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Counseling Services

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.

Counselor talking to patient

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.

Although we see students for a wide variety of reasons, we most commonly see students who want to explore who they are and what they want from life, who are struggling to cope with stress, or who experience mental health challenges that threaten their interpersonal and academic success.

How a Student Can See a Counselor

During fall and spring semester, a student who has never utilized 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 on a first-come, first-seen basis. Students are typically seen on a first-come first-seen basis; however, we will prioritize a student based on triage upon their arrival. (Any subsequent 45-minute sessions would be by appointment.) 

View this video to see what happens when a student comes to Initial Consultation Walk-In Hours. 

What We Offer Students

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.

To learn about our services and client confidentiality, visit the About Our Services webpage.

What We Offer Concerned Parents and Others

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.