Counseling

Wellness

The Triton College Counseling Department is offering mental health and wellness services. Students can visit with counselors regarding a wide variety of concerns, including managing stress, developing career goals, personal development, and understanding college policies. Counselors may refer students to the appropriate campus and/or community resources to best serve the needs of the student. To get in touch with a counselor, please email counsel@triton.edu or call 708-456-0300, ext. 3588.

If you are seeking guidance on academic planning, class schedules, etc. please contact Academic Advising here.


Mission

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Triton College Counselors value the individual, educating and serving our students by providing mental health and wellness services using a holistic approach.

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Services

The Counseling and Wellness Center offers the following services to currently enrolled Triton College students:

  • Individual career and education counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis counseling
  • Mental health screening
  • Peer support
  • Pyscho-educational workshops

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Personal Counseling

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We are here to assist you with working towards your personal and academic outcomes and goals.

Triton College Counselors provide a safe and confidential environment that allows students to explore their perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We work with each student using cultural sensitivity and competence, and advocate for students to take empowered steps towards self-improvement and personal growth.

Some of the issues that you may want to see a counselor for include:

Personal Counseling

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How to Refer a Student to Counseling

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The Counseling Department welcomes contact from faculty with concerns about students. We are happy to consult and advise faculty members regarding how to safely and appropriately refer a student for counseling. The process involves the faculty member serving as the “connection,” by introducing counseling services to the student.

We understand that referring a student to counseling can feel uncomfortable. For this reason, we have provided the following information and script that we hope will guide you in your conversations with students.

General tips on speaking with a student:

Student Interaction

Student Referral Steps

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Counseling Courses

The Counseling Department at Triton offers various courses that will help you get started at Triton. All classes can be used as elective credit toward your degree and can be transferred to a four-year college.

CSG 150 - Career and Life Planning

If you have an interest in exploring your career options, sign up for Career and Life Planning. CSG 150 is a one-credit hour, seven-week course. Students complete personality assessments to determine career fields and majors that are most suitable for their personality type. It is available online and in a traditional classroom format. This class may be used as an elective to complete your degree program.

  • Interests
  • Values
  • Skill and ability self-assessment
  • Career information resources
  • Career decision-making
  • One-credit hour toward your degree program

CSG 296 - Special Topics in Counseling

Selected topics in the areas of counseling may vary from semester to semester and information will be available during registration. This course may be repeated a maximum of four times when topics are different. This course can be used as an elective toward graduation.

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Programming and Outreach

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Workshops - Upcoming

Workshops will be held in Room B-204-210, unless otherwise indicated, or virtually via  Blackboard.
For more information, email counsel@triton.edu or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3588.

  • Adjusting to Your New Normal
    • Tuesday, September 14 @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Self-Care Tips
    • Thursday, October 7* @ 12:30 p.m. (Location B-280)
    • Monday, December 6 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Establishing and Building Healthy Relationships
    • Wednesday, November 3 @ 2:00 p.m.

Walk It Out Wednesday
Meet for a walk and talk/vent session with a counselor and others. These walks will be a chance to de-stress, and just walk and talk with other people.
Meet at the Flagpole in Front of A-Building
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  • Wednesdays, Sept. 15 - Nov. 3 (weather permitting) @ 12:15 p.m.

Workshops - Virtual Workshops Recordings

Feel Good Friday: Leslie Wester
Preparing for the Stress of Finals Week: Tracy Wright
Managing Finals and Holiday Stress: Leslie Wester
Five Minutes to Stretch Away the Stress: Mary Casey-Incardone
How to Care for Body, Mind and Soul: Sylvia Sztark

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Frequently Asked Questions - Students

The following are some frequently asked questions students may have.

Why do most people usually see a counselor?

How do I make an appointment with a counselor?

Where are you located?

What services do you provide?

How much do counseling sessions at Triton cost?

Do you prescribe medication?

Do counselors conduct long term therapy?

Who is my counselor?

What workshops do you provide?

What if I can't come to campus, do you offer telehealth?

Who has access to my information that I've visited you?

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Frequently Asked Questions - Faculty/Staff

The following are some frequently asked questions faculty or staff may have.

How do I refer a student to see a counselor?

Which students should be referred to see a counselor?

What services will you be providing?

How do I handle an emergency/crisis?

Can I have a counselor come to my classroom?

Can I follow up to see if a student has seen you?

Can I mandate a student to see a counselor?

Will BIT or Dean of Student Services be able to mandate counseling?

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