Counselling Services
Student Services

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

Good2Talk.ca - Post-Secondary Student Helpline – Free professional and anonymous support for students in Ontario. 24/7/365; 1-866-925-5454

www.calm.com - 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 • studentservices@stclaircollege.ca • Room 206
Chatham: (519) 354-9100 ext. 3306 • thamesstudentservices@stclaircollege.ca • Room 133
St. Clair College Centre for the Arts: (519) 972-2727 ext. 4348 • sccastudentservices@stclaircollege.ca • Room 127



Windsor:
Reception:
Tel: (519) 972-2727, ext. 4226
Fax: (519) 972-2784
studentservices@stclaircollege.ca

Counsellors:
Laurisa Kapetanov
lkapetanov@stclaircollege.ca

Gerri General
ggeneral@stclaircollege.ca

Gayle Cross
gcross@stclaircollege.ca

Nancy Hempel
nhempel@stclaircollege.ca

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

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

Don Crowder
dcrowder@stclaircollege.ca

Chatham:
Reception:
Tel: (519) 354-9714, ext. 3306
FAX (519) 354-6941
cmcrobbie@stclaircollege.ca

Counsellors:
Jennifer Johns
Tel: (519) 354-9714, ext, 3272
jjohns@stclaircollege.ca

Kirby Strasser
Tel: (519) 354-9714, ext. 3270
kstrasser@stclaircollege.ca

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


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