Counseling Services

What is Counseling?

Counseling is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL for all Mid-Plains Community College students. Counseling can assist in reducing feelings of stress, improving healthy decision-making, and enhancing relationships with others.

Current students can schedule to see a counselor on-campus, virtually (telehealth), or at a contracted off-campus office. 


Individual Counseling is available on a short-term basis for concerns including, but not limited to: 

  • Adjustment to College Life
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Grief & Loss
  • Substance Use
  • Eating Disorders
  • Rape, Sexual Assault, or Other Trauma Concerns
  • Self-Esteem
  • Family Concerns
  • Sexual Orientation and/or Sexual Identity Concerns

Self-Help groups are voluntary non-profit associations of peers who come together to address a shared mental, emotional, or physical challenge. These peer-led groups are typically considered to be an adjunct to therapy and often result in personal growth.

Self-Management and Recovery Training is a self-empowering, scientifically grounded program that supports individuals who have chosen to abstain or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behavior or activity. The program teaches participants how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions to work towards long-term satisfaction and quality of life.

Outreach is available to student organizations, student athletic teams, faculty, and staff for presentations and seminars.

Consultation for concerns about others is available by contacting the counselors or Dean of Students by phone or by visiting in person.

Referral information for off-campus providers and other resources are available in the counseling department by request.

Group Counseling is an effective intervention for many types of problems. It provides a safe and supportive environment for sharing personal problems and hearing about the experiences and perspectives of others. Groups through the Mid-Plains Counseling Department can address general or specific concerns. An example of a counseling group is the Trauma Survivors Group for females.


During the academic year, after hours and weekend emergency and crisis assistance can be obtained by dialing 911, or contacting:

Dr. Brian Obert, Dean of Student Life
McCook Community College
1205 East Third Street
McCook, NE 69001 

During Office Hours: (8am - 12pm)

Crisis After Hours: 


Contact Us

McCook Counseling Services 

1205 East Third Street  
Student Life Office, McMillen Hall

Walk-ins are welcome, schedule by appointment is preferred. 

North Platte Counseling Services

601 West State Farm Road 
Rm 109 McDonald-Belton 

Monday through Thursday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Faculty, staff, and students who have concerns about another person’s troubling or disruptive behavior are encouraged to consult with the Counseling Services, or the Dean of Student Life.