Personal Counseling

Counseling Services offers a wide range of short-term educational and psychological counseling services for Nebraska Wesleyan University students. Some common reasons for visiting with a counselor include depression, anxiety, homesickness, family concerns, stress, time management, relationship issues, sexuality, assertiveness, eating and body image concerns, trauma, alcohol and drug issues, grief, and advice about helping a friend.

Eligibility

All currently registered full-time NWU students are eligible for on-campus counseling services.

Mental Health Screening

It can be hard to ask questions about your mental well-being. 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’s tool screens for:

  • Depression
  • Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Substance Use
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Begin your screening.

Fees

  • First three visits during any academic year: Free!
  • After the first three visits: $10 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. Services are limited over school breaks and are not available during the summer.
  • Contact us from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday at 402.465.2464. Please leave us a message if we are unable to personally answer your call and we will return your call as soon as possible.  You can also come to our office and make an appointment in person. Counseling Services is located at 2641 N. 49th Street (N. 49th Street and St. Paul Avenue).
  • Indicate that you wish to make an appointment for personal counseling and our Staff Assistant will schedule an appointment for you with one of our counselors.

Canceling an Appointment

If you must miss an appointment, call 402.465.2464 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 specific person, physician, or agency, you will need to complete a Release of Information form.
  • All counseling records are kept separate from other university records and are accessible only by Counseling Services staff members.
  • Information cannot be released without your written authorization, except if required by law. Records may be released without your consent if there is: (a) a risk that you may harm yourself or others; (b) suspicion of child abuse or neglect; or (c) a court order. Reasonable efforts will be made to inform you if such information about you is to be released.

Scope of Services

Counseling Services does not provide long-term, intensive counseling. There is a session limit of 16 counseling sessions per student per academic year. Students for whom more than weekly sessions are indicated, who are at recurrent elevated risk, or who are seeking services not provided by Counseling Services, will be provided with appropriate referral information.  In addition, we do not provide mandated or required treatment, including but not limited to counseling required by academic departments, classes, or legal/conduct proceedings.

Other Resources

Contact or visit us

Counseling Services location
2641 N. 49th Street
(N. 49th Street and Saint Paul Avenue)

Mailing address
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
402.465.2464
402.465.2176 (FAX)
counseling [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

After-hours contact

CenterPointe Crisis Response
402.475.6695

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
800.273.TALK

Emergency: call 911

Client Testimonials

"I was struggling in college, in classes, and emotionally. I was hesitant to go to the counseling center because I thought that I didn’t need something like this. I did go, though, and discovered what it is really about. It’s helpful to everyone to go talk about stress, relationships, depression, school, and the like. The people I worked with were extremely compassionate and helpful. Definitely an under-appreciated service at Wesleyan. It changed my life. I found out what was going on and my counselor and I discussed ways to approach the situation. Now, while I am still working on the situation, I am doing better in the classroom and emotionally. If anyone has considered talking to a counselor, or wonder if they should, go in and talk. It can make all the difference. It did for me."
Anonymous

"I was referred to Counseling Services by a P.A. to help deal with roommate issues. Long after those roommate issues have subsided, I am continuing to use this service because it’s low cost and has been incredibly beneficial to me. I’ve loved having a non-biased counselor to go to for issues in my life ranging from school to work to family. I would highly recommend this service to anyone who needs a little pick-me-up in their life at the moment."
Anonymous