Learn more about the Drake University Counseling Center staff below. To contact or schedule an appointment with our counselors, please call our office at 515-216-5100
Jackie K. Robinson
Office Manager, She/Her/Hers
Jackie has been our Student Health Center office manager for over 15 years. She remains dedicated to assisting our students in scheduling health and counseling center appointments.
To set up an appointment, call us at 515-271-3864.
Kayla Bell-Consolver, MS, LMHC
Kayla has worked in the mental health field since 2016. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Drake University in 2016 and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Drake University in 2019. Kayla was a member of 2022 class of One Iowa’s LGBTQ Leadership Institute, and member of the National Physical and Mental Health Subcommittee for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a QPR Gatekeeper instructor, which is a suicide prevention practice that teaches you effective ways to prevent suicide. She is formally trained in EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Level 1 Internal Family Systems Therapy, and places an emphasis on the approaches that are most comfortable for her clients. Kayla specializes in trauma informed approaches,, especially as it relates to racial and LGBTQ+ related trauma, inner child work, and shame/low self-esteem..
She believes that individuals often have the tools within themselves to heal and utilizes therapeutic tools to help individuals uncover this to enhance their sense of self and ability to feel secure, confident, empowered, and peaceful within their lives. Kayla has experience in PTSD, borderline personality traits, depression, anxiety, stressors related to discrimination, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and grief and loss. In her free time, Kayla enjoys dancing, content creating, playing the clarinet, playing basketball, lifting weights, and spending time with loved ones.
Kayla is a certified One Iowa approved inclusive provider for the LQBTQ+ community.
Tyler Jacobs-Lewis, MS, tLMHC, CADC
Tyler has worked in the mental health field since 2017. Tyler graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He received his master's degree in clinical mental health counseling in 2022 from Drake University. Tyler's clinical interest areas are Trauma and Grief. Tyler is TF-CBT and EMDR trained. Tyler believes in understanding a client and their whole story. Therapy is collaboration, exploration, and learning. Through these tenets, clients can feel safe to explore their story on their terms. In his free time, Tyler enjoys hanging out with family and friend, traveling, listening to music, watching tv, and hanging out with his cats.
Tyler is a certified One Iowa approved inclusive provider for the LQBTQ+ community and Certified in Drug and Alcohol Abuse .
Sydnee Feuerhelm, MS, LMSW
Therapist/Law School Liaison, She/Her/Hers
Sydnee has been a social worker and mental health therapist since 2022. She completed her graduate degree in social work at the University of Iowa. She is now a Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker (LMSW). Sydnee worked for two years at the Broadlawns Psychiatric Urgent Care, specializing in mental health crisis. She practices from a trauma informed and strengths based approach. Sydnee has been trained in treating trauma, with a specialized endorsement in trauma work that was completed at the University of Iowa. Sydnee is a certified One Iowa approved inclusive provider for the LQBTQ+ community.
She utilizes a client centered approach while also integrating internal family systems practices, motivational interviewing and polyvagal theory. Sydnee has experience working with a wide array of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, dissociative disorders, and personality disorders.
In her free time, Sydnee enjoys crafting, reading, cooking, spending time with family, and all things related to Marvel.
Madeleine Army, MSW, LMSW
Madeleine comes to Des Moines from Philadelphia, PA where she earned her Master's in Social Work from Temple University. Since graduating in 2018, Madeleine now holds a License in Social Work in both Iowa and Pennsylvania. Madeleine has held multiple roles at various community-based non-profits and most recently practiced individual and group therapy for those diagnosed with OCD, anxiety, and depression. Madeleine is experienced and trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Madeleine believes in the indelible power of the human spirit and believes therapy is an important collaborative journey that explores the importance of connection to self and others. Together, we can address any challenges related to stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, disordered eating, low self-esteem, family systems, and LGBTQ+-related issues. In Madeleine’s free time, she enjoys long distance running, hiking, and spending time with loved ones...including four dogs!
Heather Watson MS, tLMHC, IADC
Heather has worked in the field of mental health since 2015. She completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology and Rhetoric, Media, & Social Change at Drake University in 2015 and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Drake University in 2021. Heather has worked in community-based non-profits providing substance abuse services over the past 8 years in the Des Moines Metro. Her clinical interests include trauma, multicultural concerns, suicide prevention, oppressive systems, treatment of borderline personality traits and inclusivity. Heather is experienced and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and is a certified International Drug and Alcohol Counselor (IADC).
Heather believes that an invitation to collaboratively explore human uniqueness, and the impact environmental sensitivities has had on an individual, can help to better understand difficult thoughts, cope with stress, and manage how to overcome life’s challenges.
In Heather’s free time, she enjoys reading, rides on her partner’s Harley Davidson, and spending time with family including her rescued dog, Abby!
She/her, Therapist Intern
Lizbeth is currently a practicum student from Drake University, completing requirements for her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. Lizbeth graduated from the University of Iowa with her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Human Relations in 2021. She is a current member of the American Counseling Association, Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association, Postpartum Support International, National Perinatal Association, and North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.
As a training counselor, Lizbeth strives to create an affirming and collaborative space where clients can work towards goals that bring meaning and fulfillment to their life. Lizbeth believes that we must acknowledge the environmental stressors, childhood wounds, and social interest that may further complicate one’s mental health. Currently, Lizbeth is gaining additional experience in the areas of perinatal mental health, domestic violence, sexual abuse, relationship issues, and immigrant/refugee community challenges through volunteerism and advocacy events.
In Lizbeth’s free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, nature walks, watching movies, and spending time with her family and pets.