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Counseling Services

Nebraska Methodist College offers free, confidential counseling to all enrolled students. These services are here to help you make adjustments in your academic and personal life. Our licensed onsite counselor is trained to address a variety of issues, including test anxiety, relationships/codependency, stress management, time management, anxiety, substance abuse, depression, grief and loss, family/parenting issues and more.

As a Nebraska Methodist College student, you have free unlimited access to therapists and on-demand crisis counseling. Learn more



Strict confidentiality is maintained at all times. No information is released without written authorization from the student. All counseling records are kept separate from other College records and are accessible only by Professional Counseling staff members. However, there are limits to confidentiality. They include the following:

  • When there is risk of imminent harm to the student or to another person, counselors have a legal and ethical duty to intervene.
  • When any individual has reason to believe that a child, mentally disabled person, or an elderly person is in danger of or is being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused, that individual is obligated by law to report such abuse to the proper authorities.

Additionally, a student's counselor may consult with a supervisor and/or other professional counselor for the purpose of providing the best possible service. Please discuss any concerns you have about the confidentiality of counseling with your counselor, that is what she is there for!

How do I schedule an appointment?

Counseling is available to all students who are able to come to campus for their appointments.

Students are encouraged to initiate contact with the counseling office, although referrals can be made by faculty, staff, parents, or concerned friends. All information is kept in the strictest confidence in accordance with the law.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Kathy Dworak at (402) 354-7080.

Where are the counseling offices located?

The office is located on the second floor of the Clark Center, office 2244. Counseling hours vary; call for available appointment times. In case of an emergency, please call 911 or proceed to the hospital emergency room.

Can I communicate over the Internet with my counselor?

Please do not e-mail confidential information to counselors. E-mail is not secure and can be read in transit by people other than the recipient. Therefore, please use e-mail only to request information about counseling services or for other matters that are not confidential in nature.

Please do not contact counselors by e-mail in case of an emergency requiring immediate action. It cannot be ensured that an email will be read when it is first received. In case of an emergency, please call 911 or go to the closest hospital emergency room.

Other Resources

Boystown Suicide and Crisis Line
(800) 448-3000 or (800) 448-1833 (TDD)
Covenant House Hotline: (800) 999-9999
National Youth Crisis Hotline (800) 442-HOPE (4673)


National Domestic Violence Hotline:
(800) 799-SAFE (7233) or (800) 787-3224 (TDD)
USA National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 4ACHILD (422-4453) or
(800) 222-4453(TDD)
CDC National AIDS Hotline: (800) 342-2437
AIDS Hotline in Spanish: (800) 344-7432
AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired: (800) 243-7889
CDC National STD Hotline: (800) 227-8922

National Child Safety Council Childwatch: (800) 222-1464
National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children:
(800) 843-5678
National Runaway Switchboard: (800) 621-4000
Child Find of America Hotline (800) I AM LOST (426-5678)
National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline:
(800) 662-HELP (4357)
National Cocaine Hotline: (800) COCAINE (262-2463)

Internet Resources

There are many resources on the internet to help, but these Web sites should not take the place of a professional counselor. Here are a few sample sites where assistance is offered.

American Psychological Association's Self - Help Brochures
Psych Central: one stop index for support resources
Web of Addictions

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Kathy Dworak, MA, BS
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
(402) 354-7080
Clark Center, Office 2244