Counseling Center

Counseling Services

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 temporarily suspended 3/23-4/3.  Current participants call the Counseling Center to arrange individual support if needed.

  • Monday 3:00-4:30 p.m., Anxiety Group.
  • Monday 3:30-5:00 p.m., International Student Support Group.
  • Tuesday 2:00-3:00 p.m., No Phone, New Friends Group.
  • Wednesday 3:30-5:00 pm., Healthy Boundaries Group.
  • Wednesday 5:30-7:00 pm. every other week, Sista Circle - at CME.
  • Thursday 1:00-2:30 pm., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group.
  • Friday 1:00-2:30 p.m., Family Relationship Group.
  • Friday  3:00-5:00 pm.  Game to Grow Group.


Counselor on Call

 There is a counselor on call throughout the business day for students to walk in and have brief (15 minute) consultation sessions with a counselor. These sessions offer an opportunity for students to ask questions about counseling, ask questions about specific concerns, and to receive appropriate information and referrals about resources on and off campus. The counselor on call also fields phone consultations, and assists with crisis appointments as they emerge. 


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)