Counseling Center

Counseling Center
Plymouth campus at dusk


    Our Services

    The counselors and support staff of the Plymouth State University Counseling Center wish to offer you our warmest welcome. We know that at times life can be difficult, if not overwhelming. It’s during those hard times that you may be in need of support.

    The Plymouth State University Counseling Center provides counseling and consultation services to students, as well as consultation to faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians. Our licensed mental health clinicians come from diverse backgrounds and orientations which are conducive to productively addressing student issues. In addition to providing direct services to students, the Counseling Center acts as a resource for the entire PSU Community by providing programs that promote intellectual, emotional, cultural, and social development.

    The Plymouth State University Counseling Center uses an innovative brief treatment model to assess each individual student’s needs, which allows us to identify the most appropriate treatment for each student. After students meet for an intake evaluation, their intake counselor will determine the most appropriate level of care to suit their needs. These treatment levels include group counseling/skill building groups, 1-2 time individual therapy sessions, and short-term individual therapy (3-8 sessions). We also provide emergency services for students in crisis.

    Please note that the Counseling Center has a limited scope of practice, and certain mental health challenges may be better served at outside treatment resources (see Scope of Practice). To make an appointment, please call us at (603) 535-2461

    Need Help Right Now?

    When We Are Open:

    After Hours:

    • NH Rapid Response/Lakes Region Mental Health Center at 1-833-710-6477, or 1-603-524-1100 (option 9)
    • University Police at (603) 535-2330 (if you are on campus) or 911 (if you are off campus)
    • Go to Speare Hospital's Emergency Room on Avery Street in Plymouth.

    More information about what to do in a psychological emergency

    Mental Health Resources

    On this page, you will find emergency phone numbers, self-help resources and articles, and on and off campus resources as well as state and national resources.

      Reporting at PSU

      PSU community members have the opportunity to share important information anonymously regarding observed behavior that raises concerns related to various incidents occurring on or off campus involving PSU community members.

      This includes but is not limited to Discrimination/Discriminatory Harassment, Sexual Harassment/Violence, Community Conduct Concern, accessing the C.A.R.E. Form and being a Silent Witness.

      More information

        You may go to your local emergency room, call your local community mental health center, or call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 and/or via text: Text "HOME" to 741741.

        • The following resources may also be helpful:


        The contents of this website and the resources linked to it are intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing you read in this Web site is meant to diagnose, substitute for, or otherwise replace actual face-to-face professional counseling.

        Plymouth State University (PSU), the PSU Counseling Center, and their respective staff, faculty and students, are not responsible for any action taken by any person as a result of viewing or otherwise obtaining information from this Web site.

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