South Dakota is best known for Mount Rushmore, the breathtaking mountain that has the faces of four Presidents of the United States. Perhaps your ambitions in life aren’t as strong as wanting your face carved on a mountain, but in life, you want to get as far as you can. 

A counselor can be there for you to help you reach your goals and help you take control of your mountain. Speak to a South Dakota based counselor. 

 

This is Pamela Osborne's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LIMHP,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in the areas of adoption, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, work issues, family relationships and parenting. I am licensed in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Florida and am here to help you with whatever you may be struggling with right now. Everyone has times that seem more difficult and reaching out for help can seem overwhelming, scary and like you are giving up on being able to solve the problem yourself. I provide non-judgemental support to help you explore your curr...

This is Christine  Mezza 's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LPC ,NBCCH ,BC-TMH
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

While I work with clients of all ages and a wide variety of issues, I particularly enjoy working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues, and helping survivors of trauma to heal and to flourish. While I do not impose my beliefs on clients, I am a Christian and willingly deal with spiritual matters that clients may bring to counseling. I am also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and assist clients with smoking cessation, weight loss, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem to name just a few, using this modality. In addition, I am a Ce...

This is Kris Strande's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am licensed in South Dakota, however I was born and raised in Southern California where I completed my education in 2000. During my professional career I have worked with clients struggling with depression and anxiety, survivors of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems and lgbtq+ coming-out difficulties in both an individual and group therapy setting. My experience has been in an inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospital setting, long term care facilities and pri...

This is Lesley Dzintars's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LPC-MH,QMHP,CBT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

I believe therapy is a valuable tool to expand self awareness and learn strategies to address problems and create the life we desire. I have over 20 years of experience treating major mental illness. I also have experience with relationship issues, life transitions, substance use, stress management, self growth and more. Our beliefs and our thinking patterns shape our life experience. When we understand how thoughts generate feelings; we are empowered to deal with life's challenges. Life is a journey and along the way we learn from each other and from our experien...

This is Staci Jonson's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
CSW-PIP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 13

I have spent the last thirteen years working with individuals, families, and couples in a variety of settings. My primary focus has been working with individuals to overcome childhood trauma, PTSD symptoms, managing and coping with chronic illness, and working through the grief process in organic ways to allow oneself to move forward in healthy ways. I am solution and client focused. I strive to meet each individual where they are and assist them in navigating their life in the best way that works for them.

This is Emy Carlson's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MS,NCC,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor licensed in South Dakota and Internationally with over 7 years of experience working as a Mental Health Therapist. I am currently working to achieve my LPC-MH as well! I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD all the way to major organic disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse with trauma based therapy. I am a mother ...

This is Nancy Loken's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MS,LAC,LPC
Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 11

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 ...

This is Kelisa Volson's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LPC,CPCS, CAMS II
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

My name is Kelisa Volson. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Georgia. I am also certified to train Counselor interns to be licensed as well and have a certification to conduct Anger Management sessions for court mandated classes. I have also been licensed for the state of Louisiana where I received both my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and my Masters of Arts in Counseling from Louisiana TECH University. I have worked with all age groups, economic statuses in a variety of settings from private practice, outpatient settings, in-h...

This is Dorlea Knizley's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MS,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Idaho and seeking the same level of license in South Dakota. I have worked as a Counselor since 2015. I completed my Masters of Science in Mental health Counseling with Walden University. I have operated a private practice for the past 6 years that is person=centered in approach with Client therapy. My therapy style is seeing a person suffering from a disorder / issue not seeing the person as the disorder. I use a mix of techniques when working with Clients in order to create the best fit for each individual's p...

This is Cheryl Feiock's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LPCMH,QMHP,CCMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 18

I am an Independently Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the counseling field since December of 2004. My work with clients includes, depression, anxiety, trauma, criminal thinking, anger management, parenting struggles, relationship struggles (including partners, friends, coworkers, etc.), Spectrum Disorder with support for family members, ADHD and family support, emotional regulation, behavior control, and many other struggles. I also have an extensive background in Foster Care and trauma. I am a strong advocate for the people I work with and bel...

This is Kelli Means's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LIMHP,LADC,LPC
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and welcome! My name is Kelli Means and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a licensed independent mental health practitioner (LIMHP) and licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) in the state of Nebraska and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of South Dakota. In 2019 I earned certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist and have maintained this certification with ongoing education in the trauma field. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2011 and my Masters of Science from Wayne S...

