Counseling Center

Counseling Services

About Services

The Counseling Center provides a variety of services to UNI students. Enrolled students paying the mandatory health fee are eligible for a free initial assessment and clinical recommendations.

Individual Counseling

The Counseling Center provides short-term individual counseling. You and your Counselor will discuss the actual number of sessions necessary to address your concerns.  If more than 5 individual therapy sessions are needed, the Counseling Center will file a claim with your health insurance company.

Individual counseling sessions are usually scheduled weekly, every other week,  monthly or scheduled as needed.  

Crisis Services

For a life threatening mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.  

Outside of regular office hours, call the Counseling Center at 319-273-2676 and press 2 to speak to a crisis counselor.

Couples Counseling

Married and unmarried students in traditional or non-traditional relationships may receive couples counseling when appropriate. In order to receive couples counseling, at least one member of the couple must be a UNI student who has paid the Mandatory Health Fee.

Group Counseling

GROUP THERAPY   Call the Counseling Center at 273-2676 and ask to be connected to the therapist facilitating the group you are interested in.

  • Wednesday 4:00-5:00     Support Group, coping skills
  • Thursdays  12:30-2:00   Anxiety Group
  • Thursdays  4:00 - 5:00    Support Group, coping skills
  • Thursdays  3:30 - 5:00    Game to Grow



When appropriate, you may be referred to a Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the Student Health Clinic, or to an off-campus provider, for medication and consultation. You will be responsible for arranging to pay the cost of any prescribed medication or off-campus services, which may be covered by your personal Health Insurance.

After Hours Crisis/Emergency

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 (319) 273-2676 and press 2 to speak to a crisis counselor.

Statewide Crisis Line:

National Suicide Hotline:
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)