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How Counseling helps

Counseling is free, confidential, convenient, and effective.

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.

Appointments

Counseling begins with an Initial Assessment.

To schedule an Initial Assessment appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (319) 273-2676.

You should allow an hour for your Initial Assessment.  Once you arrive at the Counseling Center, you will provide written information about yourself and your concerns and will the meet with a counselor for about 30 minutes. You and your counselor will explore your concerns and discuss what additional services may be helpful to you.

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 273-2676 and press 2 to speak to a crisis counselor.
  • 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)

Confidentiality and Privacy

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.

No Show Fee

The Counseling Center charges a "no show fee" of $25 for failing to attend or cancel your scheduled appointment. You can avoid this fee if you call the Counseling Center at 273-2676 to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

Be sure to talk with your counselor if you have any questions about this or any other Counseling Center policy.

Practicum Application

Graduate students in Mental Health Counseling are invited to apply for Practicum for the Spring 2017 semester. Students selected for Practicum will provide individual counseling to clients while receiving excellent supervision in a professional and supportive environment. Download the Practicum application and return it to Dr. Paula Gilroy, Assistant Director and Coordinator of Training, by November 30, 2016, at 5:00 pm for full consideration.

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Counseling Hours

Fall & Spring Hours
Mon - Fri
  8:00am-5:00pm

Summer Hours
Mon - Fri
  7:30am-4:30pm

103 Student Health Center
Counseling Phone: (319) 273-2676
Clinic Fax: (319) 273-6884
After Hours Care

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 273-2676 and press 2 to speak to a crisis counselor.

Statewide Crisis Line:
1-800-332-4224

National Suicide Hotline:
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)