• STUDENT AND FAMILY RESOURCES

    24-Hour Central Iowa Crisis Line (CICS) 844-258-8858
    Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-362-2178
         FAX 1-515-564-4011
    Community Partnerships for Protecting Children www.cppconline1.com
    Crisis Intervention & Advocacy (CIAC) 1-800-400-4884
    CRISP 462-9400
    Madison County Community Services 462-2931
    Madison/Dallas County Department of Human Services 1-800-397-3232
    Madison County Extension Office 462-1001
    MATURA/Multi-Purpose Center 462-4704
    United Way Help Line 211
    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 641-782-8538

    If you are experiencing a medical emergency, are in danger, or are feeling suicidal, call 911 immediately.
    Suicide Hotline: 800-784-2433
    Immediate Medical Assistance: 911
    Crisis Call Center: 800-273-TALK (8255) or text ANSWER to 839863
    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
    Crisis Text Line (U.S. only): Text HELLO to 741741

    Counseling Agencies:
    *Borst Counseling/Michael Borst (4-12) 240-9474
    *Crossroads Behavioral Health Center 462-3105
         Keith Gardner - substance abuse & mental health
         Cara Kelley - adolescent & adult mental health
         Emberly Lashley - adolescent & adult mental health
         William McGhghy - substance abuse
         Brittany Palmer - IHH
    Patti Campidilli (Indianola/DSM) 962-9126/277-7117
    **Central Iowa In-Home Counseling 641-858-3852
    Child Guidance Center (DSM) 244-2267
    Child Psychiatry Associates (DSM) 288-5570
    **Choices Therapy Services (Indianola/DSM)
         Sharaine Conner - Substance Abuse 515-802-1417
         Tyler Finders - BHIS 636-697-8856
         Traci Rudolf-Hanrahan - BHIS & Therapy 515-601-5347
         Amanda Spoonhaltz - BHIS 515-326-2225
         Brenda Wood-Clark - Therapy 641-745-0499
    Counseling for Growth and Change(DSM) 243-1020
    Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center 274-4006
    Every Step Hospice/Grief Support 641-342-2888
    **Full Circle Therapy Services, LLC (Winterset/DSM) 712-352-0917
         Joyce Westphal - children, adolescents, adults -
                          PCIT & EMDR
         Caity Szlazy - adolescents, adults - LGBTQ (K-12)
    Lutheran Hospital (DSM) 263-5612
    Mercy Behavioral Health (DSM) 643-0550
    Mercy Intake/Help (DSM) 271-6111
    Mercy Pediatric Neurology & Psychiatry Center 643-6290
    **PACE Juvenile Center/Orchard Place 697-5700
    Bailey Saal (Indianola) 954-9409
    ***School Based Therapist/Amanda Rivera (K-12) 360-8924
         Orchard Place/Child Guidance Center
    Self-Awareness, LLC/Robin Moeller - substance abuse 712-249-1110
    *Katie Steenhoek (7-12) 515-986-7255
    **Turning Point Evaluations (K-12) 462-5967
         Nathaniel Brundidge - BHIS & substance abuse
         Blaine Connelly - BHIS
         *Jennifer Livingston - children, adolescents & adults
         *Delyssa Maxwell - adolescents & adults
         *Gentri Meier - children & adolescents
         Omar Velazco - BHIS
    **Woodward Community Based Services 641-745-0859

    *These therapists, not affiliated with the school district, may meet with students at school.  To schedule an assessment, you may either contact your building guidance counselor or the agency phone number listed.
    **These agencies will also provide skill building services (BHIS) that meet in the home.  However, they are only available for families in which the children receive Title 19 insurance.
    ***Amanda is a therapist, not affiliated with the school district, who meets with students at school.  This position allows students with or without insurance to receive necessary therapy.  To schedule an assessment, you may either contact your building guidance counselor or Amanda directly at the number listed.

    This is not an all-inclusive list of providers, nor is it an endorsement for any individual or agency.  Your family physician and pastor are also wonderful resources. Please contact any of the following for additional listings:

    WCSD Counselors & Student Assistant Team:
    Elementary/Ashley Guilliams & Bailey Minella 462-1551
    Middle School/Megan Brackemyer & Bailey Minella 462-3010
    Junior High/Suzy Busta & Hayley Olson 462-3336
    High School/Michael Seufert, Hayley Olson & Jennifer Seals 462-3320
    Bridges/Cari Davis 462-3320
    Juvenile Court-School Liaison/Natalie Montross 468-0407
    School Social Worker/Jayci Kuhns 462-1551 

    A variety of groups are also offered at each of the buildings and are led by highly trained professionals. Please contact any of the above for a complete listing.

    The role of a school counselor:  School counselors are educators who have advanced training in behavior and development.  School counselors are trained to listen, observe and help in the identification of alternatives and solutions.  They are available to students, parents and staff to provide support and help navigate through academic, social, and emotional challenges ranging from the death of a pet to applying to college.  Counselors may assist in formal large group classes, one-on-one meetings or small groups.  Often counselors help families and individuals connect to help outside the school system.  School counselors are not therapists, psychologists, or psychiatrists.  It is not their role to provide long-term care.