If you’re a student living in residence and you’re feeling persistently stressed, anxious, or sad, you can make an appointment to see one of UBC’s Counsellors in Residence.
Meet UBC’s Counsellors in Residence
Serena Ewe, RCC
Sabina Lupasco, RCC
Hi, we’re Freeman, Serena and Sabina, UBC’s Counsellors in Residence. University can be a challenging time. There are lots of support resources at UBC—and we’re here to provide additional support for students living in UBC Student Housing.
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Past experience of physical, sexual, or emotional violence
Other mental health challenges
What to expect
You’ll come in for a 50-minute session, where Freeman, Sabina or Serena will listen to your needs and help you meet your immediate personal goals. Many students find that a single counselling session helps them to get on track and improve their well-being.
Sabina, Serena or Freeman may also recommend self-directed resources, workshops and coaching, group therapy, or individual short-term counselling. If longer-term counselling is needed, they will help connect you with resources and options in the local community.
In addition to daytime appointments, the Counsellors in Residence are able to book appointments in the early evening and on weekends.
How to make an appointment
Email the Counsellors in Residence
Include the following info:
Your full name
Your student number
Your class schedule/availability
Your residence & building (i.e., Place Vanier, Kootenay House)