About Rita

Sioux Falls Wellness Counseling

Rita Hansen, Licensed Professional Counselor


I have over a decade of experience assisting others overcome their challenges and empowering individuals to achieve their goals. My experience includes providing mental health and chemical dependency counseling services in outpatient and residential/hospital settings. I am an EMDR trained clinician.

Licensure & Certification

  • Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health (LPC-MH)
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
  • Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC)
  • Board Certified - TeleMental Health (BC-TMH)


Education University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Alcohol and Drug Counseling and Education Program Certificate

Education University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota

Master's Degree in Community Agency Counseling

Rita Hansen

 Rita Hansen, Sioux Falls Councelor Mental Health

 I possess a genuine and strong passion for walking with others on their journey towards good mental health and meaningful, happy lives. I believe in providing a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to explore areas for growth. I mostly apply strength-based and cognitive-behavioral approaches.