Here to Help
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
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:
How to Refer a Student to Counseling
The Counseling & Wellness Services 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 Referral Steps
Crisis counseling is available 24 hours a day through Perspectives, our Student Assistance Plan (SAP). Call or text 800-456-6327.
You may also use the “Live Chat” feature on the Perspectives Online Portal (username TRI004, password perspectives).
This is available Monday-Friday 7am-5pm CST.
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- Login with your triton.edu email
- Fill out a short questionnaire
- Access TalkNow for immediate mental health or a number of medical health professionals
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.
- 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.
Programming and Events
- Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - Mental Health & Wellness Fair - Click HERE for flyer.
- No workshops at this time at this location
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
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?
Frequently Asked Questions - Faculty/Staff
The following are some frequently asked questions faculty or staff may have.