Teletherapy for South Dakota

Photo of Laura Longville, LAC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Laura Longville
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC
Verified 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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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
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Jessica Rae Kaiser
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
I offer long term, in depth, therapy for individuals that are looking for lasting relief of symptoms and reconciling the issue(s) once and for all. I look at both conscious and unconscious processes as information about where the problems may originate. Awareness, Insight and Choice are key to this process.
I offer long term, in depth, therapy for individuals that are looking for lasting relief of symptoms and reconciling the issue(s) once and for all. I look at both conscious and unconscious processes as information about where the problems may originate. Awareness, Insight and Choice are key to this process.
(605) 303-6635 View (605) 303-6635
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Jill Kuca- Gottman Couples, Family, Individual
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, Gottman, SIP, CCHt, MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Stuck? Alone? Why do I do the things I don't want to do, and don't do the things I want to do? Struggling to trust or feel worthy of love? Failed attempts to connect on repeat and overwhelming you? Tired of fighting with no resolution? Dealing with past relational trauma you can't break free from? I am here to help you better connect with others, and even with your own sense of self, even your spirituality if you desire. Find your authentic self and discover you can love that person, and, you are worth being loved. I am here. Lets journey together.
Stuck? Alone? Why do I do the things I don't want to do, and don't do the things I want to do? Struggling to trust or feel worthy of love? Failed attempts to connect on repeat and overwhelming you? Tired of fighting with no resolution? Dealing with past relational trauma you can't break free from? I am here to help you better connect with others, and even with your own sense of self, even your spirituality if you desire. Find your authentic self and discover you can love that person, and, you are worth being loved. I am here. Lets journey together.
(605) 702-6687 View (605) 702-6687
Photo of Emily A Learing, LMFT, RPT-S, Marriage & Family Therapist
Emily A Learing
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
I am passionate about helping women and children to experience a better life! In my practice, I focus on providing play therapy to children up to age 10, with a special emphasis on the early childhood population. I also provide mental health treatment to parents and other caregivers who are having difficulties in these caregiving roles. I provide counseling for women who are struggling with relationships, stress and other life difficulties who are looking to find more balance in life.
I am passionate about helping women and children to experience a better life! In my practice, I focus on providing play therapy to children up to age 10, with a special emphasis on the early childhood population. I also provide mental health treatment to parents and other caregivers who are having difficulties in these caregiving roles. I provide counseling for women who are struggling with relationships, stress and other life difficulties who are looking to find more balance in life.
(605) 610-0786 View (605) 610-0786
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Teri Corrigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57702
Anxious, Depressed, Burned Out or Tired of Feeling Emotionally Exhausted? I use kindness, honesty and humor to connect with people and help identify meaningful changes aligned with their values, in the shortest time possible. Best Life Solutions exists to help people learn to love their lives and listen to their internal messages. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential environment for people who are professionals in difficult careers including: mental health, education, nursing, law enforcement and community safety to name a few. If your work with others is impacting you, I invite you to reach out.
Anxious, Depressed, Burned Out or Tired of Feeling Emotionally Exhausted? I use kindness, honesty and humor to connect with people and help identify meaningful changes aligned with their values, in the shortest time possible. Best Life Solutions exists to help people learn to love their lives and listen to their internal messages. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential environment for people who are professionals in difficult careers including: mental health, education, nursing, law enforcement and community safety to name a few. If your work with others is impacting you, I invite you to reach out.
(605) 971-2586 View (605) 971-2586
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Understood Therapy by Nicole Weron
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCSC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
Ever feel like you can’t shake your case of feeling like you are not good enough? This persistent feeling comes from trying to be someone you’re not. Constantly striving to be perfect or to fit into everyone else’s expectations depletes you. When you come to therapy, you get to drop the pretensions. You get to be vulnerable and explore the fears and tough feelings that you worry you can’t reveal to the people you love. As you get more comfortable talking, playing, and creating with me about your real wants and needs, you will build the skills that will enable you to show your true self to your family, friends, and colleagues.
