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Mental Health & Counseling

We strive to meet the needs of students by providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment that promotes self-awareness, fosters responsibility and respect, and teaches effective coping strategies.

Our vision is to create a campus environment that actively encourages and supports all students to learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally, and to create a vibrant academic community in which every student feels a sense of belonging, purpose and value. Coe provides short-term counseling to students at no charge. If students anticipate needing more intensive, long-term treatment, our staff is able to refer to necessary resources in the Cedar Rapids area and surrounding communities.

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Emily Barnard

Emily Barnard, MSW, LMSW

Director of Health and Wellness, Counselor

Phone: 319.399.8843
Office: Student Development Suite, Upper Gage
Email: ebarnard@coe.edu


Melea White

Melea White, MSW, LISW

College Chaplain and Counselor

Phone: 319.399.8843
Office: Student Development Suite, Upper Gage
Email: meleawhite@coe.edu


Sara Heisdorffer

Sara Heisdorffer, RN, BSN

Health Coordinator

Phone: 319.399.8617
Fax: 319.399.8269
Office: Health Services, Lower Pub
Email: sheisdorffer@coe.edu


Lindsay Shedek

Lindsay Shedek, MSN, ARNP, ANP                  

Phone: 319.399.8617
Office: Health Services, Lower Pub
Email: lshedek@coe.edu

*By appointment-Thursdays only