Therapists in Custer, SD

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Black Hills Fireside Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC-MH, QMHP
Verified
Custer, SD 57730
No-one likes to feel that life is out of balance or spinning out of control. It is a sign of strength and determination to seek help. No matter what challenges you are facing, there is help and there is hope. Black Hills Fireside Counseling LLC provides a comfortable and inviting environment in which you can safely share the issues you are facing, helping you towards a good resolution.
No-one likes to feel that life is out of balance or spinning out of control. It is a sign of strength and determination to seek help. No matter what challenges you are facing, there is help and there is hope. Black Hills Fireside Counseling LLC provides a comfortable and inviting environment in which you can safely share the issues you are facing, helping you towards a good resolution.
(605) 250-3577 View (605) 250-3577
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Laura Huber
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Custer, SD 57730  (Online Only)
I work with clients to address anxiety, worry thoughts, stress, and trauma. I have a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry & Psychology. I have extensive training and over thirteen years of experience working in the field of mental health.
I work with clients to address anxiety, worry thoughts, stress, and trauma. I have a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry & Psychology. I have extensive training and over thirteen years of experience working in the field of mental health.
(623) 387-8534 View (623) 387-8534
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Gaylen Bendewald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Custer, SD 57730
People ask me how I am able to listen to people's problems all day without going crazy and getting depressed myself. The fact is, if that was all that there was to it -listening to people's problems - I probably would go crazy. The great joy in my work, and the satisfaction, is in seeing people get better. This desire keeps me on the learners edge, and it is my passion. I am a capable guide who will respect your individuality and choices along the way while providing you a sureness of foot that only experience can provide.
People ask me how I am able to listen to people's problems all day without going crazy and getting depressed myself. The fact is, if that was all that there was to it -listening to people's problems - I probably would go crazy. The great joy in my work, and the satisfaction, is in seeing people get better. This desire keeps me on the learners edge, and it is my passion. I am a capable guide who will respect your individuality and choices along the way while providing you a sureness of foot that only experience can provide.
(605) 956-4114 View (605) 956-4114
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Knuppe Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PIP, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Custer, SD 57730
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with all ages, as well as individuals, couples and families with a variety of challenges. I have specialty training in family therapy, helping families dealing with challenging behaviors and communication. I am trauma focused, cognitive behavioral therapy trained. I am also EMDR trained. I have facilitated group therapy for parenting and will be doing more groups on other issues. I am solution focused and offer unconditional, positive regard for all. This is an LGBTQ+ safe space.
I have worked with all ages, as well as individuals, couples and families with a variety of challenges. I have specialty training in family therapy, helping families dealing with challenging behaviors and communication. I am trauma focused, cognitive behavioral therapy trained. I am also EMDR trained. I have facilitated group therapy for parenting and will be doing more groups on other issues. I am solution focused and offer unconditional, positive regard for all. This is an LGBTQ+ safe space.
(605) 413-4219 View (605) 413-4219
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Lesley Anne Dzintars
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH, QMHP, CBP
Verified
Custer, SD 57730
Are you being the best version of yourself? Does life seem to flow with ease? Do you feel joyful? Therapy is a tool that can move you toward this state of being and way of living. Much of what we observe and experience in today's world may be chaotic, stressful and perhaps painful. How can we be "in the world" but not "of the world?" How can we be our best selves regardless of what surrounds us? Thinking patterns and unconscious habits are often barriers to living fully. How can we learn to transcend and live a life of hope and love.
Are you being the best version of yourself? Does life seem to flow with ease? Do you feel joyful? Therapy is a tool that can move you toward this state of being and way of living. Much of what we observe and experience in today's world may be chaotic, stressful and perhaps painful. How can we be "in the world" but not "of the world?" How can we be our best selves regardless of what surrounds us? Thinking patterns and unconscious habits are often barriers to living fully. How can we learn to transcend and live a life of hope and love.
(605) 250-4634 View (605) 250-4634