Ever feel like you can’t shake your case of feeling like you are not good enough? This persistent feeling comes from trying to be someone you’re not. Constantly striving to be perfect or to fit into everyone else’s expectations depletes you. When you come to therapy, you get to drop the pretensions. You get to be vulnerable and explore the fears and tough feelings that you worry you can’t reveal to the people you love. As you get more comfortable talking, playing, and creating with me about your real wants and needs, you will build the skills that will enable you to show your true self to your family, friends, and colleagues.
(605) 303-6608 View (605) 303-6608
Photo of Jeanne J Chamness, MA, NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jeanne J Chamness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
You're feeling stuck. Perhaps you know what’s holding you back and haven't been at a place in life to address it, or maybe you’re just overwhelmed by all life keeps throwing at you. Either way, it's hard and it keeps getting harder. You've been thinking about reaching out for a while, but the timing has never seemed right. But now, it's easier than ever. You have options. You can meet with a counselor in their office, or if time or geography is an issue, you can access most counselors from your home on your computer, tablet or phone. It's time.
You're feeling stuck. Perhaps you know what’s holding you back and haven't been at a place in life to address it, or maybe you’re just overwhelmed by all life keeps throwing at you. Either way, it's hard and it keeps getting harder. You've been thinking about reaching out for a while, but the timing has never seemed right. But now, it's easier than ever. You have options. You can meet with a counselor in their office, or if time or geography is an issue, you can access most counselors from your home on your computer, tablet or phone. It's time.
(605) 250-0713 View (605) 250-0713
Photo of Angie K Ostraat, NCC, LPC-MH, QMHP, CCTP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Angie K Ostraat
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 Alicia Johnson, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Alicia Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57108  (Online Only)
Are you a millenial women wondering where the heck your spark has gone? You think back to when you were carefree, laughing, and enjoying experiences. Now, you are juggling work and home and by the end of the day you have no time for yourself. You notice the spark of joy is gone and replaced with responsibilies, overthinking, and dread. It doesn't have to stay like this. You can have a life where you stay on top of things AND enjoy life more fully. You can get back to laughing and feeling calm. You'd love to figure out who you are at this stage of life. Let's get you there.
Are you a millenial women wondering where the heck your spark has gone? You think back to when you were carefree, laughing, and enjoying experiences. Now, you are juggling work and home and by the end of the day you have no time for yourself. You notice the spark of joy is gone and replaced with responsibilies, overthinking, and dread. It doesn't have to stay like this. You can have a life where you stay on top of things AND enjoy life more fully. You can get back to laughing and feeling calm. You'd love to figure out who you are at this stage of life. Let's get you there.
(605) 453-6834 View (605) 453-6834
Photo of Tabitha Soderstrom South Dakota Trauma And Anxiety Therapist, MS, LPCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tabitha Soderstrom South Dakota Trauma And Anxiety Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Watertown, SD 57201  (Online Only)
Dealing with constant worry, anxiety, or self-doubt can feel like an uphill battle! Events from your past might be affecting your day-to-day life, causing you to carry unnecessary guilt, shame, or fear. Maybe you feel like, no matter what you do, you simply aren’t good enough. Or maybe you’ve reached the end of your rope with flashbacks, nightmares, sleep issues, or anxiety attacks. No matter if you suffer from anxiety that you can’t explain or are able to trace your challenges back to specific events in your past, I am here to help you navigate from hurt to healing. At this time, I have daytime/weekday availability!
Dealing with constant worry, anxiety, or self-doubt can feel like an uphill battle! Events from your past might be affecting your day-to-day life, causing you to carry unnecessary guilt, shame, or fear. Maybe you feel like, no matter what you do, you simply aren’t good enough. Or maybe you’ve reached the end of your rope with flashbacks, nightmares, sleep issues, or anxiety attacks. No matter if you suffer from anxiety that you can’t explain or are able to trace your challenges back to specific events in your past, I am here to help you navigate from hurt to healing. At this time, I have daytime/weekday availability!
