Gender Programs: Counseling

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

Claire T. Hauser, M.S., Counseling Coordinator, is a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling Psychology. Her role includes serving as the initial contact for individuals who are seeking 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.

Lawrence Chatters, M.A., Men’s Program Coordinator is a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology department.  He is the leader of Men at Nebraska a registered student organization that aims to bring people from the campus and community together to discuss issues facing men.  He works closely with organizations on campus to discuss masculinity, relationships and other facets of manhood. He also works as a co-facilitator for PREVENT, a program designed to reduce relationship violence.  Lawrence is especially interested in issues that face minority men on university and college campuses. For questions about Men at Nebraska, PREVENT, or having him come to your organization to conduct a workshop call (402) 472-2597 EXT 4 or email

Bridget Baron, Field Placement Counselor, is a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology department. As a field placement counselor, Bridget will be working with individuals and couples seeking counseling services from the Women's Center. She is especially interested in gender issues, intimate partner and sexual violence, eating disorders and body image, and relationship dynamics. 

Chaitasi Majmudar is a Field Placement Counselor at the Women's Center while completing her masters in Counseling Psychology. As a field placement counselor, Chaitasi aims to provide a safe and confidential environment to individuals and couples seeking counseling services at the Women's Center. Her primary interest lies in understanding the influence of contextual factors in vocational development and choices. She is particularly interested in gender identity development and its impact on career choices, manifestation of gender roles in relationships, and eating disorders and body image issues in women. As an international student herself, she is passionate about reaching out, and working with the international student population on campus, and helping them transition to a new environment and culture. 

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.

Adjusting to College at UNL

Are you new on campus from across the state, across the country, or across the world? The Women's Center will provide a one night workshop on Adjusting to College at UNL. This event is open to students from all backgrounds, but is directed at incoming undergraduate, graduate, or transfer students. This event will be held on Tuesday, October 8th from 6:30-8:00pm. An ongoing discussion group may be created based on student interest. Contact Claire at for more information. 

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.
Wednesdays 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

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).

Contact Information

Counseling Coordinator Claire Hauser
472-9428 340 Nebraska Union