As we adapt to the realities of COVID-19, changes were made to this Fall semester. Details along with updates related to Counseling Services are available on the COVID-19 Updates page. Visit this page for the official, up-to-date details.
The college experience is a time of personal exploration and growth mixed with multiple sources of stress. Counseling Services provides free, confidential, and compassionate assistance to all enrolled Trinity students.
We have designed our services to fulfill our mission: To support the educational and personal success of Trinity University students when they encounter developmental, interpersonal, or psychological challenges.
We provide collaborative and goal-focused counseling to enrolled students at no charge. Although we do not have a session limit, the vast majority of clients meet with a counselor for two-to-eight sessions, typically every two-to-three weeks or as needed. For those students whose need extends beyond our scope of services, we offer a consultation and referral service.
To learn more about our scope of services — including common goals for counseling — as well as client confidentiality, visit the About Our Services webpage.
During fall and spring semester, a student who is new to Counseling Services can see a counselor for a 20- to 30-minute session during Initial Consultation Walk-in Hours any weekday afternoon between 1:00 and 4:00. The walk-in counselor typically sees incoming students on first-come first-seen basis; however, we will prioritize a student based on triage upon their arrival. (Any subsequent sessions are by appointment.) At other times of the year, Initial Consultations are by appointment.
View this video to see what happens when a student comes to Initial Consultation Walk-In Hours.
We are committed to providing high-quality, culturally sensitive services. We affirm the wide diversity of our clientele, which includes students of color, international students, students of all genders (binary and nonbinary), LGBQ+ students, and students from all socio-economic backgrounds and with varying religious/spiritual beliefs.
A student’s options for prompt consultation with a counselor depends on whether the office is open or closed, and if closed whether the student is on campus or off campus. Please see the If You are a Student in Crisis webpage.
A person who is concerned about a student may consult with a counselor for guidance. During a consultation, the counselor cannot confirm or deny that the student is one of our clients or share confidential information unless the student has previously authorized us to do so. A concerned person may benefit from the guidance offered at the If You Are Concerned about a Student webpage. If a 'wellness check' is needed, contact the Dean of Students who can facilitate outreach to a student of concern.