Educational Counselors

assisting students in pursuit of their educational goals

Do you need assistance with reaching your academic goals or are you having trouble adjusting to living with a roommate? Are you looking for someone to really listen?

At Iowa Lakes, we understand that making the transition to college can be overwhelming. Students are often found trying to balance school, work and many other parts of life leading to stressful situations.

Our Educational Counselors can assist you with your Academic and Personal needs by listening, and providing information and feedback within a safe, confidential, and supportive environment.

Check out some of the ways that we can help below:


Iowa Lakes Educational Counselors are available to assist you in reaching your academic goals by implementing various plans or strategies for successful academic performance. Some strategies include:

  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Time Management
  • Text Anxiety Tips
  • Tutoring Referrals

Students can feel stressed or overwhelmed at times during their college career. Educational Counselors are eager to problem solve with students and provide resources.

  • Adjusting to College
  • Roommate 101
  • Depression/Suicidal Ideation
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Decision Making
  • Resiliency Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Issues
  • Eating Disorders
Woodburn Press – Student Success Remotely

24/7 digital access to hundreds of student success resources.  Instructors, staff, and students can view, download, print, or share these resources.  The topics include test anxiety, how to take good notes, coping with change, conflict resolution, depression, money management, writing papers, staying motivated, job search skills, healthy living, and MORE.  User name and password is iowalakes. 

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Meet our Counselors
Jacqueline Carstens
Jacqueline Carstens
Educational Counselor
712-580-8627 Ext: 8627 | jcarstens@iowalakes.educreate new email
Spencer Campus
Jody Condon
Jody Condon
Associate Professor, Educational Counselor
712-852-5219 Ext: 5219 | jcondon@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Kevin Range
Kevin Range
Educational Counselor
712-362-7990 Ext: 7990 | krange@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus