Embedded Counselling

About Embedded Counselling

Counsellors are located across campus both at the main Counselling Services Centre, as well as “embedded” in several faculties and departments. Being embedded in a faculty or department means that embedded counsellors can tailor wellbeing support specifically targeting concerns that students in these faculties commonly experience.

What embedded counsellors help with

Embedded counsellors can help students navigate the full range of services available to them and provide information about resources on campus, online, and in the community. They meet students individually to find out more about their particular concerns and work collaboratively to make a wellness plan that is right for them. Embedded counsellors offer brief individual counselling, referrals, workshops, and outreach.

Meet the embedded counsellors

To book an appointment with your embedded counsellor, find your faculty or program below and follow appointment instructions.

Applied Science

Embedded Counsellor Gordon Lai

Gordon Lai, M.Ed, RCC.

If you are in British Columbia and would like to book an appointment with Gordon, please call Counselling Services at 604 822 3811 and indicate that you are a Faculty of Applied Science student.

If you're located outside of British Columbia, find support options specific to your needs.

Learn more about Gordon on the Engineering website.

Arts

Headshot of embedded counsellor Laura Harvey

Laura Harvey, MSW, RSW.

If you are in British Columbia and would like to book an appointment with Laura, please call Counselling Services at 604 822 3811 and indicate that you are a Faculty of Arts student.

If you're located outside of British Columbia, find support options specific to your needs.

Dentistry

Headshot of Embedded Counsellor Lisa John

Lisa John, M.Ed, RCC.

If you're in British Columbia and would like to book an appointment with Lisa, please call Counselling Services at 604 822 3811 and indicate that you are a Faculty of Dentistry student.

Find other wellness resources for Dentistry students.

Education

Headshot of Embedded Counsellor Dayna McCracken

Dayna McCracken, MA, RCC.

If you're in British Columbia and would like to book an appointment with Dayna, please call Counselling Services at 604 822 3811 and indicate that you are a Faculty of Education student.

If you're located outside of British Columbia, find support options specific to your needs.

Find wellbeing information for Faculty of Education students.

Forestry and Land and Food Systems

Headshot of embedded counsellor Nicole Adoranti

Nicole Adoranti, M.Ed, CCC.

If you're in British Columbia and would like to book a counselling session with Nicole, please contact Counselling Services directly at 604 822 3811 and identify yourself as either an LFS or Forestry student.

If you're located outside of British Columbia, find support options specific to your needs.

Learn more about Nicole on the Forestry website.

Peter A. Allard School of Law

Headshot of Embedded Counsellor Fernanda Bruce

Fernanda Bruce, MA, RCC.

If you're in British Columbia and would like to book a counselling session with Fernanda, please contact Counselling Services directly at 604 822 3811 and identify yourself as a student from the Law Faculty.

If you're located outside of British Columbia, find support options specific to your needs.

Find wellbeing information for Law students.

Medicine, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

Headshot of Embedded Counsellor Asmae el Bouhali

Asmae El-Bouhali, M.Ed, M.Sc.

If you're in British Columbia and would like to book a counselling session with Asmae, please contact Counselling Services directly at 604 822 3811 and identify yourself as a graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine.

If you're located outside of British Columbia, find support options specific to your needs.

Learn more about Asmae on the Faculty of Medicine website.

Pharmaceutical Science

Headshot of Embedded Counsellor Cassie Smith

Cassie Smith, MC, MBET, RP, CCC.

To meet with Cassie, please complete the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Counselling session request form.

Sauder School of Business

Embedded Counsellor Stephanie Seo

Stephanie Seo, MA, RCC.

If you're in British Columbia and would like to book a counselling session with Nafiza, please contact Counselling Services directly at 604 822 3811 and identify yourself as a Sauder School of Business student.

If you're located outside of British Columbia, find support options specific to your needs.

Student Residence

Headshot of Embedded Counsellor Karen Moss

Karen Moss, MC, RCC.

If you’re a student living in residence and you’re feeling persistently stressed, anxious, or sad, you can make an appointment to see Karen.

Learn how to book an appointment with or email Karen through the Student Residence website.

Headshot of Embedded Counsellor Freeman Woolnough

Freeman Woolnough, CCC, RCC.

If you’re a student living in residence and you’re feeling persistently stressed, anxious, or sad, you can make an appointment to see Freeman.

Learn how to book an appointment with or email Freeman through the Student Residence website.

Vantage College

Headshot of Embedded Counsellor Jen-Mai Wong

Dr. Jen-Mai Wong, R.Psych.

If you're in British Columbia and would like to book a counselling session with Jen-Mai, please contact Counselling Services at 604 822 3811 and identify yourself as a Vantage College student. Alternatively, you can email Jen-Mai directly at counselling@vantagecollege.ubc.ca.

If you're located outside of British Columbia, find support options specific to your needs.

World University Service of Canada and Mastercard Scholars Foundation

Headshot of Embedded Counsellor Nathan Edwards

Dr. Nathan Edwards,  R.Psych.

If you're in British Columbia and would like to book a counselling session with Nathan, please contact Counselling Services directly at 604 822 3811 and identify yourself as a student from the World University Service of Canada or Mastercard Scholars Foundation.

If you're located outside of British Columbia, find support options specific to your needs.

If you have questions

For more information about the Embedded Counselling service, please contact Anna Kline, M.Psych, RCC., Associate Director of Embedded Counselling at anna.kline@ubc.ca.

Headshot of Anna Kline, Associate Director of Embedded Counselling program