Stronghold Counseling Services, Inc.


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UPCOMING Trainings

Ellie is license as a Marriage and Family Therapist and License Addiction Counselor. She is also a qualified Mental Health Professional, Certified Level II Gottman Marriage Therapist.

Ellie works with not only the adults going through divorce but works with their children as well. Ellie has such a passion to help people and we are lucky to have her as part of our team.


We are offering two opportunities to become certified in LSCI!

LSCI - LifeSpace Crisis Certification Training February 9, 10, 12, 2018 Sioux Falls SD. Please contact Gena at 605.334.7713 to reserve a spot!

LSCI - LifeSpace Crisis Certification Training February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, 2018 Sioux Falls SD. Please contact Gena at 605.334.7713 to reserve a spot!

 JC Chambers is presenting a marriage seminar "Spice Up Your Marriage in Seven Steps " at Community Reformed Church Sioux Falls SD. Wednesday's January 31 - February 21, 7-8pm weekly.

If you have any questions please contact Gena at 605.334.7713 or register with the respective church.


My husband and I have had the opportunity to attend the 6-week Parents Who Put Grace in Place series presented by JC.  I have no words except: amazing.  We are sad that the 6 weeks is over; it flew by and we looked forward to each week dreading the end.  JC is dynamic, the content applicable, and the impact is awesome.  I would encourage anyone to attend - no matter the age of your children.  We are super thankful for the 6 weeks and for JC's insight.  He is taking time away from his own family to strengthen other families.  We are grateful.  JC, thank you for the past 6 weeks, thank you for your wisdom, and we hope we can apply even a fraction of what you spoke of in our home.  We would love for you to come back to Community on a weekly basis ;)  (That is, every week for the next 10 years!!)  Thanks again.


Nick and Abbie Langerock 

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Dr. JC Chambers of Stronghold Counseling is an LSCI trainer (LifeSpace Crisis Intervention) and is available to train in schools or other organizations. 

Lifespace Crisis Intervention is designed specifically to help teachers, assistant principals, ea’s, etc. deal with the conflicts and emotional explosions that typically happen in a classroom setting. It is an evidence based model that has 5 different studies written about it. The one most pertinent to our system would be the one written by Carol Dawson in New York City proper District 63, the largest special ed district in the city of New York. She determined that LSCI is more effective than most other interventions being used in their school system in terms of reducing degree of expulsiveness and preempting conflict in the classroom. 

This training is approved for 30 NBCC clock / 30 SD NASW contact hours.

If you have any questions or need more information or wish to sign up a group, call Gena at 605.334.7713.


About Stronghold:

Hope Without Hype - Guidance Without Judgement

Stronghold Counseling was founded on a philosophy of non-judgmental counseling. Before healing can happen, open communication must take place in a safe environment free of judgment. Stronghold provides a "judgment-free" zone where individuals and families can honestly open up, often for the first time without any fear of repercussions.