Online Therapists

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Katie Schwenk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP, LCSW
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
I recently moved to Rapid City, SD from New York State and have reopened my practice. I prefer to see clients in person and an looking forward to being able to help the community. I have been a practicing therapist for almost 20 years. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who struggle with suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, emotional disregulation, confusion about self, anxiety and stress. I am here to help clients reduce emotional and behavioral problems to begin to reach their goals and find their life worth living.
I recently moved to Rapid City, SD from New York State and have reopened my practice. I prefer to see clients in person and an looking forward to being able to help the community. I have been a practicing therapist for almost 20 years. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who struggle with suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, emotional disregulation, confusion about self, anxiety and stress. I am here to help clients reduce emotional and behavioral problems to begin to reach their goals and find their life worth living.
(605) 453-5224 View (605) 453-5224
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Enso Mental Health, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC, LPC-sup
Verified
2 Endorsed
Spearfish, SD 57783
I value a holistic approach to counseling and will consider all aspects of a person in our work together. I am committed to providing a safe and judgment free space to reflect and grow through all of life’s experiences.
I value a holistic approach to counseling and will consider all aspects of a person in our work together. I am committed to providing a safe and judgment free space to reflect and grow through all of life’s experiences.
(605) 633-5079 x105 View (605) 633-5079 x105
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Koral Olson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CBIS
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702  (Online Only)
I provide counseling services to individuals ages 18 and older in a compassionate, confidential, nonjudgmental setting. I use an eclectic approach in sessions, typically applying strategies from SFBT, CBT, ACT, Existentialism, and Person-Centered Theory in my work with clients. Focused areas of service include: depression; anxiety; ADHD; emotional adjustment to living with a brain injury; compassion fatigue and burnout; navigating change and life transitions; grief and loss; self-esteem; wellness and self-care; women's issues; and stress management.
I provide counseling services to individuals ages 18 and older in a compassionate, confidential, nonjudgmental setting. I use an eclectic approach in sessions, typically applying strategies from SFBT, CBT, ACT, Existentialism, and Person-Centered Theory in my work with clients. Focused areas of service include: depression; anxiety; ADHD; emotional adjustment to living with a brain injury; compassion fatigue and burnout; navigating change and life transitions; grief and loss; self-esteem; wellness and self-care; women's issues; and stress management.
(605) 519-2874 View (605) 519-2874
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Crossroads Counseling Services
Counselor, EdS, LPC-MH, NCC, QMHP
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
Waitlist for new clients
Life is full of changes and decisions. When those become critical, you can find yourself at a crossroads, unsure of what to do or where to go. As a licensed mental health counselor, I can assist you in sorting through all the issues. Together we will explore all your life changes and conflicts and devise a treatment plan that addresses your needs and wants.
Life is full of changes and decisions. When those become critical, you can find yourself at a crossroads, unsure of what to do or where to go. As a licensed mental health counselor, I can assist you in sorting through all the issues. Together we will explore all your life changes and conflicts and devise a treatment plan that addresses your needs and wants.
(605) 593-5190 View (605) 593-5190
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Kris Jeakins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC-MH, QMHP, CCTP-II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57702
Waitlist for new clients
I have provided mental health services for over 9+ years to adults, couples, and 16+ who are struggling with mental health issues. I guide people in their healing of trauma including complex trauma, dissociative issues, depression, anxiety, grief, psychotic spectrum, and personality disorders. I will create a safe space of honesty and empathy. I will guide you to strengthen self-trust and empower yourself to solve issues within all your relationships, inside and outside of therapy. I believe that our minds and bodies are connected through thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
I have provided mental health services for over 9+ years to adults, couples, and 16+ who are struggling with mental health issues. I guide people in their healing of trauma including complex trauma, dissociative issues, depression, anxiety, grief, psychotic spectrum, and personality disorders. I will create a safe space of honesty and empathy. I will guide you to strengthen self-trust and empower yourself to solve issues within all your relationships, inside and outside of therapy. I believe that our minds and bodies are connected through thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
(605) 423-7529 View (605) 423-7529
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Tracy Palecek
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, QMHP
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
