Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services Now offering therapy sessions at no cost in a comprehensive short term counseling model

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Holiday Closedown

The CAPS office will be closed Dec. 22, 2018 through Jan. 1, 2019 for UNL's holiday closedown. Regular business hours resume Jan. 2, 2019. During this time, students can access help 24/7 (including holidays) by calling 402.472.7450, press 4. Counselors are available on call to help students with their urgent concerns. You are not alone.


Patient Eligibility

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln students

Hours of Service

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

After-hours assistance is available for urgent concerns by calling 402.472.5000 and following the prompts.


Services Covered By Student Fees

  • Most counseling services are completely covered by student fees. This includes individual counseling, support groups, therapy groups, etc.

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Counseling and Psychological Services is a multidisciplinary team of psychologists and counselors that works collaboratively with Nebraska students to help them explore their feelings and thoughts and learn helpful ways to improve their mental, psychological and emotional well-being when issues arise.

Statements on Current Events

Lincoln ICE Raids

Counseling and Psychological Services Staff are aware that there were multiple ICE raids that took place in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 8, 2018. These raids can create a negative impact on individuals, families and their communities. Having this happen in our state is a reminder that the immigration policies in our nation are having tangible consequences that negatively affect many peoples’ lives. Many UNL students may be experiencing mixed emotions of anger, sadness, and frustration given these recent raids. Whether this is impacting you directly or indirectly Counseling and Psychological Services is here to help. To schedule an appointment at CAPS, please call 402.472.5000. Additionally, our drop in hours at the Gaughan Center (level three) are Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Talk with us. We can help.

California Shooting

The staff at Counseling and Psychological Services would like to express how deeply shocked and saddened we all are by the shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. We recognize that many of you may be struggling with this tragic event. Many times students experience a great deal of sadness, fear, uncertainty and anger. We are here to listen and join with you during this difficult time. If you would like to meet with a counselor, call 402.472.5000 to schedule an appointment. CAPS is here for you. Talk with Us. We can help.

Recent Violence

The staff at Counseling and Psychological Services would like to express our deepest condolences to those affected by the loss of life in the senseless acts of hate that occurred at Tree of Life Synagogue and at Kroger grocery store in Kentucky this past week. If you are experiencing any distress related to these recent events or just need to talk, please reach out to Counseling and Psychological services at 402.472.5000 to schedule an appointment. We are here for you!

Potential Gender Policy Changes

CAPS is aware that the United States Department of Health and Human Services is in discussions to make potential changes to gender policies. These discussions can raise a variety of feelings such as anxiety, fear, anger and sadness for our LGBTQA+ students and allies. We are here to provide support during these challenging times. Feel free to call 402.472.5000 to make an appointment if you would like to talk with a counselor. Talk with us. We can help.

Additional Resources provided by Pat Tetreault, Director of LGBTQA+ Resource Center:

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