How We Help

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

All full-time, currently enrolled students at Creighton University are eligible for free psychological services at Counseling Services. Our staff works with students on a short-term basis work towards managing personal, career and educational concerns which may interfere with their academic progress. We are staffed by  four licensed psychologists, two licensed mental health practitioners,  two pre-doctoral psychology interns, practicum student(s), and one support staff (meet the staff) who are all committed to providing effective services and promoting the personal growth of Creighton University students.

Making Appointments

Appointments need to be scheduled by the student him/herself. He or she may call our office at (402) 280-2735, or come by Counseling Services and schedule an appointment with the next available counselor. Students are asked to arrive for their initial appointment approximately 15 minutes early in order to fill out necessary intake information.

PLEASE NOTE: The age of majority in the state of Nebraska in 19 years old, so if your student is 18 years of younger you will need to complete the Consent to Treat form before they can receive mental health care.  The need for this form is temporarily waived in the case of a crisis.

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.

If Your Student is in Crisis

Occasionally a student may wish to be seen by a counselor immediately due to a personal or situational crisis. We have a profession staff on-call 24 hours a day. If a crisis occurs during business hours, a student may come to Counseling Services and request to be seen. If a crisis occurs after business hours or on a weekend, the student may call the Creighton Public Safety at (402) 280-2911 and request to speak with the on-call counselor. The counselor will be paged by the Public Safety, and he or she will call the student back.  See also our crisis information page.

Consultation is Available

If you have questions or concerns about your student, the mental health specialists at Counseling Services are available to speak with you. They can assist you in assessing the situation and its seriousness, and in making a referral. A consultation may help you identify ways you can be most effective with your student, and in locating campus resources that you can suggest to him/her. Please know that if your student is receiving services at Counseling Services, we will not able to provide information about these services due to our adherence to client confidentiality.

Limitations of Our Services

Creighton's Counseling Services is an outpatient mental health service dedicated to treatment of full-time 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.