I believe therapy is a place for you to come with whatever burdens you. I will meet you there and walk with you as we, together, plan your path ahead. I often work with those who are dealing with anxiety, depression, past or current trauma, and life changes. I use many different treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I approach this work with trust building, careful assessment, and a specific plan for achieving results.
I believe therapy is a place for you to come with whatever burdens you. I will meet you there and walk with you as we, together, plan your path ahead. I often work with those who are dealing with anxiety, depression, past or current trauma, and life changes. I use many different treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I approach this work with trust building, careful assessment, and a specific plan for achieving results.
(605) 467-5847 View (605) 467-5847
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Enso Mental Health, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Verified
Spearfish, SD 57783
I have almost 20 years of social work experience. Throughout the years I have gained expertise in working with older adults, hospice, grief, child welfare, long-term care, acute care, individual counseling, couple’s counseling and group counseling services. I enjoy working with teens, adults, and couples, and I have been a licensed therapist in the Black Hills for the last two years.
I have almost 20 years of social work experience. Throughout the years I have gained expertise in working with older adults, hospice, grief, child welfare, long-term care, acute care, individual counseling, couple’s counseling and group counseling services. I enjoy working with teens, adults, and couples, and I have been a licensed therapist in the Black Hills for the last two years.
(605) 467-2648 View (605) 467-2648
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Michele M Clodfelder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-MH, EAP
Verified
Spearfish, SD 57783
I get it, being overwhelmed, worried about everything and just plain tired of life is an issue we will experience at some point in our lives. I can help. Anxiety pushing you to do more - then you realize no matter what you do it's not enough. I can help. Every phase of our life means we are relearning the same lesson, different situation. I can help. Feeling stuck and not seeing any way out of a situation can be paralyzing. I can help. Grief true deep grief, not understanding how to move through it. I can help. ANGER all the time, easily irritated? I can help. Give me a chance I can help.
I get it, being overwhelmed, worried about everything and just plain tired of life is an issue we will experience at some point in our lives. I can help. Anxiety pushing you to do more - then you realize no matter what you do it's not enough. I can help. Every phase of our life means we are relearning the same lesson, different situation. I can help. Feeling stuck and not seeing any way out of a situation can be paralyzing. I can help. Grief true deep grief, not understanding how to move through it. I can help. ANGER all the time, easily irritated? I can help. Give me a chance I can help.
(605) 534-8669 View (605) 534-8669
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Understood Therapy by Nicole Weron
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCSC, NCC, RPT
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
Ever feel like you can’t shake your case of feeling like you are not good enough? This persistent feeling comes from trying to be someone you’re not. Constantly striving to be perfect or to fit into everyone else’s expectations depletes you. When you come to therapy, you get to drop the pretensions. You get to be vulnerable and explore the fears and tough feelings that you worry you can’t reveal to the people you love. As you get more comfortable talking, playing, and creating with me about your real wants and needs, you will build the skills that will enable you to show your true self to your family, friends, and colleagues.
Ever feel like you can’t shake your case of feeling like you are not good enough? This persistent feeling comes from trying to be someone you’re not. Constantly striving to be perfect or to fit into everyone else’s expectations depletes you. When you come to therapy, you get to drop the pretensions. You get to be vulnerable and explore the fears and tough feelings that you worry you can’t reveal to the people you love. As you get more comfortable talking, playing, and creating with me about your real wants and needs, you will build the skills that will enable you to show your true self to your family, friends, and colleagues.
(605) 303-6608 View (605) 303-6608
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Catherine Jane Larsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH, QMHP, CAC
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
Do you need someone to talk to, someone who will listen without judgement? I would be honored to be that someone for you. I have a passion to help people of all ages to learn, grow, and heal. I have a client-centered approach to therapy. This is about you; you are in the driver's seat. Even though the therapy process can sometimes be painful, I like to incorporate a little dash of the "laughter is the best medicine" approach at times. Tears and laughter both have healing qualities. And what if you don't like to talk? We can use additional approaches such as expressive art, play, or journaling to reach your counseling goals.
Do you need someone to talk to, someone who will listen without judgement? I would be honored to be that someone for you. I have a passion to help people of all ages to learn, grow, and heal. I have a client-centered approach to therapy. This is about you; you are in the driver's seat. Even though the therapy process can sometimes be painful, I like to incorporate a little dash of the "laughter is the best medicine" approach at times. Tears and laughter both have healing qualities. And what if you don't like to talk? We can use additional approaches such as expressive art, play, or journaling to reach your counseling goals.
(605) 205-8970 View (605) 205-8970
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Red Horse Healing
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57703