This is Karrie Barnes's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LMHP,NCP,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Karrie Barnes holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Nebraska – Omaha and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She is a provisionally licensed mental health practitioner, and a k-12 certified school counselor. Karrie has extensive experience working with children, young adults and families and is trained facilitator for the Love and Logic Parenting program. She is well-versed in many therapeutic approaches and especially embraces strength-based and positive counseling techniques. With a combined total of...

This is Carrie Jorgensen's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MS,LPC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hi, I’m Carrie Jorgensen. In May of 2016 I graduated from South Dakota State University with a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I take a strength-based approach, focusing on your goals and supporting you with embracing your own value. I work to help you establish healthy, nurturing relationships with others. My goal is to help you feel more confident and empowered. I have experience helping people manage a variety of life challenges including anxiety, depression, family concerns, and relationship issues. I support and advocate for diversit...

This is Sean Kasper's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
CSW-PIP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

My name is Sean Kasper. I am a licensed clinical social worker. I went into the field of social work out of a desire to help others. I made the decision to pursue my educational goals by earning a Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of South Florida. I have provided direct patient care since 2014. I am a US Army combat veteran and served 9 years on active duty. My experiences have led to having an interest in co-occurring mental health disorders. I provide services to better understand why particular beliefs may be negatively impacting one's emoti...

This is Allie Skjonsberg's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MSW,LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Allie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who truly believes that a successful therapy outcome starts with a strong rapport between client and therapist. Allie will utilize one of several therapeutic modalities dependent on what the clients concerns are and what direction they’re hoping to go in therapy. Some of these modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Psychotherapy. An Integrated approach can be utilized as well. Allie is known for being a go...

This is Dr. Patrick Keohane's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
PhD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

I am a clinical psychologist with 26 years of experience working with adult clients. I have seen clients with a wide range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, life stress, anger, insomnia, and chronic mental illness (schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder). I love my work helping others with warmth and support. I value the creative interactive process of working with clients in psychotherapy. My therapy style is a combination of evidence-based cognitive behavioral strategies along with humanistic methods. I will work with you in a respec...

This is Jennifer Peters's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MA,LPC-MH,QMHP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a mental health therapist licensed in South Dakota with 20 years of experience. I have a great deal of experience in helping women heal from traumatic events. In my personal life, I am a adoptive mother and a breast cancer survivor. I am non-judgmental and non-traditional. I use evidence based practices for treating trauma including EMDR, TF-CBT and CAMS.

This is Amanda Schaeffer's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I have 20 years of experience as a social worker. I began my professional journey by completing my bachelor's and master's degree in social work. I have worked with people of all ages in various settings including medical, child protection, developmental disability group setting, hospice and community mental health. I feel that the most important relationships we have here on earth, are the relationships with have with ourselves. Often, we find that our minds are critical and negative when looking inward. ...

This is Jill Jonnes-Kuca's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MA,MACL,Lpc
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello. I am a licensed professional counselor but not limited as such. I have earned other professional designations that help inform my integrative approach to counseling and consulting with my clients. Click my photo to see my bio. I am open to walking with all people irregardless of their religion, sexual preference, race, where. you have been or where you wish to go. I believe all are worthy of support, grace, respect, and loving regard. I have been helping clients transform, explore, rebuild, repair, and grow for over 15 years. Before that I was working ...

This is Laura  Phen's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in Washington with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe space where you can experience a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. Thank you for having the courage to reach out and for consider me to be with you in that journey.

What Can Therapists In South Dakota Help You With?

A therapist in South Dakota can practice anything from marriage and family counseling to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and can help with depression, stress, or anxiety.

They can help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or deal with your past. Around 609545 people are living in South Dakota, and because an estimated one in four people are dealing with some form of mental illness nationally, it is likely that you or someone you know could benefit from the support of a licensed counselor.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of South Dakota Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reasons people choose to see a psychologist vary, of course, but there are a number of reasons why starting therapy sessions on our platform can help you. Whether you live in the city of or in the Washington county, we can match you with a licensed therapist who can suit your needs.

Take a look at our extensive network of counselors and online psychologists in South Dakota who are ready to help you get happy!