Therapists in Custer County, 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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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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Michael E. Wheaton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, QMHP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57702
Waitlist for new clients
I am committed to providing a safe and confidential place where we can explore your challenges together, finding hope for the future. My goal is to help you uncover the places where you may be stuck individually or in relationship with others and then help you explore new paths to a more fulfilling life.
I am committed to providing a safe and confidential place where we can explore your challenges together, finding hope for the future. My goal is to help you uncover the places where you may be stuck individually or in relationship with others and then help you explore new paths to a more fulfilling life.
(605) 988-8131 View (605) 988-8131
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Ali Anderson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
I am a pre-licensed counselor, working under supervision, accepting clients starting January 1, 2024. I take a client-centered approach to counseling, emphasizing your strengths and building on them. I am passionate about working with individuals who are undergoing life transitions, wanting to improve relationships and communication patterns, coping with trauma and loss, struggling with substance use issues, and those managing long-term mental health conditions. I will create a safe space to foster honesty, healing, and self-discovery.
I am a pre-licensed counselor, working under supervision, accepting clients starting January 1, 2024. I take a client-centered approach to counseling, emphasizing your strengths and building on them. I am passionate about working with individuals who are undergoing life transitions, wanting to improve relationships and communication patterns, coping with trauma and loss, struggling with substance use issues, and those managing long-term mental health conditions. I will create a safe space to foster honesty, healing, and self-discovery.
(605) 307-5839 View (605) 307-5839
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Becca Dravland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
I am licensed in South Dakota with over 15 years of professional work experience. 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! Most of my experience is working with teens and adolescents but I am open to working with adult women as well.
I am licensed in South Dakota with over 15 years of professional work experience. 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! Most of my experience is working with teens and adolescents but I am open to working with adult women as well.
(605) 309-4950 View (605) 309-4950
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Laura Longville
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57702
It's important to find the right therapist you can trust. I have worked as a therapist for 38 years to help people heal and grow into who they really are. We are created with natural instincts to connect, trust, and love. When we experience early suffering, distress, or trauma, it disrupts our development, and we develop strategies to deal with the challenges and pain. The NARM approach assists us in coming back to our God-given nature by exploring how we adapted to survive difficult circumstances as children. This awareness helps connect us to our ability to choose how we want to respond to life and its challenges.
It's important to find the right therapist you can trust. I have worked as a therapist for 38 years to help people heal and grow into who they really are. We are created with natural instincts to connect, trust, and love. When we experience early suffering, distress, or trauma, it disrupts our development, and we develop strategies to deal with the challenges and pain. The NARM approach assists us in coming back to our God-given nature by exploring how we adapted to survive difficult circumstances as children. This awareness helps connect us to our ability to choose how we want to respond to life and its challenges.
(605) 301-4788 View (605) 301-4788
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Amy Ott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
Dr Amy Sue Ott PhD LPC. My practice is centered around the belief that problems can overtake us at any moment large or small; asking for help is not a display of weakness but a sign of strength. My experience includes therapy with clients who have experienced trauma (childhood, relationship, or military) ptsd, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions, job loss, difficulty managing life stressors.
Dr Amy Sue Ott PhD LPC. My practice is centered around the belief that problems can overtake us at any moment large or small; asking for help is not a display of weakness but a sign of strength. My experience includes therapy with clients who have experienced trauma (childhood, relationship, or military) ptsd, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions, job loss, difficulty managing life stressors.
(605) 741-4400 View (605) 741-4400
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Alexis Flagstad
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Spearfish, SD 57783
As a therapist my goal is to support my clients as they grow in confidence and strength. As a therapist and a client myself, I believe therapy can help us grow deeper in understanding ourselves, as well as believing in our own capabilities. In sessions, I utilize the skills that fit each client, as well as my dark sense of humor and non-judgmental stance. I have found particular enjoyment working with ADHD, teens, parents, people struggling with boundaries, those in the LGBTQ community, and anxiety. Many providers have a set modality for treatment; I enjoy working with clients to understand their personalities and needs.
As a therapist my goal is to support my clients as they grow in confidence and strength. As a therapist and a client myself, I believe therapy can help us grow deeper in understanding ourselves, as well as believing in our own capabilities. In sessions, I utilize the skills that fit each client, as well as my dark sense of humor and non-judgmental stance. I have found particular enjoyment working with ADHD, teens, parents, people struggling with boundaries, those in the LGBTQ community, and anxiety. Many providers have a set modality for treatment; I enjoy working with clients to understand their personalities and needs.
(605) 550-8380 View (605) 550-8380
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Sharon K Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CNS
Verified
Hot Springs, SD 57747  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a solution focused therapist? We will set goals together, establish priorities, and work on building positive individual and/or family change. I will guide you in the therapy process towards a more fulfilling life, free of excessive worry and sadness, with relationships that are healthier and more satisfying.
Are you looking for a solution focused therapist? We will set goals together, establish priorities, and work on building positive individual and/or family change. I will guide you in the therapy process towards a more fulfilling life, free of excessive worry and sadness, with relationships that are healthier and more satisfying.
(605) 610-8974 View (605) 610-8974
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Lisa Berendts Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701  (Online Only)
I believe everyone should be treated with respect and dignity, and counseling is a partnership to achieving your goals. I view my role as helping one understand themselves, and help identify choices and options to reach goals and move forward. I hold licensing in both South Dakota and Washington state, so please indicate your location.
