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


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

Let's Talk

Every Thursday from 2-4 p.m., either virtually or in-person, 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! To join virtually, simply click this link during the times listed above. You can also attend in-person at THOM 202A-1. 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


Life is better in community! Concordia's Peer2Peer program is an opportunity to connect with other students in a one-on-one setting or a community group. If you find yourself looking for connection, struggling with different aspects of college life, or wanting to discuss important topics relevant to life’s joys and challenges, join us! 

Learn more about the Peer2Peer 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


  College adjustment

Spiritual challenges


Sleep difficulties


Eating disorders


Drug or alcohol problems


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.

Counseling FAQs

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Kathleen von Kampen

Director of Counseling

Student Affairs; Wellness Center
402-643-7398 Janzow Campus Center 202A

Emergency Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Blue Valley Behavioral Health Crisis Line

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 

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.

  • If you are in an emergency situation, dial 911 (police) or 402-643-3033 (campus security)
  • Contact the Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline at 800-876-6238
  • Contact the Hope Crisis Center at 877-388-4673

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