Therapists in South Dakota

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Photo of Dave Jetson, Counselor in South Dakota
Dave Jetson
Counselor, LCP-MH, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
Your internal dissatisfaction, emptiness, anxiety, depression and loneliness are the main motivators for counseling. It could be associated with relationships, work, grief, addictions, trauma, abuse or not being heard. These patterns develop when you deny your emotional truth. When you connect with your emotional truth, you are always loving, kind and respectful to yourself, others, to things of importance and God. When you connect with your emotional truth, life becomes more enjoyable. Reasons for living, loving and exploring seem possible again. The journey and many new possibilities begins here.
Your internal dissatisfaction, emptiness, anxiety, depression and loneliness are the main motivators for counseling. It could be associated with relationships, work, grief, addictions, trauma, abuse or not being heard. These patterns develop when you deny your emotional truth. When you connect with your emotional truth, you are always loving, kind and respectful to yourself, others, to things of importance and God. When you connect with your emotional truth, life becomes more enjoyable. Reasons for living, loving and exploring seem possible again. The journey and many new possibilities begins here.
(605) 937-7636 View (605) 937-7636
Photo of Angie K Hoheisel, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota
Angie K Hoheisel
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC-MH, QMHP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
I have a passion for working with behaviorally challenging kids, their parents, and women. I enjoy the process of sorting through the outward difficult behaviors and discovering the root of their actions. I have worked with troubled teens and tweens for more than 14 years and have discovered that there is always more than meets the eye with these youngsters. The teenaged years and the few preceding years are difficult times not only for the kids, but parents and caretakers. It may seem that nothing helps manage their behaviors and emotions. I can help kids and their parents find solutions to defiant behaviors.
I have a passion for working with behaviorally challenging kids, their parents, and women. I enjoy the process of sorting through the outward difficult behaviors and discovering the root of their actions. I have worked with troubled teens and tweens for more than 14 years and have discovered that there is always more than meets the eye with these youngsters. The teenaged years and the few preceding years are difficult times not only for the kids, but parents and caretakers. It may seem that nothing helps manage their behaviors and emotions. I can help kids and their parents find solutions to defiant behaviors.
(833) 757-9716 View (833) 757-9716
Photo of Jenna Kvaale, Counselor in South Dakota
Jenna Kvaale
Counselor, LPC-MH, QMHP, RYT-200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
I believe the physiological effects of depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and grief are real, and the path to healing may look different for everybody. In addition to more traditional approaches to counseling, treatment might include yoga and other mindfulness practices that will improve your ability to process difficult experiences, and increase your capacity to cope with a wider range of sensations and experiences in everyday life.
I believe the physiological effects of depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and grief are real, and the path to healing may look different for everybody. In addition to more traditional approaches to counseling, treatment might include yoga and other mindfulness practices that will improve your ability to process difficult experiences, and increase your capacity to cope with a wider range of sensations and experiences in everyday life.
(605) 210-5409 View (605) 210-5409
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K Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MAC
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Suffering is hard. When you go through depression, sadness, anxiety, anger, confusion, relationships, and other challenges, it starts to affect our days, weeks, months, and years. I understand the importance of how this pain can affect day to day life, and often we may start to have a hard time enjoying even the good parts of our life. Wanting to be heard, and understood, and then creating a path of healing, change, and growth are often the goals people have to better enjoy their lives, find peace and happiness within their own lives and their relationships.
Suffering is hard. When you go through depression, sadness, anxiety, anger, confusion, relationships, and other challenges, it starts to affect our days, weeks, months, and years. I understand the importance of how this pain can affect day to day life, and often we may start to have a hard time enjoying even the good parts of our life. Wanting to be heard, and understood, and then creating a path of healing, change, and growth are often the goals people have to better enjoy their lives, find peace and happiness within their own lives and their relationships.
(605) 220-5416 View (605) 220-5416
Photo of Jeff Wahl, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota
Jeff Wahl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-MH , QMHP, MINT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57702
My ideal client is exploring change and considering what it may look like. Whether that is change in their relationships, lifestyle, career, family life, social life, etc... They recognize that a change needs to happen. Their goal is to decrease stress from the current behavior that continues to go on and they desire to find a different way to deal with issues that come up in life. They know what needs to change and the thought of doing something different is scary and overwhelming.
My ideal client is exploring change and considering what it may look like. Whether that is change in their relationships, lifestyle, career, family life, social life, etc... They recognize that a change needs to happen. Their goal is to decrease stress from the current behavior that continues to go on and they desire to find a different way to deal with issues that come up in life. They know what needs to change and the thought of doing something different is scary and overwhelming.
(605) 210-6283 View (605) 210-6283
Photo of Cat Garvey, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota
Cat Garvey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, QMHP, CATP
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
I create a welcoming and inclusive environment so clients can feel safe to explore their complicated emotional needs. I work with individuals and couples to process their anxiety, depression, and feelings of self worth. I believe every individual is capable of the change they desire. My goal is to provide the nonjudgmental and understanding environment that serves as the catalyst for clients to meet their personal goals. I use evidence- and brain-based techniques to support the social and emotional growth of my clients.
I create a welcoming and inclusive environment so clients can feel safe to explore their complicated emotional needs. I work with individuals and couples to process their anxiety, depression, and feelings of self worth. I believe every individual is capable of the change they desire. My goal is to provide the nonjudgmental and understanding environment that serves as the catalyst for clients to meet their personal goals. I use evidence- and brain-based techniques to support the social and emotional growth of my clients.
(605) 210-5533 View (605) 210-5533
Photo of Amanda Vander Lugt, Psychologist in South Dakota
Amanda Vander Lugt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Amanda Adcock Vander Lugt, PHD is a clinical psychologist with experience in assessment and treatment of chronic pain related conditions, substance abuse, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and many other problems in living. She is committed to creating a space for her clients to improve quality of life. Dr. Vander Lugt is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to facilitate change toward client’s goals in therapy. She has practiced and trained ACT for over 15 years, and MI for 5.
Amanda Adcock Vander Lugt, PHD is a clinical psychologist with experience in assessment and treatment of chronic pain related conditions, substance abuse, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and many other problems in living. She is committed to creating a space for her clients to improve quality of life. Dr. Vander Lugt is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to facilitate change toward client’s goals in therapy. She has practiced and trained ACT for over 15 years, and MI for 5.
(605) 702-6082 View (605) 702-6082
Photo of Brea Grueneich, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota
Brea Grueneich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC-MH, QMHP
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for a LGBTQ+ safe and supportive therapist who understands? Are you wanting to share your gender/sexual identity with others or transition but are not sure what next steps to take? Are you often experiencing anxiety in social situations due to your gender identity/sexual orientation? Or are you a parent not knowing how to support your child as they recently came out as transgender or non-binary? You don’t have to go through it alone. Let's get you the support you need!
Are you looking for a LGBTQ+ safe and supportive therapist who understands? Are you wanting to share your gender/sexual identity with others or transition but are not sure what next steps to take? Are you often experiencing anxiety in social situations due to your gender identity/sexual orientation? Or are you a parent not knowing how to support your child as they recently came out as transgender or non-binary? You don’t have to go through it alone. Let's get you the support you need!
(605) 205-7425 View (605) 205-7425
Photo of Resa Combs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Dakota
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
Photo of Becky Cornell-Marsich, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota
Becky Cornell-Marsich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-MH
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
Whatever struggles you might be having right now, we can examine those together and find ways to change your situation, thoughts, feelings and/or behaviors to help you feel better and find joy in life. I will work to create a space where you feel comfortable sharing what's going on with you, and can work toward your goals.
Whatever struggles you might be having right now, we can examine those together and find ways to change your situation, thoughts, feelings and/or behaviors to help you feel better and find joy in life. I will work to create a space where you feel comfortable sharing what's going on with you, and can work toward your goals.
(605) 600-2249 View (605) 600-2249
Photo of Andrea Walcott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Dakota
Andrea Walcott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Verified Verified
Mitchell, SD 57301
I have been fortunate enough to come alongside children, adolescents, and adults, and help them through a variety of difficulties ranging from depression and anxiety to experiences with trauma, and more. My specialty ages range from elementary children to those in young adulthood.
I have been fortunate enough to come alongside children, adolescents, and adults, and help them through a variety of difficulties ranging from depression and anxiety to experiences with trauma, and more. My specialty ages range from elementary children to those in young adulthood.
(605) 301-7492 View (605) 301-7492
Photo of Jayme Davis in South Dakota
Jayme Davis
MHCL, LPC, LMHP, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701  (Online Only)
I am ready to help you on your journey to healing and well-being. What you can expect from counseling with me is a safe and welcoming space for you to express your thoughts and feelings, where we will work together to find solutions to the stressors you are experiencing.
I am ready to help you on your journey to healing and well-being. What you can expect from counseling with me is a safe and welcoming space for you to express your thoughts and feelings, where we will work together to find solutions to the stressors you are experiencing.
(605) 349-3162 View (605) 349-3162
Photo of Recourse Solutions Sioux Empire LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota
Recourse Solutions Sioux Empire LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC-MH, QMHP
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Professional help and support for families and individuals going through transitions. Change can be hard, even when it's hoped for and necessary.
Professional help and support for families and individuals going through transitions. Change can be hard, even when it's hoped for and necessary.
(605) 644-6920 View (605) 644-6920
Photo of Make It Happen Counseling, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Dakota
Make It Happen Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Verified Verified
Sturgis, SD 57785
I have been a social worker for 30 years. The basis of our profession is to start where the client is. No matter what the issue we can start the process together. I've also said that relating to my clients and establishing a therapeutic relationship is more important than anything else I know. I have a wide range of skills, am approachable and easy to talk with about anything. My passion is working with others who want to improve their life circumstances. I can offer support, guidance and another perspective in what you can control to make the necessary changes. I am strength based and build on what you already have going well.
I have been a social worker for 30 years. The basis of our profession is to start where the client is. No matter what the issue we can start the process together. I've also said that relating to my clients and establishing a therapeutic relationship is more important than anything else I know. I have a wide range of skills, am approachable and easy to talk with about anything. My passion is working with others who want to improve their life circumstances. I can offer support, guidance and another perspective in what you can control to make the necessary changes. I am strength based and build on what you already have going well.
(605) 307-5798 View (605) 307-5798
Photo of Stacy L Dixon, Marriage & Family Therapist in South Dakota
Stacy L Dixon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, QMHP
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Transitions can be difficult. The decision to change is both challenging and rewarding. I provide an atmosphere of confidentiality, warmth and respect where you can ask questions and explore solutions. I will listen and provide tools to help you. We can address difficulties in your work, home and social settings. Therapy offers you a supportive place where you can process your experiences, gain perspective and make decisions that help you move forward.
Transitions can be difficult. The decision to change is both challenging and rewarding. I provide an atmosphere of confidentiality, warmth and respect where you can ask questions and explore solutions. I will listen and provide tools to help you. We can address difficulties in your work, home and social settings. Therapy offers you a supportive place where you can process your experiences, gain perspective and make decisions that help you move forward.
(605) 250-3947 x2 View (605) 250-3947 x2
Photo of Natasha M Kellenberger, Marriage & Family Therapist in South Dakota
Natasha M Kellenberger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brandon, SD 57005
A life shared is what we all strive for, however relationships can be very challenging at times. When you take two people and bring them together you are also combining different learning styles, communication styles, experiences and how you perceive a situation. The goal is to communicate effectively by being able to share what you think and how you feel.
A life shared is what we all strive for, however relationships can be very challenging at times. When you take two people and bring them together you are also combining different learning styles, communication styles, experiences and how you perceive a situation. The goal is to communicate effectively by being able to share what you think and how you feel.
(507) 824-6281 View (507) 824-6281
Photo of Maggie Blaylock, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota
Maggie Blaylock
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
If you are searching for a therapist it usually means that you are in crisis or ready to make some changes in your life. At Known Counseling Services we understand how hard the path to health, growth and self-discovery can be. It hard to be KNOWN and we are hear to walk the path with you. We offer individual, couples, and group therapy sessions in a variety of formats. We offer empathy and understanding through the process of healing.
If you are searching for a therapist it usually means that you are in crisis or ready to make some changes in your life. At Known Counseling Services we understand how hard the path to health, growth and self-discovery can be. It hard to be KNOWN and we are hear to walk the path with you. We offer individual, couples, and group therapy sessions in a variety of formats. We offer empathy and understanding through the process of healing.
(605) 524-2314 View (605) 524-2314
Photo of Debra Ann Hughes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Dakota
Debra Ann Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PIP, CDA
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
Individuals seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Parents may be looking for assistance for their child as they are demonstrating behaviors. Couples may be struggling to communicate in their marriage. Individuals going through a divorce may need parent coordination to assist them in coordinating visitation. Each situation requires a therapist who is understanding and willing to see how they are being impacted individually. Clients are seeking help and wanting results.
Individuals seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Parents may be looking for assistance for their child as they are demonstrating behaviors. Couples may be struggling to communicate in their marriage. Individuals going through a divorce may need parent coordination to assist them in coordinating visitation. Each situation requires a therapist who is understanding and willing to see how they are being impacted individually. Clients are seeking help and wanting results.
(605) 307-3083 View (605) 307-3083
Photo of Kristin Kay Schulte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Dakota
Kristin Kay Schulte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
We are worth more than our circumstances, difficult situations, missteps, or the uncontrollable events of our lives. As we process these emotions, we need support to recognize that digging out can be difficult and sometimes we tend to dig even deeper. As a therapist, my focus is to help individuals, families, and couples move forward.
We are worth more than our circumstances, difficult situations, missteps, or the uncontrollable events of our lives. As we process these emotions, we need support to recognize that digging out can be difficult and sometimes we tend to dig even deeper. As a therapist, my focus is to help individuals, families, and couples move forward.
(605) 315-7259 View (605) 315-7259
Photo of Julie Maas, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota
Julie Maas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy getting to know my clients and learning about their lives. It is my goal to help people discover the best parts of themselves and tap into their strengths.
I enjoy getting to know my clients and learning about their lives. It is my goal to help people discover the best parts of themselves and tap into their strengths.
(605) 385-0459 View (605) 385-0459

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How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in South Dakota who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
70% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Avera Health Plans
76% Sanford Health Plan

How Therapists in South Dakota see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Dakota?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.