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Michelle Ruesink
Michelle Ruesink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-MH, QMHP
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Michelle Ruesink

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-MH, QMHP

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
628 Main Avenue, Suite B, Brookings, SD 57006
Let's Connect (605) 250-3745
My goal as a therapist is to help you find the very best aspects of yourself. I work to help you create healthy and dynamic relationships and to generate meaningful change. I offer specialized mental health services for adults, couples, children, and families. My practice combines a client-centered approach with effective psychotherapy interventions to treat a wide range of issues. Building a strong therapeutic relationship is key to each client's therapeutic journey, and I make this a priority to ensure a trusting and warm experience for my clients. My private practice office is located in Brookings, South Dakota.
Specialties include: military related issues, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, couple counseling/relationship issues, children/adolescents and family therapy. I also served in the SD National Guard for 8 years and have specialized training from the Department of Defense to support military and civilians who have experienced trauma.
In addition to adult therapy, I have 18 years of professional experience working with children & adolescents. I am a Certified Autism Specialist who supports children across the spectrum. I help clients address and treat behavioral, educational, and relationship issues while working to build strong relationships to promote positive change.
Take the first step to help. Call or Michelle Ruesink now - (605) 250-3745

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Lighthouse Counseling Services

628 Main Avenue

Suite B

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 250-3745
I specialize in Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD and Depression 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (605) 250-3745

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Lighthouse Counseling Services

628 Main Avenue

Suite B

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 250-3745
I specialize in Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD and Depression 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of South Dakota / LPC1080
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (605) 250-3745
Michelle Ruesink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-MH, QMHP
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (605) 250-3745
Michelle Ruesink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-MH, QMHP

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Military or Deployment Stress
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (605) 250-3745
Michelle Ruesink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-MH, QMHP
Do these issues align with your needs? or (605) 250-3745
Michelle Ruesink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-MH, QMHP

Endorsement

Emy L Carlson
Emy L Carlson
Licensed Professional CounselorMSLPCMHLPCNCCQMHP
Michelle has always put her clients needs first with an empathetic tone. She goes the extra mile with each client and continues to guide me as my LPC-MH Supervisor. All in all, one of the best Therapists/Mentors you could ask for.

Client Focus

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (605) 250-3745
Michelle Ruesink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-MH, QMHP
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (605) 250-3745
Michelle Ruesink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-MH, QMHP

Location

Primary Location

Lighthouse Counseling Services

628 Main Avenue

Suite B

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 250-3745

Nearby Areas

Take the first step to help. Call now - (605) 250-3745
Michelle Ruesink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-MH, QMHP
Take the first step to help. Call now - (605) 250-3745
Michelle Ruesink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-MH, QMHP
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023