Counseling is free, confidential, convenient, and effective.
Counseling is a confidential discussion between you and your professionally-trained counselor about personal, social, or emotional issues.
Counseling helps you identify behaviors or ways of thinking that have not worked well and change them in ways that will improve your relationships, functioning, and moods.
Counseling helps develop decision making skills needed to meet the challenges of living and learning.
To schedule an Initial Assessment appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (319) 273-2676.
During your Initial Assessment session, you will be asked to provide written information about yourself and meet with a counselor. You and your counselor will explore your concerns and discuss what additional services may be helpful to you.
After your Initial Assessment appointment, if your plan includes continued services at the UNI Counseling Center, you will be assigned a counselor for regularly scheduled appointments.
- In case of immediate danger, call 911 or go to the nearest
hospital emergency room.
- For urgent situations outside of office hours, call the Counseling Center at 273-2676 and press 2 to speak to a crisis counselor.
- Statewide Crisis Line 1-800-332-4224
*The Foundation 2 Crisis Line is Certified by the American Association of Suicidology.
- National Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Information shared by you in counseling sessions is confidential and is protected to the full extent of the law. Information will not be disclosed to anyone outside the Center without your written permission except when, in the judgment of your counselor, such disclosure is necessary to protect you or someone else from imminent danger or when otherwise required by law.
The Counseling Center is committed to being knowledgeable and sensitive regarding issues of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, and ability.
The Counseling Center charges a "no show fee" for failing to attend or cancel your scheduled appointment. The fee is being raised to $25, effective May 11, 2015. You can avoid this fee if you call the Counseling Center at 273-2676 to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
Be sure to talk with your counselor if you have any questions about this or any other Counseling Center policy.
Graduate students in Mental Health Counseling are invited to apply for Practicum for the Fall 2016 semester. Students selected for Practicum will provide individual counseling to clients while receiving excellent supervision in a professional and supportive environment. Download the Practicum application and return it to Dr. Paula Gilroy, Assistant Director and Coordinator of Training, by April 8 for full consideration.
In case of immediate danger: Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
For urgent situations outside of office hours: Call the Counseling Center at 273-2676 and press 2 to speak to a crisis counselor.
Statewide Crisis Line:
National Suicide Hotline: