Plymouth State University Counseling Center

Due to challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Counseling Center is not able to conduct face-to-face counseling at this time. The Counseling Center will continue to provide students with phone call consultations. This will include, as appropriate, assistance in identifying resources for students’ immediate and more urgent needs, on an individual basis.  The Counseling Center is also providing Telebehavioral Health counseling by phone and video conferencing to our current clients.

Students should call the Counseling Center and leave a voice-mail message at 603-535-2461 if they are interested in our services.  We ask students to have their voice-mail boxes available to leave messages.

If you received medication at Health Services during the academic year and have questions about that medication, Health Services staff suggests that you first contact your primary care physician in your home area.  If you are unable to reach your primary care physician or do not have one, you can call and leave a voice-mail message with Health Services at 603-535-2350.  Health Services staff will be checking their voice-mail during the summer months.

If this is NOT an emergency feel free to call the Counseling Center at 603-535-2461 and leave us a voice-mail message to consult. We will check the voice-mail between 8am-4pm on weekdays, and will do our best to return your call within the next business day.

For an on-campus emergency (needing immediate assistance) you may call University Police at 603-481-1509 (University Police Duty Phone). For an off-campus emergency dial 911.

If you are in emotional crisis and are in the Plymouth, NH area, you may call Lakes Region Mental Health Center at 603-524-1100, dial 911, or go to Speare Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room

If you are in emotional crisis and ARE NOT in the Plymouth, NH area you may go to your local emergency room, call your local community mental health center, or call the following.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-TALK/8255) and/or via text (texting HOME to 741741)

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Hotline (1-800-985-5990) and/or via text (texting TalkWithUs to 66746).

Transgender Crisis Hotline: 1-877-656-8860

LGBTQ+ Hotline: 1-866-488-7386

Veterans Help Line: 1-800-838-2838

We wish you and your loved ones the best, and look forward to seeing you when PSU reopens!

Please see the resources below regarding managing stress during this time, how to find a community mental health center near you, and information on COVID-19/Coronavirus.


Managing Stress

Manage Anxiety and Stress Related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus): CDC Resource (Click Here)

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus (Click Here)

Workbooks for Anxiety Toolbox, Getting Unstuck (Depression), 3-Steps Forward (Building Skills and Creating Flexibility), and Seeking Serenity (Understanding Emotional Distress and Building Skills) (Click Here)

Self-Help/Articles on Mental Health and Wellness (Click Here)

Finding a Community Mental Health Center Near You

To find a community mental health center in your area in New Hampshire (Click here) 

To find a community mental health center in your area outside of New Hampshire (NAMI Resource) (Click here and select your state).

Information About COVID-19/Coronavirus

Plymouth State University- COVID-19 Information (Click Here)


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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 learn more about our services, please click the following link.

To make an appointment, please call us at (603) 535-2461 or come into the Counseling Center. To find where we are located, please click the following link.

Need Help Right Now?
If You Are In Crisis Or This Is An Emergency:

When We Are Open:

  • Call us at (603) 535-2461

After Hours, Call:

  • Lakes Region Mental Health Center/Genesis Behavioral Health at (603) 524-1100
    • If you are a student at Plymouth State University and are in the Plymouth, NH community.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
    • A second option, especially if you might not be a Plymouth State University student or in the Plymouth, NH community.
  • University Police at (603) 535-2330 or 911
    • If you require police or emergency services response.
  • Speare Hospital Emergency Room at (603) 536-1120
    • If you have a medical emergency or are in emotional crisis, you can also go directly to the Speare Hospital ER on Avery Street in Plymouth

For more information about what to do in a psychological emergency, please click the following link:

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM

May 11th, 2020 – June 12th, 2020

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM
Closed May 22nd, 2020 & May 25th, 2020
Closed June 15th, 2020 – June 30th, 2020

July 2020

Tuesday 8:00AM-4:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM-4:00PM
Closed July 28th, 2020 & July 29th, 2020

August 2020

Closed August 3rd, 2020-August 14th, 2020

August 17th, 2020-August 28th, 2020
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM

Fall semester begins on August 24th, 2020 (see Fall semester hours above)

Winterim

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM

For more information or to make an appointment:

Call us at (603) 535-2461

Plymouth State University Counseling Center
MSC 26
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595