Therapists in South Dakota

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Photo of Melissa Elrod-Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota
Melissa Elrod-Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Life can be difficult. For children and adolescents it can be especially challenging. I have a passion for utilizing play based techniques to help children and adolescents find their full potential. Having someone to help navigate life’s difficulties can help one develop positive coping skills. Through this process I work with individuals, families, and parents.
(605) 309-5038
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Sioux Falls, SD 57110
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Tara Reinesch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LAC, LPC-MH
Verified
Verified
I'm so happy you are here and am proud of you for taking the first step in your journey of choosing a therapist. I know this can be a scary experience and I am here to tell you that you do not have to go through this process alone. My goal is to work alongside you to help you to recognize the importance of embracing grace for yourself. Once you give yourself the grace to acknowledge your feelings, the tough times you are going through, the past experiences that have shaped you, the stressors you are experiencing and more; we are able to begin to heal and grow. Whatever you are feeling, those feelings are valid.
(605) 205-8933
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Sioux Falls, SD 57110
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Helena Dufault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QMHP
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I would love to share a little bit about me and my experience with you. Firstly, I attended college at the University of South Dakota, where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Addiction Counseling and Prevention in 2006. After gaining some work experience, I returned to graduate school at the University of South Dakota and earned my Master of Social Work degree in 2012. I am a licensed certified social worker in the state of South Dakota. I have worked with a variety of clients including: children and families, patients with chronic conditions and pain, and most recently clients struggling with addiction.
(605) 309-5039
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Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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Karla Schupp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWPIP, QMHP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer a FREE 15-minute intro call. I am a Licensed Social Worker based in Watertown, SD I am a social worker, who approaches therapy from a relational, collaborative, and strength-based perspective. I have extensive experience working with adults, children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and challenges in adjusting to recent life changes. I value the therapeutic relationship and focus on the resiliency of the client to create a firm foundation on which to achieve change. I find great worth in aiding the client to find their OWN voice to promote healing and wellness.
(605) 307-5075
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Watertown, SD 57201
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Holly Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH, RPT, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about helping children and adolescents experience a better life. I work with ages 2-18. My goal is to meet childern/adolescents and their parents and caregivers in whatever season of life they are in. You can only start from where you are! I am happy to help parents and caregivers with skills and education to assist in parenting challenges. I believe play is a child's language. I use directive and non-directive techniques to address challenges and struggles.
(605) 307-3824
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Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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Not accepting new clients
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Lena Abourezk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH, NCC
Verified
Verified
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” Carl Rogers My personal philosophy of counseling is to be a guide or facilitator of each client’s journey of self-exploration, self-understanding, and self-awareness. I believe the client is the expert in their own life story and can successfully solve problems, change, meet challenges, and heal with the support from counseling. I believe that every client is unique in their situations and in the issues brought to counseling.
(605) 609-2278
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Rapid City, SD 57702
Not accepting new clients
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Jessica Snedeker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-MH
Verified
Verified
Life can be challenging at times. Counseling can help when you're aspiring to make a change or working towards new goals. Clients often come to me after they have struggled to make those changes on their own. I work alongside my clients to help them overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. Counseling can assist with individuals of all ages in life's challenges and transitions. Counseling can help empower and provide the skills to make positive and meaningful life changes.
(605) 646-7309
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Sioux Falls, SD 57106
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Alexis Meyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-MH, NCC, LAC, QMHP
Verified
Verified
Managing life's challenges isn't something you have to do alone. I am passionate about creating a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathetic space to help you explore the parts of you that need healing and validation. I strive to create a deep relationship that fosters growth and safety during the most challenging walks of life. I believe therapy should be somewhere you can heal attachments and truly be yourself without shame. Creating a healing relationship with yourself can help you manage life’s challenges and live more authentically.
(605) 250-4323
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Sioux Falls, SD 57110
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Evelyn Iris Wilder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH, QMHP
Verified
Verified
Evelyn Wilder is a trauma counselor for the last 12 years, working 9 years on Native American reservations, specializing in "Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing" (EMDR) therapy. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from South Dakota State University West River Graduate Center for Counseling in 2010 and holds professional licenses as a Qualified Mental Health Professional and a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health. Evelyn also has experience with Addiction Issues. She is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 7 glorious children, and lives in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.
