Exciting Changes at Sioux Falls Wellness Counseling

It has been quite a year of professional growth resulting in more services provided by me at Sioux Falls Wellness Counseling. By obtaining my LPC-MH, I have been able to become an in-network provider for Medicaid and DakotaCare.

I intend to soon offer telemental health services (on-line videoconferencing and phone sessions) as a medium to provide therapy. This is meant to provide a more convenient option for those who might have difficulty participating in person for a variety of reasons (geographical distance, time constrictions, agoraphobia/social anxiety). Please note most insurance companies do not cover phone/videoconferencing sessions; coverage can be determined on a case-by-case basis but one can expect to pay out of pocket for these services.

In the last year, I have been trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), an evidence-based therapy that has shown to be effective with a variety of clinical issues, including but not limited to trauma. You can find more information about EMDR on my website or through an online search. I have been impressed by the positive outcomes I have witnessed when using this therapy. In addition, it has been impressive how wiling some clients are to try new and different techniques.

Another change is that I have moved the location of my office. I am loving my new space, which includes a larger office and an overall quieter atmosphere.

Last but not least: I have started this blog. I hope readers find it informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining!

As a reminder, I am licensed as a professional counselor (LPC-MH) and an addictions counselor (LAC). Some things are still the same: I work with adolescents, adults, individuals, couples and families. I have nearly 15 years of experience in the field. I offer flexible scheduling which includes day, evening and weekend appointments.

I push myself to continually increase my professional knowledge and experiences, so I expect additional, rewarding changes in the upcoming year! Please stay tuned for regular blog articles.

Rita Hansen is a licensed professional counselor with Sioux Falls Wellness Counseling. She can be reached by calling (605) 610-9228.