Mental Health

On Campus

Individual therapy is often indicated for students who are struggling with a variety of concerns. There is no charge for individual appointments at Student Counseling Services. SCS specializes in short-term therapy and many students attain their desired goals in 4-8 sessions typically meeting every other week. SCS offers therapy for a variety of concerns including:

  • exploration of identity and values
  • exploration and development of career and majors
  • relationship problems
  • low self-esteem
  • stress
  • loneliness
  • mood disturbances or depression
  • cultural exploration or navigating differences
  • sexual assault recovery
  • body image or disordered eating concerns
  • trauma and/or abuse
  • questioning sexual identity or orientation
  • substance misuse
  • academic concerns or motivation

For those students needing extended service beyond what SCS can offer, assistance is available in connecting to a provider in the Ames community or in the student’s home community.

Off Campus

The Office of Latino Affairs with the Iowa Department of Human Rights provides a compilation of Hispanic, Latino, and/or Bilingual Mental Health Providers as a courtesy to the community.