Advising & Counseling
The overall mission of Triton College is to support student success and our advisors and counselors are here to help you do just that! Whatever your specific goals may be, our dedicated team of advisors and counselors aim to help you achieve those goals.
So what is the difference between an Advisor and a Counselor?
Advisors are professional staff who provide academic and career advising to students enrolled in their first year (as of Fall 2018) through the completion of 24 credit hours. They are trained to assist you with academic placement, academic planning, registration and course selection, career/educational guidance, identification of support services, as well as facilitate academic/student development workshops.
Please visit the Advising webpage for more information on the services advisors provide and to schedule a meeting with your advisor.
Counselors are faculty members who are trained to help with educational, personal, and career exploration and counseling for students beyond their first year (24+ credit hours). Counselors assist with identifying a career choice, academic planning, degree completion, transfer services, personal, emotional, and social difficulties, and can help locate appropriate resources for assistance.
Please visit the Counseling webpage for more information on the services counselors provide and to schedule a meeting with your program-specific counselor.
Why do most people usually see a counselor?
- Students see a counselor for a wide variety of reasons. Stress, anxiety, depression, feelings of being overwhelmed, grief, difficulty concentrating, and more.
How do I make an appointment with a counselor?
- Email email@example.com and request an appointment
- Call 708-456-0300 ext. 3588 and request an appointment
Where are you located?
- On campus we are located in D-122
- We are also available via virtual counseling
What services do you provide?
- Personal counseling
- Crisis counseling
How much do counseling sessions at Triton cost?
- Counseling sessions are free to current Triton College students.
Do you prescribe medication?
- No, we do not prescribe medication.
Do counselors conduct long term therapy?
- No, Triton College Counselors are available to assist students with current situations that are interfering with reaching your academic goals at Triton College. We utilize a brief counseling model to assist with setting outcomes and learning coping mechanisms.
Who is my counselor?
- Please visit our website to read about our counselors.
What workshops do you provide?
- Anxiety coping mechanisms
- Breathing techniques to reduce stress and stay focused
- Tai Chi
- Test anxiety tips
- Working through Grief
- Other special topics
What if I can't come to campus, do you offer telehealth?
- Yes, we do offer a telehealth option.
Who has access to my information that I've visited you?
- The counseling center, including our secretary and Dean of Student Services, have access to our schedules.