Counselling Services | St. Clair College

On-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.

How to Receive Services

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

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 How to Receive Services above).


Windsor Family Health Centres

  • Visit the webpage
  • Windsor 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

Online and Off-Campus Resources

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

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