University Counseling Service (UCS) is pleased to offer mental health services for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary students seeking assistance/support as part of transitioning.

The UCS is here for you to assist with:

  • Initial exploration of gender variance, gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality.
  • Treatment for depression and anxiety that may occur as a result of gender questioning or exploration, coming out, managing gender binary environments, familial concerns, and other concerns.
  • Support in managing discrimination, misgendering, and transphobic reactions.
  • Coming out, being out, and managing identity and roles with family/friends.
  • Any other care for issues and concerns related to being transgender, trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary.

Getting Started

Call the UCS at (319)-335-7294 and ask for an "Initial Consultation."  You may request to meet with a staff member who is familiar with gender-based issues and concerns, but all UCS staff are sensitive and knowledgeable and can assist you if do not want to state this request upfront.  As part of this process, your UCS therapist will assist you with referral to Student Health.

Find out more about Trans-Inclusive Health Resources at the University of Iowa and in Iowa City: