Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides free individual, group and couples counseling for students as well as prevention and consultation services for the college community. These services are available for the Tell City and Princeton campuses also.

Counseling Services can help students with a wide variety of personal issues which may interfere with their academic progress or social development. These services are confidential and are available for assistance with stress management, coping mechanisms, depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol problems, relationship and family problems or any other personal issue.


Ivy Tech Southwest Main Campus

Evansville IN

3501 North First Avenue

Evansville IN 47710

Lamkin Student Success Center

Room 228


Monday through Friday


Late appointments can be arranged if necessary.

Contact Information:


Barbara Delker, M.S., LCSW, LCAC

Phone 812-429-9883 or 812-492-0336 (receptionist)

How to Schedule an Appointment:

To Schedule an appointment please stop by the Lamkin Student Success Center in Room 228, or call or email. Appointments are usually available within the week.

In Case of Emergency:

If an emergency happens during business hours, please call the receptionist at 492-0336 and ask to speak to a counselor immediately. If after hours, contact Campus Security at 517, 485 or 842.

Links to Area Resources:

Brentwood Meadows

Deaconess Cross Pointe

Lampion Center

Peace Zone Recovery Center

Southern Hills Counseling Center

Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare


What is counseling?

Counseling is a safe relationship of trust, respect and confidence in which a person seeking help learns to explore one ’s self and his /her own abilities to cope with life experiences more effectively. The fundamental belief in counseling is that individuals have worth, dignity and the ability to solve their own problems when they understand themselves and their choices and the potential outcomes. One may also use counseling for personal growth and development.

How do I make an appointment?

Stop by the Lamkin Student Success Center in Room 228 at the Evansville campus of Ivy Tech Southwest and ask to speak to Barb Delker or you can call 492-0336 for the receptionist or 429-0883 for Barb Delker’s desk. You can also email Barb Delker at to request an appointment.

What does it cost?

There is no cost for Ivy Tech students.

What about confidentiality?

Generally all information you share with your counselor is kept confidential and cannot be shared with family members, friends, or employees of the college unless you grant your permission in writing. If there is a concern that an individual who comes to counseling may be a risk or danger to themselves or others, confidentiality can be broken. Also if the counselor becomes aware of abuse or neglect of a minor or elder, the counselor is required by law to report the abuse. Sometimes, on rare occasions, if the records are subpoenaed by the court confidentiality may be broken.  All of the about situations happen in only a rare number of cases.

What kind of time commitment does counseling require?

Typically you will meet with a counselor one time a week for an hour. The length of time required to make the desired progress will depend on the issues being addressed and also the effort put in to the solutions but generally it is found that 3-6 sessions is sufficient.

Faculty Staff Resources: Please check the N drive for these resources.