Guidance - General Information Overview

What does a Counsellor in Academic Training do?

A Counsellor in Academic Training is a trained professional who has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and is a member of a Professional Association. 

At Lakeside Academy, Ms. Gasparini is the Counsellor in Academic Training. She offers academic, vocational, career and personal counselling. Appointments are strictly confidential. 

Quebec law states that students who are under the age of 14 require parental/guardian consent in order to participate in counselling. 

When should you meet with Ms. Gasparini?

  • When you have trouble making friends or have problems with your girlfriend or boyfriend.
  • When you are experiencing family issues, either due to conflict, illness, death, divorce or a step parent(s).
  • When you feel stressed out, anxious, depressed, sad or angry.    
  • When you feel that you lack confidence in yourself. 
  • When you are questioning your sexual orientation. 
  • When you think you might be pregnant.
  • When you need help organizing your work load.
  • When you need assistance in choosing your options.
  • When you want to discuss your options before you graduate from High School.
  • When you want information about various programs offered in CEGEP or through Vocational Education.


 What other services does Ms. Gasparini provide?

  • Mediation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals
  • Peer Tutoring


To schedule an appointment for personal counselling  with Ms. Gasparini, you can come to the Guidance Office, Room 204  between:

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
12:45 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
3:25 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

If Ms. Gasparini is not available when you come to make an appointment, there will be a note on her office door clearly indicating when she will return. 

Parents /Guardians can reach Ms. Gasparini by email: or by calling (514) 637-2505 ext. 3.

Please note Ms. Gasparini is at Lakeside on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday she is at PEC.


  • For career, vocational counselling sign up on the Career Vocational Schedule located in the Guidance area.