Reality Check Fact #2

Over 50% of PSU students report having 4 or fewer drinks each week, if they drink at all.

Fact taken from 2015 NH Higher Education on line Alcohol and Drug Survey at PSU.


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Michael R. Major


  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • MS, Community Mental Health Counseling, New England College
  • BA, Psychology, University of NH


Michael has spent many years working with people from all walks of life in many different community settings. For the last several years he has focused on helping young adults with loss, trauma, substance use and recovery, as well as in making healthy life choices and transitions.

Counseling Approach and Areas of Specialization:

Essential to Michael’s approach is the establishment of safety and trust in the counseling relationship. Michael places a great deal of emphasis on honesty and a willingness to work together toward identified goals in treatment.

He has spent many years helping young adults and families struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and issues related to using alcohol and drugs in a non-judgmental and compassionate manner. Mindful Meditation, journaling and Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques as well as a supportive collaborative approach has been successful in his practice.


Michael has an immense love and appreciation for many different types of music. He is also an avid dog lover and enjoys being outside riding his motorcycle.


In Plymouth Magazine

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Wordsworth Meets Twitter: Teaching English in the Digital Age

Let’s face it: not all English majors aspire to a career in academia, so how do we help our students understand the role their English education plays in professional environments?

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Samuel Read Hall’s Second Act

The beloved residence hall is enjoying a new life as the campus hub for STEM programming. It’s a transformation that the building’s namesake would have certainly approved …

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PEOPLE FIRST: The Presidency of Sara Jayne Steen

In her introductory remarks for her first Faculty Day on August 23, 2006, President Steen said, “PSU’s future is something we’ll shape together.” What follows are just some of the many initiatives launched and nurtured during her presidency, as told by the people who worked with her to shape them.