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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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Sarah Donovan
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If you are struggling with your relationships, parenting, an illness, caregiving, major life changes, grief/loss or general day to day stressors of life; you will find me an experienced, devoted, and caring support on your path to feeling better.


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Together, we will:

If you are struggling with your relationships, parenting, an illness, caregiving, major life changes, grief/loss or general day to day stressors of life; you will find me an experienced, devoted, and caring support on your path to feeling better.

Something to know about my approach is:

I provide verbal therapy and/or music therapy, we can decide together. You are the focus and your goals and wishes drive the therapy. I focus on listening and learning about you, and share my reflections and knowledge to help you meet your goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Codependency
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • Geriatric Counselor
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Reparenting Yourself
  • Stress Management
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Sarah Donovan remote and phone therapy in Minnesota, South Dakota
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Dr. Dana Spada
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Work toward your goals and lean into the very best version of you.


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Work toward your goals and lean into the very best version of you.

Something to know about my approach is:

Dr. Spada is a gestalt psychotherapist that always meets the patient where they are and works collaboratively with the patient toward their goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Therapy
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief counseling
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Dr. Dana  Spada remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, 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 Deb Mcclintock, therapist in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Deb Mcclintock
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I am able and willing to work through a variety of issues. Nothing really surprises me. Most importantly, we can all benefit from having a conversation with a therapist.


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I am able and willing to work through a variety of issues. Nothing really surprises me. Most importantly, we can all benefit from having a conversation with a therapist.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is to listen to your own words and help you decipher the obstacles in the way of making positive changes. I use an eclectic styles of therapy modalities. My philosophy is not all people are the same so their issues can't be treated the s

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
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Deb Mcclintock remote and phone therapy in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
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Charline Bengtson
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Each and every one of us has a story to tell and a story to share. If the time has come for you to share your story and work through some of the hardships it brings, I am honored to be the person to help you through this.


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Together, we will:

Each and every one of us has a story to tell and a story to share. If the time has come for you to share your story and work through some of the hardships it brings, I am honored to be the person to help you through this.

Something to know about my approach is:

We will primarily engage in talk therapy through a variety of different lenses and treatment modalities. My diverse training background allows me to integrate various therapeutic strategies into the counseling process.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Couples Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Pregnancy
  • Working Professionals
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Charline Bengtson remote and phone therapy in Minnesota, 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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Picture of Alex Garver, therapist 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
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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