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College is a big change, full of exciting growth which at times can feel overwhelming. The professional staff of Doane University and our affiliates are trained to help students to respond to everyday concerns during this transitional time (relationship problems, stress, homesickness, etc.) as well as crisis situations.

Our counselors provide a free, therapeutic setting for students to address mental health concerns. We serve all individuals regardless of age, race, sex, economic status, sexual orientation, or gender expression. We treat everyone with dignity and respect.

To ensure accessibility, Doane University provides a Counseling Center on our Crete campus catering to residential students, and a Counseling Office on the nonresidential campus in Lincoln, serving both undergraduate and graduate students from Lincoln, Omaha, and Online programs. Additionally, nonresidential undergraduate students have access to no-cost services through the Continuum EAP Student Assistance Program. Your well-being is a priority, and we are here to support you throughout your college journey.


Doane ensures our counseling services are in compliance with the ethical standards put in place by the American Counseling Association. Seeking counsel will not jeopardize an individual’s academic standing or relationship with the faculty and staff at Doane. Confidentiality is an important element of the therapeutic process.

Crete Counseling Center

Visit our Counseling Center in Padour Walker 105
The services we provide for a variety of emotional/mental health concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Stress Management
  • Test-taking skills
  • Relationship/Family
  • Grief
  • Anger Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Rape

Crete Counselors


Myron Parsley, LIMHP, licensed independent mental health counselor, is located in the Counseling Center in Padour Walker 105. Myron's e-mail address is, and phone number is 826.6719.

Appointments may be scheduled by contacting Myron directly via email or through the Student Health Office by calling 826.8265.

Appointment Times for Myron:
Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm


Darcy Dawson

Darcy Dawson, LIMHP, licensed independent mental health practitioner, is located in the Counseling Center in Padour Walker 117. Darcy's e-mail address is and phone number is 826.6710.

Appointments may be scheduled by contacting Darcy directly via email, or may be scheduled through the Student Health Office by calling 826.8401.

Appointment Times for Darcy:
Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm



Mindy Parker, PLMHP, provisional licensed mental health practitioner, is located in the Counseling Center in Padour Walker, 115. Mindy's email address is and phone number is 826.8410.

Appointments may be scheduled by contacting Mindy directly via email, or may be scheduled through the Student Health Office by calling 826.8401.

Appointment Times for Mindy: Monday- Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm


Lincoln, Omaha, and Online Non-Residential Counseling Office

Visit our Counseling office in our Fred Brown building We also offer support to navigate issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Financial Concerns and more

Lincoln Counselor

Mindy Parker is available for in-person and Telehealth counseling sessions with all enrolled non-residential students. This includes graduate and undergraduate students. Counseling is free and confidential.

Her office is located in the Lincoln Campus Fred Brown building in room 306.

To schedule an appointment with Mindy please email her directly at

Appointment Times for Mindy: Wednesday 10:00am to 6:00pm


Continuum EAP

Help is also available through the Continuum EAP Student Assistance Program (SAP). These services are available to non-residential undergraduate students. Services include:

  • School and Life Services
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Short-term Counseling
  • Legal Assistance
  • Financial Coaching

Schedule an appointment with a Continuum EAP counselor:



Free Screening Resource


Doane offers an online screening for PTSD, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Alcohol, and Eating disorders using MindWise, an evidence-based tool accessible 24/7 to students. MindWise focuses on behavioral health, providing quick screenings for mental health and substance use. It serves as a "checkup from your neck up," ensuring anonymity and confidentiality with immediate results and recommendations.

For resources related to college student mental health go to:


The Jed Foundation

Best Colleges - Eating Disorders

For Direct Support:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call or text 988
  • The Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
  • Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
  • Adult & Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline: 1-800-652-1999
  • Tobacco Cessation-DHHS: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

For additional questions about Student Health Services, contact Andreea Baker, Director of Health and Wellness:

phone: 402.826.6720
e-mail: or


Additional Website Resources: 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline-

Find Treatment-

Narcotics Anonymous-

Nar-Anon Family Groups-

Alcoholics Anonymous-

Al- Anon-

Smoke Free-    

American Academy of Sleep Medicine-

Sleep Foundation- 

Healthy Sleep Foundation-

Sleep Advisor-

WIC- Women, Infants, and Children-

Tigers Together Suicide Education Seminar Slides

High-Performing Students: A High-Risk Population

Nurturing Resilience: LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention

Social Media:

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