Clinical Services

About Services

The Counseling Center provides a variety of services to UNI students. Enrolled students paying the mandatory health fee are eligible for a free initial assessment and clinical recommendations. Therapy groups, crisis appointments and five individual therapy sessions per academic year are provided at no additional charge. If more than five individual therapy sessions are needed, the Counseling Center will file a claim with your health insurance company.  

Call the Counseling Center at 319-273-2676 to schedule an initial assessment appointment with a counselor.

About Our Missed Appointment Policy

Clients who need to cancel or reschedule an appointment must call as soon as reasonably possible. If clients do not call to cancel or reschedule by the end of the day of your scheduled appointment, you will be charged a $25 no-show fee, which will be placed on your university bill. The charge on your university bill will be labeled as Health Services-Missed Appt.

Missed appointments (or no shows) will be reviewed by the director and/or the assistant director for Clinical Services to determine whether the no-show charge should be applied for any missed appointments prior to the submission of the charges. Reasons for not charging the no-show fee include if you are hospitalized, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to communicate with the Counseling Center, or had an emergency that prevented attendance and communication with the Counseling Center.

In exceptional circumstances a no-show fee that has been charged may be reversed by the Counseling Center director. If you believe a charge for a missed appointment is unwarranted, you may appeal by contacting the Counseling Center director at 319-273-2676 or

Multiple or recurring requests for exceptions to the no-show fee may not necessarily be granted.

Faculty & Staff Counseling

Faculty and staff seeking counseling services are encouraged to utilize the Employee Assistance Program by calling 1-855-784-2057.

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat Crisis Text Line

Text HELLO to 741741

‌Crisis Services

For a life threatening mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.  

Outside of regular office hours, call the Counseling Center at 319-273-2676 and press 2 to speak to a crisis counselor.

Between the hours of 10:00-2:30 Monday-Friday when classes are in session, students can stop in the Counseling Center without an appointment to meet with a counselor.

Counseling Services

Individual Counseling

The Counseling Center provides short-term individual counseling. You and your counselor will discuss the actual number of sessions necessary to address your concerns. If more than five individual therapy sessions are needed, the Counseling Center will file a claim with your health insurance company.

Individual counseling sessions are usually scheduled weekly, every other week, monthly or scheduled as needed.

Couples Counseling

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

Self-Care Workshop (No registration required)
Counseling Center
Mondays 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Rita & Sam

Music Break w/ the Counseling Center @ CME
Center for Multicultural Education (CME)
Mondays 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., starts 2/6/23, every other week, no registration
Facilitator: Shantila Caston

DBT Group
Counseling Center
Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:15 p.m., starts 2/15/23
Schedule Assessment Appt. First
Facilitator: Shantila Caston

Anxiety Group
Counseling Center
Thursdays 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 
Schedule Assessment Appt. First
Facilitator: Eric Eittreim

Non-Western Mind & Body Healing
WRC Dance Studio 176
Fridays 4:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Hiba & Nyima

Call the Counseling Center at 273-2676 and ask to be connected to the group facilitator for the group that interests you and you will be provided with instructions on getting started!

Substance Abuse Services