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The Counseling Center

Counseling Hero

Welcome Faculty & Staff

Welcome and thank you for considering the Counseling Center as a resource. We are committed to working collaboratively with the faculty and staff of the College to effectively meet our students’ emotional health needs. We recognize the important relationships you have with our students and we believe that an essential role of our Center is to be a helpful resource to the staff and faculty at KSC. Often, staff and faculty are the first persons to notice that a student may be having difficulties related to their behavioral or emotional health (e.g., appearing stressed-out, being easily distracted, coming to class intoxicated, disclosing personal problems to explain poor performance). In these instances, our aim is to work closely with you to ensure the student is connected with the appropriate resources. Please let us know how we can be of help as you work with students. We look forward to continuing to be available to you in an effort to effectively meet our students’ needs.

Dr. Brian Quigley
Director, The Counseling Center


Getting Help for a Student

Faculty and staff play a vital role in identifying students who may benefit from the services provided by the Counseling Center.

Call for a Consultation

If you are concerned about a student or situation, and unsure about how to proceed, call the Counseling Center at (603) 358-2437. A counselor will return your call as soon as possible and help you determine an appropriate course of action. Don’t carry it all on your shoulders. Consultations are an important part of our services. Another great resource is the Dean of Students, who chairs the Students of Concern Committee. You can contact the Dean directly or ask your Director or Department Chair to bring a student to the attention of this committee.

You can also bring a student to the attention of the Dean of Students by completing the CARES Referral Form, which you can use anytime you are significantly concerned about the personal safety of a student. More about Getting Help for a Student


Consultation for Faculty and Staff


Staff and faculty frequently contact the Counseling Center with questions and concerns about our students. Students’ lives are increasingly complicated which makes it all the more important that we work together as a community to support their success and well-being.

Call the Counseling Center anytime at (603) 358-2437. The Counseling Center staff will work with you to develop an appropriate plan to address the problem, whatever it is. Typically, staff or faculty call or stop by and ask for a consultation and one of our Counselors calls you back or will meet with you. Whether something seems just a little “off” about a student, or if you know that they are at significant risk, seek out support and advice. It will be best for the student and yourself to not carry this burden alone. More about Consultation for Faculty and Staff



Contact the Counseling Center

Confidentiality

The Counseling Center’s strict confidentiality policy guarantees that any information regarding a student will not be disclosed without her/his permission except as required by State and Federal laws.

Learn more

Our office hours are Monday - Friday between 8 am and 4:30 pm. The best ways to contact us here at are:

  • Call the office – 603-358-2437
  • Visit our office. We are located on the 3rd Floor of Elliot Center

You may also contact us by e-mail at counseling@keene.edu if you have an inquiry. Please note, we do not maintain 24-hour access to email nor can we assure confidentiality.

Quick links

Program Requests
Media/Interview Requests

Alcohol & Other Drug Resources Sexual Assault Resources

CARES Referral - Click this link if you are concerned about the safety of a student.

Make an Appointment

Call the front office at 603-358-2437, or visit us on the 3rd floor of the Elliot Center. We are open M-F, 8 am - 4:30 pm.

Your Initial Appointment Information

Emergency Crisis Info

For Immediate Life Threatening Emergencies - Call 911
Or go to the Emergency Room at Cheshire Medical Center; 580 Court St, Keene, NH (603) 354-5400.

If you are in a personal crisis:

  • During office hours: Call (603) 358-2437, or visit our office on the 3rd floor of the Elliot Center.
  • After-hours, on weekends, or during breaks: Contact our on-call counselor at (603) 358-2436.

Other Urgent Needs