HCC Staff Member

Emily Reed

Personal Counsellor Health & Counselling Centre

Life can be full of beauty, heart-break, struggle and so much more.  Over the past six years working at UTM, I have had the privilege of supporting many students as they engage in the process of counselling to help make sense of their human experience. I know that booking your first counselling appointment can take a lot of courage and I want to assure you that my counselling style is warm, supportive and practical.  Counselling sessions might include some tears and also some laughs along the way.

I am open to seeing individuals with any concern or question, and I look forward to offering you a safe, respectful space.  My counselling practice has led me to develop particular interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety and the resulting impacts on daily living.   Sleep deprivation, racing thoughts, health related concerns and isolation can become overwhelming aspects of anxiety.  I am always interested in discovering ways of integrating mindfulness, meditation and nature into our everyday lives. 

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association).  I teach in the Addictions and Mental Health Graduate Certificate at Humber.  I hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts in International Development (Dalhousie) and Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (OISE-UT), and have completed extensive professional development related to counselling and psychotherapeutic interventions and strategies. I am happy to share more about my education and professional development if you are interested.