Mental health, defined by the World Health Organization, is "a state of well-being in which the individual (that’s you) realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their (your) community." At UCS, we walk the journey toward mental health and well-being with you because we care about people’s health. We want you to access care, and therefore we seek to remove any barrier to the individual seeking services.
We are excited to offer clinical counseling, preventive care (outreach), training for developing professionals, and research (giving back to the community). Our dedicated and expert staff are ready to assist you towards mental health and your well-being. You are the center of who we are, what we do, and who we serve. Essential to the treatment of mental health is building a therapeutic alliance with you — without which we have nothing. We are student centered and wish to serve you well. We are here to listen, to learn, and to grow with you. Stop by and see us.
Michael A. Fletcher, Psy.D.
Who We Are
The UCS has an inter-disciplinary multicultural staff of psychologists, social workers, graduate interns, practicum students, and administrative professionals. Our training and interests span a broad range of counseling approaches. Each staff member has training and experience working with college students.
In all individual, group, and program services we strive to create an environment where all people feel welcome. As a staff, we attempt to facilitate mutual respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, national, and cultural backgrounds, sexual/affectional orientation, mental and physical abilities, language, class, age, religion/spiritual beliefs, as well as other types of diversity. Learn more about how University Counseling Service has made a committment to diversity.
Contact and Locations
The University Counseling Service has two main campus locations: The Westside location on Newton Road, the Eastside location in the University Capitol Centre, and five embedded locations in Catlett Hall, Dental Sciences Building, Jacobson Football Operations Building, Boyd Law Building, and John Pappajohn Business Building.Learn More
As someone who cares about students and their well-being, it is completely understandable that you may want to know specifics regarding the therapeutic content and/or services that a student might be participating in at the UCS.Learn More
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Scope of Services
The University Counseling Service (UCS) is The University of Iowa’s primary mental health service provider for university students.Learn More