Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS Staff

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Message About the Recent Las Vegas Mass Shooting

We are shocked and saddened by the recent event in Las Vegas. We are here if you need support. Learn more in our official statement.

Important Alert!

If you are troubled by the recent events in Charlottesville, we encourage you to read the Southern Poverty Law Center's Ten Ways To Fight Hate guide and The Alt-Right On Campus: What Students Need To Know. If you need to talk, we are here for you.

Message About Hurricane Harvey

We are thinking about the families and communities that have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. To those that are affected by and/or concerned about family, loved ones or friends, here are websites available with information: National Hurricane Center and American Red Cross. Counseling and Psychological Services at the University Health Center is available for support and counseling services and can be reached by calling 402.472.5000.

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 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Our Services

Privacy and Confidentiality: All CAPS services are confidential. All records are accessible only to appropriate staff. Information is released only with the written consent of the client, except as guided 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 UNL student fees receive their first four counseling sessions for NO EXTRA CHARGE.

Talk to us. We can help.

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
Social Justice Issues

Test Anxiety
Communication Deficits and Other Personal Concerns

Learn More About 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.