Current Availability

Appointments are available in person or via telehealth Monday-Wednesdays, 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, 1-6 p.m., and Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Call 603-271-6484 x4158.

Mental Health Emergencies:
Call 911 or RiverBend Emergency Services 24/7 Crisis Line at 1-844-743-5748

Services

NHTI offers individual short-term counseling and prevention services to all currently enrolled NHTI students. Counseling services are provided by Samantha Robertson, MSW both in office and via telehealth.

We provide the following services:

  • Alcohol and drug information and preventative counseling
  • Consultation to students, staff, and faculty
  • Crisis intervention
  • Resource and referral services
  • Sexual and relationship violence prevention

Crisis intervention services are offered during open hours. After-hours crisis coverage is coordinated with community mental health services and Campus Safety.

Cancellations should be made as early as possible so that the vacated time may be made available to another person.

NHTI Diversity Statement

Diversity is a core value at NHTI. Our commitment to diversity enriches everyone by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, develop respect, identify challenges, and to discover, define and deliver solutions. NHTI actively works to eliminate barriers created by systemic discrimination. Diversity may include, but is not limited to: race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, socioeconomic status, citizenship, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disabilities.

In-Person Counseling

In-person counseling is available throughout the academic school year from September to May. The Counseling Office is located on the first floor of the Student Wellness Center with a secondary office located in the Student Residence – South Hall. Please call this number to schedule an initial appointment: 603-271-6484 x4158.

Samantha Robertson serves as NHTI’s counselor. She graduated Plymouth State University with her bachelor’s degree in social work and UNH with her master’s degree in social work.

Samantha has experience through the Community Mental Health System working with a wide variety of individuals experiencing issues such as homelessness, substance misuse, legal involvement, and severe and persistent mental health needs. Samantha has training in therapeutic interventions such as DBT, CBT, motivational interviewing, stress management, and solution-focused therapy.

In partnership with NAMI New Hampshire, NHTI provides education to the College community on recognizing the signs of a person at risk for suicide, and how to connect the person to help.  This will take place through young adult training, peer counseling and support, and classroom instruction. The grant focuses, too, on increasing protective factors and building relationships and a network of support.  A key component will also be ensuring the College has an effective Postvention plan in place, if the need should arise.  All of these efforts will be accomplished by partnering with faculty, counseling staff, residence life staff and all stakeholders and student groups.

For more information on the NAMI Grant, please contact Laurie Belanger, Suicide Prevention Grant Coordinator at lbelanger@ccsnh.edu.

NHTI Counseling Services is sensitive to issues of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, culture, and learning differences.

 

Confidentiality is maintained in keeping with ethical and legal standards. Visits and conversations do not become part of any other NHTI record. Students are encouraged to discuss any concerns about confidentiality with the counselor.

BetterHelp App

NHTI students also have free access to the BetterHelp app, the world’s largest online counseling provider. NHTI students have an additional layer of support 24 hours a day.  BetterHelp provides private online access to professional counseling via smartphone, computer, or tablet – anytime and anywhere.

NHTI students will receive an invitation to access BetterHelp at the beginning of each semester at their NHTI student email accounts. Students having difficulty finding the invitation email or accessing BetterHelp should contact Student Affairs at  NHTIstudentaffairs@ccsnh.edu for assistance.

Additional Resources

NHTI has a food pantry on campus! Visit our site to learn more: NHTI Lynx Pantry