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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in South Dakota

Mental Health Crisis Response in South Dakota

South Dakota’s Department of Housing and Urban Development has compiled a list of helpful hotlines and services. You can also find the number for your local crisis hotline, here. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or just need someone to talk to, call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The State of Mental Health in South Dakota

South Dakota currently ranks 23rd in the United States for mental healthcare. The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), under the Department of Social Services, is responsible for improving upon their current mental healthcare system, and for providing the resources necessary to build resilience within their communities. The DBH determines the standard of care that all South Dakota residents can expect when they seek treatment from a licensed counselor or therapist. The DBH aims to improve accessibility in all phases of mental illness, from prevention, to treatment and recovery, in order to promote their residents’ well-being and ability to prosper. This includes access to therapists, psychologists, and counselors throughout the state.

A major point of focus for the DBH is prevention. Community prevention coalitions work to educate youth and young adults to promote healthier habits. Educators are also being trained to keep adolescents and teens safe. There are two programs that are currently active in South Dakota school: Lifelines and Signs of Suicide.While it’s important for educators to be able to detect signs from students that may be struggling, evidence has shown that it’s even more important for students and their peers to know the warning signs.

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse, call Drug-Free South Dakota at 1-800-420-9064.

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI South Dakota

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in South Dakota, including virtual meet-ups. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in South Dakota

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Michaelyn Morgan
Together, we will:

The counseling process my clients engage in is collaborative, meaning we are constantly working together towards the same goal. Everything my clients and I do is meant to be applied to real life, which means “homework” is important.


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Together, we will:

The counseling process my clients engage in is collaborative, meaning we are constantly working together towards the same goal. Everything my clients and I do is meant to be applied to real life, which means “homework” is important.

Something to know about my approach is:

My clients and I focus on harnessing existing strengths; working on self-made goals; increasing self-awareness; controlling thoughts, behaviors, and emotions; and practicing mindfulness, gratitude, and presence.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adoption
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Mindfulness
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Skills
  • Stress
  • Teens
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Michaelyn Morgan remote and phone therapy in Kansas, Maine, Pennsylvania, South Dakota,
Picture of Keiko Wolfe, therapist in Kansas, Pennsylvania, South Dakota
Keiko Wolfe
Together, we will:

Through our work together, we'll focus on working through your current challenges while uplifting you to achieve your goals and create your best life. I incorporate the development of coping strategies while helping clients find their inner strength.


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Picture of Keiko Wolfe, therapist in Kansas, Pennsylvania, South Dakota
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Together, we will:

Through our work together, we'll focus on working through your current challenges while uplifting you to achieve your goals and create your best life. I incorporate the development of coping strategies while helping clients find their inner strength.

Something to know about my approach is:

I empower clients to build resiliency and strength through solution-focused, holistic approaches. I assist my clients in reaching their true potential while helping them maintain health, happiness, and resilience.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
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Keiko Wolfe remote and phone therapy in Kansas, Pennsylvania, South Dakota
Picture of Jack Krieger, therapist in Augusta, Kansas, Maine, Pennsylvania, South Dakota
Jack Krieger
Together, we will:

Identify your goals for therapy, explore what brings you in, and work on tangible and real solutions to improve your daily life and wellbeing.


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Picture of Jack Krieger, therapist in Augusta, Kansas, Maine, Pennsylvania, South Dakota
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Together, we will:

Identify your goals for therapy, explore what brings you in, and work on tangible and real solutions to improve your daily life and wellbeing.

Something to know about my approach is:

I approach therapy from a strengths-based, trauma-informed framework where you are the expert in your own life. With kids, I use a lot of play and art to support them in expressing themselves.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral & Emotional Issues
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Jack Krieger remote and phone therapy in Augusta, Kansas, Maine, Pennsylvania, South Dakota
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Alex Garver
Together, we will:

Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.


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Together, we will:

Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.

Something to know about my approach is:

I help people who are blocked and weighed down to turn towards past pain and transform it. Clients leave feeling lighter, in touch with a deep peace, and living with more and more joy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Spiritual Exploration
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Alex Garver remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Picture of Jim Ciraky, therapist in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Nevada, South Dakota
Jim Ciraky
Together, we will:

I know from years of involvement helping individuals and couples with relationship issues that you have the potential ability to make great changes in your life. If you are ready to do the work, you will be surprised at how skilled you are to change.


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Picture of Jim Ciraky, therapist in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Nevada, South Dakota
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Together, we will:

I know from years of involvement helping individuals and couples with relationship issues that you have the potential ability to make great changes in your life. If you are ready to do the work, you will be surprised at how skilled you are to change.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use CBT to challenge self-defeating thoughts that often lead to anxiety and relationship problems.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Marital and Premarital
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Jim Ciraky remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Nevada, South Dakota