Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


  • The staff of CAPS join in with our students of UNL in expressing how deeply saddened we all are by the events that occurred in Orlando. This was a horrific act of terrorism, but we must not ignore the fact that this was, at the same time, a reprehensible hate crime.
  • As we struggle to wrap our minds around the loss of so many, we recognize that our students may be struggling as well. With that in mind, we want to remind students that we are available to sit with you and talk about the harsh reality of the shooting.
  • In this situation, the perpetrator went into a space that people considered safe and sought to take lives because of his hate. His actions can affect the level of safety that any student might feel regardless of their sexual identity, gender identity, religious preference or racial identity.
  • The nature of the incident may also trigger feelings of anxiety or panic. We want to remind you of the safety of our spaces in CAPS and encourage you to reach out for support should you need it.
  • We also understand that due to the religious affiliation of the shooter, our Muslim students may be prone to experiences of Islamophobia. We would like them to know that CAPS recognizes this concern and wants to be a support for them as well.
  • Students may call our office during regular office hours to make an appointment or reach out to us in the evenings, if they are in crisis. The CAPS number is: (402) 472-7450.
  • CAPS staff members want you to know that we are committed to our students care and safety. With that in mind, we seek to be a safe space where students can talk about fears, sadness, or concerns about discrimination/harassment. We encourage you to talk to us, we can help.
  • Our hearts and minds are with the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities. It is our deepest hope that we can all choose love and acceptance instead of fear and hate. We stand as an ally to anyone who is being judged or persecuted for their sexual orientation, gender expression or racial identity.

How to Use CAPS

If You Are Interested in Seeking Services Through CAPS:
  • 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. Assistance is available from Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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?
  • Call (402) 472-7450, assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To make your appointment, 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 4 counseling sessions for NO CHARGE.

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

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