Box Elder, South Dakota, founded in 1907 and incorporated in 1965, was named after Box Elder Creek, which is a tributary of the Cheyenne River. The creek was named for the Box Elder trees that grow all along the banks of the creek. Many of the 9348 people in the community enjoy spending time at the creek fishing, swimming, and just hanging out.

Sometimes you may not feel like hanging out or doing anything. You may be feeling depressed, anxious, or just need to talk to someone who understands your feelings. In the Box Elder area, there are some great counselors and therapists who are available to help you when you need it. All you have to do is reach out today and make an appointment to talk to someone who can help.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

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 Beth Trennepohl's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHP,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

With 10+ yrs. as a licensed therapist and 15+ yrs. working in the human services field, I have assisted many individuals, couples, and families through life’s challenges. I have extensive experience working in a variety of settings. Settings have included private practice, non-profit organizations, in-home therapy, therapeutic group homes, and juvenile & adult detention centers. In each setting, I’ve assisted clients through life’s positions that are not planned on being in, and yet find ourselves in. I believe in a holistic approach to wellness in which a hea...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hello, I’m Nicole and I’m excited you have found my webpage. I love working with children, teenagers, and adults to find their passions in life. I enjoy helping people overcome hurdles that are keeping them from thriving in an ever-changing environment. I practice therapy in beautiful Rapid City, South Dakota. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Mental Health Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisee, a National Certified School Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisee. I have an extensive background in working with children and young adult...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in South Dakota with 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and PTSD/trauma. I have also helped many people who have experienced emotional & sexual abuse. My counseling style is warm and supportive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and interpersonal counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet you...

This is Melanie  Towne's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-PIP,QMHP
Therapy Specialties: Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of South Dakota. My background includes working with ages 10- to 17-year-old individuals in a psychiatric facility. I also have experience working with the elderly in the nursing home setting. I have 11 years of experiencing related to providing therapy to others. I enjoy working with individuals’ caregivers seeking to learn coping skills to prevent burnout, supporting people through their personal grief & bereavement experience, and folks adjusting to different life roles related to aging or illnes...

This is Dorlea Knizley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Idaho and 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 personal growth. I have worked with ...

This is Cheryl Feiock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCMH,QMHP,CCMHC
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW SD,LMSW TX,LCSW PA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I have been practicing Social Work for 15 years. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 6 years. I come with an array of life experience and deliver compassion focused treatment. I encourage emotional processing and will walk with you through your healing journey. I focus on your strengths, your current coping mechanisms and where you want to make improvements in your life. I have trained in DBT, CBT, MBSR, MI, ACT and many more. After emotional processing we focus on solutions and life goals for your happiness.

This is Lynette Belknap-Williams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC LCPC PC, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is Lynette. I have been practicing therapy for over 12 years. I am currently licensed in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. I believe in treating all people with dignity and respect. Your privacy is precious to me and I will protect it. I have enjoyed helping many different populations of people with all sorts of issues and concerns. Helping people reach their individual potential for success is a joy for me. I am a trained in EMDR, SFBT, CBT, MRT, MI, and Prime f...

This is Christy Alten-Osmera's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LAC,LPCMH,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 28

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 s...

This is Jill Kuca's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,MACL,Lpc
Therapy 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in South Dakota and Minnesota with over 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

I received my Master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri. I am licensed in South Dakota with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working through end of life issues, grief, and bereavement. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Therapy 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 Jewrine Brown's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BC-TMH,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! My name is Jewrine Brown, and I am a Fully Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with ten years of clinical expertise, I have a strong sense of compassion and commitment to helping others. I am a highly-skilled counseling professional with a wide range of experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider, & Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist- Individual-I. I am a non-judgmental, easy-going, culturally sensitive clinical professio...

This is Nancy Spitzer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Florida, Utah, Texas, Kentucky, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Louisiana with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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. I might run a bit late to your session...

This is Morgan Engelbrecht's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker in South Dakota with 4 years of professional work experience. I have mainly worked in a clinical hospital setting as well as an adoption agency. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts. I also have experience working with pregnancy, infant loss, and postpartum depression. I want you to feel comfortable asking questions and sharing your thoughts and feelings without fear that you will be judged or thought less of. I will walk with you on your journey ...

This is Lisa Adler's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

I am licensed therapist in South Dakota with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, parenting, as well as many other life challenges and issues. 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. 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 on that jou...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Box Elder, South Dakota (Box Elder, SD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Washington with 15 years of professional work experience. I have a wide spectrum of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger/mental illness/lifestyle management. This experience covers many levels of intervention and care for a wide range of people groups, including teens. Because every person is unique with common basic needs, I have adopted a relational approach that utilizes intervention to address individual issues. My approach has been developed by working in the "trenches" wi...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Box Elder?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Box Elder area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Box Elder and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Box Elder or elsewhere in Pennington or the state of South Dakota.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Box Elder therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Box Elder due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of South Dakota may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Box Elder and elsewhere throughout the state of South Dakota you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Box Elder to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Box Elder, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Box Elder, SD, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 57719 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Box Elder:

57703, 57706, 57719

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. 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.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.