The college experience can be challenging to students—and to families. Counseling Services compassionately provides assistance at no cost to Trinity students and those who care about them.
Three highly experienced, licensed psychologists assist about 14 percent of Trinity students each year. Inspired by our mission, we offer a variety of services to accomplish our top priority: helping students navigate the challenges that accompany young adulthood and college life. Judging from the overwhelmingly positive anonymous client feedback we receive, we are succeeding.
During their Trinity career, many students face developmental challenges such as homesickness or coping with a painful relationship break-up. Others experience intense worry or depression. And some continue to struggle with mental health issues from high school.
Trinity's three licensed psychologists provide free, confidential consultation and short-term counseling services to enrolled students. A student can see a counselor for an Initial Consultation by either of the following options:
We are committed to providing accessible, high-quality, culturally sensitive services. We affirm the wide diversity of our clientele, which includes students of color, international students, LGBT students, and students from all socio-economic backgrounds and with varying religious/spiritual beliefs. Anonymous client feedback attests to student satisfaction as well as to the variety of benefits our clients receive.
Upon referral from one of our psychologists, a student can see our part-time psychiatrist for evaluation and short-term treatment.
In respect for student autonomy, we do not contact students about whom others are concerned. However, we welcome the opportunity to consult with parents and other concerned persons to facilitate a collaborative university response to a student of concern.
Each evening and weekend during fall and spring semester, one of our psychologists is on duty as the on-call counselor and is available to assist students in crisis.
Our mission is to facilitate the development of Trinity University students personally, interpersonally, culturally, and academically through counseling, consultative, and educational services, and to facilitate the responsive coping of individuals and the campus community during times of turmoil through crisis intervention services.