Personal Counseling

Nebraska Wesleyan University Counseling Services provides personal counseling by licensed mental health practitioners. Some common reasons for visiting with a counselor include depression, anxiety, homesickness, family concerns, stress, relationship concerns, sexuality, eating and body image concerns, trauma, and grief.

Eligibility

Currently registered, full-time students in the traditional undergraduate program are eligible for on-campus counseling services.

NWU Counseling Services During the 2021-22 Academic Year

NWU Counseling Services will provide counseling sessions to NWU students during the 2021-22 academic year in both in-person and telehealth formats. Students will be able to choose their modality (in-person or telehealth) when they schedule a counseling appointment. Please note that in-person sessions could be suspended due to health and safety issues related to the spread of COVID-19. Telehealth services will be provided via a secure video platform. Currently, we are only able to offer telehealth services for students located in the state of Nebraska due to Nebraska laws and regulations.  

To make an appointment, please email us at counseling [at] nebrwesleyan.edu or call us at 402-465-2464.  

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
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol Use 
  • Substance Use
  • Opioid Misuse
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Disordered Eating 
  • Gambling
  • Overall well-being

Begin your screening.

Fees

  • First three visits during any academic year: Free!
  • After the first three visits: $10 per visit, billed monthly.  Students are allowed 12 counseling sessions per academic year.
  • 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 email us at counseling [at] nebrwesleyan.edu to schedule an appointment.
  • 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 cannot attend an appointment, call 402.465.2464 (or email counseling [at] nebrwesleyan.edu) 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 12 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.