Student Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Creighton University
Harper 1034, Ground floor
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
Phone: (402) 280-2735

8:00-4:30 Monday
10:00-6:30 Tuesday
8:00-6:30 Wednesday
8:00-4:30 Thursday - Friday

Summer Hours

8:00-4:30 Monday - Friday

Election Reaction Stress

This national election cycle has been a particularly stressful one. The Creighton University Student Counseling Services staff want to acknowledge a range of reactions, including excitement, joy, relief, fear, sadness, anger, dread, hopelessness, anxiety, and numbness. You may find yourself within a circle of friends or classmates who do not share the same reactions as you. These interactions may evoke strong emotions and questions and may intensify your reactions.

We are here to listen and support you as our nation works through this election transition. If you are struggling with the personal impact of the election, the tone of the national discussions, or if you are experiencing negative treatment, threats or more subtle forms of oppression because of your race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, country of origin or other aspect of your identity, please call to schedule an appointment (402-280-2735) or drop by our Paws To Talk session on Wednesdays at 1:30pm at the Skutt Fireplace.

Student Counseling Services provides a safe space for discussions on identity, empowerment, intercultural competency, and the impact of the election. As this is a highly emotional time for our nation, we recommend several strategies to care for yourself and to help you remain productive throughout the semester including:

  • Acknowledging your feelings:  check your emotional state before you engage in conversations. Are you in a space to dialogue?
  • Focusing on tasks or events that are in your control
  • Connecting with friends, family, a community, or safe space to ground and support you 
  • Focusing on the present and shifting away from the future focus
  • Monitoring your media use. Check your reactions before and after taking in the information, and set time limits
  • Opt out of unproductive conversations. Pay attention to whether the discussion is going to benefit anyone or just increase stress levels
  • Take care of basic needs such as eating, sleeping, drinking water, playing, and laughing. Incorporate activities that recharge you and relax you every day
  • Volunteer for an organization that supports your values and interests on or off campus
  • Contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion (402-280-3189) if you have experienced discrimination or identity-based harassment or violence
  • Utilize self-care apps such as Breathe2Relax (iPhone, Android); Mindshift (iphone, Android); Stop, Breathe, Think (iPhone, Android); Headspace (iPhone, Android); Virtual Hope Box (iPhone, Android)
  • Check our website for additional support and resources

We are here to help you succeed!

Here you'll find what you need to know about Student Counseling Services and the services we offer the Creighton University community. We provide individual counseling, group counseling, academic counseling, crisis intervention, and a variety of other services.

Most students come to Student 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 offer assessment and psychological evaluation for academic success difficulties and mental health issues.  Couples and family therapy are also available when appropriate.

  • We are a part of the ULifeline resource for students!
  • We are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).
  • The Office of Student Counseling Services provides information about suicide prevention. Please click here for general information about suicide awareness. Please click here for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Suicide Survivor Guide.