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 outreach, 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.

Melissa LaRosa, 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.

Mourning Hope

Mourning Hope Grief Center offers the 4-week Young Adult Grief Support group to provide an opportunity for bereaved individuals to meet with others struggling with the wide range of emotions experienced following the death of a loved one. Graduate and undergraduate students welcome. Registration required through or 402-488-8989. Spring dates and times will be announced in January.

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. Contact Belinda Hinojos at 402-472-5000 for location 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. Every other Wednesday 5:30 -6:30 pm, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center. Contact Charlie at 402-472-5500 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.