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Counseling Center

If you are a student in crisis, please contact the following numbers:
In case of medical crisis: 911
In case of mental health crisis: 988
Campus safety number: 641-673-1170

Mission Statement

The Counseling Center aims to support student’s mental and emotional health through a supportive environment. Students can work with a counselor in a safe and confidential setting and explore concerns to gain a better understanding of themselves and work towards resolutions that support their academic endeavors.

Message from Counseling Services

Caree Gordon
Mental Health Coordinator | Title IX Coordinator

Hello, Everyone! My name is Caree Gordon, and I am your new Mental Health Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator!

It is my honor to be selected to serve in this capacity! I am looking forward to many things as I begin this new role, including getting to know many of you. However, whether you are a student or staff member, I am probably most excited about helping you find practical ways to manage your mental health and/or support those around you. What if everyone learned just one skill that could help? What if we made the conversation around mental health as common as the conversation around physical health? Those are great questions! Let’s see what we can do!

I graduated from Vennard College in 2006 with a BA in Bible and World Missions/Urban Ministries, and I hold a Master of Arts in Human Services/Counseling from Liberty University. My past work and ministry experiences range from mental health case management in Ottumwa, IA to Chaplain for homeless women and children in Dallas, TX to mental health case management team lead in Louisville, KY. More recently, I was the program supervisor for the Assertive Community Treatment team in Knoxville, IA, which serves persons with mental health and substance abuse needs. Somewhere along the way, I found time to volunteer beside my husband as he pastored youth at two churches. We currently live in Pella, IA and share our home with two fat and sassy house rabbits, Jemima and Bunana.  Feel free to stop by my office any time to see their latest pictures!

Because Counseling Services is funded by student fees, there are no additional charges at the time of service.

Eligibility For Services

  • Currently enrolled at William Penn University
  • William Penn offers therapy appointments through the fall (August) and spring (May) semesters

What is a Crisis?

Are you planning on or made an attempt to seriously injure yourself or someone else (or both)?

Do you feel unsafe because someone else is stalking you, abusing you, assaulting you, and/or seriously threatening to do any of those behaviors?

Are you unable to bathe, feed, or otherwise care for yourself due to a mental health concern (including substance abuse)?

Someone connected to you has passed away within the last few days?

Are you hearing voices or seeing things that others do not see or hear?

Are you unable to provide your own food, clothing, or shelter?

Are you having a severe reaction to a psychiatric medication?

These concerns or similar level of student distress warrants an Emergency session that same day.
Call/Walk to the Counseling Center for an ER session or call the following:

*If you are not experiencing a crisis but feel this is an urgent concern, please email the campus counselor at (641) 673-1703 or

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Monday- 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday- 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday- 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday- 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday- 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Schedule a session here!


Dana M. Atkins Memorial Union
R Avenue West
Oskaloosa, IA