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Peer Counselors

Peer counselors are paraprofessionals who work with students in need of support, under close supervision of licensed professional counselors. They adhere to the same confidentiality policies as professional counselors. Peer Counselors are available during variable hours, Monday-Friday, while classes are in session. They can offer prompt and helpful support to fellow students. PCs are located in the Counseling Center in 131 Van Housen Hall, and are available to meet in-person by appointment or walk-in (walk-ins are dependent on availability).

If you would like to connect with one of our Peer Counselors, please call or email the Counseling Center at (315) 267-2330 /, or stop in to see us!

Peer Counselor Application

The Peer Counselor Internship is sponsored by the SUNY Potsdam Counseling Center. Students accepted into the program train to become peer counselors. If you are interested in becoming a peer counselor, please complete the Peer Counselor Application (PDF) and submit it to the secure file drop location.

Please Note:
This is a two semester minimum internship.  It is expected that students complete the semester long training and at least one following semester of field work (assuming the training is successfully completed and student is moved on as a PC).


  • 12 credits completed at SUNY Potsdam
  • 2.5 or above Cumulative GPA

Peer Counselor Documentation 

Please submit your session notes to the secure file drop location.