Personal Counseling

The Career & Counseling Center offers a wide range of short-term educational and psychological counseling services for students that address personal development, mental health, cultural issues, life planning, stress management, and the achievement of educational goals.

Eligibility

All currently registered full-time and part-time NWU students living on or off campus.

Mental Health Screening

It can be hard to ask questions about your mental wellbeing. That’s why Nebraska Wesleyan University offers a free, anonymous mental health screening tool.

Take a few minutes to complete a short online survey. The results may help you decide whether to pursue personal counseling.

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Career and Counseling Center provides confidential personal counseling services. The first five visits during an academic year are free. After that, sessions cost just $5 per visit.

Nebraska Wesleyan’s tool screens for:

  • Depression
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder

Begin your screening.

Fees

  • First five visits during any academic year: Free
  • After the first five visits: $5 per visit, billed monthly.
  • Failure to cancel an appointment by 5 p.m. the day before your appointment: $30.

Scheduling an Appointment

  • Counselors are available during the academic year only.  No services are available during school breaks or over the summer.
  • Contact us by phone or in person from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday: 402.465.2224, lower level of the Student Center.
  • Indicate that you wish to make an appointment with a personal counselor so your call will be transferred to a professional staff member.
  • Prior to your first appointment, you will fill out our Personal Counseling Information Form and sign our Personal Counseling Policies Form.

Canceling an Appointment

If you must miss an appointment, call 402.465.2224 by 5 p.m. the day prior to your appointment to cancel or reschedule. Failure to do so will result in a $30 fee.

Confidentiality

NWU maintains strict confidentiality at all times.

  • No information can be released without formal authorization from the student.  If you would like your counselor to release information to a Nebraska Wesleyan faculty or staff member, complete this Release of Information form.
  • All counseling records are kept separate from other university records and are accessible only by Counseling Services staff members.
  • By law, counselors are required to report suspected child abuse or situations indicating imminent danger to self or others so, confidentiality may need to be broken in these situations.