UI Employee Assistance Program

Campus Address
121-50 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 50
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

Email or call to schedule an appointment

EAP recognizes that people who experience stress and problems balancing home and work can use support and coping strategies to move through stressful times and build resilience.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, up to a quarter of Americans experience depression, anxiety, or another emotional disorder in any given year, and still others struggle to cope with relationship troubles, job loss, the death of a loved one, stress, substance abuse, or other issues.

EAP can assist in determining whether ongoing psychotherapy is needed and connect clients with community resources. 

How Can Your UI EAP Help?

EAP provides confidential, short-term counseling and referral services at no cost to UI faculty, staff, postdocs, medical residents, their spouses/partners, and insurance-eligible dependents living in Iowa.

Our services are designed to support employees throughout their work experiences at the university, while also providing organizational and campus supports for health and well-being. Our core services include brief, confidential counseling for a wide range of personal and work-related concerns; consultative support for leaders, supervisors, and departments; assistance with the management of the disruptive or impaired employees; and ongoing campus wide support, education, and prevention.

EAP also maintains additional information about referral resources, both at the University of Iowa and in the community. 

What is psychotherapy?

When to seek therapy, how to choose a therapist, and types of psychotherapy