(605) 524-2721
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Rapid City, SD 57702
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Darcy Amanda Wiebrand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW, QMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The world is a complicated and messy place, and life can be the same way. Luckily resilience, coping, and inner strength are all skills we can learn, not traits that we either have or don't have.
(605) 674-6973
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Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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Enso Mental Health, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Verified
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
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Spearfish, SD 57783
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Waitlist for new clients
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Brandy Bunkers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I take pride in helping clients find clarity in the expected, unexpected and everything in between. As we travel through life we all face times that are emotionally difficult and it can be extremely powerful to take the lead in getting back on track. As a therapist it is my pleasure to help individuals, families and couples find their way.
(605) 210-7147
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Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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Waitlist for new clients
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Trevor Anderson
LPC Intern, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with young adults, 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 deeper, richer existence, 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 pursuing therapy in continuity with their religious faith.
(605) 674-7596
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Rapid City, SD 57701
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Rachel Thyberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP, RPT
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about helping children to feel safe, to know that they are heard and understood, and to live their best life using the language of play. The use of Adlerian play therapy allows children to communicate in a safe and comfortable way that allows me as a therapist to better understand the challenges that they are facing and to help them to develop skills for navigating those challenges. My areas of interest include working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma—including those who have been involved in the Child Protection system—behavioral challenges, and life transitions.
(605) 307-5165
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Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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Ian Stromberg
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd
Verified
Verified
Do you have more questions than answers, more confusion than explanation, or feel lost? Is your sadness, anxiety, anger, shame, grief, or guilt preventing you from doing the simplest tasks? Perhaps your pain drives you to cope in harmful or dangerous ways, but you'll do anything to feel something... or to feel nothing. Maybe you are searching to rediscover yourself as you transition through a significant life change.
(605) 210-6155
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Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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Lyn Shroyer
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Verified
Although I have specialized in the full spectrum of eating disorders for over 30 years, my passion is working with emotional eating/BED and weight-loss coaching. I have developed a program called "the glow approach" which will help you develop a healthy relationship with food, which means 1) putting food back in its place as nourishment for your body and learning which foods "work for you" for health and weight-loss; and 2) identifying what role(s) food plays in your life: a coping mechanism to manage feelings, avoid issues, fill a void, and/or self-medicate underlying mental-health conditions such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD.
(605) 989-2139
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Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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Photo of Tara Olson-Larson, Counselor in South Dakota
Tara Olson-Larson
Counselor, MA, LPC-MH, QMHP
Verified
Verified
Are you wondering how to help your sad or anxious child? Or wondering how to respond to the up and down moods of your teen? If you feel your child is struggling inside their home, at school or in their social environments and you feel everything you’ve tried isn’t working then that is where I come in. I am here to help you navigate through these difficult times. As a parent, you want nothing but the best for your child, but sometimes situations occur that you simply can’t “fix” on your own. That is when it’s best to call upon someone with expertise in the area. I would be happy to help you through these difficult times.
(605) 702-2655
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Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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Elly Keller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-MH, NCC
Verified
Verified
It is often difficult to explain exactly what therapy is and to best describe a therapist's approach. I like to think of therapy as looking at what has scraped you up emotionally, cleaning out that wound, and then healing so you can live a healthier and happier life. As to my approach clients, parents, and coworkers have described me as honest, kind, compassionate, nonjudgmental, interpersonal, solution focused, collaborative, and someone who will call you on your crap.
(605) 250-2922
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Sioux Falls, SD 57106
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Ashley Bechen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with children and their families to help them live their best lives. I work primarily with children ages 2-10 along with their parents or family. I take a play-based, non-directive, child centered approach in therapy, which allows the child to take the lead in sessions. This approach allows your child to feel respected and comfortable during the counseling process by utilizing toys and play–your child’s language–to help the therapist to understand your child’s world, while also supporting your child’s desire to play an active role in their counseling experience.
(605) 307-3651
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Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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Kristine Ann Weires
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PIP
Verified
Verified
There are times in our lives when we need help. Life experiences require us to make the decision to seek guidance from outside our immediate family and friends. Counseling can provide much needed support and intervention in times of crises or with chronic issues that last a lifetime. Don't consider it a weakness but a strength to take that step to be the best possible individual or family you can be.
(605) 646-4543
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Sioux Falls, SD 57106

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What type of South Dakota mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in South Dakota?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.