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Counseling Services Home Page

Simpson College Counseling Services remain committed to supporting students’ wellbeing and mental health. As Simpson continues to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, Counseling Services offers in person counseling as well as telehealth, consultation, and referral services.

To get connected, please call (515) 961-1332 or email counseling.services@simpson.edu and we will respond to schedule with one of our counselors. If you have worked with a counselor at Simpson in the past, you can also email them directly!

When you leave a message or email us, we will send you all the necessary paperwork to be completed ahead of time or when you arrive a few minutes before your first appointment. 

Monday 10AM-12PM
Wednesday 1PM-3PM
Thursday 2PM-4PM

If you would like to speak with a counselor and have not booked an appointment, you may come in during walk-in hours. First come, first serve. 

Counseling Services provides free individual, group and couples counseling for Simpson students, as well as prevention and consultation services for the college community, and assistance with connecting to community-based counselors.

Counseling Services can help students resolve personal concerns that may interfere with their academic progress, social development, and satisfaction at Simpson. Some of the more common concerns include difficulty with friends, roommates, or family members; depression and anxiety; sexual identity; lack of motivation or difficulty relaxing, concentrating or studying; eating disorders; substance abuse; sexual assault and sexual abuse recovery; and uncertainties about personal values and beliefs.



To schedule an appointment or speak with a Counselor, please call (515) 961-1332 or email counseling.services@simpson.edu. You will typically receive a response to your message within one business day, and appointments are usually available within one business week.

Our open hours are 8:00am-6:30pm Monday-Thursday, and 8:00am-4:30pm on Friday.

Monday 10AM-12PM
Wednesday 1PM-3PM
Thursday 2PM-4PM

Kent Campus Center              
701 North C Street                    
Indianola, IA 50125
Email: counseling.services@simpson.edu
Phone: (515) 961-1332
Fax: (515) 961-1674

Additional Counseling Information

  • Student Assistance Program (SAP)
    • Up to 3 virtual visits provided by Simpson
    • Available via phone 24/7
    • App available on iTunes and Google Play for chat and mental health resources
  • On-Site Services
    • A Therapist will be on campus from 8am-2pm on Fridays through the end of May Term beginning on 2/11
  • Connect with one or both of these services by calling 800-327-4692