Lindsay RafuseYour counsellor, Lindsay Rafuse MSW, RSW, is available for appointments via telephone or video. To book an appointment, please call 519-888-4567 ext. 32655 to speak with an intake specialist. Lindsay is excited to be joining the team at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business.

Your appointments with Lindsay are free and confidential. Lindsay provides counselling on a variety of different areas including, but not limited to:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Coming out/sexual orientation struggles
  • Perfectionism
  • Body image and disordered eating
  • Life transitions and adjustments
  • Time management and study skills
  • Sexual abuse
  • Grief

For more information on the process for virtual care (phone or video appointments), please visit Campus Wellness Individual Appointments and click on the drop-down menu options. If you require any additional information or have concerns, please call 519-888-4567 ext. 32655.

Additional Resources and Services

If you are interested in online resourcesCounselling Services has curated videos and podcasts.

Empower Me

As a University of Waterloo student, you also have access to additional mental health supports through a service called Empower Me.

Empower Me has a number of professionals with various domains of expertise, including psychology, psychotherapy, social work, nutrition, etc., to support you and respond effectively to diverse needs. You can access services in person or via telephone or videoconference. *Note: Services may not be available in person during this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic*.

Visit Empower Me for more information, including how to get connected with this service.

Everyone struggles at some point. You are not alone. Here is an additional overview of counselling services offered through University of Waterloo Counselling Services Overview (PDF)


Lindsay Rafuse
Stratford Counsellor
519-888-4567 x 32655

Stratford General Hospital
46 General Hospital Drive, Stratford
Emergency room is open 24 hours a day

University of Waterloo Health Services - main campus
Physicians, nurses, counsellors, psychiatrists, registered dietician, Health Educator and on-site lab.