Eligibility

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You are eligible for Student Counselling & Development (SCD) if you are a York University student who is currently registered and enrolled in courses (or a graduate student working on other academic requirements). If you are taking a term off you may request a one-time consultation with a counsellor in order to obtain suggestions regarding possible referrals in the community.

Glendon students can access Student Counselling & Development at CDS Glendon site, Glendon Hall E103, 416-487-6709.

SCD operates on a walk-in service delivery model. Students requiring support can walk-in any time during operating hours and be seen by a counsellor. The appointment requires that you have approximately two hours to dedicate to the process. At the end of the session, the student will have a next steps plan to help get them started on the change process which may include external referrals or strategies to help address their presenting concerns. In some cases, it may be determined that short-term counselling (6-8 session) would be beneficial. In this situation, the student will be placed on a waitlist for ongoing counselling services and will be notified as soon as a counsellor has availability.

Please note that we do not provide all types of counselling services. In some cases, a student’s concerns may be deemed beyond the scope of practice of our counsellors or may require support beyond what can be adequately addressed within a short-term (6-8 session) counselling model. In situations such as these, students will be given referral options for resources outside of SCD.

We reserve the right to deny further services to any individual who abuses or misuses services in any manner. We see our clients on a voluntary basis and do not provide counselling for those who seek services for court-ordered or forensically-oriented treatment.