Director of Accessibility and Student Wellness

Anne Comfort, MEd
acomfort@mta.ca


Counsellors

Nichole Pickett, MEd

Jessica Griffin, MEd  

(506) 364-2163
wellness@mta.ca 

Student development counselling at Mount Allison is a short-term and solution-focused service. Counsellors provide guidance for a number of personal concerns and help students to develop coping skills and strategies for self-care. They provide an open, supportive environment where you can share your concerns confidentially. Find out more about counselling services at Mount Allison.

To book an appointment, know what to expect at your first appointment, and find out more information about confidentiality, see booking an appointment with a counsellor.


Mental Health/Harm Reduction Educator  

Maggie Brewer
(506) 364-3254
mbrewer@mta.ca

The mental health educator promotes positive mental health and wellness through workshops, campus events, awareness campaigns, and educational outreach programming. The mental health educator works with students, faculty, and staff to help foster positive mental health and overall well-being in the Mount Allison community. 


Disability service advisors

Matt Maston, BEd
(506) 364-2175
mmaston@mta.ca

Matt Kalichuk, BA
(506) 364-2604
mkalichuk@mta.ca

The Meighen Centre provides services to students with disabilities. It is located on the third floor of the Wallace McCain Student Centre.


Nurse/educator

Cindy Crossman, BScN, RN
(506) 364-2163
ccrossman@mta.ca

The nurse/educator facilitates and delivers primary health care services at Mount Allison. Every client who makes a health appointment at the Wellness Centre will see the registered nurse/educator for a nursing assessment.

The nurse/educator provides health promotion initiatives, health education (including knowledge of current health issues,) testing, health counselling, clinical services, and referrals when appropriate.

All services are strictly confidential. Medical information can only be released with your written authorization.


Other services

Psychologists/Therapists

Due to covid-19, there are no psychologies/therapists currently offering on campus services
There are several psychologists in private practice offering services to Mount Allison students on a fee-for-service basis. They offer psychological assessments, mental health diagnoses, and psychotherapy. 


Psychologists are mental health professionals who are trained to assess and diagnose problems in thinking, emotion, and behaviour using scientist-practitioner and evidence based models. (Canadian Psychological Association). They typically address more severe and longer term mental health issues, in comparison to those issues typically addressed in counselling. Psychologists providing services at Mount Allison University have PhD degrees in psychology.

Although psychologists are trained and licensed as generalists, they may also have specific areas of competency or specialized training. Psychologists are trained to employ psychological tests to aid in assessment, diagnosis, and to monitor treatment outcomes.

The following professionals are currently offering services on a fee for service basis to Mount Allison students:

  • Breelove Counselling, Inc - Provides affordable counselling therapy by telephone or video(COVID-19), using a trauma informed approach, our specialty ranges from general mental health, art therapy, adversities, trauma, racial informed, to nutritional psychology. Our focus is to help individuals build resilience and heal. Contact us by telephone at (506) 248-0639 or by e-mail at referrals@breelove.ca
  • Iris Counselling - Growing Community through Counselling: IRIS offers mental health counselling services and education for individuals, groups, families, and youth of the greater Tantramar-area community. Connect with an IRIS counsellor by telephone at (506) 540-0942; on their website at: www.iriscounselling.ca or find them on FaceBook and Instagram.
  •  Psychology and Wellness Centre - Are you struggling and need support? The Psychology and Wellness Centre is here to help you thrive and make changes that lead to transformation, while becoming happier and more satisfied with your life. They offer assessment and therapeutic services to help you in this process, so that together you can create a treatment plan to help you get where you want to be. To book an appointment with Jean-Luc Williams (resident in Psychology) or Erica Pryde (BSW, MA Candidate) by telephone at (506) 382-1717 or e-mail at info@psychologiemieuxetre.ca