Rita Hansen

Rita Hansen

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Personal Statement

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

Client Focus (Age)

  • Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Therapy Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Eclectic
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Avera Health Plans
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Optum
  • Sanford Health
  • UMR
  • United

Years in Practice

10+ years

Services Fee

  • Therapy Session $50-$150

Payment Types

Amex, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa


License Name License State Year
Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) 08061366 South Dakota 2014
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) LPC 7219 South Dakota 2012


Name Year
National Certified Counselor (NCC) 2010


Name Duration
American Counseling Association (ACA) Present


School Degree Major Year
University of South Dakota MA Community Counseling 2010
University of Minnesota BA Psychology 2001


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