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Christy Alten-Osmera, LPC-MH, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I'm so glad that you are reaching out for help! I believe with all my heart that there is hope, and purpose and healing from pain. I am a Licensed Addictions counselor in South Dakota, and a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in South Dakota and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. I have been practicing for over 28 years working with adults and adolescents struggling with addictions and mental health issues. This is a judgement free zone! I am a Chrisitan counselor with a passion for hope and healing through the love of God and evidenced based strategies. I am experienced in 12 Step therapies, DBT and CBT, Gottman couples work, and Polyvagal approaches. I approach counseling from an existential and spiritual perspective. We will work together to create a plan to best meet your needs and walk through the healing journey together. You are not alone!

I also have a passion for helping to develop new clinicians and to support clinicians long in the field. I have over 19 years of experience providing clinical supervision and professional development. Helpers need helpers too! So don't be afraid to admit you are struggling and ask for help! You can do this!

As for scheduling, I do not put all my open slots through self-scheduling. I am able to accommodate more than is posted. I have limited availability on nights and weekends, but am not opposed to making something work for you when you are willing to fully engage in the therapy process.

Together we can do what we could not do alone. Thanks for reaching out!!

Professional experience

29yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information


IA LMHC 111880


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christy Alten-Osmera. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

My time with Christy was quite short but I will say that she is professional and personable. She listened, assessed and had a game plan in place in one visit. She obviosly has a depth of knowledge and her skills as a therapist are deeply honed. I wouldn’t think twice about recommending her.

Written on Sep 23, 2023 after therapy with Christy for 2 weeks

Christy gets to root of issue, and guides you to make choices

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Christy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Christy is amazing even when I am having off days Christy words help me work through those tough feelings.

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Christy is the first therapist I have worked with who gives me real tools to work with. She listens and understands what I'm going through. I truly feel connected to her in each session.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Christy is a caring and thoughtful therapist who gets to the heart of the matter in a kind and direct way. She truly listens to what I say and gives me good feedback and tools to use throughout my week. I highly recommend Christy, and would encourage anyone who is seeking therapy to consider Better Help.

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She’s awesome!

Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes