Counseling Center

Non-Western Interventions

There are a variety of non-western interventions that may be effective for helping individuals cope with their mental and emotional health. Some non-western interventions include:

- Nature Based Therapeutics

- Trauma Sensitive Yoga

- Reiki

- Reflexology

- Mindfulness


Non-Western Campus Resources

- William Peach, LMHC at the UNI Counseling Center uses mindfulness in a clinical setting.

- Shantila Caston, LISW at the UNI Counseling Center is the Diversity Outreach Specialist and a Co-Facilitator of the Racial Healing Support Group




Non-Western Community Resources

- Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at University of Minnesota offers Nature-Based Therapeutics courses

- Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, M.D. is a physician in Des Moines. She leads workshops combining mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and integrative wellness topics

- Hope Tree Counseling in Waterloo, IA provides Nature-Based Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy

- Dr. Matthew Vasquez & Traci Ludwig are researching and conducting trauma-sensitive yoga in the Cedar Valley. Contact Traci Ludwig at for session dates and times.

- Transcend in Cedar Falls, IA offers Reiki  

- Waverly Health Center in Waverly, IA offers Reiki 



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)