Helping All
Students Thrive

Counseling Services

Welcome to Trinity Counseling Services!

At Trinity Christian College, we believe that genuine education involves the whole person.  Trinity Counseling Services exists to cultivate emotional well-being, relational health, and spiritual vitality for all our student body.  We provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and confidential space so that you can grow in your understanding of yourself and your world.

We are here to help you thrive, reach your academic goals, and tell the story of who you are becoming. Our counselors are ready to have confidential and therapeutic conversations to help with things like stress, anxiety, and depression. We are also here to help students navigate through the transition to college, broken relationships, disordered eating, alcohol and drug addiction, issues related to sexuality and gender, trauma, conflicts related to faith, and more.

Trinity’s counselors are professionally trained, and our services are confidential. Counseling is available to all Trinity Christian College students, at no additional cost.

Have a Question?

Trinity cares deeply for the mental well-being of its students.  If you are experiencing struggles, please use the MySSP app or contact our offices directly.   We are here to help.

Counseling Services

Director of Counseling Services


We are excited to expand our services by offering free virtual counseling to Trinity Christian College students. 

Call. Chat. Anytime. Anywhere.  My SSP connects students with free, confidential mental health and well-being support conveniently available 24/7 via the My SSP app, telephone and web.

MySSP QR code

What is My SSP?

Real-time chat support 24/7
Chat with a professional counselor at your convenience

Telephone support 24/7
Speak to a professional counselor with a simple phone call

Short term support from a dedicated counselor
Connect with the same counselor over multiple sessions via telephone or video appointments

Health assessments
Complete an anonymous assessment to get feedback on your emotional health

Browse health & well-being content
Access articles, podcasts, infographics, and videos addressing a variety of wellbeing topics

Access virtual fitness sessions
Sign up for FREE virtual fitness sessions available through LIFT

My SSP resources and professional counselors can help you address common concerns such as:

  • Relationship issues
  • Feelings of isolation, loneliness or sadness
  • General stress and worry
  • Adapting to a new campus culture, learning style or city
  • Frustration or uncertainty related to studies or post-grad plans
  • Creating balance between personal and academic priorities

Trinity Christian College's Services

The following services are available to Trinity students at Trinity Counseling Services without any out-of-pocket expense:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Consultation for appropriate referrals
  • Workshops & Presentations
  • Wellness Webinars
  • Consultation for Staff/Faculty

Connect with us

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a therapist, email or call 708-239-4820. Let us know the times you are available to meet. Our office hours are 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Once you leave a message with us by email or voicemail, we’ll return your message right away and no later than the end of the next business day.

A counselor will connect with you about the initial paperwork and answer any questions you may have. Our offices are located in the Student Life suite on the second floor of the Jennie Huizenga Memorial Library Building.

Interested in a Clinical Training Program?

Trinity’s counseling center provides counseling and psychological services to the college’s diverse student body through its clinical training program, which offers practicum and advanced practicum experiences for graduate students in clinical psychology and practicum and internship experiences for graduate students in clinical mental health counseling.

Professional Counseling Team

The counseling staff at Trinity Counseling Services warmly welcomes you to counseling services that are professional, confidential, and personally tailored to fit your goals and challenges.  We desire for each of our clients to feel safe, understood, and deeply respected as we explore the unique situations and opportunities for healing and growth they encounter during their years at Trinity.  All of our counselors practice from a Christian worldview and are willing to include conversations about faith in the counseling process, if you so desire.  However, we equally welcome all members of our student body, regardless of faith or creed, to enter into a life-enriching conversation through counseling.

Mental Health Emergency

In an emergency:

If you are a student who is experiencing a mental health emergency, call Trinity Christian College’s Campus Safety at 708-239-3722. A safety officer will quickly connect you to an on-call student life staff to assist you. Keep in mind that it might be most appropriate to call 9-11 first, then call Campus Safety.

Other options for a mental health emergency are as follows:

  • Call 911 and tell them that you’re experiencing a mental health emergency.
  • Go to your local emergency room. If you’re near Trinity Christian College, go to:
    • Palos Health Hospital
      12251 S 80th Ave
      Palos Heights, IL 60463
  • Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
  • Text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741