Upcoming Events

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Let's Talk, Hawks!

Thursday, February 22, 2024 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Let's Talk, Hawks! is a drop-in service offered by the University Counseling Service (UCS) typically at various campus locations. It provides you with mental health knowledge and skills through tabling activities and an opportunity to have an informal, brief conversation with a UCS therapist. You can learn mental health skills and resources, share your mental health concerns, work on problem solving together, or ask questions about counseling and UCS. Let’s Talk, Hawks! consultations are:...
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Anxiety Toolbox

Thursday, February 22, 2024 2:00pm to 3:00pm
"Anxiety Toolbox" is a three-week, skills-based workshop designed to help students learn to better manage their anxiety by utilizing a variety of CBT tools and strategies. This is a curriculum-driven series with structure and specific learning objectives and topics for each week that build students' knowledge over the course of the workshop. All participants will receive a workbook with exercises to be completed both within and outside the group to facilitate their learning. Location...
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Success, Not Excess

Thursday, February 22, 2024 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Supporting Students Desiring a Change Success, Not Excess provides a small, safe and supportive space for UI students wanting to make or considering changes in their alcohol or other drug use. The group emphasizes success in academics, relationships, mental and physical health, and other goals through reducing alcohol and other drug use. Meetings are provided by the UI Collegiate Recovery Program. For more information, please visit our website. This is not a treatment group and will not...

Mental Health Topics

Deconstructing the Campus Mental Health Crisis Narrative

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Barry Schreier, Ph.D., Director of Higher Education Programming, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health

Turning Compassion Inward

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Kristin Wurster, Ph.D., Graduate Medical Education | University of Iowa Health Care

Including Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Monday, February 5, 2024
Katie Abrams, PhD - UI REACH Transition Coordinator, Avari Everts, BA - Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Student, St. Ambrose University, Sebastian Janelle - Fourth Year UI REACH student

Mental Health Resources for Communities Impacted by the Israel-Gaza War

University Counseling Service strives to support the mental well-being of all students. If you need mental health support due to the impact of the Israel-Gaza War, please reach out to us for an appointment and/or check out the Mental Health Resources for Communities Impacted by the Israel-Gaza War.

Current Programs and Workshops

We are available to provide presentations, programs, or workshops on a wide variety of topics. Program offerings often include academic skills, stress management, diversity, equity, and inclusion, suicide prevention, students in distress, and more. Let us know how we can work for you.

Embedded Locations

In addition to our main locations, UCS offers embedded locations with therapists who work within a community and have specialized knowledge about the community being served.

Our mission and goals

Our mission is to provide compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training that fosters the mental health of students, nurtures student success, and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally-aware campus community.

Meet our staff

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UCS is invested in creating a safe, inclusive, and affirming climate for all individuals and communities.

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