Given the exceptional circumstances we are all adapting to, we have made some changes to facilitate the referral of students to the Counselling Service.

We have streamlined all inquiries and referrals to a single point of entry. All applications for distance counselling, as well as any student-centered mental health related inquiries, can be sent to Dawson Psychological Counselling

The email is monitored from 9:00-5:00 Mon-Fri.

Please note we are experiencing a higher than normal volume of requests, and there may be a delay in accessing our services. Rest assured your email will be responded to as quickly as possible.

If you are at risk of harm to yourself or others, or require immediate care, call 9-1-1 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.


Problems, worries and concerns are part of everyone’s life from time to time. Sometimes problems can seem so overwhelming that you have difficulty concentrating on your studies and managing your day to day obligations. Confidential personal counselling can help you to understand and confront the challenges you face.

Personal counselling provides an opportunity to explore your concerns in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Some of the reasons students come to counselling are; dealing with stress, losses, difficult relationships, feeling isolated or depressed, concerns with school performance and many others. Sometimes students avoid seeking help when they feel unmotivated or have a vague sensation that something isn’t right but aren’t sure what it is. Whether you know what is troubling you or aren’t sure, a counselling professional is available to meet with you and help you to define the problem and to work towards a possible solution.

Counselling at Dawson College is completely confidential and free for all enrolled Dawson students. The usual way to meet with a counselling professional is to come to one of our drop-ins. During a drop-in visit you will meet privately with a counselling professional and work out a plan of action that addresses your needs.

Please go to room 4E.02 to know the Drop-In times and on MyDawson.


Not sure what career path to pursue or what university program to apply to? We can help you with career and educational planning.

The first step is to come to one of our career counselling drop-in sessions at the Career Resource Centre, Room 6D.5 (library, 2nd floor).

The career drop-in times are posted on the door of the Career Resource Centre (6D.5) and on MyDawson (Omnivox).

Coordinator of Counselling Services
Jason Annahatak
Office: 2E.8A-1
Local: 1207

Last Modified: September 25, 2020