Many students find themselves struggling in the university environment whether from the transition to college as a freshman or stress from trying to balance academics, time management and emotional/relational challenges. Some are able to problem solve with the support of friends and family and some need extra support and guidance. Sometimes, an objective viewpoint can help put difficult issues into perspective so they become more manageable.
Trine University's Counseling Services offer a means to enhance one’s ability to effectively cope with personal, social, educational and career issues. Students access counseling services for various reasons such as stress management, homesickness/adjustment to college, relationship Issues, mood challenges, test anxiety and more.
Length of services varies with the primary focus on a short-term, solution focused treatment by a state-licensed clinician. These therapeutic sessions are free and confidential and no information regarding treatment will be shared with other entities, including family or university personnel without the written consent of the student receiving services.
If a student is in need of more long term, intensive treatment they may be referred to a professional in the community that will best meet their therapeutic and medical needs. The ultimate goal of Trine University's Counseling Services Center is to assist students in achieving their academic goals, build meaningful connections as well as prepare for the future in the healthiest manner possible.
Please call 911 in the event of an emergency
Parkview Student Assistance Program: (Evenings & Weekends: 260-446-1867) Bowen Center (Angola): 1-800-342-5643 Northeastern Center (Auburn): 1-800-790-0118
Parkview Ft. Wayne Behavioral Health HelpLine (24/7): (260) 373-7500 or (800) 284-8439
Park Center/Parkview Behavioral Health URGENT CARE: 260-471-9440 or 260-481-2700 or 260-481-2800
National Mental Health America: 1-800-969-6642 (Provides general information and referrals to offices for over 200 mental health providers).
FOR THOSE IN CRISIS TEXT "HOME"
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital (416 E Maumee St.): 911 or (260) 665-2141
Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatement Center: 260-423-2222
IN CRISIS (crisis = painful emotion for which you need support, does not have to be suicidal feelings):
Crisis Text Line– Text “HOME” to 741741 for FREE, confidential, 24/7 support
Young People of Color in Crisis (particularly college students)- Text “STEVE” to 741741
Trans Lifeline – 877-565-8860 in crisis or just need someone to talk; 24/7 free, confidential; peer support ran by trans people for trans & questioning callers
LookUpIndiana.org – 800-284-8439 or Text “LOOKUP” to 494949 or chat on line; confidential 24/7
THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE:
Please call 911 in the event of an emergency
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline800-273-TALK (8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Trevor Project866-488-7386, 24/7, www.thetrevorproject.org free and confidential support; unique resources for LGBTQ youth.
Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741
The following resources are also available:
We are available to see students in person within our offices located on the second floor of the LINK as well as virtual sessions. Below is some information to help you decide if virtual sessions would be a good fit for you.
Talk to a counselor/therapist from your own couch
Did you know that we offer video counseling services so you can meet with a therapist from the comfort of your own residence? We want to make it easy for you to get help.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 260.665.4172 (Megan Cook) or 260.665.4809 (Shelly Edwards) to schedule an appointment. **If you do not have a private location, please indicate that and our team can make arrangements for you to utilize a private room for your Zoom appointment.**
Here’s all that’s required for video counseling sessions:
You need to be physically located in Indiana during your appointment.
You need to have access to audio/video technology (a phone, tablet, or computer).
You need to have access to a confidential space for your sessions. *If you do not have a private location, please indicate that and our team can make arrangements for you to utilize a private room for your Zoom appointment.
Is video counseling right for you?
There’s no need for you to travel to and from the UC LINK or to worry about getting to class before or after your appointment. Your counseling session can happen wherever you choose.
Sometimes it’s just easier to share private information when you’re in the comfort of your own space. With no need to come to the LINK you can even attend in your PJs!
Does this really work?
Online therapy services continue to be a growing trend. According to recent research, it’s just as effective for most issues and is a fine alternative to meeting with a counselor face-to-face. It will be helpful to the campus community as well in effort to practice appropriate social distancing.
Support is available, Feel free to contact Trine University Counseling Services email@example.com
The Student Counseling Services office is located on the second floor of the LINK in the Rick L. & Vicki L. James University Center. Office hours are 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday by appointment and crisis counseling is available as needed.
It is the intent of Trine's counseling services to facilitate emotional and psychological development which can make a positive impact on academics, decision-making, and student retention. The counselor works to help students resolve problems that may impede personal, social, and academic functioning while emphasizing prevention, development, adjustment and overall wellness.
Students come to counseling for several different reasons including depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. In addition, it is quite common for students to experience overwhelming feelings of loneliness, isolation, disappointing academic results, and career indecision. Counseling services offers a healthy way to handle these challenges and stressors. The counselor will determine what services are the most appropriate for the student and if it is decided that the student's needs can be best met elsewhere, then a referral will be provided.
If you or someone you know would benefit from counseling services please contact one of the following to schedule an appointment: