The mission of the Counseling and Prevention Resource Center (CPRC) is to provide
compassionate psychological services, outreach and training to foster and support
the mental health needs of the students. CPRC provides services to nurture the development
of the mind as well as offer care and support to students as they work to achieve
personal and academic goals through education.
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 – Amanda Seemann, She/Hers, LMHC, PMH-C: Amanda is an Iowa Licensed Mental Health Counselor, (LMHC) and a Certified Perinatal Mental Health provider (PMH-C). Amanda has worked in the mental health field since 2010. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Central College in 2010 and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Drake University in 2018. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy and is also Perinatal Mental Health Certified. Amanda previously worked in a residential treatment setting as well as community mental health with individuals of all ages providing therapy services. Amanda is experienced in treating a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, stress management, low self-esteem, and challenges in relationships. Amanda uses a person-centered approach to remain present with the individual and determine the specific area of focus and treatment options that feels more beneficial for them. She utilizes a strengths-based and solution focused therapy style in which positive psychology components are also utilized. Amanda also incorporates mindfulness and a wellness model of mind-body-spirit connection. She adheres to the American Counseling Association and the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethical Codes.
Mental Health Counselor – Kirby Rowl, She/Hers, LMSW: Kirby is an Iowa Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) who attended IHCC’s criminal justice program graduating in 2010 and Buena Vista’s psychology program graduating in 2014. She then completed her education with Walden University based in Minnesota, majoring in social work and graduating in 2020. 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 specializes in mental health/substance use co-occurring diagnosis, LGBTQ+ issues and advocacy. Kirby is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy as well as dialectical behavior therapy and utilizes unconditional positive regard paired with a person-centered approach to illicit positive outcomes in therapy. Kirby emphasizes meeting students where they are free of judgment then partnering with them to identify and address areas for growth resulting in mental health wellness.
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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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!