PSU Counseling Center Mental Health Clinician David Bouchard

David Bouchard

Mental Health Counselor I, Emergency Specialist
Phone: (603) 535-2461
Office: Counseling Center, Counseling Center, MSC 26, Plymouth, NH 03264

Pronouns: he/him/his


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
M.S.W., University of New England, 1990
B.A., University of Maine at Orono (Psychology and French), 1981
Junior Year Abroad University of Paris (Sorbonne), 1978-79
Member, NASW, ACSW


Dave joined the Counseling Center in 2005 as part time staff member, and is now a full-time counselor. When not on campus, Dave oversees several community based mental health services (access to care, emergency service and an outpatient practice) that are all part of an outpatient mental health clinic. In addition Dave has direct counseling and therapy work experience in outpatient settings as well as liaison roles with local hospitals and the university. He is a member of a regional leadership team for Public Health promoting mental health resources and he participates actively in community education on mental health topics. At different times Dave also provides supervision to social work candidates for licensure.

Counseling Approach and Areas of Specialization

When working with students at the counseling center, Dave’s approach to therapy and counseling offers a collaborative approach to problem solving and also helping students consider often overlooked strengths that can assist them with better self-understanding, healing and/or pursuing goals for personal growth.

Dave has experience working with diverse populations including people of color and people of the LGBTQIA+ community.


Any time spent with family and friends; over the past several years Dave has enjoyed running. Besides running, he likes activities that take him out of doors: snowshoeing and biking and hiking. He also has an interest in the cinema, especially documentary films and American History.