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Nancy Loken, LPC

Addictions Relationship issues Grief Anger management Self esteem
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About me

I am a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Dakota. I have 11 years of experience . I provide both individual and couples counseling In working with addiction I believe that it is important to address not only the addiction, but the cause the addiction, as typically there is also a mental health disorder. In addition to working with addiction I also work with individuals with anxiety, depression, grief, self esteem, and anger management and trauma. I provide couples counseling, focusing on communication, conflict resolution, parenting and intimacy.

I am eclectic in my therapeutic approach, utilizing Client Centered Therapy, Reality/Choice Theory, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Attachment Theory and Acceptance Commitment Theory. My goal as a therapist is to find a therapeutic approach which the client and I feel will be the most beneficial.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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My therapist is beyond understanding! She always says the right things at the right time. Thank you for all that you have done for myself, my family thanks you as well!

Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

There aren’t enough amazing things that I could say about Nancy. She is incredible. Nancy remembers every single detail I’ve ever said to her and that is so important for me because I feel heard and understood.

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and eating disorders

Nancy was dedicated, professional and engaged during our sessions. She had useful exercises and provided vital support when necessary. She can be candid and appropriately on point when needed and extremely understanding and non-judgmental. Competent counterpart when navigating an emotionally volatile terrain.

Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Excellent therapist. Reached out even when I cancelled with no warning. Good person.

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management


Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Nancy listens intently

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues