Plymouth State University Counseling Center

Diversity Statement

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.

Land Acknowledgment

Plymouth State University is located on N’dakinna, which is the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook and Wabanaki Peoples past and present. We acknowledge and honor with gratitude the land and waterways and the alnobak (people) who have stewarded N’dakinna throughout the generations. This land continues to be unceded, and some of these peoples are currently lacking federal recognition.


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), call University Police at 603-536-1626 or 911.
  • For an off-campus emergency, dial 911.
  • If you are in emotional crisis and are in New Hampshire (NH), you may call the Counseling Center during business hours at 1-603-535-2461.  If it is after hours, call the NH Rapid Response/Lakes Region Mental Health Center at 988, 1-833-710-6477, or 1-603-524-1100 (option 9), dial 911, or go to Speare Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room.
  • If you are in emotional crisis and are NOT in NH, you may go to your local emergency room, call your local community mental health center, or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988 and/or via text at HOME to 741741.
  • The following resources may also be helpful:
    • 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 
    • People of Color Crisis Text Line Text “STEVE” to 741741 
    • Veterans Help Line: 1-800-838-2838 

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:


First-Year Orientation 2022:

Mental Health and Wellbring Presentation

For PowerPoint of the presentation, please click here


Our Services

Beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, the Counseling Center returned to providing in-person services.  The Counseling Center office requires all visitors to wear masks.

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.


WellTrack App 

Plymouth State University students now have free access to the WellTrack app, which is an interactive self-help therapy app. 

The WellTrack app provides various self-help therapy tools, including courses/videos on mental health, a Zen room, thought diary, information on cognitive distortions, fun achievements, activity scheduler, mood check, and wellness assessment.  The WellTrack app also provides referral information to various PSU and community resources for various challenges students might face (i.e. academic, financial, sexual violence, addiction, health and wellness, safety and security, community involvement/making connections, and career support).

Students can simply download the WellTrack app and register with their Plymouth.edu email address for free access to the app.


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)

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM
Closed Spring Break Week (March 7th, 2022-March 11th, 2022)

May 9th, 2022 – June 10th, 2022

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM
Closed June 13th, 2022 – July 1st, 2022

July 2022

Tuesday 8:00AM-4:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM-4:00PM
Closed July 5th, 2022 & July 27th, 2022

August 2022

Closed August 1st, 2022-August 19th, 2022

August 22nd, 2022-August 26th, 2022
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM

Fall semester begins on August 29th, 2022 (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

Phone- (603) 535-2461

Fax- (603) 535-2391