The UNMC Counseling & Student Development Center offers a wide range of professional counseling and psychological services, including general problem-solving, individual psychotherapy, stress management training, couples/marital counseling, communication consultations, psychological testing, biofeedback training, substance dependency screening, and academic skills enhancement. These services are provided free-of-charge to all UNMC students and medical residents. Professional staff members are state licensed mental health providers and the program director is a Nebraska licensed psychologist. Medical referrals are available if needed.
The Counseling Center staff makes confidentiality a high priority. With the exception of life-threatening situations (clear danger to self or others), no private information is released without the consent of the student. Counseling files cannot be accessed through UNMC or hospital information systems. And since there is no charge to students, there is no need to file insurance claims for services provided in our office.
In addition to personal counseling and consultation services, the Counseling Center coordinates a wide variety of academic support and student development programs that enhance the overall quality of campus life at UNMC. These programs include: the Academic Success Program (learning styles assessment, study skills improvement, test-taking strategies); Student Senate advising and administrative support; Services for Students with Disabilities; Student Major Medical Insurance (policy interpretation, claims filing); Substance Abuse counseling; and the Ombudsperson Service (call 402-559-2491).