Common Concerns & FAQ
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Body Image Concerns
Counseling vs. Coaching
Grief and Loss
Stress, Loneliness and Adjusting to College
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to be seen at Counseling and Psychological Services?
All University of Nebraska-Lincoln students enrolled in at least one credit hour are eligible to be seen at Counseling and Psychological Services.
I attend another University of Nebraska campus. Can I be seen at Counseling and Psychological Services?
If your courses are located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, you are eligible; these include the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing and College of Dentistry.
How can I make an appointment?
Call 402.472.7450 or stop by Counseling and Psychological Services in the University Health Center, Suite 223, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make your appointment. If you are in crisis, let the staff member assisting you know.
How many sessions will I need to take?
This varies by person, but most students resolve their concerns in four to six sessions. Sessions last approximately 50 minutes.
Demand for Counseling and Psychological Services varies throughout the academic year, so it is possible you may experience a short wait to be seen. We realize it can be difficult to seek counseling services, and having to wait can be frustrating. Please know we will make every effort to serve as many students as possible with a minimal wait. When there is a wait for services, we can provide you with other counseling resources in the community. We are always available for crisis appointments. Let the staff know if you are in crisis and need to be seen immediately.
Click here for resources when you are waiting for your next appointment.
We only accept walk-ins for crisis situations. If you feel you are in a crisis, let the staff member assisting you know.
How much do your services cost?
Counseling services are covered by your student fees. Assessments as well as alcohol and other drug services may incur a charge.
The therapeutic relationship and what is discussed by a therapist and client are considered private and protected under the law. Click here to learn more.
Parking is available at meters along N. 19th Street and in our marked patient parking lot on the north side of our building. You will be ticketed for parking in other locations.
It’s important to us that you feel comfortable with your counselor. If you feel you don’t have that connection, call us at 402.472.7450 and ask a staff member to assign you to a new counselor. Please note this may take a few business days to accommodate.
How do I participate in groups?
We offer a variety of free support and therapy groups each semester. View the current list. Most groups do not require that you are currently receiving individual therapy for you to participate. If you are interested in a group, speak with your current counselor. If you are interested in a group and do not currently receive individual therapy at Counseling and Psychological Services, call us at 402.472.7450.
Can Counseling and Psychological Services help me if I am required to get alcohol counseling?
We provide assessments for students referred for alcohol or other drug counseling by Student Conduct & Community Standards, but we do not conduct court-ordered assessments. Learn more about alcohol and other drug services.
How can I obtain proof of my situation in order to withdraw from a class or seek accommodations?
We cannot provide documentation unless you have used Counseling and Psychological Services prior to your request. Speak to your counselor for more information about this documentation. If you are experiencing concerns that are affecting your academics or other areas of your life, we are here to help. Call 402.472.7450 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment.
Can Counseling and Psychological Services help me if I need to withdraw for a semester?
Students need to contact their academic advisors for assistance withdrawing from a semester. We support students with documentation only if needed and if they were being seen by us and have discussed the academic concerns during the semester of concern.
Do you see couples or families at Counseling and Psychological Services?
We provide couple and partner counseling. If you are both students, you can be seen individually and/or as a couple. If only one of you is a student, you can both be seen for couples counseling but the spouse/partner who is not a student is not eligible to be seen for individual counseling.
I’ve been seeing a counselor back home or in the community and want to transfer to Counseling and Psychological Services. How can I make an appointment?
Call Counseling and Psychological Services at 402.472.7450 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment. It can be helpful, though not required, for providers to have access to your previous treatment records. To transfer your records, contact your current provider and sign a release to have your records faxed to Counseling and Psychological Services at 402.472.6977 or download the Counseling and Psychological Services Release and Exchance of Information Authorization Form and submit it to us.
Can you recommend another counseling provider on campus or in the community?
Do you provide outreach services on campus? How can I schedule a presentation?
Yes. To learn more or to schedule a presentation, click here.