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Children's Services

Southeastern’s Counseling and Children’s Services provides support and guidance to children, adults, and families as they work through life’s challenges. Professional staff utilizes evidence-based techniques to help pave the way to motivate individuals and families to promote transformational change, growth, and hope.

Individual, Family, and Group Counseling services are provided to individuals of all ages for a wide range of concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties.

Services Include:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Parent/Child therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing services
  • Medication Management
  • 24/7 crisis management
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

An evidence-based prevention curriculum that is integrated into school programming. CAST is a 12-lesson skills training program used to help students develop coping skills and healthy behaviors, including how to ask for support.

For the parents of the students attending the CAST program, there is a four session Parent Engagement Program that focuses on family centered intervention where parents learn skills to support their students in mood management, drug use control, and improving school performance.

Home, school, and community-based counseling offers individual, group, and family counseling offered within the community setting to eligible families with services designed to assist in the development of a nurturing and stable family environment in which the children can grow.

Services Provided:

  • Case Management
  • Psychiatric and nursing services
  • Medication Management
  • Psychological and Psychiatric Evaluations
  • 24/7 crisis management

A selection of targeted services for justice-involved youth including Aggression replacement Training (ART), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) and the Systems of care (SOC) program.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT): A family-based therapy that focuses on building skills to improve family relationships, reduce behavioral issues and improve school performance. FFT is a clinical model that increases a family’s motivation to change and tailor’s interventions to each family’s unique risk and protective factors.

Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART): A psycho-educational intervention geared towards adolescents ages 12-17. Specific cognitive interventions are incorporated with the goal to help children and adolescents strengthen social skills, moral reasoning, anger management and to reduce aggressive behavior.

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT): An evidence-based program that combines education and structured exercises to assist participants in addressing negative thought and behavior patterns. MRT includes 12 steps which focus on issues such as honesty, trust, acceptance, healing, relationships, and goal setting.

SOC includes a wraparound approach to care coordination and service delivery for youth and families with complex needs. This approach is built on the values of being family driven, team-based, collaborative, individualized and outcomes-based. SOC helps families to navigate and access services, while also giving them the skills they need to become self-reliant.

Support for adolescents who are seeking individual and group therapy for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) with additional experience emphasizing co-occurring needs.

Adolescent Recovery Team

Services include:

  • Chemical dependency screenings and assessments
  • Psychiatry services
  • Medication management
  • Individual and Group therapy
    • Alternatives Program – substance use prevention and education
    • Catch My Breath – vaping prevention
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
    • Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART)

Therapy used in treatment of various mental health concerns, particularly related to trauma.


On-Track is an early intervention service that supports individuals ages fifteen through forty who've begun experiencing symptoms of psychosis. For more information call Lisa Freeborn at (605) 336-0503 or email the Sioux Falls team at

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Early Childhood Programs

Explore our programs and initiatives supporting the wellness of children in our community. Together, let's make a positive impact on the cognitive, social, and emotional development of our children.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a therapeutic approach that uses play to help children overcome challenges. Therapists engage children in play-based activities to address emotional, social, and behavioral difficulties. By tapping into the natural therapeutic qualities of play, children can heal and achieve their full potential.


Theraplay is a family therapy approach. It emphasizes structured, nurturing, and challenging interactions between parents and children. By creating a deep emotional connection, theraplay helps children develop a positive self-image and view relationships as fulfilling and rewarding.

Early Intervention

Early intervention involves using play therapy to help children express themselves when verbal communication is limited. Therapists utilize toys to promote adaptive behaviors and address emotional or social skill deficits. The nurturing relationship formed during play therapy supports development.

Child & Adolescent Counseling

In addition to our outpatient counseling services, we also provide additional child & adolescent counseling services for those facing emotional and behavioral challenges. Our compassionate counselors help young individuals. Discover more about the specialized work we do.

Our Counseling Services
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Don't hesitate to reach out if you want to learn more about Children's Services at Southeastern. Contact us to discover how we make a difference with directions for life.