Who to Talk To
The goal of the three professional staff of Counseling Services is to assist students in addressing mental health concerns in a professional, unbiased, objective way. To that end, Counseling Services offers problem assessment, short-term personal counseling and career testing and counseling and, when warranted and/or desired by the student, referrals for ongoing, longer-term or specialized treatment for currently-enrolled UNO students.
In addition to personal counseling and career testing and counseling for UNO students, Counseling Services also provides consultation for UNO faculty and staff with concerns about students, psychoeducational outreach for the UNO community, and specialized professional training for graduate students in counseling and other behavioral health professions.
Mental Health Emergencies
Counseling Services sees students by appointment and same-day appointments are not always available. Same-day appointments are available for mental health emergencies defined as follows:
- an individual who is suicidal and has a specific plan and the intent to kill him/herself;
- an individual who has recently taken steps to end his/her life;
- an individual who is gravely disabled and unable to care for him/herself due to mental health concerns.
Counseling Services welcomes all students and aspires to respect cultural, individual, and role differences. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive, and affirming environment for individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions and belief systems, ages, abilities, sizes, socioeconomic statuses, languages, and cultures.