Location and Office Hours

B Building, Room B111
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


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How to contact our department

  1. Email counselling@langara.ca
  2. Please leave the following information:
    • Your full name
    • Langara Student Identification number    
    • A brief summary of what you would like assistance with  
  3. If you have made an appointment and need to cancel or reschedule, call 604.323.5221 or email us at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Appointments are in very high demand and the more notice you give the better, so we can offer your spot to another student.

Our Team


  • Sarah Bell (currently on leave)
  • Samantha Beveridge (currently on leave)
  • Michele Bowers
  • Merike Bruen
  • Tim Charters (currently on leave)
  • Michael Cheng
  • Kaveh Farrokh
  • Kerri Janota, Department Chair
  • Amandeep Jassal
  • James Nickason 
  • Heidi Nutley
  • Paula Obedkoff, Assistant Department Chair
  • Jamie Spray (currently on leave)
  • Stefanie Thomas (currently on leave)
  • Lulin Zheng

Advising Assistants

  • Jason Currier
  • Francesca Chiam
  • Adrian Livesley
  • Deanne Malarcher


  • Yeeman Cheng 


After Hours Resources

Below are some community contacts available to assist you when Counselling Services is closed (after 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday and after 4:00 pm on Fridays, as well as on weekends and holidays). If the first line you try is busy, you can call any of the other numbers, even if the numbers are not in your area.

Empower Me - Students covered under Langara Students' Union Health and Dental plan have access to free 24/7 counselling services, 365 days per year. All students (including those not enrolled in the plan but experiencing a mental health crisis) can receive crisis counselling support from by calling the 24-hour Empower Me helpline from anywhere in North America. 1.844.741.6389 (toll-free number). 

Here2Talk - Provided by the Government of British Columbia, Here2Talk is a free, confidential 24/7 counselling and community referral service that is available to all students currently registered with a BC post-secondary institution. Users can explore wellness resources, such as managing stress and anxiety, adapting to new challenges, maintaining healthy relationships with friends and family, and more. Students can also opt to receive weekly “healthy reminder” notifications. 

General Crisis Counselling and Suicide Prevention

If you are at immediate risk for suicide, please call 9.1.1 as this is a medical emergency

  • Vancouver: 604.872.3311 (24 hours/day)

  • Outside the Lower Mainland: 1.800.784.2433 (1.800.SUICIDE)

  • Burnaby/New West/Surrey: 604.951.8855 (24 hours/day)

  • Outside the Lower Mainland (Fraser Health Crisis Line): 1.877.820.7444 (24 hours/day)

  • Richmond (Chimo Crisis Line): 604.279.7070 (8 am to midnight)

  • The Crisis Centre of BC also offers an online chat line from 12:00 pm to 1:00 am at www.crisiscentrechat.ca for adults or www.youthinbc.com for youth.

  • Victimlink – 24 hours/day crisis support and information line for anyone who has experienced or is experiencing violence. Contact: 1.800.563.0808 (toll-free number).

Mental Health Urgent Services

  • Access & Assessment Centre (AAC) at Vancouver General Hospital  - Provides a range of Mental Health and  Substance Use services for Vancouver residents (ages 17+) for non-urgent, urgent and non-emergent intervention. Persons who are experiencing/presenting with a need for urgent intervention can be seen at AAC for assessment, provision and coordination of the most appropriate care – this may involve transfer to the Emergency Department or direction admission to a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.  AAC referral intakes can be self- or family-initiated. 

    Segal Family Health Centre (part of VGH)
    803 W 12th Ave (first floor), Vancouver, 604.675.3700
    7 days/week 365 days/year

Sexual Assault Crisis Counselling

Sexual Assault Services

  • Sexual Assault Service (SAS) at Vancouver General Hospital (Jim Pattison Pavilion) – Provides sensitive and comprehensive health care to women, men and trans-gendered individuals age 13 and over who have been sexually assaulted within seven days. Offers confidential care including assessment and treatment of injuries, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy prevention as well as forensic evidence collection and emotional support. Referrals to health, legal, and community-based support services are also provided. Team comprises of female nurses, nurse examiners, doctors and counsellors that provide care 24 hours a day. Go directly to the Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Department and ask for the Sexual Assault Service. Interpreters for people who have difficulty with English are available. (604) 875-2881

  • Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) – Provides one-to-one support, advocacy, counselling, information and referral, and a variety of support groups for women who have experienced relationship violence, regardless of their race, culture, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Intake and Crisis Line: 604.687.1867.

  • Shelternet.ca  provides information for women looking for a shelter or wanting to make plans to leave an abusive relationship. Information is available in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Tien, Vietnamese, Punjabi and Farsi. 1.877.384.8062 (4:30 pm –11:00 pm Monday to Friday, 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm on weekends and holidays).

  • AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) – University of British Columbia AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre.

Other Resources

  • MOSAIC – Provides Multicultural Victim Services to multicultural women, men, all genders, who are victims of all types of crime in Vancouver, free and confidential service. Also provides free and confidential Stopping the Violence Counselling to women experiencing abuse – services available in Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish and other languages. 

  • QMUNITY (BC’s Queer, Trans & Two-Spirit Resource Centre) – Serves and supports LGBTQ2SAI+ people and their allies. Contact: 604.684.5307

  • BC 211 – (24-hour information/referral line) dial 2.1.1 on any telephone.