About CAPS

We're here for you!  The multiculturally and professionally diverse staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) consists of psychologists, social workers, counselors and psychiatrists who are available to respond to a broad spectrum of concerns and issues.

Meet the CAPS Staff »
Read CAPS' Commitment to Diversity »


Appointments


Call 402 472-7450 to schedule an appointment
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Missed Appointments
If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment:
Please call CAPS (402-472-7450) at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule.
Please leave a message on the confidential voicemail if calling after hours. This is a very important courtesy for you to extend to other students, so as to let our office make time available for someone else.

Failure to cancel or reschedule for any appointment, (including your three no charge counseling/psychotherapy sessions, psychiatric sessions, or testing) at least 24 hours in advance will result in a charge for the appointment time.

Save time at your next UHC visit!     The UHC is now providing a number of forms available for download. Complete the relevant form(s) before your next visit and save some time in the waiting room. Download the forms here.

For after-hours emergency service, call 402-472-7450 OR Line-to-Care at 402-219-8050 to contact your therapist or another therapist in CAPS.


CAPS Calendar/Events
Is it Time?

The CAPS Staff is here when you need someone to talk with, like when: You feel like you can't do it alone; You feel you've lost control of your life; You worry all the time and can't seem to find answers. When the way you feel is affecting your sleep, your eating habits, your studies, your relationships, your everyday life. And it's not getting any better.

Counseling and Therapy work by helping you objectively look at behaviors, feelings and thoughts. They also help you learn more effective ways to deal with problem situations.

Counseling and Therapy require a collaborative effort. You and your therapist will identify your goals and agree upon how you'll know when you're making progress.

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402-472-7450

CAPS Staff
CAPS Staff
The multiculturally and professionally diverse staff
at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) consists of psychologists, social workers, counselors and psychiatrists who are available to respond to a broad spectrum of concerns and issues.
Meet the CAPS Staff »


Cost of Services


The first 3 counseling/psychotherapy sessions are free. There is a charge for the subsequent sessions. The cancellation or rescheduling of any appointment with less than 24 hours prior to the appointment will result in a failed visit charge.

Cost of Services »


Crisis


A crisis is a situation in which an individual's typical coping responses don't work or may be less effective than usual.

Responding to Crisis »
Faculty/Staff Response to Crisis »

Call 402-472-7450 to schedule a 10–15 minute phone triage appointment. The triage appointment will be scheduled either the same day or the next and will help us set you up with the appropriate services.

We're available on City Campus Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. And on East Campus in the East Campus Union by appointment only.

For after-hours emergency service, call 402-472-7450 OR Line-to-Care at 402-219-8050 to contact your therapist or another therapist in CAPS.


Diversity


At CAPS we are committed to diversity, we strive to identify and meet the needs of a diverse student population. The success of every student is our goal and to meet that goal we attend to ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic differences; we seek to provide students with services that will allow them to seek the success that every student deserves. CAPS seeks to consider the needs of students…all students.

CAPS Commitment to Diversity »


Eating Disorders


Eating Disorders includes Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. CAPS has a multidisciplinary team (Eating Disorders Treatment Team) to help individuals struggling with eating disorders or disordered eating attitudes and behaviors. Get help for eating disorders »

Men can and do develop eating disorders and sometimes men develop muscle dysmorphia, a disorder similar to eating disorders; individuals with muscle dysmorphia are preoccupied with their muscles and exercise and lift weights excessively, as well as taking steroids or other drugs to build muscle. Read more about Men and Eating Disorders »

Eating Disorders Resources »


Eligibility


All registered students at UNL are eligible for services.

Students enrolled for 7 or more credit hours are automatically eligible for subsidized rates.

Students enrolled in less than 7 credit hours may elect to pay University Health Center (UHC) facility fees to become eligible for subsidized rates.

Students not taking classes during the summer who were enrolled at UNL the previous spring or who are registered at UNL for the upcoming fall semester are eligible for services.

One follow-up session for counseling/psychotherapy and/or psychiatric visit is allowed the semester or summer immediately after the last semester as an enrolled student.

There will be a fee-for-service charge for the follow-up visit.

UHC facility fees will be waived for the follow-up session.


Faculty/Staff



Faculty/Staff Response to Crisis.

CAPS Big Red Folder - Includes information about helping students in crisis.

If you have any further questions please feel free to consult with a CAPS provider at 402-472-7450. »


Groups


Group Therapy is especially effective in helping students become more confident, comfortable, and skilled in communicating with others; it also allows for the opportunity to receive and provide support and feedback to other group members.

Groups can be especially helpful, and often the treatment of choice for people who have concerns about their relationships, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, interpersonal problems, and eating disorders.

CAPS Groups and meeting details »


CAPS International Student Resources

The multiculturally and professionally diverse staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) consists of psychologists, counselors and psychiatrists are available to respond to a broad spectrum of concerns and issues. For international students, we attend to the specific concerns you might be experiencing while you are at UNL and away from home. For example, some common reasons to seek counseling may be:
  • Dealing with changes or stress in your life (e.g., moving to a different country)
  • Finding productive ways to adjust to a new culture
REMEMBER, you do not have to speak excellent English in order to talk us!

More details on CAPS International Student Resources »

CAPS Internship


CAPS provides a comprehensive training program that is tailored to the intern's training needs. The internship program is one full year (12 months, 2,000 hours) in duration. We welcome applicants from counseling and clinical psychology doctoral programs.

Opportunities to work with students of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and orientations are available through individual counseling, group counseling, outreach programming, and general consultation. Internship Duties include: individual, couples, and group counseling and psychotherapy; receiving and providing supervision, eating disorders, diversity and crisis intervention; psychological assessment; consultation and outreach; psycho educational presentations; participation in Grand Rounds and case conferences.

More details on the CAPS Internship Program »


Online Screening


The Online Screening Program is for depression, alcohol and eating disorders; the screenings are provided so that you may find out whether or not professional consultation would be helpful. These free screenings are available to all UNL students and are taken anonymously.

Take an Anonymous Screening »


Privacy/Confidentiality


We Respect Your Privacy.     All CAPS services are confidential. All records are accessible only to CAPS staff. Records are accessible to other University Health Center medical providers on an as-needed basis only. Information is released only with the written consent of the client, except as required by law.


Services


The CAPS staff provides individual, group and relationship counseling. Walk-in and after hours assistance is available for students with urgent concerns. In addition, staff psychiatrists can prescribe medications if needed. We also offer special workshops and support groups that help students relax, gain assertiveness skills, manage the demands of school and children, improve body image, complete theses and dissertations, manage anger, and handle other issues of concern.

The list of services available include:
–  Anxiety and Depression
–  Relationship Difficulties
–  Eating Disorders
–  Sexuality Concerns
–  Communication Skills
–  Homesickness
–  Time Management
–  Learning Disabilities / ADD
–  Diversity Concerns
–  Grief and Trauma
–  Social Justice Issues
–  Other Personal Concerns

More information on CAPS Services »
International Student Resources »


Students


Talk with us... We are here for you, we respect your privacy, and we offer a variety of services for all students including international students. (International Student Resources »)

Talk with us... It's affordable. The first three counseling sessions are free. Group Therapy is also available for the group support and feedback you need.

We can help you to discover a more enriching life here at UNL. Talk with us... today. We can help!

Call 402-472-7450 to schedule an appointment.

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