The Counseling Center provides a variety of services to UNI students. Counseling services are confidential and provided free of charge to students who have paid the Mandatory Health Fee.
The Counseling Center provides short-term individual counseling. You and your Counselor will discuss the actual number of sessions necessary to address your concerns.
Individual counseling sessions are usually scheduled weekly, every other week, or monthly.
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.
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 involves meeting with 6 to 8 other students with similar problems to discuss those areas that interfere with your ability to function at an optimal level.
Groups are led by one or two staff members
The Counseling Center psychologists and mental health counselors are available to consult with faculty, staff members, friends or family members who have concerns about a student.
Because we offer primarily short-term counseling, we provide referral information for appropriate community resources to students whose needs are beyond the scope of the Counseling Center.
Call or visit the Counseling Center to get information about off-campus counseling services.
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.
It is the policy of the Counseling Center to provide limited psychological testing for Counseling Center clients and for some other campus constituents.
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: