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COVID-19 Updates

Students

Each of our counselors is licensed to provide clinical services to individuals who are located in Texas. Additionally, we are happy to consult with any student or parent who would like guidance beyond the following for seeking services in their state. We are also happy to speak with anyone who has questions about what we offer while our office is not providing in-person services.

Tele-counseling for Enrolled Students Who are Located in Texas

  • Connection in the Time of COVID A Support Group to Cope During a Pandemic - A virtual (Zoom) drop-in group  Wednesday evenings at 9 p.m. Offered by Counseling Services  Please email lkinkler [at] trinity.edu for more info * You must be located in Texas to participate (due to licensure restrictions)
  • We offer tele-counseling via secure Zoom videoconferencing by appointment.
  • To schedule an appointment, call our office at 210-999-7411 (the more efficient method and preferred method) or email counseling [at] trinity.edu. If you email us, please specify when you are available on each of the following five weekdays, and state the name of the counselor you wish to see if you have a preference.

Options for Students Who are Not in Texas

  • All students who would like pastoral care, counsel, or a listening presence are welcome to talk with University Chaplain Alex Serna-Wallender. A conversation can be scheduled through tuchaplain.youcanbook.me.
  • PsychologyToday.com has a Find a Therapist referral database. An individual can search for mental health providers by Zip code and search by various parameters, including insurance provider and "online/phone counseling." Any mental health professional licensed in the state where the individual is located can provide online or phone counseling if they are equipped to do so.
  • Anyone can text with a crisis counselor via the national Crisis Text Line. Text “Home” to 741-741 to initiate.
  • Anyone can speak or chat online with a crisis counselor via the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which offers “emotional support” even for those who are not suicidal. Speak with a crisis counselor in English (800-273-8255) or Spanish (888-628-9454) or access the English chat option through this webpage

Faculty and Staff

  • All faculty and staff who would like pastoral care, counsel, or a listening presence are welcome to talk with University Chaplain Alex Serna-Wallender. A conversation can be scheduled through tuchaplain.youcanbook.me.
  • As a benefit of employment, Trinity faculty and staff are eligible for three free sessions with a licensed counselor through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as administered by UNUM.
  • Texas has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line for Texans experiencing anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 833-986-1919.
  • PsychologyToday.com has a Find a Therapist referral database. An individual can search for mental health providers by Zip code and search by various parameters, including insurance providers and "online/phone counseling." Any mental health professional licensed in the state where the individual is located can provide online or phone counseling if they are equipped to do so.
  • Anyone can text with a crisis counselor via the national Crisis Text Line. Text “Home” to 741-741 to initiate.
  • Anyone can speak or chat online with a crisis counselor via the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which offers “emotional support” even for those who are not suicidal. Speak with a crisis counselor in English (800-273-8255) or Spanish (888-628-9454) or access the English chat option through this webpage.

Self Help Resources

  • A relatively short article which employs a few important CBT techniques to help with anxiety and worry specifically related to COVID-19: Free Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty
  • A free and extensive anxiety self-help program using CBT principles. One may start and stop this program over time. It is interactive and personalized to the user, based on quizzes within the program. The program is very similar to Dr. Kinkler's Anxiety Toolbox program: E-couch Mental Health program
  • A well-rounded workbook with many hands-on tools to help with anxiety and worry specifically related to COVID-19: Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
  • A comprehensive article about different fear-producing triggers that may be happening in one's environment during the pandemic. The article details unhelpful reactions and solutions for each trigger: Coping with Fear and Sadness During a Pandemic

From Our Staff

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