Counseling Services in Sioux Falls, SD

Located in Sioux Falls, SD, Ritzman Counseling Services has been around for almost 10 years. Counseling for over 15 years, Kelly Ritzman is professionally prepared to work with all ages and developmental levels. She is knowledgeable and well-qualified in several specialties and is looking to help you on your healing journey. She has had considerable familiarity working with victims/survivors of domestic and sexual abuse before starting her private practice. During that time, Kelly completed years of dedicated training in trauma, play therapy and more.

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Listening with Compassion

With two Master Degrees in Counseling & Human Resource Development and Secondary Education, many years of experience, and continuing education, Kelly Ritzman is here to listen and understand your perspective and feelings. Emotions are events each person interprets differently, yet often with similar themes. We each go through the steps of grieving associated with pain and loss. How we learn to cope can determine how we come out on the other side. Kelly appreciates that it can be challenging to share your trauma or other experience and the emotions you may be feeling, but she is there to listen, empathize and assist in the way you find most helpful. If you are looking for someone who seeks to understand your unique story and unconditionally support you through the counseling process – then look no further than Ritzman Counseling Services.


Scheduling appointments is hassle-free at Ritzman Counseling Services. Kelly offers evening and some weekend sessions to fit clients’ needs. Need to cancel or reschedule an existing appointment? No problem. It is easy to leave a voicemail or send an email and there is no late cancellation fee. Kelly’s intention is to return messages the same day, but will do so the following business day if circumstances make that impossible. Ritzman Counseling Services tries to make the payment process painless as well, always keeping the client’s needs in mind. In addition to accepting major insurance and Medicaid, payments may be made in cash, by check or credit/debit card. Ritzman Counseling Services will work with you on a flexible payment plan and offers reduced rates for uninsured clients. On a limited basis, cost-free counseling can be available to clients who meet certain requirements.

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  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
    SD Department of Human Services, June 2010  –  Present
  • SD Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health (LPC-MH)  (LPC December 2003 – December 2011)
    SD Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists,  February 2009 –   Present

  • Association for Play Therapy, August 2006  –   Present
  • Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT)
    Evergreen Certifications, October 2021  – Present
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
    National Board for Certified Counselors, February 2002 – Present

More Counseling Information

  • National Board for Certified Counselors