Chatham: (519) 354-9100 ext. 3306 • • Room 133
St. Clair College Centre for the Arts: (519) 972-2727 ext. 4348 • • Room 127

Tel: (519) 972-2727, ext. 4226
Fax: (519) 972-2784

Laurisa Kapetanov

Gerri General

Gayle Cross

Nancy Hempel

Maxine Nahdee
Services for First Nation, Metis and Inuit Students
South Campus, Rm 133
Tel: (519) 972-2727 ext. 4677

St. Clair College Centre for the Arts:
Tel: (519) 972-2727, ext. 4226
Fax: (519) 972-2784

Don Crowder

Tel: (519) 354-9714, ext. 3306
FAX (519) 354-6941

Jennifer Johns
Tel: (519) 354-9714, ext, 3272

Sharon Singh
Tel: (519) 354-9100, ext. 3270

Maxine Nahdee
Services for First Nation, Metis and Inuit Students
South Campus, Rm 133
Tel: (519) 354-9714 ext. 3332

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