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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.

Doane University offers a Counseling Center on our Crete campus for residential students and a Counseling Office on the nonresidential campus in Lincoln that serves undergraduate and graduate students of Lincoln, Omaha and Online. Additionally, nonresidential undergraduate students have access to no-cost services through the Continuum EAP Student Assistance Program


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 115. 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 826.8265.

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

Lincoln, Omaha, and Online Students 

Darcy Dawson 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 Fred Brown Center in room 306. To schedule an appointment with Darcy please email her directly at

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

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

We also offer support to navigate issues such as:

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

Schedule an appointment with a Continuum EAP counselor:


Additional Resources

Doane offers an online screening for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Alcohol, and Eating disorders.
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

For additional questions about Student Health Services, contact Andreea Baker:

phone: 402.826.8265