The Counseling Center provides a variety of services to UNI students. Counseling services are confidential and provided free of charge to students who have paid the Student Health Fee. There may be a fee charged if any tests are administered. Faculty and staff seeking counseling services are encouraged to utilize the Employee Assistance Program.
If you would like to request a an outreach program to be staged by the Counseling Center here you may fill out our Outreach Request form.
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 or every other week.
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.
At least one member of the couple must be a UNI student who has paid the Student Health Fee in order to receive couples 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
Students are usually asked to make a commitment to staying in the group for at least one semester.
Groups we typically offer include:
- Sexual Abuse Support
- Eating Disorder Support
- Interpersonal Relationships
Contact the Counseling Center to find out what groups are currently offered.
The Counseling Center provides outreach services to UNI students, organizations, groups, and classes. To request a presentation please complete and submit this online form and the Counseling Center will make every effort to meet the request.
Please submit the form at least 2 weeks prior to your desired presentation date.
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.
If you have concerns about a student that you would like to discuss, call the Counseling Center at 319-273-2676.
Because of confidentiality reasons, we cannot provide information to you about the treatment of a specific student without the student's written permission.
When appropriate, you may be referred to a psychiatrist or other provider in the Student Health Clinic or off-campus for medication and consultation. You will be responsible for arranging to pay the cost of any medication or off-campus services. You will be responsible for arranging to pay the cost of any medication prescribed.
Referral to a Community Agency
Because we offer primarily short-term counseling, we provide referral information for appropriate community resources to students whose needs are beyond the scope of the Counseling Center.