Mental Health Resources

Your college experience can be exciting, but it can also be a stressful time in your life. If you're feeling overwhelmed, or need someone to talk to, our mental health counselor is there for you in a caring Christian environment.

The counseling center does not provide 24-hour coverage. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and need immediate assistance, call 911, or the crisis numbers listed on the right side of this page.

How to Make an Appointment

Due to COVID-19 changes and health precautions on campus for the foreseeable future, all appointment scheduling and appointment visits will be conducted via telehealth procedures, utilizing a secure web format for gathering client information, as well as secure video platforms for individual sessions. 

Please email the Counseling Office rather than visiting the Student Life Office.

 

Available Services for Undergraduates

Concordia's Counseling Center provides a wide array of free services in a confidential and caring Christian environment.

  • Short-term counseling (4-6 counseling sessions per semester)
  • Consultations of one-two sessions
  • Let's Talk program offered twice weekly
  • Group counseling to gain skills for common, everyday challenges such as stress, relationships and more.
  • We assist you during personal crises and emergencies.
  • We can help you find community-based mental health providers and specialists as requested or needed.  Community-based services are found in Seward and Lincoln.

Cost of services: All services are provided free of charge to enrolled Concordia students.
Confidentiality: All services are confidential, please see Concordia's confidentiality standards.
Appointment hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make an appointment

  • Email counselingoffice@cune.edu to receive a web link to complete an appointment request form
  • By phone: 402-643-7398
  • Due to COVID-19 changes and health precautions on campus for the foreseeable future, all appointment scheduling and appointment visits will be conducted via telehealth procedures, utilizing a secure web format for gathering client information, as well as secure video platforms for individual sessions. 
  • Please email the Counseling Office rather than visiting the Student Life Office.

Let's Talk

Every Monday from 3-4:30 p.m. and every Thursday from 2:30-4:15 p.m., you will have the opportunity to join Kathleen von Kampen, Concordia's director of counseling services, for a free, confidential, brief consultation. No appointment is necessary! Simply click this link during the times listed above. Although there is no set time for consultations, they typically take 15-20 minutes.

Let's Talk is NOT traditional counseling and instead offers a place where you can talk about immediate concerns and receive expert suggestions about solutions and resources, or simply meet someone who listens well and can offer support. No topic is off limits, but common concerns include:

  • stress
  • sadness
  • career questions
  • academic concerns
  • family problems
  • financial struggles
  • relationship concerns, and more

Learn more about the Let's Talk program

Peer Ministry

Concordia's Peer Ministry program was created to help you if you're finding yourself struggling with different aspects of college life, whether it's your academics, your personal life, or both. You'll be matched with a peer mentor who you can talk with about your issues in a safe and confidential way.

Learn more about the Peer Ministry program

We Listen

At the counseling office we listen to you with openness and respect. By listening, a counselor can help you identify and deal more effectively with your concerns.

  Stress and anxiety

Grief

  College adjustment

Spiritual challenges

  Self-esteem/identity

Sleep difficulties

  Relationships

Eating disorders

  Depression

Drug or alcohol problems

  Abuse/trauma

And much more…

Graduate and Adult Learner Services

Services Provided 

  • 1-2 consultation appointments with a university therapist to find appropriate referrals to services in your community
  • Educational materials

Fees: Services are provided at no cost to the student

Eligibility: Individual is currently enrolled as a Concordia graduate or Degree Completion Program student

Confidentiality: All services are confidential, please see Concordia's confidentiality standards.

How to Make an Appointment

Appointment Hours

  • Students may schedule phone consultations Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Confidentiality Standards

The Counseling Center recognizes the need for students to have a safe and confidential environment in order to feel comfortable sharing personal information; therefore, no information is shared or exchanged without written consent by the student. Exceptions to the confidentiality policy include state and license mandated law and ethics: if the student reports risk of danger to self or others, if there is suspicion of child or elder abuse, or there is a request made by written subpoena or court order. Counselors may obtain necessary and confidential consultation or supervision with other mental health professionals to ensure quality of care. If you have any additional questions or want to learn more about confidentiality, please contact the Counseling Center.

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Kathleen von Kampen

Director of Counseling

Student Affairs
402-643-7398 kathleen.vonkampen@cune.edu Janzow Campus Center 202A

Emergency Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
800-273-8255 

Blue Valley Behavioral Health Crisis Line
877-409-6600

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 
741741
 

For Victims of Sexual Misconduct

If you or someone you know may be a victim of rape, date rape, or other sexual assault you are strongly encouraged to seek immediate assistance.


Mental Health Minute

The Mental Health Minute is a blog written by Kathleen von Kampen to help equip you with tools to improve your mental health. 

Mental Health Minute

 

Additional Mental Health Resources

In addition to the services provided by the Counseling Center, there are numerous external resources available to you.

Additional Mental Health Resouces

Pandemic Mental Health Resources