Personal Counselling

Personal Counselling

Luther College employs two half-time counsellors (one male and one female) who are available for students encountering personal struggles, mental health issues or who just need advice. Both counsellors, Mrs. Colleen Wilkinson and Mr. Bryan Belous, have offices in the Student Services Office. Appointment can be made without a referral from a teacher or parent or doctor.

Mrs. Wilkinson's Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
Periods 6, 7, 8 and 9
11:40 - 3:15

Mr. Belous's Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
Periods 3, 5, 6, 7
9:20 - 10:15, 10:40 - 1:25

The goal of the personal counselling program at Luther is to provide accessible, compassionate and early intervention as well as ongoing support for teens dealing with challenging issues of adolescence.

These issues include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • General emotional and physiological well-being
  • Parent/child communication
  • Peer conflict
  • Self-esteem
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Language
  • Academic stress

The Luther Parents' Association frequently brings in guest speakers to talk about topics of interest to parents of teenagers, such as anxiety, finances and stress. These events will be advertised by email and on our website calendar.