The Plymouth State University Counseling Center supports all students in their goals for education, personal growth, and career development. We, as a staff, are committed to the values of anti-racism, inclusion, and multicultural diversity. We strive to be anti-racist in every decision we make and every action we take.
We recognize that racism manifests in different ways as race intersects with other sociocultural identities such as ethnicity, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability status, immigration status, and more.
We are committed to provide culturally informed treatment and to promote the wellbeing of all Plymouth State University students.
We know that grief, anxiety, anger, fear, and uncertainty contribute to feelings of isolation and disconnection within ourselves and from those around us. It is okay to acknowledge the pain we are feeling, and to take the time to help others as well as ourselves. The PSU Counseling Center is here to promote the wellbeing of the Plymouth State University community.
Current Events Stress Management
In light of current events, the Plymouth State University Counseling Center would like to take a moment to share some ways to ease the stress you may be feeling. Below are some ideas and resources.
Information on Coping with Grief/Loss and Warning Signs for Suicide
- Common Responses to Traumatic Events & The Healing Process
- Coping with Grief and Loss: Understanding the Grieving Process
- Recognize the Warning Signs for Suicide
Take some time to be outside:
Please remember that the Counseling Center is available to PSU students who may be in need of support at this time. For more information or to make an appointment, please call all us at (603) 535-2461.
Need Help Right Now? If You Are In Crisis or This Is An Emergency:
If you are feeling in distress, anxious, overwhelmed, or unsafe, here are some things you can do:
1. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency:
- 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 the Counseling Center during business hours. If it is after hours, call Lakes Region Mental Health Center at 603-524-1100, dial 911, or go to Speare Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room.
2. Check out the resources on the PSU Counseling Center web page that includes emergency phone numbers, self-help resources and articles, and on and off campus resources as well as state and national resources
3. 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.
For more information/reporting forms, check out this link:
For more information about what to do in a psychological emergency, please click the following link:
The Counseling Center is providing Telebehavioral Health counseling by video conferencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Counseling Center will also continue to provide students with consultations. This will include, as appropriate, assistance in identifying resources for students’ immediate and more urgent needs, on an individual basis.
Students should call the Counseling Center at 603-535-2461 if they are interested in our services. Please call and do not arrive in person. We ask students to have their voice-mail boxes available to leave messages.
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. To find where we are located, please click the following link.
Please Join Us at Our Open Weekly Virtual Zoom Psychoeducation Groups
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)
Finding a Community Mental Health Center Near You
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
Hours of Operation
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-12PM; 1PM-4:00PM
May 11th, 2020 – June 12th, 2020
Closed May 22nd, 2020 & May 25th, 2020
Closed June 15th, 2020 – June 30th, 2020
Closed July 28th, 2020 & July 29th, 2020
Closed August 3rd, 2020-August 14th, 2020
August 17th, 2020-August 28th, 2020
Fall semester begins on August 24th, 2020 (see Fall semester hours above)
For more information or to make an appointment:
Call us at (603) 535-2461
Plymouth State University Counseling Center
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595
Phone- (603) 535-2461
Fax- (603) 535-2391