How Counseling Helps
Counseling is a confidential discussion between you and your professionally-trained counselor about personal, social, or emotional issues.
Counseling helps you identify behaviors or ways of thinking that have not worked well and change them in ways that will improve your relationships, functioning, and moods.
Counseling helps develop decision making skills needed to meet the challenges of living and learning.
ULifeline offers students a mental health screening tool, information about mental health issues geared towards you, and resources for learning more and getting help. Go to Ulifeline.org.
On-line screening is available 24 hours per day. Take free, anonymous questionnaires to see if you may have a problem with depression, anxiety, alcohol, an eating disorder, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress. Go to MentalHealthScreening.org.
How to Make an Initial Assessment Appointment
To schedule an Initial Assessment appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (319) 273-2676. When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked to complete a "Request For Services" form.
During your Initial Assessment session, you and your counselor will explore your concerns and discuss what additional services may be helpful to you.
After your Initial Assessment appointment, if your plan includes continued services at the UNI Counseling Center, you will be assigned a counselor for regularly scheduled appointments.
Information shared by you in counseling sessions is confidential and is protected to the full extent of the law. Information will not be disclosed to anyone outside the Center without your written permission except when, in the judgment of your counselor, such disclosure is necessary to protect you or someone else from imminent danger or when otherwise required by law.
After Hours Crisis/Emergency
- In case of immediate danger, call 911 or go to the nearest
hospital emergency room.
- Statewide Crisis Line 1-800-332-4224
*The Foundation 2 Crisis Line is Certified by the American Association of Suicidology.
- National Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
- UNI Public Safety
For urgent situations outside of office hours, please call UNI Public Safety at 319-273-2712 and they will contact a Counseling Center staff member if necessary.
*Public Safety will contact an on-call Counseling Center staff member
Counseling Center News
Fall 2013 Counseling Center Practicum Applications Now Available!
The UNI Counseling Center offers training opportunities for graduate students in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, and Psychology. UNI graduate students who would like to be considered for a practicum focused on college counseling center mental health services should complete our application, which can be found here.
Check out this new monthly interactive magazine full of helpful information, Student Health 101.
Dr. Roberto Swazo (Clemente) returned to UNI on Thursday October 11 and gave a presentation entitled "Are Diversity and Multiculturalism Truly Important: Do They Really Make a Difference in Academia?" to 70 students, faculty, and staff. Dr. Swazo's program was supported, in part, by a Diversity Mini-Grant from the Diversity Council.
Counseling Center Brochures
Download and print your own copy of the current Counseling Center brochures:
Counseling Center Workshop Brochure
Counseling Center Workshops Spring 2013
Counseling Center Brochure
General information about the Counseling Center.
The application for Internship at the Counseling Center for the 2013-14 academic year will be available for Social Work and Mental Health Counseling graduate students during the spring 2013 semester. You may pick up a copy from the Counseling Center receptionist or download it by clicking COUNSELING CENTER INTERNSHIP APPLICATION.
The Counseling Center is committed to being knowledgeable and sensitive regarding issues of gender, race, ethnicity,
national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, and ability.
About the Counseling Center
The UNI Counseling Center provides mental health and counseling to UNI students who have paid the Mandatory Health Fee. The UNI Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).
View the Counseling Center's Annual Reports:
The Counseling Center is a service department within University Health Services, which, in turn is a department in UNI's Division of Student Affairs. For more information about Counseling Services, please view the Counseling Center's 'About' page.