Psychological Counseling Services

Welcome to the Psychological Counseling Services Office at Potomac State College

Location: Base floor of the Health Center
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Telephone number: (304) 788-6976

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Kristin Morton, MS, LPC, NCC

Individual and group counseling is available to all currently enrolled Potomac State students at no cost.  Call, e-mail, or drop by to schedule an appointment.  All contacts are confidential.

All of our services and programs are designed to contribute to your emotional well-being, in order to help you succeed in school and guide you toward a more fulfilling life.

If you have problems, need information, or are having difficulty with a decision, a professional counselor is here for you. We will listen, care, encourage, and empower you to make decisions that are right for you. Sessions are planned and scheduled around your classes and according to your needs.  If necessary, a referral to a private therapist or community service will be made.  When appropriate, meetings with a psychiatrist for medication management are arranged.

For situations not involving imminent danger that occur after hours or on weekends, after-hours counseling services are available through the Potomac Highlands Guild office at 1-800-545-4357 to speak with an after-hours counselor.

Your wellness in college matters to us.  Check out some of the WVU resources at: WellWVU


Crisis consultation is available by contacting the Potomac State College Psychological Counseling Services Office at 304-788-6976 M-F from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  You may also contact the Potomac State College University Police at 304-788-6931, (if no answer call 911) or by contacting a Residential Director at any time.

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“ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.”



If you or someone you know is in eminent danger to themselves or others, go to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911.

Other potential resources include the following:

National Suicide Crisis Line

Are you or someone you know suicidal?
Call the National Suicide Crisis Hotline
at 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Click here for more "Frequently Asked Questions."

Other On-Line Resources That College Students Find Helpful To Raise Awareness and Promote Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being: 

Self-Help Materials

Anger Management

Challenging Grades

Commuter Students

Conflict Resolution

Decision Making

Developmental Tasks for College Students

Effects of Alcohol

Emergency Contacts

For Our Adult Learners


Goal Setting and Motivation




Selecting a Major

Sleeping Tips

Student-Professor Relationship

Suicide Prevention

Time Management


Parental Issues

Additional Transition Tips for Parents

Alcohol Facts for Parents

Making New Friends

Parent Power

Parents and Families Resource Page



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