Mental Health and Wellbeing

Nicole Adoranti, Embedded Counsellor
Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Nicole Adoranti is a Canadian Certified Counsellor who is “embedded” in the Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems and is specialized in helping Forestry and LFS students. Nicole provides workshops and outreach support tailored specifically to the concerns that Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems students commonly experience. She can also meet students individually to find out more about their particular concerns and work collaboratively to make a wellness plan that is right for them.

Nicole has been a counsellor in both private practice and the post-secondary environment, having previously worked at the University of Toronto and New York University Abu Dhabi. Nicole’s experience working with students from different cultures and backgrounds and her genuine interest in promoting student wellbeing will ensure students across both the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and Forestry will be respected and heard. Nicole will be providing single session/short-term counselling, triage and referrals to students across both Faculties, while also promoting wellbeing through the development and delivery of wellness programming.

Students can book an appointment to speak with Nicole about any concerns that might be impacting their personal, academic, or professional lives.

To book a counselling session with Nicole, please contact Counselling Services directly at 604-822-3811 and identify yourself as either an LFS or Forestry student. Counselling Services support will be able to guide you through booking directly with Nicole, filling out the intake forms, and answering any questions you may have about the process.

If you are faculty or staff and would like to book a consultation with Nicole, please email her directly at

Nicole’s office is located at the Forestry Students Services Office, FSC 2609A
Nicole’s office hours are: Monday- Friday 8:30-4:30

More about Counselling at UBC

As a UBC student, you are working to achieve your academic goals and make a positive contribution to your world, while coping with challenges that can impact your capacity to learn and thrive. At times, you may feel overwhelmed and need to reach beyond your usual sources of support for a new perspective, to help you make changes in your life. At UBC you have a lot of different kinds of support available for your mental health and wellbeing. 

Counsellors are located at various locations on campus – at the main Counselling Services Centre, as well as “embedded” in several faculties and departments. UBC Counsellors respect that students have unique personalities, cultures and experiences and they strive to bring a multicultural, anti-oppressive, social-justice orientation to the counselling process.

Students often seek counselling for help with decision-making, navigating family and social relationships, major transitions, and identity development. Counselling can also help students who are experiencing mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, and the impacts of traumatic experiences. Counsellors at UBC also specialize in helping students overcome issues that cause academic distress such as procrastination, exam anxiety, perfectionism, and problems with attention and motivation.

The counsellor who is embedded in the Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems is a member of the Counselling Services team and can help you navigate the full range of services that are available to you. You are also able to connect with UBC Counselling Services Centre for a full range of on-campus supports including Wellness Advising, Same-day Single-session appointments, brief counselling and group therapy programs.

No matter what issues you want to address, UBC counselling staff will get to know you and find out what kind of support will work best in your particular situation. Sometimes a single session is enough for the moment, to give you some new tools and new ways of thinking about your problem. Sometimes a group therapy program or a brief course of individual counselling sessions would be most helpful.

Additional Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources for UBC Students

  • Visit Student Health Services to see a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional on campus
  • Check out Health and Wellbeing at UBC to explore a range of resources
  • Get resources for coping with the mental health challenges of COVID-19
  • Here2Talk is a free and confidential mental health counselling and referral service that provides immediate, 24/7 support to students in various languages and on multiple platforms. All registered post-secondary students across B.C. and abroad* can speak with a trained counsellor about absolutely anything. (*charges may apply)
  • At the UBC Wellness Centre you can get tips and resources on stress, studying and navigating university life

Help a Friend

Find information here about how to help if you’re concerned about a friend who is feeling hopeless or thinking of harming themselves.

Crisis Support

If you need crisis support or you’re currently in distress, the following resources are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week: