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 Beth Trennepohl's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MS,LMHP,LPC
Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

I'm in my fifties now, and I have been a lifelong counselor; I think it probably started on the kindergarten playground. I've been in a Christian marriage for over 30 years, have two grown sons, and two grandchildren. I have been counseling in private practice in Nebraska since receiving my Professional Counseling degree from Grand Canyon University in early 2015 and have recently moved to South Dakota where I am also licensed and working as a full time therapist. I am a spiritually mature Christian and I have been able to assist hundreds of clients of all beli...

This is Amy Roth's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
NCC,LPC-MH
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, my name is Amy Roth. I am an LPC-MH (Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health) with the state of South Dakota and graduated with my Masters in Counseling and Human Resource Development from SDSU in 2007. I have been working in the counseling field for well over 14 years and I have experience with all ages covering a wide range of issues. In today's world, therapists need to be adaptable and meet our clients where they are. This means, I offer anything from video, live chat, and phone sessions. My areas of interest/experience lay with trauma, attachme...

This is Geoffrey Faustman's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I offer a direct, active, goal-oriented approach in helping you find relief from the anxiety, anger, depression, shame, or whatever it is that leaves you feeling stuck. By taking a look at 1) What are you trying to achieve? 2) What are you trying to preserve? 3) What are you trying to avoid? and 4) What are you trying to eliminate? we can highlight the sometimes-complex interaction among your thoughts, decisions, actions and outcomes. Knowing yourself, making use of your personal strengths & your tools at hand while allowing your values guide you, you can propel y...

This is Zebiba Zere's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Finding the ideal therapist will allow you to trust the process of growth and healing. I have supported clients with a broad range of concerns including; anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, family dynamic distresses, poor communication styles, and trauma. My focus is to help you develop a treatment plan that is specific to your experiences and goals. My clinical approach consists of EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness techniques, and client-centered interventions. I believe building strong therapeutic alliances will ensure we develop a safe place to process emoti...

This is Virginia Jones's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LCSW-PIP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Virginia Jones, I am a licensed mental health counselor in South Dakota. I also have my undergraduate degree in addiction studies. I have been providing high quality services for over 6 years. My passion is helping others to live a life that is fully satisfying. I have worked with clients from 4 to 70 years of age, with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, and addiction issues - to name a few. I have a background in complex trauma therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and have gained a deep...

This is Jessica Lueking's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LPC-MH,QMHP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, My name is Jess Lueking. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialty in Mental Health. My passion for the mental health field began in 2009, when I completed my internship in an inpatient/ outpatient setting with Avera Behavioral Health (Inpatient, EAP and Outpatient services). My passion continued to grow as I continued to serve individuals that may be suffering from a mental health or substance use related disorders. My experience has allowed me to work in both outpatient, private practice and inpatient settings. I am grateful to have wal...

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 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: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who truly believes that a successful therapy outcome starts with a strong rapport between client and therapist. I will utilize one of several therapeutic modalities dependent on what the client's 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. I am known for being a good listener,...

This is Laura Watson 's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in South Dakota I have experience in helping clients with stress ,anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Bonnie Haack's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am licensed in South Dakota with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Danielle R Brady's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in South Dakota with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Jonathan Feiock's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues
Years of Experience: 20

Are you feeling stuck in a rut and struggling to figure out how to get out? I've been working in the mental health field for 20+ years and while I don't have all the answers, I'm ready to help guide you to a fuller version of yourself.

This is Dr. Brenda Nour's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in South Dakota with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Jenna Wilson's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MS, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licenced Practicing Counselor licensed in the state of Colorado. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relational issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and crisis. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. My therapy style is person centered and interactive. I believe in treating all people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic approaches. I will...

This is Willetta Woodson's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in South Dakota with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How Can Therapists In South Dakota Support You?

therapist in South Dakota can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 609,545 people live in South Dakota, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist in South Dakota may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

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

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in South Dakota, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in South Dakota may support clients with can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many therapists provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in South Dakota can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.