For emergency mental health care outside of regular service hours, please call 402.280.2735 to be connected to a trained professional at no cost.
Welcome! This guide serves as an online resource for mental health and wellness resources curated by Dr. Kia Watkins, Psy.D. on the Creighton University Health Sciences Campus - Phoenix. We welcome your feedback on the types and variety of information available. We also encourage you to check out the Cura Corner guide for more information and recommendations and/or to visit the physical Cura Corner on the Phoenix campus for mental health and wellness resources, tools, and personal care items.
Kia A. Watkins, PsyD (She/Her/Hers) received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University in Chicago, IL. She has extensive clinical training working within a variety of settings including residential, inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient clinics, college wellness centers, and primary schools. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan providing individual, couples, and group therapy services. She is trained in conducting psychological assessments for adult learners. Her clinical areas of interest include issues related to diversity, trauma, ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, sexuality, spirituality, substance dependence, and stress management. She utilizes an integrative treatment approach centered on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her research interests and publications focus on the intersectionality of social injustice and mental health implications. When not working as a psychologist she enjoys creative writing, learning/playing chess, spending time with friends and family, and creating music.
Dr. Watkins is available on the Phoenix campus during business hours to provide individual and group counseling, crisis support, educational resources, consultation, and referral services. Dr. Watkins also provides support and education for various mental health topics via workshops and other methods of outreach to help reduce stigma related to mental health and provide valuable self-care knowledge. To make an appointment with Dr. Watkins, please call Student Counseling Services at 402-280-2735.
This Help Someone form is rooted in Cura Personalis. It exists to share concerns about students attending Creighton’s Phoenix Health Sciences Campus.
This form may be used to request support or express concern for others or for yourself. To submit a request for support, report a concern, or report misconduct, please use the linked form below:
A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. The Lifeline is committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
People who call or text the number will be connected to a trained counselor at a crisis center closest to them. If a local crisis center is too busy to respond right away, the call gets routed to one of 16 backup centers around the country.