It is the mission of the University of Northern Iowa Counseling Center to promote the personal development and psychological well-being of all students and to encourage a college environment that is conducive to growth and learning. We strive to provide ethical, high quality psychological and counseling services to UNI students and consultation services to UNI faculty and staff.
The Counseling Center is a service department under University Health Services, which is, in turn a department under UNI's Division of Student Affairs. The UNI Counseling Center has been accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).
The Counseling Center is located at 103 Student Health Center,which is on the 1500 block of 23rd St, between Lawther Hall, the Schindler Education Center and the Marshall School, on UNI's campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
The entrance is on the east side of the building (facing towards Lawther Hall).
Take the stairs or elevator to the upper level of the building.
- University Maps - The flat campus/parking mapis most helpful
- Google Maps -search for "University of Northern Iowa Health Center"
- Yahoo Maps
We are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the times school is in session.
Call us at 319-273-2676 (Voice) or 319-273-3011 (TTY) 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.
To schedule an Initial Assessment appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (319) 273-2676. You will need to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment time 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.
The Counseling Center is committed to being knowledgeable and sensitive regarding issues of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, and ability.
We are unable to provide counseling or psychological advice by e-mail, but we encourage you to call the Counseling Center at (319)273-2676 if you wish to arrange to speak with a Counselor.