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It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the South Dakota Mental Health Counselors Association. We are passionate about providing our members with efficient leadership in ever-changing times.

2016-2017 SDMHCA Executive Board

Stephanie Lund
Stephanie Lund
Jamie Peterson
Jamie Peterson
Sarah Shortbull
Sarah Short Bull
Government Relations
Robin Svendsen
Robin Svendsen
Membership Chair

Our Mission

SDMHCA is dedicated to the professional development of mental health counselors in the state of South Dakota and the welfare of the clients they serve.

Looking for ways to be the change you want to see?

  • Join! See Membership benefits
  • Volunteer
  • Share your expertise
  • Present at a conference
  • Call or email us with ideas
  • Recognize your colleagues for their service to the profession by nominating them for the Howard B. Smith Award.


For more information contact duane.kavanaugh@lsssd.org

SDMHCA Documents

Archives 2015-16

Mental Health President's Award
SDMHCA President's Award
Mental Health Incoming Board
SDMHCA Incoming Board

Become a Member

Membership in SDMHCA is encouraged to any person actively engaged in counseling, human develpment, mental health delivery, or guidance services. Licensed Professional Counselors, school counselors, counselor educators, counseling students, and others who are interested in the advancement of counseling profession are welcome.

Association Profile

  • SDMHCA is a recognized chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
  • SDMHCA is a division of the South Dakota Counseling Association (SDCA).
  • SDCA is a division of the American Counseling Association.