Counseling Services

This page is currently in the process of being updated and may not contain all information about CCC's counseling services. For more information call 402-562-1244 or email

Do not use the email for crisis or emergency contact as Counseling Services does not maintain 24-hour access to their e-mail accounts. We use email communications for general information, making appointments, making referrals, and/ or other administrative matters. Email response is limited during evenings, weekends and holidays, and when the campus is closed. During normal business hours (Monday- Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) you can contact 402-562-1281 or 402-562-1244 for urgent requests. 

Counseling Services at CCC are designed with a flexible approach to help you address barriers to your learning that stem from emotional and personal issues. Our solution-focused sessions allow you to get the most from your treatment experience while maximizing your education potential. Counseling services are confidential and protected by state law and professional counseling ethics. We are committed to providing quality services specific to students’ needs.

Counseling services provided by CCC Counselors are free to all currently enrolled students.

To schedule an appointment or to receive additional information, contact our central scheduling office at 402-562-1244 or email

If you are experiencing a life-threating mental health emergency, please go to your nearest emergency room or contact 911. Or If you need someone to talk to immediately, please see the local and national resources available below:

  • Columbus Area: Call Crisis Response at 866-758-4749
  • Grand Island/Ord Area: Call Mid-Plain’s Center at 308-380-5973
  • Hastings Area: Call South Central Behavioral Services at 402-463-5684
  • Kearney/Holdrege Area: Call South Central Behavioral Services at 308-237-5951
  • Lexington Area: Call Heartland Counseling 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at 877-269-2079
  • National, Free, Confidential Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (8255) - 1-800-273-8255
  • Call 211 – Nonemergency Referral Services through United Way

Signs and symptoms indicating possible need for counseling:

  • Decline in grades/work quality
  • Feelings of uncertainty with regard to goals and direction
  • Depression (sad expression, low motivation, tearfulness, hopefulness)
  • Experiences of personal loss
  • Personal concerns interfering with performance
  • Excessive worry, agitation, irritability, aggressiveness
  • Low self-esteem/confidence
  • Isolation/lack of interaction with others
  • Substance use/abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Thinking about death or suicide
Group Counseling

Group counseling is an opportunity to connect with others in a safe, confidential and supportive space. Groups allow students to share their experiences with others who can understand and relate, while learning new perspectives. Group counseling addresses many issues including depression, anxiety, grief, and low self-esteem and confidence. 

Contact to obtain group information and webex link.


Single Parents Support Group 

This group is for single parents who want to connect with other single parents, gain support, and learn new parenting skills. This support group is an open six-week group, meaning group members can participate one week or all six weeks of the group. This group will be led by a master’s level, licensed mental health therapist.

  • Single Parent Support Group (webex)
  • open group (come to one group or every group session) Monday, Jan. 25 through March 1 at 3 p.m.

DBT Skills Group 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a group where participants can learn Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. DBT skills can be effective for those who experience anger, depression, negative thinking, anxiety, stress, guilt, loneliness and/or lack of connection to others. This group will be a closed, six-week group. This means group members must come to the first group and commit to attending each group following, though some exceptions can be made at the therapist’s discretion. This group will be led by a master’s level, licensed mental health therapist.

Distress Tolerance: Getting through a crisis situation without making it worse and accepting reality as it is.

Mindfulness: Being aware of the present moment without judgement.

Interpersonal Effectiveness: Understanding and reducing vulnerability to emotions and changing unwanted emotions.

Emotional Regulation: Getting interpersonal needs met, maintaining relationships, and increasing self-respect in relationships.

  • DBT Skills Group (in person)
  • closed group: register by Jan. 25 by contacting
  • Grand Island: Tuesday, Jan. 26 through March 2 a 3 p.m.
  • Hastings: Thursday, Jan. 28 through March 4 at 3 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Support Group 

This group provides an opportunity for those in the LGBTQ+ community to have a space to discuss various topics such as, but not limited to, relationships, family dynamics, coming out and being out, the impact of oppression, rejections, and discrimination. This group may be helpful for students experiencing low self-esteem, isolation, loneliness, social anxiety, and/or depression. This group will be an open six-week group. This means group members can participate one week or all six weeks of the group. This group will be led by a master’s level, licensed mental health therapist.

  • LGBTQ+ Support Group (webex)
  • open group (come to one group or every group session) Wednesday, March 31 through May 5 at 3 p.m.