Free, confidential counselling is available to all Holland College students.
Students access counselling services for support when they are dealing with mental health concerns, suicidal thoughts, personal or relational struggles, depression, anxiety, past trauma, sexual assault, sexuality, gender identity, addictions, adjusting to college life, or other things that may be affecting them.
To set up an appointment or for more information, please contact a counsellor directly. The counsellor will arrange an initial appointment to provide support and determine what your counselling needs are. Appointments are available during regular college hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note: If you are experiencing active thoughts of suicide or another mental health crisis, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.
Jill came to Holland College with over 12 years of experience working in the field of mental health and addictions. Jill graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours) and from the University of New Brunswick with a Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Jill is a certified counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Jill is a client-centred therapist who has clinical skills suited to a wide range of problems. She has the ability to empathize and connect with clients from any background. She utilizes talk therapy and cognitive-behavioural techniques and provides a strength-based, self-care approach to help clients on their journey to improved mental health.
Kate graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. After university, she took Holland College’s Child and Youth Worker program to gain practical experience. Kate Moved to Ottawa for three years and worked at group homes, the Ottawa- Carleton Public School Board and Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre.
Kate returned to the Maritimes to complete her master’s in counselling at Acadia University. Kate worked at Mount Allison University until October 2018, when she decided to move back to the island. She has been working at the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre for over a year.
Kate is a certified counselling psychotherapist with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and a member of the PEI Counselling Association. Her practice is client-centred, trauma-informed and goal-directed.
At Holland College, the student is at the centre of all that we do. We believe that increasing students' mental health literacy will enable us to work together to identify, treat, and prevent mental health issues as the need arises. Our Mental Health Educator provides programming for students through educational workshops, social media, and presentations.
Lori-Beth graduated from Acadia University with both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education. She worked as an educator for eight years before joining Holland College where she has worked for the past nine years in various roles including instructor, student support worker, varsity coach, and as Academy and Camp Coordinator within the Athletics and Recreation department.
Lori-Beth has completed the theory component of her Master of Arts in Counselling degree and is currently completing the clinical portion of the program. She is a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Lori-Beth prefers an eclectic approach to counselling which draws on multiple theoretical orientations and techniques. She focuses on student’s strengths and works with them using tailored interventions based on their individual goals and presenting symptoms.
24/7 free and confidential counselling support line
The Island Helpline
24/7 emotional support and crisis intervention
Mental Health Walk-in Clinics