Who We Serve

Counseling can provide students with support and help in finding ways to cope with the emotions that go along with a difficult time period. The goal of the Counseling Center is to provide students with an opportunity to explore their concerns and problems with professional mental health providers in a confidential setting. We provide crisis intervention, brief individual and couples counseling and groups for students on a variety of personal, academic and career related issues.

About the Counseling Center

The Counseling Center sees actively enrolled undergraduates, graduates, Tuck, Thayer and Geisel medical students. We offer a courtesy visit for students on leave term and to spouses who are enrolled in the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan (DSGHP). We do not see Dartmouth staff, faculty or community members.

A variety of psychological services are offered to assist students in managing the demands and developmental challenges of college. Students seek counseling for many different reasons, including:

  • adjusting to college life
  • relationship troubles with family, friends or romantic partners
  • difficulties arising from ethnic, cultural and racial differences
  • alcohol and other drug issues
  • LGBTQIA+ issues
  • food and nutrition
  • sexual assault/harassment/relationship violence/stalking
  • stress: stressful academic and/or social pressures
  • troublesome feelings such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, shyness, fear and anger
  • taking care of ourselves and building community, response to tragedy, building vs. dividing community, helping others, taking care of self
  • loss of a loved one or other bereavement including loss by suicide
  • same day emergency/crisis situations

Consultation and Multicultural Services

We value the uniqueness and diversity of all students.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where all students feel welcome.

Cultural competence in the delivery of services is important to the psychological well-being of all students. Each student's identity is influenced by many factors - family upbringing, religion, race, gender and sexual orientation.  Since many of these identities are learned early in life, they work as a lens for interpreting, understanding, experiencing and participating in the world as well as a way of connecting with an identifying with others.  All Counseling Center counselors strive to obtain an understanding of the ways in which these experiences may relate to a student's presenting concerns.