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.

Eligibility for Services

Students
Counseling Center services are available for all full-time, enrolled students (undergraduates, graduates, Tuck, Thayer, and Geisel School of Medicine). There is no charge for counseling services on a short-term basis. Students needing long-term therapy may receive a referral from the Counseling Center to a community mental health provider. A courtesy visit is offered to students who are on a leave term.

Spouses/Domestic Partners of Students
Spouses or domestic partners of full-time enrolled students are eligible for a one time courtesy visit to obtain a referral to a community mental health provider.

Dartmouth Faculty and Staff
Dartmouth Faculty and Staff seeking counseling services are not eligible to be seen at the Counseling Center. Faculty and Staff should contact Dartmouth College's Faculty/Employee Assistance Program (F/EAP). There are two ways to access the Faculty/Employee Assistance Program (F/EAP):

  • Call 844.216.8308: You'll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require, including local providers for in-person counseling.
  • Visit GuidanceResources® Online, click on Register and enter your company ID: Dartmouth and then follow the registration prompts. You will find timely, expert information on thousands of topics, including relationships, work, school, children, wellness, legal, and financial. You can search for qualified child care and elder care, attorneys and financial planners as well as ask questions, take self-assessments and more.

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.