Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

How to Use CAPS

If You Are Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis: Have you experienced a personal, psychological, or physical trauma recently? Has your level of distress increased significantly? Has someone asked you to come to CAPS or another mental health resource? Are you having thoughts or have you made a plan to hurt yourself or others? Has a friend, intimate partner or family member hurt you physically or emotionally?
  1. Call (402) 472-7450 to schedule a 10–15 minute phone appointment. The appointment will be scheduled ASAP and will help us set you up with the appropriate services.
  2. If CAPS is Closed (Monday-Friday after 5pm and on the weekends): Call (402) 219-8050 to talk to your therapist or another therapist in CAPS.


Our Services

Privacy and Confidentiality: All CAPS services are confidential. All records are accessible only to CAPS staff. Information is released only with the written consent of the client, except as required by law. (Title IX Information)



Available Monday-Friday from 8AM to 5PM

Call (402) 472-7450
or Stop by the University Health Center

Meet the CAPS Staff



Students who have paid current UNL student fees receive their first 3 counseling sessions for NO CHARGE and subsequent sessions at subsidized rates.

Meet Our Staff

Talk to Us, We Can Help

We're here for you! The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff is available to respond to a broad spectrum of concerns and issues.

We're here when you need someone to talk with, like when...

  • You feel alone and need help.
  • It seems you've lost control of your life.
  • You worry all the time and can't seem to find answers.
  • The way you feel is affecting your sleep, eating habits, studies, relationships or everyday life.
  • It's not getting any better.

We Help UNL Students with:

Grief and Trauma
Relationship Difficulties

Sexuality Concerns
Diversity Concerns
Communication Skills
Social Justice Issues

Test Anxiety
Other Personal Concerns

Learn More about Mental Health

CAPS Services

U Are Not Alone™ is a student-run initiative of the Association of Big Ten Students to increase awareness of mental health.

CAPS Services

ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where you can be comfortable searching for the information you need regarding emotional health.

CAPS Services

Half of Us offers a variety of mental health resources and aims to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues.