Meet our new Kiran Servansing, a Registered Psychotherapist, who holds a masters in counseling with numerous years of experience in the field of mental health and education. Mrs. Servansing is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty through creative and innovative initiatives. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, mental health advisors are a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options. Mrs. Servansing is here to help students to navigate mental health during university in aspiration of breaking the stigma that prevents individuals getting the help they need.
Are you a masters or a PhD student in the Faculty of Social Sciences?
If so, you can now email couns@uOttawa.ca to book an appointment with a counsellor working directly with the Faculty of Social Sciences.
You also have access to a maximum of 10 counselling sessions with your own Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
Who am I? How did I begin my career?
I am a bilingual registered psychotherapist. I hold a masters in counselling with numerous years of experience in the field of mental health and education.
What is the best part about my job?
The best part about my job is empowering students and build on inherent strength to overcome challenges.
How will I work to benefit the faculty?
I aspire to benefit the faculty in collaborating and working closely with all stakeholders towards student’s success through creative and innovative initiatives.
What is my greatest passion?
My greatest passion is to make mental health wellbeing accessible and that stigma no longer prevents individuals getting the help they need.
What is something that people don’t know about me?
I have a refined interest in food, tasting new cuisine and food shows.
What is my favorite quote?
“Variety is the spice of life.”