Mental Health and Wellbeing at LFS


Mental Health Support From Our Embedded Counsellor

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 Adoranti

Nicole Adoranti,
Embedded Counsellor

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

Students: 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.

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

Nicole’s office is located at the Forestry Students Services Office, FSC 2609A and her 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 support for a new perspective, to help you make changes in your life. At UBC you have a lot of different kinds of supports 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 help with:

Personal Situations

  • Decision-making
  • Navigating family and social relationships
  • Major transitions
  • Identity development

Mental Health Concerns

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Impacts of traumatic experiences

Issues from Academic Distress

  • Procrastination
  • Exam anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • 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 now, 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.

  • 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 offers free, immediate, 24/7 mental health counselling, available in various languages for post-secondary students in British Columbia. UBC students can reach out as often as needed, anytime, from anywhere in the world.
  • At the UBC Wellness Centre you can get tips and resources on stress, studying and navigating university life

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

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