School Counseling
Services

 Morningstar Counseling & Consultation provides culturally adapted evidenced based practices across multiple school districts consisting of over 30 schools in Nebraska.  We also provide annual trainings to school psychologists and school counselors as well as trainings to all faculty and staff for Youth Mental Health First Aid, QPR, and Trauma Informed Schools.

Counseling

This pairs any student, faculty or staff member with a counselor that can help them through their unique situation and stage of life.

Whether you are a new student transitioning into college life or experiencing test anxiety as you prepare to graduate, we are here to help you excel during this exciting time of life.

Faculty and staff face many different challenges while maintaining an environment to educate our future generations. Morningstar Counseling is here to help you so you can focus on helping your students.

Talking circles allow students, faculty and staff to help one another through tough times during their academic or career journey. Talking circles can be used for discussion, problem solving, and/or decision making in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

Training

Talking circles, support groups and interpersonal process groups.

designed to educate teachers & school staff how to help students experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

Understanding and applying sucide prevention techniques.

Identify the features of a safe learning environment.

Identify those at risk for suicidal behavior.

Engage with those with suicidal behavior and aid them in seeking help.

Consultation

Talking circles, support groups and interpersonal process groups.

The School Health Asssessment & Performance Evaluation system helps schools and districts improve
their school mental health systems. Identify strengths and challenges in your current system, develop resources and establish a multi-tiered support system.

Talking circles allow students, faculty and staff to help one another through tough times during their academic or career journey. Talking circles can be used for discussion, problem solving, and/or decision making. The purpose of a talking circle is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where each participant has the opportunity to contribute to the discussion of difficult and important issues.

Support Groups offer a space for participants with common experiences and concerns to provide emotional and moral support to one another. These groups tend to be centered around a specific topic (i.e., a grief support group, group for first-gen students, lgbtqa+ support group) where participants can offer encouragement and comfort to one another.

Interpersonal Process Groups tend to focus on relationships, intimacy, boundaries, self-awareness and other components of interpersonal process. These groups are designed to help members learn to deal with a variety of concerns including feelings of depression and anxiety, relationship issues, and other personal and academic concerns. Sessions are lead by an experienced counselor that can offer guidance and foster healing conversation for all to take part in.

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Outreach

Outreach and education.

Outreach and education are major components of a mentally healthy and happy student body. Morningstar Counseling offers on site workshops where students can learn how to cope with various issues they may be struggling with. For many students this is an easy way to introduce themselves to counseling and therapy if they feel intimidated by the thought of talking to someone one on one.

Topics Include

College students are under a tremendous amount of pressure to succeed, both academically and professionally. With so much on their plates, it's not uncommon for college students to experience difficulty taking care of themselves and effectively managing their stress levels. To help with this, universities should implement well-being programs to offer college students practical coping skills to deal with the rigors of college life. These programs should provide tools and tips on how to manage stress and anxiety while in college as well as how to establish healthier habits such as proper sleep schedules and nutrition plans. Additionally, these programs should teach college students how to recognize warning signs that they might be struggling emotionally so they can reach out for professional assistance if necessary. Overall, these programs could have a large impact on the mental health and overall wellbeing of the college population.

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