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We offer professional, free and strict confidential counseling services for all PSMHS student, faculty and staff. Our main focus is the health and well-being of the PSMHS community. We are available for a wide range of issues, including: personal issues, career decision, and academic skills. The Professional Counselor may refer some situations to specialized professionals. All professional counseling, psychological and psychiatric services are offered through the Office of Students Affairs.

People come to Professional Counseling Services seeking:
  • personal growth and greater self-understanding,

  • healthier psychological functioning,

  • options to cope more effectively with difficult or stressful academic situations,

  • counseling to deal with broader life issues,

  • counseling because of more serious, troublesome, and/or chronic difficulties in their lives.

Counseling is a developmental process that helps people explore issues, understand problem-solving strategies, and develop ways to apply those strategies to change their current situations. Counseling is a formal process whereby a professional counselor and a client engage in a relationship designed to address or manage any or all of the following: the way a person thinks (cognition), the way a person feels (emotion); and the way a person acts (behavior).

All new entrance students are encouraged to get an appointment with one of our Professional Counselors to make an Initial Interview during the first semester. All students in need of Counseling Service in any moment of his/her academic year should feel free to set an appointment with one of our Professional Counselors as soon as possible.

Need an appointment?
If you are facing academic difficulties, a personal or family situation, or indecision about your career, you can set an appointment with our Professional Counselors:

  • Josť A. Soto-Franceschini, PhD, M.Ed. CPL
    787-840-2575 ext. 2252


  • Jonaira Arroyo, M.Ed. CPL
    787-840-2575 ext. 2174