NOTICE: COVID-19 Procedures for Clients

Thursday, April 30th, 2020


Sioux Falls Psychological Services and River Counseling Services, continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19.  Provided is an update about the continued efforts we are taking at our offices.  We highly value the health and safety of our clients, our staff, and our families.  PLEASE CLICK “READ MORE” TO REVIEW THE NEW PROCEDURES THAT ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.


Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Strange, weird, scary, uncertain, unprecedented; all words I have heard to describe the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 around the globe, in our nation, and in our state. I have heard people describe the looks of others as they pass each other in stores; fearful, paranoid, and worried. I have also heard hope in people.

Reducing the Power of Trauma: How Not to Let COVID-19 Win

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, an expert in understanding and treating trauma, recently made a short video for therapists to help us address the impact of COVID-19 on the psychological and relational health of us all.  He noted how what we are facing with this pandemic is creating a number of preconditions of trauma that we must attend to in order to maintain our psychological and relational health.

Stress and Anxiety in Children

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Most adults and children experience stress. According to Dictionary sources, “Strain, tension, pressure, and tightness” also describes stress. Manageable stress can be helpful if it propels children towards a positive experience.