Counselling services

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Counselling Services

We offer free and confidential counselling services to all Olds College students. College can be one of the best times of your life, but also one of the most stressful. Students often find themselves challenged both personally and academically. Through individual counselling, workshops, and online wellness programs, we are here to help. Our commitment is to help you improve your personal, social, and academic well-being using a short-term therapy model.

Crisis Support Services

Crisis Service Canada

Call 1.833.456.4566
Text  45645

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

1-855-242-3310

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

Meet the Counsellors

Olds College Counsellor - Nicole St. Michel
Nicole St. Michel

Counsellor

Nicole is adventurous and creative at heart. Her journey toward clinical counselling involved much world travel as well as extensive studies into the Eastern teachings of yoga and meditation. Understanding how unique we all are, Nicole brings a compassionate non-judging presence to help individuals develop effective strategies that support optimal health and living.

Valita Burrell

Counsellor

Valita is delighted to be on campus this school year in the role of intern therapist. She is passionate about health and wellness of the whole person and believes that everyone has the potential and innate ability to achieve optimal health and wellness. Valita is enthusiastic about supporting individuals on their journey to becoming their best selves.

Olds College Counsellor - Neeshali Piekutowski
Neeshali Piekutowski

Counsellor

Neeshali has been in the helping profession since 2016, starting off as a crisis support facilitator. Her style of counselling is person centered, which means she works with you to determine what works best for you as every person will have different experiences and resonate with different techniques. She strives to create a calming environment and a safe space that allows others to express themselves.