Mental Health Services

The stress and anxiety of college, COVID-19, and life is at an all-time high. It's tough being a student and we recognize the need for additional mental health services.

Iowa Lakes' students have the opportunity to take advantage of the following FREE mental health and well-being resources.


Student life can be incredibly tough, but you don't need to go it alone. TalkCampus is your community to talk to students from around the world any time of day or night and get support for whatever's on your mind. Anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, or even self-harm.

No Judgements. No Waiting Times or Cost. Just people who get you. 

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Synergy e-Therapy

Licensed, Professional. Experienced Therapists.

Synergy eTherapy is a FREE teletherapy resource available to students currently enrolled at Iowa Lakes to help improve overall mental health and well-being.

Students receive traditional mental health counseling that is convenient to them. No more taking time off of work or school, with night and weekend appointments available. Students will experience an easy to use website and online scheduling.

Services Offered

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Phone & Video Sessions 
  • Four FREE Sessions

Focus Areas (may include but are not limited to) 

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Depression & Sadness
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Grief, Loss, or Change of Life
  • Substance Abuse, Gambling or Other Addictions
  • Chronic Pain & Medical Issues
  • Mood and Behavior Issues

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Contact our Iowa Lakes Educational 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