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Student Counseling Services at Trinity

Trinity’s mission is to enable students to Discover Their Path. The counseling program supports that mission through a proactive approach that seeks to give students the tools they need for self-discovery. Whether that means implementing programs on study skills or stress management, or working with students one-on-one, Trinity’s counseling program provides signposts along students’ paths.

The counseling program believes in a holistic approach to education in which every component of each student is taken into account: academic, social, emotional, and spiritual. As a college-preparatory school, Trinity’s job is to create individuals who are ready to thrive in the next step in their lives. The counseling program supports this aim through grade-level specific programs as well as individual guidance. The program collaborates with faculty, parents, and students to achieve a symbiosis that is one more element to success along their own unique path.

Trinity's Counselor is available to provide support to students in many areas including ....

Social concerns
Sports and academic pressures
Stress management
Substance abuse
Family concerns
Eating disorders
Personal relationships
Grief and loss

Counseling Program Questions and Answers

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is the mission of the counseling program at Trinity?

    Trinity’s counseling program seeks to provide students with a personalized and supportive environment in which they can foster tools for personal growth. These include enhancing problem-solving and decision-making skills, as well as developing self-esteem and self-worth. The counseling program also seeks to enable students to appreciate themselves as individuals, and to explore the opportunities around them, both within the Trinity community and beyond.
  • Q. How do I get in touch with the counselor?

    The counseling office is in the science building, just inside the main doors. Students are encouraged to stop by the office anytime before school, during their study hall, break, lunch, or after school during tutorial for assistance. Students can also leave a note for the counselor in the drop box at any time and can also be reached by email or phone.
  • Q. How are students made aware of the counselor and counseling services?

    The counselor will make an effort meet individually with each new student during the first month of school. Details will be given about the counseling program at that time. Students are also welcome to stop by the counseling office during any free time within their day or before or after school.
  • Q. What kinds of situations does the counselor deal with?

    The counselor is there to support students in all areas of their daily functioning. This can mean social concerns, self-image, sports and academic pressures, stress management, substance abuse, family concerns, eating disorders, personal relationships, grief and loss, and transition and change within their lives. Each student is seen and treated as an individual. Outside referral is made when necessary.
  • Q. Does the counselor only deal with individuals who come to the counseling office?

    Definitely not. Much of the work of the counseling program is preventative in nature, and is designed to help students avoid many of the common pitfalls of adolescence, and instead become stronger individuals. The counselor will utilize classroom guidance sessions, which function very much like academic lessons within students’ classrooms. Topics are many and varied, and may include items like stress management, test-taking strategies, decision-making, high school transition, college transition, career exploration, and many more. Classroom guidance is tailored for each grade level.
  • Q. Will there be small-groups in the counseling program?

    Small group work will be utilized on an as-needed basis. Some examples of small groups are self-image, test-anxiety, divorce, grief and loss, handling pressures, and resiliency training.
  • Q. Do teachers refer students to the counselor?

    Teachers can refer students to the counseling office as they deem appropriate. Collaboration between faculty and the counselor is a crucial component of the counseling program.
  • Q. Can students refer their peers to the counselor?

    Students are welcome to share a concern with the counselor as needed.
  • Q. How can parents and students become more involved with the counseling program?

    Ideas are welcome through email, phone, or office visits. 
  • Q. What makes a great day in the counseling office?

    A great day is any day in which the counselor can help a student to further their self-discovery. Each student at Trinity is unique and special, and the counseling office looks forward to celebrating this individuality as every student continues their journey to discovering their path!


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    Mallory Ballard 

    School Counselor
    (804) 327-3144
For information regarding Trinity's College Counseling Program can be found here or contact Trinity's College Counselors, Chet Childress at