Occasionally you may encounter situations in your life that affect your learning environment. When these situations arise, counseling is available to provide short-term assistance, and in some cases, referral to community resources for long-term help.
Local Mental Health Services
Talk with a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
Meeting individually with a licensed professional counselor in a private setting can help you to clarify thoughts and feelings, develop problem-solving skills and coping strategies, and to construct a plan for the future.
The Student Health Clinic provides free confidential counseling services with a licensed mental health practitioner. Insurance will not be billed for counseling services.
Our counselor is available to help you with:
- Stress management
- Suicidal thoughts
- Personal/social problems
- Family problems
- Relationship issues
- Eating disorders
- Concerns with domestic violence or abuse
- Sexual harassment or rape
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Substance abuse counseling with referral available
- Test anxiety
- Personal struggles with self-worth, self-acceptance, etc.
- Life transitions
Mental Health Counselor Caitlin Pixler
Caitlin Pixler, MS, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, employed with UnityPoint Health Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center (BHGMHC). She received her BA from UNI in Family Services with minors in Psychology, Women and Gender Studies, and Gerontology. She received her MS from Kansas State University (KSU) in Marriage and Family Therapy with a certificate in Conflict Resolution.
Following her graduation, Caitlin worked at Monarch Therapy Services Inc providing both individual and family therapy services to clients in northeast Iowa. She was also employed at the UNI Counseling Center providing therapy services to students. She has been employed at the Mental Health Center for the past two years providing mental health therapy to students in the Waterloo Community School District.
In her role at Hawkeye Community College, Caitlin will be providing a wide range of mental health services including evaluations, screenings, individual therapy, couples counseling, education, information and referral services. She will also be involved in providing mental health education and consultation to Hawkeye students.