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Counseling Center

Counseling Services

Upcoming Events:

Fall 2017 Wellness Wednesday:

Each Wednesday of the month, from  2-3 p.m., visit the Student Health Clinic Conference Room for a Wellness Wednesday program. No registration required. For more information, email joan.thompson@uni.edu

Wellness Wednesday Schedule of Programs:

November 22- THANKSGIVING BREAK (no program for this week)
November 29th- Healthy Relationships
December 6th- Coping with Stress
December13th- Sleep

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.

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

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 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

Consultation

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.

Medication

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.

Testing

It is the policy of the Counseling Center to provide limited psychological testing for Counseling Center clients and for some other campus constituents.

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

Statewide Crisis Line:
1-800-332-4224

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