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Photo of Gaylen Bendewald, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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
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Yellow Brick Road Counseling and Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Life can be better! Yellow Brick Road Counseling and Therapy is a safe and comfortable place to address your concerns. Many of us carry hurt and pain for years but choosing therapy to address it helps your life to become better. With a passion for helping people through difficult times in their lives, I use a refreshing approach to address crisis, hurt, and pain. I enjoy working with all ages, individuals, couples and groups with a special interest in adolescents and young adults. I use a variety of tools to address anxiety, depression, behavior and relationship issues. Let's begin your journey to healing for a better life!
Life can be better! Yellow Brick Road Counseling and Therapy is a safe and comfortable place to address your concerns. Many of us carry hurt and pain for years but choosing therapy to address it helps your life to become better. With a passion for helping people through difficult times in their lives, I use a refreshing approach to address crisis, hurt, and pain. I enjoy working with all ages, individuals, couples and groups with a special interest in adolescents and young adults. I use a variety of tools to address anxiety, depression, behavior and relationship issues. Let's begin your journey to healing for a better life!
(605) 546-9331 View (605) 546-9331
Photo of Allison Parsons, NCC, QMHP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Allison Parsons
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
My ideal client is someone who seeks support across the developmental spectrum, from children to adolescents and adults. They may grapple with issues ranging from anxiety, self-esteem, and interpersonal challenges. Their needs encompass a safe and non-judgmental space to explore their emotions and develop coping strategies. Their ultimate goal is to attain improved mental well-being, harness their inner strengths, and cultivate the skills needed to navigate life's complexities with confidence and resilience. Their desire for growth and transformation stems from a genuine aspiration to lead a fulfilling and empowered life.
My ideal client is someone who seeks support across the developmental spectrum, from children to adolescents and adults. They may grapple with issues ranging from anxiety, self-esteem, and interpersonal challenges. Their needs encompass a safe and non-judgmental space to explore their emotions and develop coping strategies. Their ultimate goal is to attain improved mental well-being, harness their inner strengths, and cultivate the skills needed to navigate life's complexities with confidence and resilience. Their desire for growth and transformation stems from a genuine aspiration to lead a fulfilling and empowered life.
(605) 368-3028 View (605) 368-3028
Photo of Brad Byrum, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Brad Byrum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lennox, SD 57039  (Online Only)
Has your relationship become an angry, sad, or scary place leaving you feeling alone, hurt and discouraged? Are you and your partner feeling lost in conflict cycles you don’t understand and desperately want to change? Many of the couples I work with come to therapy feeling just like you. I understand how much courage it takes to reach out for help and to let another person get inside your relationship, especially when you are feeling so vulnerable. If you are searching for a safe place to explore what's not working in your relationship, and support in creating solutions, I can help.
Has your relationship become an angry, sad, or scary place leaving you feeling alone, hurt and discouraged? Are you and your partner feeling lost in conflict cycles you don’t understand and desperately want to change? Many of the couples I work with come to therapy feeling just like you. I understand how much courage it takes to reach out for help and to let another person get inside your relationship, especially when you are feeling so vulnerable. If you are searching for a safe place to explore what's not working in your relationship, and support in creating solutions, I can help.
(605) 640-5296 View (605) 640-5296
Photo of Tina (Christina) M Gunn (Johnson-Gunn), LIMHP, Mrs, LPC, LMHP, LMHC, Counselor
Tina (Christina) M Gunn (Johnson-Gunn)
Counselor, LIMHP, Mrs, LPC, LMHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Mission: Specializing in ASD and Neurodiversity, I assist and guide to relieve mental discomfort & improve well-being. I provide support in a safe environment for individuals to gain the skills that allow them to interact in the world surrounding them. I specialize in autism, trauma, sexual behaviors, anxiety, adoption and families affected by these. I want you to succeed. My experience is professional and personal. I understand how frustrating and difficult life gets. I mostly work with adults, assisting them in navigating the daily life. I've helped adults work through anxiety, depression, & trauma.
Mission: Specializing in ASD and Neurodiversity, I assist and guide to relieve mental discomfort & improve well-being. I provide support in a safe environment for individuals to gain the skills that allow them to interact in the world surrounding them. I specialize in autism, trauma, sexual behaviors, anxiety, adoption and families affected by these. I want you to succeed. My experience is professional and personal. I understand how frustrating and difficult life gets. I mostly work with adults, assisting them in navigating the daily life. I've helped adults work through anxiety, depression, & trauma.
(605) 540-1102 View (605) 540-1102
Photo of Rita Hansen, LPC-MH, QMHP, LAC, NCC, MA, Counselor
Rita Hansen
Counselor, LPC-MH, QMHP, LAC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Evening and Saturday, online or in-person appointments are offered. My hope is to provide a sense of connection in a world where we have become disconnected from each other. I possess a genuine and strong passion for walking with others on their journey towards good mental health and meaningful, happy lives. I have two decades of experience assisting others overcome their challenges and empowering individuals to achieve their goals. I believe in providing a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to explore areas for growth.
Evening and Saturday, online or in-person appointments are offered. My hope is to provide a sense of connection in a world where we have become disconnected from each other. I possess a genuine and strong passion for walking with others on their journey towards good mental health and meaningful, happy lives. I have two decades of experience assisting others overcome their challenges and empowering individuals to achieve their goals. I believe in providing a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to explore areas for growth.
(605) 206-2562 View (605) 206-2562
Photo of Sandi Lynn Forsythe, LMFT, EDIT, BSP, Marriage & Family Therapist
Sandi Lynn Forsythe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EDIT, BSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brandon, SD 57005  (Online Only)
Life's journey can pull you in various directions. The experiences, events, and relationships we encounter along our journey are unique to us, and influence who we are, and how we show up in relationships. I believe a trusting therapeutic relationship is the first step in beginning your healing journey. I offer a unique and integrative approach to healing, and work with couples, families, and individuals. I specialize in navigating the complexities of marital/family conflict, trauma, religious trauma, anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders.
Life's journey can pull you in various directions. The experiences, events, and relationships we encounter along our journey are unique to us, and influence who we are, and how we show up in relationships. I believe a trusting therapeutic relationship is the first step in beginning your healing journey. I offer a unique and integrative approach to healing, and work with couples, families, and individuals. I specialize in navigating the complexities of marital/family conflict, trauma, religious trauma, anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders.
(605) 674-6894 View (605) 674-6894
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Holly Merrick-Liston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS, LPC-MH, QMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Anxiety and depression can create difficulties and interfere with life activities and relationships. With a passion for helping people through difficult times in their lives, I use a refreshing approach to address crisis, hurt, and pain. I enjoy working with all ages, individuals, couples and groups with a special interest in adolescents and young adults. I use a variety of tools to address anxiety, depression, behavior and relationship issues including Traumatic Incident Reduction, CBT and DBT. Let's begin your journey to healing for a happy and healthy life. My website: https://holly-merrick-liston.clientsecure.me.
Anxiety and depression can create difficulties and interfere with life activities and relationships. With a passion for helping people through difficult times in their lives, I use a refreshing approach to address crisis, hurt, and pain. I enjoy working with all ages, individuals, couples and groups with a special interest in adolescents and young adults. I use a variety of tools to address anxiety, depression, behavior and relationship issues including Traumatic Incident Reduction, CBT and DBT. Let's begin your journey to healing for a happy and healthy life. My website: https://holly-merrick-liston.clientsecure.me.
(605) 777-0198 View (605) 777-0198
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Diana Mueller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-MH, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
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
Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.