About the Service
Going to college can be a time of growth and stress. Many students experience personal or interpersonal challenges during this process and some come face to face with crisis and confusion.
Enrolled Trinity students Who can use:
No charge Cost:
This is a confidential service Confidentiality:
No limit Session Limit:
Typically every two weeks Session Frequency:
What is Individual Counseling?
Individual counseling, whether addressing a mental health concern or an interpersonal or developmental challenge, is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment.
Counseling allows individuals to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
During the first session, the counselor will seek to understand the concerns that motivated the student to seek counseling. Common concerns include:
- Panic Attacks
- Mood instability
- Interpersonal conflict
- Adjusting to college
- Identity clarification
- Substance Use
What to expect
- Prior to the first meeting with a counselor, the student will read about confidentiality and its limits, provide information that will help counseling get off to a fast start, and consent to receive counseling after any questions have been answered.
- The counselor will ask questions to help the student describe the challenges that brought the student to a counselor and help the student clarify what they are working toward together collaboratively.
- The student can expect the counselor to be caring, compassionate, and highly competent.
The counselor will expect the client to engage as an equal partner in the collaboration and, when indicated, execute the between-session action plan they developed together.
The vast majority of clients meet with a counselor for two-to-eight sessions, typically every two-to-three weeks or as needed.