Counselling for Students of Colour
- Thinking about your cultural identity?
- Experiencing racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia and are looking for support?
- Having difficulty connecting with others in the community?
- Feeling isolated?
- Feeling homesick, lonely, overwhelmed, anxious, and/or depressed?
- Struggling with academics, work, or finances?
- Wondering if the UofG is for you?
Whatever it is, we are here to support you. Student Experience and Counselling Services have partnered to provide counselling for students who identify as Black, Racialized and People of Colour, every Wednesday from 1:00-3:30 p.m. The booking system opens every Monday morning for the selected week or you can book the day of. You can meet with us in person, on video or on the phone, all you have to do is select your preference once you book your appointment. We are currently located on the third floor of the UC! Learn more about counselling options through Student Wellness.
Get to know the Counsellors
Aman ("uh-min") Singh (pronouns: she/her) is a Registered Social Worker who practices from an integrative approach to therapy, utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities to best fit client’s needs. She has experience working with individuals including children, youth, and families as well as individuals living in Violence Against Women shelters. She has worked with issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bullying, sexual violence, domestic violence, at-risk youth, separation/divorce. Aman is a firm believer that each individual has the strengths within them to tackle their struggles, and is passionate about supporting individuals in uncovering and building on those strengths.
Isha (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist working as a Counsellor / Therapist with experience working with individuals including children, youth, and families, survivors of domestic violence and those who identify within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Isha’s approach is grounded in feminist, narrative, anti-oppression, and person-centered frameworks, and is guided by the principle that individuals inherently have the capacity and inner resources to meet life’s challenges from a place of empowerment. Isha’s experience as counsellor and advocate over the past 5 years along with her personal identity as a second generation South Asian Canadian woman have allowed her to recognize the importance of honouring and respecting the unique and complex identities of each client she works with. Through a warm, non-judgmental and collaborative approach Isha will work towards creating a safe and compassionate space to explore your inner thoughts, feelings, strengths, and challenges, along with the systemic and structural barriers that may be impacting your overall well-being.
Naszrin Arghoshi (pronouns: she/her) is a Registered Social Worker who uses an integrated approach to therapy. She incorporates different modalities to meet students' unique needs and practices from a place of curiosity, gentleness, and compassion. She is passionate about decolonizing mental health and uses anti-oppression practices to support the healing of individuals, families, and communities. Naszrin is a settler and a refugee, who spent her teenage and young adult years in Scarborough and Toronto. As a Muslim woman from a mixed racial and cultural background, she has a deep and nuanced understanding of what it's like to navigate complex intersectional identities. As a therapist, she strives to support people in their healing journey and in exploring the impacts of larger systems on their wellness. In sessions, she focuses on creating safety, meaning making and opportunities for skill-building and self-reflection.
Stella is a professional Counsellor / Therapist with a master’s degree in Social Work. She has worked extensively with Individuals, couples, families, groups on a variety of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, separation /divorce, domestic violence, and grief/loss. As an eclectic social worker, Stella works from a strength-based perspective using diverse interventions such as narrative, solution-focused, and cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT.) She is a registered social worker and a registered marriage and family therapists.