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Frequently Asked Questions


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 crisis counseling services are available at 304-788-6977

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


If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 
Crisis consultation is available by contacting the Potomac State College Psychological Counseling Services Office at 304-788-6976 M-F from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  
After those hours, you can speak to a trained counselor by calling 304-788-6977. 

Crisis Text Line

We now have a Crisis Text Line available for our students who prefer texting to speaking to someone.

Students can text WVU to 741741.  A trained Crisis Counselor will respond within minutes.  The Crisis Counselor will work with the student to calm the situation and/or initiate well-checks when needed.


“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

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

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.