Supporting Your Mental Health

Below are some drop-in programs offered through the University Counseling Service:


The Body Image Workshop:

Tuesday, April 27, 4:30-5:30 pm


This week, the Body Image Workshop focuses on learning about the sociocultural factors that impact our body image and becoming a critical media consumer.

The Guest House

Tuesday, April 27, 4:00-4:50pm


The Guest House focuses on cultivated a more compassionate stance towards ourselves, others, and the world around us. This week, learn about what it means to be gentle and understanding with ourselves, why we are self-critical and practice ways of being kind to ourselves.


Soothe Your Anxiety

Wednesday, April 28, 5:00-5:30pm

Zoom:; Meeting ID: 959 5920 8919

Soothe Your Anxiety is for students looking to better understand anxiety and develop some quick tools to cope with the symptoms they may experience. This week, learn about identifying automatic thoughts and using mindfulness as a tool to manage them.


Mindfulness Matters

Thursday, April 29, 1:30-2:00pm


Join for a half hour, guided mindfulness exercise. The practice of mindfulness can lead to an increase sense of balance, stress management, and overall well-being in your life.


Questions about what might be a good fit for you, or in need of mental health services? Reach out to Tippie’s embedded therapist at or call the University Counseling Service at 319.335.7294.


Election Support Spaces

Check out the University’s Election Support Spaces. Kristin, Tippie’s embedded therapist, will be at the space below on Wednesday, November 4th from 3:30-5pm and Wednesday, November 11th from 3:30-5pm.

This election has contained rhetoric unlike any other. Many people may be experiencing fear and anxiety related to the future and uncertainty. Join UCS and CDE as we host a supportive space for students on Wednesday, November 4 and Wednesday, November 11, 3:30 to 5:00 PM, via Zoom, at .
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact UCS in advance at 319-335-7294.

Fresh Check Day!

Fresh Check Day is a mental health promotion and suicide prevention event. This year, Fresh Check Day is going virtual! Tune in @uiowaucs on FaceBook Live on Wednesday October 21 at noon or 7:00pm for the annual mental health fair. Enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card while learning strategies to enhance your mental health. Please contact with any questions.

Wednesday October 21 at noon:
Wednesday October 21 at 7:00pm:

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. Close caption is available for the events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or generally struggling with your mental health?

Remember the University Counseling Service and Tippie’s embedded therapist (Kristin) are here to support you in a variety of ways!

  • Have a question for Kristin or interested in getting some resources? Drop by during her Let’s Talk, Hawks! hour on Wednesdays from 4-5pm CST (here’s the link to join). She can help with problem-solving, share campus and community resources, or answer questions you have about counseling and UCS.
  • The UCS offers weekly programming to help you develop coping skills. These include:
    • Brave (cultivate a braver mind to increase psychological strength),
    • Mindfulness Matters (practice mindfulness to increase stress management and overall well-being),
    • Soothe Your Anxiety (better understand anxiety and develop coping tools),
    • Anxiety Toolbox (3-week skills-based workshop to manage anxiety), and
    • Getting Unstuck (3-week skills-based workshop to manage symptoms of depression).
  • If your experiences and/or mental health concerns are making it difficult for you to do the things you want to be doing, you can contact Kristin directly to schedule a consultation appointment ( You can also schedule an appointment with Kristin or the general UCS staff by calling 319.335.7294 between 8am-5pm CST, Monday through Friday.


Taking Care of Our Tippie Mental Health

Hi! My name is Kristin. I’m a licensed psychologist and staff member of the University Counseling Service (UCS) who works specifically with Tippie students. I’m located in the Pappajohn Business Building (and, right now, Zoom). I’m here to support mental health in the college through outreach programming, clinical services, consultation, and more. Here are three facts about me:

  • I’m a three-time University of Iowa alum;
  • My services are confidential;
  • I enjoy meeting and working with students!

Have a question you want me to answer in our next newsletter? In need of support? E-mail me at and get more information on the UCS at Tippie webpage.