The Counseling Center staff all have training in working with survivors of trauma and will work closely with you to help figure out what you need. Counselors can answer questions you may have about your reporting options, medical services, and other resources that are available to you. They will not tell you what to do, but rather help you figure out what YOU want to do moving forward. Some ways that counselors may support you include helping you to review your options, process experiences, regain a sense of purpose, restore a sense of safety, and develop coping strategies to manage emotions. The Counseling Center is a confidential resource- meaning that your information will be strictly protected under both laws and ethics (exceptions to this involve reporting obligations for minors – if you're under 18- or if you disclose that you are at risk of severely harming yourself or others. Please see more in-depth information related to confidentiality at https://students.dartmouth.edu/health-service/counseling/about/confidentiality).
To schedule an appointment, call the Counseling Center at (603) 646-9442, or stop by between 8am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday. If you are comfortable sharing that you would like to talk about an experience related to gender-based violence, our office staff will work with you to get the soonest available appointment with one of our gender-based violence specialists and enable you to bypass the initial triage appointment. Additionally, please see the options below for the Counseling Center's around the clock 365 days/year On-Call service.
During regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm):
- Come to the Counseling Center and ask to speak with the Counselor On-Call. Inform the office staff that you have an urgent concern.
- Call the Counseling Center: (603) 646-9442
After regular business hours and on weekends:
- Call the Inpatient Department (IPD): (603) 646-9440 (fall, winter, spring terms)
- Call Safety & Security: (603) 646-4000 (summer term and term breaks)