Therapists in Pennington County, SD

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Photo of Alexandra Coyne, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pennington County, SD
Alexandra Coyne
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
I work with teens, adults, and couples to navigate challenges as they journey through what it means to be the best versions of themselves. When we are up against confusing or difficult circumstances, we are left with a choice to embrace and face the storm or turn our backs, letting it fester. I am here to journey alongside you and venture together to face this storm, whatever it may be. It is okay to not be okay. Recognizing challenges in life is a sign of readiness for growth and self-evolution. Therapy is a way to explore this self-evolution in a way that is safe and oriented with your best interests in mind, always.
I work with teens, adults, and couples to navigate challenges as they journey through what it means to be the best versions of themselves. When we are up against confusing or difficult circumstances, we are left with a choice to embrace and face the storm or turn our backs, letting it fester. I am here to journey alongside you and venture together to face this storm, whatever it may be. It is okay to not be okay. Recognizing challenges in life is a sign of readiness for growth and self-evolution. Therapy is a way to explore this self-evolution in a way that is safe and oriented with your best interests in mind, always.
(605) 299-9100 View (605) 299-9100
Photo of Resa Combs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pennington County, SD
Resa Combs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW-PIP, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
Waitlist for new clients
The cornerstone of successful therapy is the relationship developed between client and therapist. I offer a non-judgmental environment in which you will be heard and respected. I tailor my approach to the unique needs and personality of each client. Together we will identify and develop your specific goals and choose which therapeutic approach will be the most comfortable and effective.
The cornerstone of successful therapy is the relationship developed between client and therapist. I offer a non-judgmental environment in which you will be heard and respected. I tailor my approach to the unique needs and personality of each client. Together we will identify and develop your specific goals and choose which therapeutic approach will be the most comfortable and effective.
(605) 519-5223 View (605) 519-5223
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Tracy Palecek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH, QMHP
Verified 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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Crossroads Counseling Services
Counselor, EdS, LPC-MH, NCC, QMHP
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
Not accepting 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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Janet K. Kuske
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-MH, QMHP
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
For the past 25 years, I have provided counseling services to my clients in various settings, including residential treatment, the clinic setting, in-home setting, and the school system. While I enjoy working with all ages and stages of individuals, I have a passion for and a great deal of experience in working with children, adolescents, and their families. I am a person who is easy to get to know and get along with, and partner with my clients as a team to face and manage life’s difficulties and emotional and behavioral challenges. I also work with other entities involved in a client’s life to ensure their best treatment.
For the past 25 years, I have provided counseling services to my clients in various settings, including residential treatment, the clinic setting, in-home setting, and the school system. While I enjoy working with all ages and stages of individuals, I have a passion for and a great deal of experience in working with children, adolescents, and their families. I am a person who is easy to get to know and get along with, and partner with my clients as a team to face and manage life’s difficulties and emotional and behavioral challenges. I also work with other entities involved in a client’s life to ensure their best treatment.
(605) 646-4502 View (605) 646-4502
Photo of Emily A Hamling, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pennington County, SD
Emily A Hamling
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
“To build the life you desire and deserve to live”. This is my purpose in the counseling process as we partner to explore life and what it could be. As we partner together on your journey in life, I commit to meeting you were you are at while providing a space that is nonjudgmental, genuine, and balanced in acceptance and change. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing are my primary treatment modalities while also integrating different techniques based on your individual needs.
“To build the life you desire and deserve to live”. This is my purpose in the counseling process as we partner to explore life and what it could be. As we partner together on your journey in life, I commit to meeting you were you are at while providing a space that is nonjudgmental, genuine, and balanced in acceptance and change. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing are my primary treatment modalities while also integrating different techniques based on your individual needs.
(605) 574-5418 View (605) 574-5418
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Michael E. Wheaton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, QMHP
Verified 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
Photo of Koral Olson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennington County, SD
Koral Olson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CBIS
Verified 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
Photo of Amy Ott, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennington County, SD
Amy Ott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701  (Online Only)
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
Photo of Diana Mueller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennington County, SD
Diana Mueller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-MH, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
Waitlist for new clients
I'm happy to work with all types of clients and issues. I strive for increased joy, happiness, resilience and peace for your life. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
I'm happy to work with all types of clients and issues. I strive for increased joy, happiness, resilience and peace for your life. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
(605) 644-7067 View (605) 644-7067
Photo of Trevor Anderson, LPC Intern in Pennington County, SD
Trevor Anderson
LPC Intern
Verified 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
Photo of Bailey Metzger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennington County, SD
Bailey Metzger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, QMHP
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
Waitlist for new clients
Seeking support for yourself or a child can feel challenging. My hope is to assist you in navigating this process. When working with clients, I draw from a client-centered approach and utilize skills and techniques that best fit each client and their needs. I believe each client is the expert of their life and I strive to provide a supportive and accepting space we can explore change.
Seeking support for yourself or a child can feel challenging. My hope is to assist you in navigating this process. When working with clients, I draw from a client-centered approach and utilize skills and techniques that best fit each client and their needs. I believe each client is the expert of their life and I strive to provide a supportive and accepting space we can explore change.
(605) 453-4463 View (605) 453-4463
Photo of Gaylen Bendewald, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pennington County, SD
Gaylen Bendewald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57702
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
Photo of Stuart Krause, Psychologist in Pennington County, SD
Stuart Krause
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
I can help you with depression, anxiety, feelings of poor self-worth or problems with communication and commitment in personal relationships. You can get off the treadmill of intense and self-defeating interactions with co-workers and intimate partners. I can also help if you have trouble concentrating, staying focused on a task, or being hyperactive and feeling "scattered." If you are a spiritual seeker, I can provide a thoughtful and informed perspective on meaning and direction in life.
I can help you with depression, anxiety, feelings of poor self-worth or problems with communication and commitment in personal relationships. You can get off the treadmill of intense and self-defeating interactions with co-workers and intimate partners. I can also help if you have trouble concentrating, staying focused on a task, or being hyperactive and feeling "scattered." If you are a spiritual seeker, I can provide a thoughtful and informed perspective on meaning and direction in life.
(605) 540-0269 View (605) 540-0269
Photo of LMB Therapy, Psychologist in Pennington County, SD
LMB Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
We are a private practice comprised of a licensed psychologist, two licensed professional counselors, an occupational therapist, and an administrator. Our team provides relationship-based therapy that aims to meet people where they are and to provide experiences that broaden possibilities for growth in a playful, sensory-friendly, and inviting setting. While we hope to grow towards a farm-and-garden milieu setting, we currently partner with Black Hills Works to operate their greenhouses, which provide opportunities for volunteer work, employment, and community. We look forward to meeting you! https://www.facebook.com/LMBFarm/ and www.lmbtherapy.com.
We are a private practice comprised of a licensed psychologist, two licensed professional counselors, an occupational therapist, and an administrator. Our team provides relationship-based therapy that aims to meet people where they are and to provide experiences that broaden possibilities for growth in a playful, sensory-friendly, and inviting setting. While we hope to grow towards a farm-and-garden milieu setting, we currently partner with Black Hills Works to operate their greenhouses, which provide opportunities for volunteer work, employment, and community. We look forward to meeting you! https://www.facebook.com/LMBFarm/ and www.lmbtherapy.com.
(605) 857-8093 View (605) 857-8093
Photo of Lesley Anne Dzintars, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennington County, SD
Lesley Anne Dzintars
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH, QMHP, CBP
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
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
Photo of Meredith McAdam, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pennington County, SD
Meredith McAdam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified 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
Photo of Katie Schwenk, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pennington County, SD
Katie Schwenk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP, LCSW
Verified 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
Photo of Erica Leigh Fett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pennington County, SD
Erica Leigh Fett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified 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
Photo of Jessica Hubner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennington County, SD
Jessica Hubner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
Do you feel like the challenges you face in life are making you (and your loved ones) out to be crazy, a burden or a problem? I aim to carve out a comfortable healing space for people who are faced with problems that may be tricky to unravel, obstinate to change or that simply need a place to be aired-out and heard. I am interested in meeting people who may struggle to find a good fit with other counselors or people who are new to therapy and looking for a comfortable, personal and respectful relationship.
Do you feel like the challenges you face in life are making you (and your loved ones) out to be crazy, a burden or a problem? I aim to carve out a comfortable healing space for people who are faced with problems that may be tricky to unravel, obstinate to change or that simply need a place to be aired-out and heard. I am interested in meeting people who may struggle to find a good fit with other counselors or people who are new to therapy and looking for a comfortable, personal and respectful relationship.
(605) 646-4409 View (605) 646-4409

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Number of Therapists in Pennington County, SD

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Pennington County, SD who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Stress
74% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
72% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Wellmark BCBS
58% Avera Health Plans

How Therapists in Pennington County, SD see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pennington 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.