Counseling Services at Creighton University is where students can find understanding, acceptance, practical help and treatment to help them handle day-to-day challenges and encourage their personal growth and development.
Most students come to Counseling Services for assistance with some identifiable concern. Some typical concerns include self esteem issues, relationships, stress and anxiety, loneliness, depression, eating disorders and alcohol or drug abuse. We offers assessment and psychological evaluation for academic success difficulties and mental health issues. Couples and family therapy are also available when appropriate.
Counseling Services is staffed by four licensed psychologists, two licensed mental health practitioners, two pre-doctoral psychology interns and practicum student(s) who provide services on an individual and group basis at no additional cost to students enrolled at Creighton University. More information about our staff is provided on our staff page.
About Counseling Sessions
Individual counseling sessions are typically last 50 minutes. Counseling can be an opportunity to talk about issues that are of concern to students with an objective person who can help them develop skills and view situations in ways that may enable them to be more effective in managing life's challenges down the road.
Are you considering counseling? Do you have questions about counseling might be like? Do you already have ideas about what counseling is or is not? Take a look at our article, What You Should Know about Counseling and Psychotherapy.
Fees for Services
Counseling services are provided free of charge to all full-time students at Creighton. These services include therapy and many forms of assessments. However, a fee is charged for Learning Disability and ADHD diagnostic assessments. In addition, appointments with the psychiatrist are billed through the student's insurance.
Limitations of Our Services
Creighton’s Counseling Services is an outpatient mental health service dedicated to treatment of enrolled Creighton undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Generally Counseling Services can treat the emotional difficulties and mental disorders that can safely be managed within the structure of an outpatient service. The services that Counseling Services can provide are: weekly individual counseling appointments (with no specific time limit), group counseling sessions when an appropriate group is running, access to psychiatric or general medical consultation for medication, and occasional crisis intervention meetings. There are certain mental health disorders that cannot be effectively treated within the structure and resources of Creighton’s Counseling Services. Students that cannot be treated effectively or safely within this structure of resources will be referred to mental health resources within the community (in Omaha or in the student’s home community). Situations that require referral include (but are not limited to) the following: symptoms of disorganized or disruptive psychoses and high suicidal potential requiring inpatient hospital treatment; serious eating disorders; chronic emotional crisis requiring intensive treatment, frequent appointments or special supervision or behavioral management.
Counseling Services office is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, and its staff adheres to the ethical principles of the American Psychological Association. Our staff is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals regardless of culture, race, gender, ability, or sexual orientation.