megan cook
Megan Cook

shelly edwards
Shelly Edwards

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Amy Spallinger


 Mental Health

Many students find themselves struggling in the university environment, whether from the transition to college as a freshman or stress from trying to balance academics, time management, and emotional/relational challenges. Some are able to problem-solve with the support of friends and family and some students need extra support and guidance. An objective viewpoint can be helpful in putting difficult issues into perspective, so they become more manageable. 

Trine University’s Counseling Services Department is committed to creating an environment where students holding diverse identities feel welcomed, heard and understood. Our Counseling Team is available on campus to support students through empowerment, advocacy, encouraging growth and change, building resilience, and fostering connections and engagement within our campus community. 

Students access Trine Counseling Services for various reasons such as stress management, homesickness/adjustment to college, identity issues, relationship issues, mood challenges, test anxiety and more.

Our Trine University Counseling Center Staff Clinicians can provide a wide range of therapeutic interventions and are skilled at addressing many concerns that are common in a college setting. The Counseling Center Team is committed to delivering quality care and can provide short-term, solutions-focused mental health services to Trine Main Campus Undergraduate students. If a student’s needs cannot adequately and ethically be met by the Counseling Center’s resources, and/or if a student requires more long-term, intensive treatment and/or requests additional supports that extend beyond Counseling Services short-term, problem-solving model of therapy; The Staff Clinicians will work with the student on an appropriate referral to best meet student’s specific therapeutic and/or medical needs.  

These therapeutic mental health counseling sessions are free and confidential, and no information regarding treatment will be shared with other entities, including family or university personnel, without the written consent of the student receiving services.

The ultimate goals of Trine University’s Counseling Services Center are to assist students in achieving their academic goals, build meaningful connections, and prepare for the future in the healthiest manner possible.

Additional Resources: 

**Please call 911 in the event of an emergency**

Parkview Student Assistance Program: (Evenings & Weekends: 260-446-1867)
This number is for MENTAL HEALTH related emergencies only on Trine Main Campus. This number is not intended for the scheduling of appointments or changing of schedules/classes.

Bowen Center (Angola): 1-800-342-5643

Northeastern Center (Auburn): 1-800-790-0118

Parkview Ft. Wayne Behavioral Health HelpLine (24/7): (260) 373-7500 or (800) 284-8439

Park Center/Parkview Behavioral Health URGENT CARE: 260-471-9440 or 260-481-2700 or 260-481-2800

Ft. Wayne Walk-In Clinic (Park Center, an affiliate of Parkview Health)
Call 24/7: 260-471-9440
Clinic Hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday

Maple Heights Behavioral Health Hospital (Fort Wayne): 866-963-2500 or 260-800-3601 

National Mental Health America: 1-800-969-6642
(Provides general information and referrals to offices for over 200 mental health providers).

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text 741741


Sexual Assault:

  • Cameron Memorial Community Hospital (416 E Maumee St.): 911 or (260) 665-2141
  • Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center: 260-423-2222
  • Women's Bureau 24 Hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 260-426-7273
  • RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673 or online chat: 
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 800-441-4073
  • If you are in crisis or need immediate help, please call
    our Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 800.441.4073.  
    We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • National Rape Crisis Line: 1-800-656-4673

IN CRISIS (crisis = painful emotion for which you need support, does not have to be suicidal feelings):

  • Crisis Text Line– Text “HOME” to 741741 for FREE, confidential, 24/7 support
  • Young People of Color in Crisis (particularly college students)- Text “STEVE” to 741741
  • Trans Lifeline – 877-565-8860 in crisis or just need someone to talk; 24/7 free, confidential; peer support ran by trans people for trans & questioning callers
  • – 800-284-8439 or Text “LOOKUP” to 494949 or chat on line; confidential 24/7


Please call 911 in the event of an emergency

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline800-273-TALK (8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. hotline
  • Trevor Project 866-488-7386, 24/7, free and confidential support; unique resources for LGBTQ youth. 

Trevor Project

  • Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741

Additional Support Mental Health Resources within the Community: 

Contact your Community Mental Health Services provider to seek services local to you:

Northeastern Center
3265 Intertech Dr
Angola, IN 46703
260- 665-9494 or emergency: 1-800-790-0118 

Bowen Center
200 Hoosier Drive
Angola, IN 46703
260-624-3741 or emergency: 1-800-342-5653 

Additional Support Resources Nationally: 

MEDICAL Resources online 

  • American Association of Poison Control Centers: or 800-2222-1222
  • American Cancer Society: or 800-227-2345
  • American Diabetes Association : or 800-342-2383
  • American Heart Association: or 800-242-8721
  • International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder: or 888-964-2001


Additional Resources:

Support is available, Feel free to contact Trine University Counseling Services


The Student Counseling Services office is located on the second floor of the LINK in the Rick L. & Vicki L. James University Center. Office hours are 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday by appointment and crisis counseling is available as needed.

For more information on available resources, please visit the additional resources page.

It is the intent of Trine's counseling services to facilitate emotional and psychological development which can make a positive impact on academics, decision-making, and student retention. The counselor works to help students resolve problems that may impede personal, social, and academic functioning while emphasizing prevention, development, adjustment and overall wellness.

Students come to counseling for several different reasons including depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. In addition, it is quite common for students to experience overwhelming feelings of loneliness, isolation, disappointing academic results, and career indecision. Counseling services offers a healthy way to handle these challenges and stressors. The counselor will determine what services are the most appropriate for the student and if it is decided that the student's needs can be best met elsewhere, then a referral will be provided.

If you or someone you know would benefit from counseling services please contact one of the following to schedule an appointment:

Megan Cook

Shelly Edwards

Amy Spallinger

Crisis counseling is available as needed after normal business hours through the Parkview Student Assistance Program 260.446.1867.

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