The mission of the University Counseling Service is to provide compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training that foster the mental health of students, nurture student success, and contribute to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally aware campus community.
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 & Location
The University Counseling Service has two main campus locations.
The Westside Location
3223 Westlawn on Newton Road, west of the Iowa River (see MAP below). Entrance just south of the Student Health Service entrance. Use stairs at door #11 or elevator at door #12.
Parking is available in the Newton Road Parking Ramp on the west side of the Westlawn building.
Accessible parking options include the circle drive in front of Westlawn, the circle drive to the south of Westlawn which also serves the Nursing Building, and Newton Road Ramp.
Scope of Services
The University Counseling Service (UCS) is The University of Iowa’s primary mental health service provider for university students. The UCS supports the Division of Student Life mission for student success by providing support and mental health services to the University of Iowa campus community. The scope of UCS service entails three primary areas: Clinical and Case Management Services, Outreach and Consultation Services, and Training and Supervision Services. To read the full Scope of Services document, please click here.Learn More
Work With Us
The University Counseling Service is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, fluid, multiculturally proficient, fun, and creative center actively engaged in the furtherance and betterment of compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training. The UCS fosters the mental health of students, staff, and faculty, nurtures student success, and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally aware campus community.Learn More
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