I believe everyone should be treated with respect and dignity, and counseling is a partnership to achieving your goals. I view my role as helping one understand themselves, and help identify choices and options to reach goals and move forward. I hold licensing in both South Dakota and Washington state, so please indicate your location.
(206) 593-2562 View (206) 593-2562
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Trevor Anderson
LPC Intern
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples who are facing painful impasses in their lives. When we encounter overwhelming problems that seem irresolvable, we may feel that life as we know it is over. And in fact, it is. The feeling that our life has become unlivable is a sign that we are ready to transcend our current way of living and pursue a richer one, marked by greater authenticity and love. This sort of self-transcendence is a possibility for anyone willing to listen to the call, including those who have an interest in practicing therapy in continuity with their religious faith.
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples who are facing painful impasses in their lives. When we encounter overwhelming problems that seem irresolvable, we may feel that life as we know it is over. And in fact, it is. The feeling that our life has become unlivable is a sign that we are ready to transcend our current way of living and pursue a richer one, marked by greater authenticity and love. This sort of self-transcendence is a possibility for anyone willing to listen to the call, including those who have an interest in practicing therapy in continuity with their religious faith.
(605) 674-7596 View (605) 674-7596
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Lacey Dlugos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
The only thing consistent in life is “change.” Adjusting to constant changes and stressors in life can be hard. Let me be there to help you navigate the difficult emotions, feelings, and obstacles that are holding you back from where you want to be. I use a client-centered approach, and believe in meeting you where you are in your therapeutic journey. When working with clients, I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, Solution Focused, Strength Based, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy approaches.
The only thing consistent in life is “change.” Adjusting to constant changes and stressors in life can be hard. Let me be there to help you navigate the difficult emotions, feelings, and obstacles that are holding you back from where you want to be. I use a client-centered approach, and believe in meeting you where you are in your therapeutic journey. When working with clients, I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, Solution Focused, Strength Based, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy approaches.
(605) 525-6101 View (605) 525-6101
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Jean M Hoem, LPC-MH, QMHP
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-MH, QMHP
Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
I think of therapy as a compassionate collaboration. Clients and I form a partnership in which we work together to not only change behavior, but to understand why we continue to make the same mistakes. We also develop a "roadmap" to avoid future problems by learning to spot "red flags" that may trigger old behaviors. Learning new coping skills and strengthening old ones are an intregal part of this process.
I think of therapy as a compassionate collaboration. Clients and I form a partnership in which we work together to not only change behavior, but to understand why we continue to make the same mistakes. We also develop a "roadmap" to avoid future problems by learning to spot "red flags" that may trigger old behaviors. Learning new coping skills and strengthening old ones are an intregal part of this process.
(605) 309-7083 View (605) 309-7083
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Nakita Meeks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Box Elder, SD 57719
I am able to help those who are experiencing anxiety and depression with establishing effective coping skills, challenging irrational thoughts, and further figuring out the core issue. I can help with ADHD treatment and help build a toolbox for clients to pull from when needing to function and complete tasks. Dealing with grief or going through some kind of life adjustment can be challeneging and overwhelming. I can help you get through this time and gain the tools you need to keep at it. Life is hard. Tools and a third party perspective can be important and a safe place for you to engage with someone.
I am able to help those who are experiencing anxiety and depression with establishing effective coping skills, challenging irrational thoughts, and further figuring out the core issue. I can help with ADHD treatment and help build a toolbox for clients to pull from when needing to function and complete tasks. Dealing with grief or going through some kind of life adjustment can be challeneging and overwhelming. I can help you get through this time and gain the tools you need to keep at it. Life is hard. Tools and a third party perspective can be important and a safe place for you to engage with someone.
(605) 640-5352 View (605) 640-5352
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Jessica L Ruzicka
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-MH, QMHP, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Spearfish, SD 57783
I value a diverse set of skills & believe being authentic & vulnerable can lead to the foundation within the therapeutic relationship. My approach to therapy is within the person-centered & humanistic approach, viewing the whole person, within their uniqueness, growth, & capabilities. I have worked extensively with families, children & adolescents within my career & seek out the importance of the child-parent relationship. Play therapy is a passion & set of skills I value while working with children & families. Focusing within Perinatal & Postpartum Mental Health is also a passion of mine.
I value a diverse set of skills & believe being authentic & vulnerable can lead to the foundation within the therapeutic relationship. My approach to therapy is within the person-centered & humanistic approach, viewing the whole person, within their uniqueness, growth, & capabilities. I have worked extensively with families, children & adolescents within my career & seek out the importance of the child-parent relationship. Play therapy is a passion & set of skills I value while working with children & families. Focusing within Perinatal & Postpartum Mental Health is also a passion of mine.
(605) 570-5094 x103 View (605) 570-5094 x103
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Enso Mental Health, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Spearfish, SD 57783
I would sincerely appreciate the opportunity to walk beside my clients on their journey toward self-fulfillment. My counseling interests include children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
I would sincerely appreciate the opportunity to walk beside my clients on their journey toward self-fulfillment. My counseling interests include children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
(605) 453-5652 x102 View (605) 453-5652 x102

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Number of Therapists in Custer County, SD

< 10

Therapists in Custer County, 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 County, 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 County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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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.