Everyone is Welcome Here
The Plymouth State University Counseling Center endorses the broadest possible view of diversity while supporting all students as they strive to achieve their educational goals regardless of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, immigration status, socioeconomic status, ability, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and/or linguistic orientation. As a staff, we strive to be open, informed, aware, accepting, inclusive, mindful and respectful in all our decisions and actions.
We recognize that bias, prejudice and discrimination may manifest themselves in individual and/or systemic ways, and often result in creating feelings of isolation, disconnection, grief, uncertainty, anxiety, anger and fear. These acts of “bias, prejudice and discrimination,” whether perpetrated unconsciously or not, diminish the quality of the educational experience for all.
Our Center is committed to the values of anti-racism, inclusion, and multicultural diversity. Our staff is committed to providing culturally informed treatment and support to all students; identifying and addressing individual and/or systemic acts of discrimination and bigotry; and promote the wellbeing of all PSU students.
For more information on diversity, please go to the website of PSU’s Center for Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice.
The following resources may also be helpful:
- Racial Equity Tools.Org
- Trevor Project
- BU Center for Antiracist Research
- Lambda Legal
- GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders
- National Education Association Key Terms
- Terms of Equity and Inclusion
- This resource was developed at Minnesota State University, yet is applicable across locations.
We acknowledge that 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. Learn more about Indigenous communities in New Hampshire: https://indigenousnh.com/
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:
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 Boost App
Plymouth State University students now have free access to the WellTrack Boost app, which is an interactive self-help therapy app.
The WellTrack Boost 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 Boost 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 Boost app and register with their Plymouth.edu email address for free access to the app.
First-Year Orientation 2022:
Mental Health and Wellbring Presentation
For PowerPoint of the presentation, please click here
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 an Outside Therapist Near You
Find a community mental health center in your area in New Hampshire (Click here)
Psychology Today can also help you search for a therapist in your area and state. You can refine your search by insurance, gender, ethnicity/race, sexuality, language, and faith.
InnoPsych can also help you search for a therapist of color in your area.
Hours of Operation
Fall and Spring Semesters
Closed Spring Break Week (March 13th, 2023-March 17th, 2023)
May 15th, 2023 – June 16th, 2023
Closed May 29th, 2023 for Memorial Day
Closed June 19th, 2023 – July 4th, 2023
Closed July 4th, 2023 for Independence Day
Closed August 1st, 2023-August 18th, 2023
August 21st, 2023-August 25th, 2023
Closed December 19th, 2022- January 2nd, 2023
Reopen January 3rd, 2023
January 2023- Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM
Closed January 16th, 2023 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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