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Counseling Services

New Location! Coates Student Center near Esplanade and Fiesta Room

The college experience will be emotionally challenging at times. Counseling Services compassionately provides free, accessible, and confidential 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. Whether a student's challenge is homesickness, coping with a break-up, anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, Counseling Services is available to provide confidential assistance.

How a Student Can See a Counselor

During fall and spring semester, a student who has not utilized Counseling Services during the current academic year can see a counselor for a 20-minute consultation and assessment during Walk-in Hours any weekday afternoon between 1:00 and 4:00 on a first-come, first-seen basis. (Any subsequent 45-minute sessions would be by appointment.) If the student’s schedule cannot accommodate the consultation and assessment during any weekday afternoon of fall or spring semester, please call to inquire about alternatives. At other times of the year, the consultation and assessment is by appointment.  

Occasionally, Walk-In Hours must be canceled or shortened, so a student may wish to call to verify that day's schedule. If a student wishes to see a specific counselor for their consultation and assessment, the student should call to learn which afternoons the desired counselor will be on duty during Walk-In Hours. The student may also see the counselor-on-duty during Walk-in Hours and transfer to another counselor for follow-up appointments. Profiles of our counselors are available on the ‘Meet the Staff’ webpage

Learn more about what happens during the consultation and assessment visit to our office at the ‘About Our Services’ webpage.

What We Offer Students

  • Consultation and Assessment
  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Clinical Care Coordination

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 more about these 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.