Individual Counseling

To schedule an appointment please CALL Counseling Service at 563-387- 1375 during weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Once you call, you will be connected to the next available counselor for an initial screening conversation. During this call you can expect to talk to a counselor regarding the reasons why you have requested an appointment, service options, and next steps. All mental health services will be delivered via distance tele mental health. Due to limitations with state laws regarding licensure, students who are residing outside of the State of Iowa will have limited access to tele mental health counseling.  


Virtual group opportunities are available to students both in and out of the State of Iowa during the COVID-19 response. All groups are accessed using videoconferencing services. All groups are considered general support groups that provide basic psychoeducation and peer support. Changes in our group structure have been made in order to better serve Luther students both in and out of Iowa while adhering to state licensure laws. Current topics of support groups include: mindfulness/meditation, academic resilience, general emotional well-being (including anxiety), trauma sensitive yoga and more. Please check back with this page for updated group options.

Emergency and Crisis

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and are an eminent risk for suicide or know of someone who is at eminent risk for suicide, please call 911.  

If you are on campus, you can contact Campus Safety and Security at 563-387-2111 any time of the day, during business hours, please call (563-387-1375) Counseling Services and indicate you are experiencing an emergency.  You will be asked to complete some intake paperwork in order to help us understand the situation and assess how urgently we should schedule your appointment. Appointments are arranged as soon as available. 

For more information regarding our services, please review our Stepped Care Model.