Counseling and Prevention Resource Center (CPRC)

CPRC mission

Our hope is to create a professional culture of care and support, as individuals work to achieve personal and academic goals through education at Indian Hills Community College.


Life can be complicated and stressful at times and unfortunately these life stressors don’t wait while pursuing an education. If there is anything that seems to be interfering with your progress and success in personal, academic, or athletic goals, a counselor may be able to help. 

Services at the CPRC are confidential and free for all currently enrolled IHCC individuals. Please see the Services section for more information.

We look forward to assisting you in your goals and supporting you on your journey!

Location & Hours

On the Ottumwa Campus, the CPRC is located on the first floor of the Trustee Residence Hall, past the Testing Center.  Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm.    

On the Centerville Campus, the CPRC is located in CV13 office #4.  Hours are Wednesdays by appointment only. 

At any time, you may call 641-683-5152 or email [email protected] with questions.

Meet the staff

Director – Laci Morrissey, LMHC, NCC: Laci is an Iowa Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  Laci adheres to the American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association and the National Board for Certified Counselors Ethical Codes.  Laci previously provided community and school-based outpatient mental health counseling at First Resources Corporation and Southern Iowa Mental Health Center (SIMHC); and was the Clinical Director and Integrated Health Home Director at SIMHC as well.  Laci operates a private practice, Catalyst Country, LLC, offering community-based outpatient mental health counseling services specializing in Animal Assisted Therapy.  She continues to teach Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid classes through SIMHC, around Southeast Iowa.     

Mental Health Counselor – Kirby Rowl, LMSW:  Kirby is a Licensed Masters Social Worker who specializes in mental health/substance use co-occurring diagnosis and LGBTQ+ issues. Kirby has previously worked as a home visitor assisting families with achieving self-sufficiency through employment, education or disability benefits, as a certified substance abuse counselor guiding clients towards recovery at Sieda Community Action and as an outpatient mental health therapist for Southern Iowa Mental Health Center. Kirby is passionate about mental health care, advocacy, positive change and creating a campus culture that encompasses individuality, acceptance and shared responsibility.   

Campus Advocates:  IHCC is pleased to offer connection to campus advocacy services to students and faculty who have been victims of crime, including sexual assault and/or domestic violence, with advocates from Crisis Intervention Services and the Family Crisis Center.  Both agencies can offer emotional support, and help in finding resources and filling out paperwork; including help with Title IX, medical advocacy, and legal advocacy.  They can also provide victims with information about the different options available to them and support them in their decision-making.  Advocates are committed to maintaining the highest possible levels of confidentiality and do not talk to faculty, law enforcement, or anyone without written permission.  Services are completely free of charge.

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Twitter & Instagram: @ihcccprc

Facebook: @IHCCcounselingandprevention

Contact Us

Counseling and Prevention Resource Center
Indian Hills Community College
Trustee Hall, First Floor

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5152 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5152
Email: [email protected]

Questions about services may be emailed, however, we do not schedule appointments via email, because email is not considered a confidential communication. Staff are also not able to check email with regularity or frequency,  therefore for the timeliest and most confidential communication, please call!