Counseling Services

How to Use CAPS

If You Are Interested in Seeking Services Through CAPS:
  • Call (402) 472-7450 to schedule an appointment. The appointment will be scheduled ASAP. Assistance is available from Monday thru Friday 7:30 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 24/7.


How Does Counseling Work?

CAPS offers a safe, confidential place where a student can slow down, think out loud, get support, and start finding solutions. A counselor can teach you things like new ways to manage stress, offer new perspectives and help clients identify other ways of coping. Counselors can also put you in touch with other resources to help with your problems. Counseling is a great way to get the support you need during a difficult time. See Below for More Counseling FAQs

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 7:30 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 student fees receive their first four counseling sessions for NO CHARGE.

Individual and Relationship Counseling FAQs

  • How counseling works and when should you seek help.

  • What to expect at your first appointment.

  • Suggestions for getting the most out of your counseling experience.

  • What to do if you're worried about a friend.

We Help UNL Students with:

Grief and Trauma
Relationship Difficulties

Sexuality Concerns
Diversity Concerns
Social Justice Issues

Test Anxiety
Communications Deficits and Other Personal Concerns

Other Mental Health Services

Support and Therapy Groups

We offer support groups to help students:

  • Work through personal issues in a group setting
  • Understand themselves and how others experience you
  • Receive support from other students experiencing the same issues
Online Mental Health Screening

Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

International Student Services

For international students, we attend to the specific concerns you might be experiencing while you are at UNL and away from home. We offer individual counseling and support groups.

Eating Disorders Treatment Team

Eating disorders are treatable and most individuals do recover. However, recovery can be a process which takes months or years. A large factor in recovery is your motivation to make positive changes in your life.

Alcohol and Other Drug Resources

We provide individual counseling, support groups, and other resources for individuals who want to make changes in their decisions about their alcohol and other drug use.