Community Pastoral Counseling Service

Community Pastoral Counseling Service 

Serving pastoral counseling needs in Eastern Iowa by experienced and compassionate staff

30 North Clinton St.
Iowa City, Iowa 52245-1700

The Community Pastoral Counseling Service (CPCS) assists people with various personal and relational difficulties, including:

• Depression
• Stress
• Individual Identity
• Relationship conflicts: such as couple or parent/child discord
• Life adjustments: such as death, divorce, or job loss • Religious confusion

CPCS meets at the Congregational United Church of Christ,
N. Clinton St. (corner of Clinton and Jefferson Streets) in
Downtown Iowa City.  Use the door on the north side of the
church (marked Meditation Chapel)  to find us.
Our ordained counselor is trained to address these and other issues with care and confidentiality. If appropriate, referrals are made to other professionals for psychological, psychiatric, or medical evaluation. Clients may contact CPCS directly or be referred by someone such as a pastor, lawyer, physician, or friend. Clients are seen by appointment only. To make an appointment or to obtain further information, stop by our office or call between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. when a receptionist is available. The CPCS office is located in the Congregational United Church of Christ building with an entrance on Jefferson Street. Appointment times are available during both day and evening hours.

CPCS Chapel Entrance
Why Pastoral Counseling? 

Counseling is a special resource intended to help people deal with their problems and difficulties in a supportive and understanding environment. The pastoral dimension enables the counseling to be more comprehensive, while providing continuity for people who have a church or faith affiliation. Many personal and relational struggles have a religious or spiritual facet. Pastoral counseling attempts to address the multiple factors involved in counseling by integrating the best of psychological and theological perspectives. CPCS counselors do not promote their own individual religious views. Rather, the religious beliefs of the client are respected and
clients are encouraged to participate in religious traditions according to their own preference.

Should you or someone you know have an interest in receiving pastoral counseling at CPCS, please contact our office by calling 337-2519 for additional information or to schedule an appointment. 

 The charge for the initial appointment is $40. Charges for subsequent sessions are on a sliding fee scale based on income. There may be insurance coverage depending upon the carrier, policy and diagnosis.