We offer individual, confidential counseling for students of all genders on a wide range of personal issues. Call (402) 472-9428 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Shantel Gassman, Counseling Coordinator, is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Counseling Psychology. Her role includes serving as the initial contact for individuals who are seeking counseling, providing counseling, coordinating the support and discussion groups offered through the Women’s Center, and facilitating workshops on campus and in the community. For questions about support and discussion groups or to schedule a counseling appointment, call (402) 472-9428.

Alexandra Dahl, Field Placement Counselor, is a master's student in the Department of Counseling Psychology.
Lindsey Sherd, Advanced Field Placement Counselor, is a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling Psychology.

Jan Deeds, Ph.D., Associate Director of Student Involvement, serves as the Women’s Center Director and specializes in Gender Programs. She is a licensed professional counselor and advises several student organizations on campus.

Please see Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic (CSPC), the Psychological Consultation Center (PCC), and the Family Resource Center for additional counseling options.

Support and Discussion Groups are offered through the Women's Center and in partnership with Counseling and Psychological Services(CAPS). These groups meet in room 338 of the Nebraska Union. Contact the facilitators listed for more information about the group. Participation is free unless otherwise indicated.

Latina Discussion Group

This is a weekly support and discussion group for Latina students at UNL. Come meet and connect with other Latina students on campus and discuss a variety of topics. Graduate and Undergraduate students welcome. No registration required. Thursdays 12:00pm-1:00pm; Women’s Center, Nebraska Union 338. Contact Belinda at 402-472-7450 for more information.

Sister Circle: A Support Group for Women of Color

This is a weekly support and discussion group for women of color. It's based on an empowerment model for building an extended network of supportive friends and colleagues. No registration required. Fridays 12:00pm-1:00pm Women's Center, Nebraska Union 338. Contact Charlie at 402-472-7450 for more information.

LGBTQ At The U Support Group

This is a confidential and safe group to support students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, or may be questioning their sexual orientation. No registration required. Tuesdays, 4-5pm at the LGBT Resource Center, City Campus Union. Contact Scott or Charlie for more information at 402-472-7450.

Standing Tall Empowering Movement - A group for women in STEM fields

The purpose of this group is to learn about the varied experiences of women in STEM fields, make connections with one another, and provide a safe space for open conversations. Topics we explore include challenges women face in the classroom or work space, strengths and skills womencan utilize to succeed in the field, strategies to remain resilient, resources for career exploration, and others. Other ideas and input are certainly welcome! Contact Shantel at for more information.

Men at Nebraska (M@N)

How do you define masculinity? Join men, women, and people of all genders in discussing different forms of masculinity in our society and within our lives. This group provides discussion, support, leadership opportunities, educational resources, presentations, and workshops. Contact Felipe at for more information.


We’re always interested in getting new groups started! If you’re interested in a group that you do not see listed here please call Shantel at 472-9428.

Other groups that you might be interested in can be found under LGBTQA Programs and Services and through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).