The Drake University Counseling Center offers both in-person and virtual meeting options, outreach and presentations, and group counseling and events. The Counseling Center is committed to working with you and supporting you and improving your mental health needs.
To make an appointment, please call the counseling center at 515-271-3864. Our only method for scheduling at this time is by phone during our office hours. When you call the clinic, our office manager will help you schedule with one of the counselors. You will then need to complete the electronic forms before your appointment.
Urgent need services are available for students that are experiencing suicidal ideation, self-harming urges, difficulty managing overwhelm or anxiety, and any other immediate concerns to their mental and emotional well-being.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we offer virtual or in person urgent appointments from 9am-3pm. If you'd like to see a counselor for an urgent appointment, please call or visit the counseling center to see the available times for that day.
If a student is in crisis and needs to speak with a counselor immediately, please call the counseling center at 515-271-3864 or visit the Crisis Observation Center or Psych Urgent Care Clinic. During a crisis or emergency, please call before coming to the counseling center.