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Our friendly and experienced staff provides a safe environment and seeks to help facilitate your growth toward wholeness through individual and group counseling. The counseling center provides services that promote healing and life formation and help students personally succeed while receiving quality Christian training. 

Helpful Resources during COVID-19 Health Crisis

As COVID-19 impacts our work and lives, here are several helpful resources to review:

Seven Simple Ways to Stay Focused While Working from Home
TEDS Talk on Grit:  Emotional Resilience
Trinity Counseling Tips & Tidbits—Vol. 1: Rebuilding Structure
Trinity Counseling Tips & Tidbits—Vol. 2: What Have You Felt Today?
Trinity Counseling Tips & Tidbits—Vol. 3: Combating Pornography During Lockdown
Trinity Counseling Tips & Tidbits—Vol. 4: Grieving Loss
Exercise Tips
Sleep Hygiene
Healthy Activities Name Game
Coping with Anxiety during COVID-19
The Feeling of Grief during COVID-19
HuffPost article: “It’s Not Just You. A Lot Of Us Are Hitting A Pandemic Wall Right Now.”


PLEASE NOTE: Not all the information provided by these resources may reflect the values of Trinity International University. The inclusion of a resource does not imply agreement with all information provided. 


Counseling Services

The counseling center at TEDS provides services that promote healing and life formation while helping professionals through quality Christian training. You can locate or contact the counseling center at:

Lower Madsen 500 South Entrance
Phone: 847-317-4067
Fax:  847.317.8158
Email:  [email protected]
Hours:  By appointment

Individual counseling: The counseling center provides individual counseling for students who wish to speak confidentially with one of our qualified counselors regarding a personal set of circumstances. Often, students focus their time around issues such as family, relationships, identity, depression, anxiety, decision-making, grief, loss, and others.

Group counseling: The counseling center offers a variety of groups to join each semester. Each group focuses on a predetermined topic where it will provide education and support from others who have a common experience or concern. Groups usually involve 3-8 participants and topics vary each semester depending on the students’ needs.

Premarital counseling: The counseling center provides premarital counseling for engaged couples. Counseling consists of 8 sessions the contents of which are subject to variation based on the couple and the counselor.

Referral services to Christian counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists who are off-campus. These may be issued for mediation, consultation, substance use, counseling, and other specialized needs.

Mental health services and coping during COVID-19. Learn More

All services rendered are confidential. If you have any questions about our counseling services, please contact us.


Testing Services

We also administer various tests (MDiv Counseling Assessment, Miller Analogies Test, etc.) that will help you prepare for your future career and ministry.

MAT Testing

Trinity Counseling Center will host the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on several upcoming dates to be announced in the future. We are not offering testing at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Registration for the MAT will start at 10:00 a.m. and will begin testing by 10:30 a.m. The test is a one-hour timed exam and should be completed close to 11:30 a.m.


The test will be held in the computer lab at Rolfing Library on Trinity International University Campus.

What to bring on Test Day?

On the day of testing, test takers must bring the following with them:

  • Two valid forms of ID and the testing fee of $85.00 in either cash or check form (Please write checks out to Trinity International University).
  • The two forms of ID must include;
    • Picture ID in the form of a driver’s license or a passport.
    • Second ID in the form of a credit card, utility bill, student ID, or library card.
  • Make sure to know your social security number or have your social security card on hand in order to provide it on the day of testing for registration.

Additional Information

Scratch paper and pencils will be provided. Please keep in mind, that during the test you are not allowed to have anything at your desk, including cell phones, notebooks, water bottles, etc. You will not be permitted to leave the room at any time during the test.

If you’d like to take a practice test or if you have other questions about the test itself, please see

Prior to Test Day

Call Trinity Counseling Center at 847-317-4067 and let us know you will be taking the test. You will need to provide us with your name, email, and phone number to sign up for the test. The additional information we collect will be on test day during registration. See “What to Bring on Test Day.”