Stronghold Counseling Services, Inc.

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PHONE FOR ALL LOCATIONS

 605.334.7713                                     

 866.802.0003

The family and staff would like to thank-you for the outpouring of prayers, love, and support on the loss of our beloved director JC Chambers, who passed away very unexpectedly July 8, 2018.

Stronghold will carry on the mission and serving that began 25 years ago. We appreciate your continued support.

KRISTIANA BENSON, MA

 

I would like to introduce myself as a clinical therapist at Stronghold Counseling Services. I am originally from Sioux City, IA, but I have made Sioux Falls, SD my home for the past years.

In 2002, I received my BA in Social Work and a minor in Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA. In the spring of 2006, I graduated form the North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls, SD with an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Currently I am licensed in the states of Minnesota and South Dakota as a Licensed marriage and family therapist. I am also certified as a Qualified Mental Health Professional in the state of South Dakota.

I am capable of providing individual, family, couple, and play therapy services. I have received educational or experiential training to address the following issues: anger management, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress concerns, abuse issues, parent/child and parent/teen conflict conflicts, and marriage issues. When working with clients, I use an Adlerian approach, which includes looking at family relationships and how behavior serves a purpose in one’s life.

As I work with clients, I attempt to incorporate the biblical theme of grace. I believe that change is possible as a person encounters grace and lowers defenses, which once held problems in place. I believe that a life can be transformed through the power of the Cross and the willingness to put the transformation into action.

I am available for public educational workshops, trainings, or seminars.