Empower Me is a new mental health and wellness service that seeks to contribute to a resilient student community by helping you and your eligible spouse/dependents. You can always contact an Empower Me professional—no issue is too big or too small.

Empower Me offers counselling services for:

  • anxiety, depression, anger, stress
  • dating, relationship problems, conflicts
  • adjusting to post-secondary life or a new city/country
  • addiction and substance abuse
  • gender identity issues
  • time management, career choices, finances
  • family difficulties
  • healthy eating, and more

Empower Me also offers a full suite of academic life services, such as life coaching, financial planning, and nutritional counselling.

Call the helpline at 1-833-628-5589 (toll-free) from anywhere in North America. You will be directly connected to a trained counsellor—the person answering the phone is not an operator, administrator, or receptionist. 


Empower Me is:

  • Available 24/7, 365 days per year
  • Confidential
  • Multilingual
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Gender inclusive
  • Faith inclusive

As a graduate student at the U of S, you are entitled to sessions delivered by telephone, video-counselling, or by e-counselling. Once physical distancing measures related to COVID-19 are no longer in effect, in-person sessions will also be available.

Empower Me counsellors specialize in support services and have various domains of expertise, allowing them to respond effectively to the diverse needs of students. They must also have a membership in good standing with their respective professional organizations, in addition to a minimum of three years of experience in short intervention.

Your counsellor will work to plan a course of action with you. To do this effectively, you will be asked some basic questions, as well as your contact and demographic information.

Check out the FAQ here