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 today. 

 

This is Becky Cornell-Marsich's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
BA, MS, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Becky Cornell-Marsich, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of South Dakota. I'm so happy that you have made a decision to try something different in your life--I hope that I can be of help to you in your journey to reaching your goals and finding your happiness! I received my education from the University of Wyoming, first with a B.A. in secondary education, and then a M.S. in Counseling. I have experience working with college students, and I also have experience working with single parents. I have worked with peop...

This is Kristy Zink's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LMHC, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Iowa and South Dakota. After I obtained my Master's degree, I started my career at a community agency providing counseling to clients struggling with substance abuse and problem gambling. Most recently, I have been working with young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and stress management. My appoach as a therapist is client- centered; you will be directly involved in your therapeutic decisions. I utilize cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapy techniques as well as solution focused te...

This is Tracy Hunt's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LPC-MH
Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 8

As a therapist I work from a strength based, solution focused model. We are all living and writing the story of our lives and people often seek out the help of a therapist when they get stuck somewhere in the process. I believe in forward momentum and taking action to propel life forward. My professional background is extensive. I have worked with couples, parents and individuals. I have done outpatient therapy and work on a college campus with young adults. I love working with people as they overcome obstacles and create the life they want for themselves.

This is Janet Huff's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MA, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Life can present us with challenges that are beyond our control. Sometimes we may find it hard to cope with certain events. Relationships may be strained, poor health may arise, or jobs may be difficult to deal with. We may also struggle with grief or the loss of a relationship. In any of these types of events, we may feel alone and not know what to do to feel better. If you find yourself at this place right now, you are not alone. We all experience feelings of sadness or increased stress at different times of our lives. Sometimes we struggle with finding t...

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 Holly  Trimble's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome to Better Help! You've taken a huge step, and I'm sure you're wondering how this works and whether it's the right fit for you. My name is Holly Trimble, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of South Dakota. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University in 2011, however I have worked with clients in the field of social work since 2000. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, add...

This is Emmanuel Nwala's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
PhD, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I come from a multicultural background and adopt a multicultural mindset in working with clients. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, and clients presenting with different behavioral and mental health problems. I tailor my therapy technique based on client's presenting problem so that I am able to meet the client's needs in therapy. I am experienced in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy etc. I stay engaged with the client through out t...

This is Michelle Seten's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the state of South Dakota. I earned my Master of Social Work degree in 2018 from the University of South Dakota, where I also earned my BSW. I have primarily worked with children and adolescents with severe behavioral issues, history of trauma, abuse, neglect, etc. However, in recent years I have worked more with parents and families as a whole. I want my clients to feel comfortable, safe and accepted whenever they speak with me. Acceptance and understanding is very important to me when wo...

This is Anne Quast's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 9 years of experience working as a therapist in both mental health centers and private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety and substance abuse. I also help people who have experienced past trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is positive and curious. I believe in treating everyone with sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic therapy and Eye Movement Desen...

This is Dr. Keley Smith-Keller's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
Ed.D.,LPC,CCC
Specialties: Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed professional counselor for the State of South Dakota and a Certified Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association, with more than 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups. I empower people to make life and career choices that help them flourish. I have a master's degree in counseling and a doctorate in adult and higher education. I have worked with adults in higher education settings, as they adjust to college, manage relationships and anxiety, and make satisfying career choices. My approach combines na...

This is Savanna Martin's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
M.S.,LPC,LAC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor with over seven years of experience. I have worked with individuals with a broad range of concerns including addiction, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD/ADD, PTSD, relationship issues, stress, and more. I have also helped people with a history of abuse. My counseling style is relaxed. I believe you are the expert of yourself. You know yourself better than anyone else. That's why I see our therapeutic relationship as a collaborative experience. Sometimes it helps ...

This is Christina Janis's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LPC-MH,QMHP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

It is exciting to be a part of your healing journey. I have worked in a clinical setting for the past six years. Prior to that I worked primarily in Human Resources. I have enjoyed working with the ages of four to 84 and all ages in between. In the clinical setting I have provided individual, family and group counseling. The concerns of my clients included: depression, anxiety, self-harm/suicidal behavior, bereavement, psychotic episode, family conflict, substance abuse/dependence, trauma work (physical/sexual/mental abuse) of women, men and children. I also have ...

This is Dr. Frances VanBockel's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
APRN, MS,LPC-MH,PhD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hi. My name is Dr. VanBockel and I’m a licensed mental health counselor. I have a PhD in health psychology and I have been working with all ages for over 20 years. I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples and families. My strength when helping people is helping them identify their strengths to improve quality of life by managing their anxiety, panic, depression, grief/loss, family issues, stages of life transitions and other challenges such as trauma and life stressors. I believe that it is my role to support you and help you look at options to deal wit...

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 Cory Nelson's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
MS,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

I am a professional counselor licensed in South Dakota. I have over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients ranging in age from 3 to 85 and have assisted clients as they work on their concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting issues, relationship issues, loss and grief, and addiction. Years ago, I became a fan of the superhero, Spider-Man. His guiding philosophy is “With great power comes great responsibility.” I adhere to this philosophy in counseling. I treat others with respect and compassion. I understand the journey of coun...

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 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 licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of South Dakota. Two years ago 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 Wa...

This is Katherine Schwenk's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
CSW-PIP,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a mental health therapist of over 15 years licensed in both South Dakota and New York. I enjoy assisting clients reach their life worth living, who are coping with stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, impulsivity, attention difficulties, obsession and compulsions, trauma, and phobias. I am client centered and will start where you are at. I am here to help clients reduce emotional and behavioral problems to begin to reach their goals. I have been extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy which is a helpful and effective treatment fo...

This is Amanda Wetz's avatar and link to their profile
South Dakota
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I am Amanda Wetz. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have a combined 17 years experience in social work services with 8 years experience providing clinical services. I value being a supporter in day to day stressors and planning. I am experienced in a variety of specific areas of issues as well as other issues such as anxiety, depression, feelings of inadequacy, coping skills, and problem solving skills. I have experience with specific populations. I have provided individual, group, and family therapy services. I have experience with specific trauma and li...

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!