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.

Claire T. Hauser, M.S., 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. Claire is very interested in gender role socialization, development of positive body image and self-concept, and positive psychology. For questions about support and discussion groups or to schedule a counseling appointment, call (402) 472-9428.

Sutha Kanagasingam, Field Placement Counselor, is a second-year 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) 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 472-9428 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 472-7450 for more information.

Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning International Men’s Student Group

International students who identify as gay or bisexual may face unique and complex issues. This group can help students who struggle with questions such as:

  • Is it safe to be out to my friends, classmates, or in my department? How do I deal with multiple identities at the same time? How do I make friends with other gay and bisexual men on campus? Where do I go for support? How do I deal with family members who may not be supportive?

This group provides a safe and confidential place to talk about these issues and others. Meeting Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00pm beginning September 16th, 2014. For more information, contact: Scott at 402-472-7450.

Eastern Women’s Discussion Group

This is a bi-weekly support and discussion group for women who identify with Middle Eastern and South East Asian cultures. Key discussion topics include school and stress, socializing on campus, and balancing multiple identities. No registration is required. Mondays 7:00pm-8:00pm Women's Center, Nebraska Union 338. Contact Layla 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 Claire 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).