As we engage in equine therapy we witness the incredible bond between horses and humans, crating a safe and transformative space for growth and healing. The wisdom and intuitive nature of horses guide us on a journey of self -discovery, resilience, and emotional well being. Whether it is building trust, finding peace, or developing valuable life skills equine therapy offers a unique and profound path towards growth.
As we engage in equine therapy we witness the incredible bond between horses and humans, crating a safe and transformative space for growth and healing. The wisdom and intuitive nature of horses guide us on a journey of self -discovery, resilience, and emotional well being. Whether it is building trust, finding peace, or developing valuable life skills equine therapy offers a unique and profound path towards growth.
(605) 220-5413 View (605) 220-5413
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Brett Roes
LPC Intern
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
I am a counseling intern, studying graduate-level Clinical Mental Health Counseling at South Dakota State University, accepting new clients beginning January 1, 2023. I believe clients know themselves best and view my role as a facilitator or collaborator toward client self-understanding, growth, and acceptance. I am passionate about working with clients who are navigating life transitions and stress, coping with grief, processing trauma, are LGBTQIA2S+, or are parents. I strive to create a safe, empathetic space for every client who walks in my door.
I am a counseling intern, studying graduate-level Clinical Mental Health Counseling at South Dakota State University, accepting new clients beginning January 1, 2023. I believe clients know themselves best and view my role as a facilitator or collaborator toward client self-understanding, growth, and acceptance. I am passionate about working with clients who are navigating life transitions and stress, coping with grief, processing trauma, are LGBTQIA2S+, or are parents. I strive to create a safe, empathetic space for every client who walks in my door.
(605) 609-9284 View (605) 609-9284
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Meredith McAdam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Box Elder, SD 57719  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in life? I can help you through compassionate therapy. We can work together to get you going again on your journey with tools to prepare you for life's challenges. I am licensed in South Dakota and Maryland.
Are you feeling stuck in life? I can help you through compassionate therapy. We can work together to get you going again on your journey with tools to prepare you for life's challenges. I am licensed in South Dakota and Maryland.
(605) 423-7673 View (605) 423-7673
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Erica Leigh Fett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt so lost you don’t know which way is up? Like no matter how much you speak, no one really understands? Like it’s easier to just not say anything at all than to deal with the disappointment? My name is Erica and I am here to tell you this, I get it. Life can be hard sometimes. Seemingly impossible. I’m also here to tell you, you don’t have to go through it alone. I will meet you where you are at and walk along side you at a pace that you set and are comfortable with. My goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to reach your goals and build the life you deserve! Because I promise you are worth it!
Have you ever felt so lost you don’t know which way is up? Like no matter how much you speak, no one really understands? Like it’s easier to just not say anything at all than to deal with the disappointment? My name is Erica and I am here to tell you this, I get it. Life can be hard sometimes. Seemingly impossible. I’m also here to tell you, you don’t have to go through it alone. I will meet you where you are at and walk along side you at a pace that you set and are comfortable with. My goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to reach your goals and build the life you deserve! Because I promise you are worth it!
(605) 524-2733 View (605) 524-2733
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Sarah Swantner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH, CFT-I, CFP
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
This anxiety is relentless. It’s been going on for so long that you can’t remember what life is like without it. You have two modes – anxious and extremely anxious. It blows you away to hear people say you have it together, because you know you don’t. Somehow, you’re pulling off life and looking successful, but on the inside you’re a wreck. The thoughts about all the ways you’re not good enough never let up. The anxiety and critical voices are what keep you from failing, right? They won’t allow you to slack off, to relax, to stop worrying. It’s beginning to take a toll on your relationships, your physical health, and on your life.
This anxiety is relentless. It’s been going on for so long that you can’t remember what life is like without it. You have two modes – anxious and extremely anxious. It blows you away to hear people say you have it together, because you know you don’t. Somehow, you’re pulling off life and looking successful, but on the inside you’re a wreck. The thoughts about all the ways you’re not good enough never let up. The anxiety and critical voices are what keep you from failing, right? They won’t allow you to slack off, to relax, to stop worrying. It’s beginning to take a toll on your relationships, your physical health, and on your life.
(605) 519-6141 View (605) 519-6141

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Custer, SD

< 10

Therapists in Custer, SD who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
80% Depression
80% Divorce
80% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Sanford Health Plan
80% DAKOTACARE

How Therapists in Custer, SD see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Custer?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.