Crawford Counseling Center

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Mental health has an interactive relationship with our child's physcial health. This affects their ability to succeed in school, at work and in society. We want to learn how they think, how they feel, and how they act both on the inside and on the outside. 

* Is my child happy?

* Is my child functioning in an age appropriate way?

* Is my child able to express his/her needs and feelings?

* Does my child have any fears, anxiety, anger outbursts, or any other negative emotions that hinder his/her daily life?

We will work to provide the best available care to your son or daughter-- based on scientific evidence along with good clinical expertise.

Please call 605-558-2000 to discuss your concerns and to make an appointment.

Grief and Loss

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Grief is a natural reaction to a loss of any kind. The feelings that you are having are unique and natural for you.

A problem for us as we grieve is that we have been socialized to believe that having or expressing these feelings is abnormal. We tend to neglect or deny our own feelings about the end of a relationship. News of a dreaded medical diagnosis also causes symptoms of grief.


Grief recovery can be helpful and have a possible positive result. 

We do look forward to helping you through this journey.


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  •  Bipolar disorder can cause both the outcome of depression and/or mania.  Sleep loss often triggers a manic episode. A lack of activity re-inforces the continuanace of the depressed state. You "can" take control of your illness, and you can reverse any mental meltdown by learning strategies to cope.
  •  We offer Bipolar Individual Treatment that includes:  patient and family education, medication adherence, symptom management, and problem solving skills.  
  • Borderline Personality Disorder traits such as self-harm, anger outbursts, fear of abandonment, and feelings of emptiness can be successfully improved by learning about the diagnosis and learning a variety of skills. 
  • My area of expertise is related to BPD. I am available for individual sessions to treat this diagnosis.


* Divorce and separation are associated with a much higher risk of mental illness.

* Researchers studying marital health report married persons are more likely to recognize symptoms, seek medical treatment, avoid risky behaviors, recover quicker, and eat a healthier diet.

Individuals often seek marriage and/or family therapy for help with behavioral problems, relationship issus, or mental and emotional health disorders.  Sessions my include treatment for depression, anxiety, alchoholism, marital problems, child problems, and couple enrichment  to name a few.

Family interventions are also helpful for person's with medical problems or for care givers'. 

Call 605-558-2000 to schedule an appointment. Open Monday - Thursday.

at 1010 West 5th Street

Canton, SD.

 Feel free to leave an e-mail message by clicking on the "Contact" button on our home page of this website.


Everyone has a true purpose in life.  Your real job is to figure out what your purpose is by examining your fears and limiting the power of those who may want to sabotage your growth.

** I also am availalbe to  provide supervision for anyone who is attempting to gain their MSW-PIP licensure.