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    Pierre, SD Team

    Patty Jonas, MS, LPC

    Patty Jonas, MS, LPC

    I grew up in central South Dakota and have lived most of my life in the area.  I graduated from Northern State University in 2015.  I then attended graduate school through SDSU at the West River campus in Rapid City graduating in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Counseling.   After graduate school, I worked […]

    Burke, SD Team

    Tea, SD Team

    Mackenzie Burns, MS, LPC-MH-Supervisor

    Mackenzie Burns, MS, LPC-MH-Supervisor

    I grew up in Northwest Iowa, near the Iowa Great Lakes until moving to Cedar Falls, IA for college. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa in 2014. Life then brought me to Mankato, MN where I attended Minnesota State University and obtained my Master’s of Science […]
    Danielle Hertel, MS, LPC

    Danielle Hertel, MS, LPC

    I grew up in the beautiful Black Hills and relocated east river to begin graduate school at the University of South Dakota in 2017. I have always had a passion to work with children and began my professional journey as an elementary teacher, which lasted three remarkable years. As a teacher, I found joy in supporting […]

    Aberdeen, SD Team

    Jenny Larson, MS, LPC

    Jenny Larson, MS, LPC

    I grew up in Mobridge, SD and have lived here most of my life. Following graduation, I attended Northern State University in 2009 and received my Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis on Sociology and Human Services. After living in Aberdeen for a few years, I found myself back in Mobridge. While living in Mobridge […]
    Morgan Jensen, MS, LPC-MH-SUPERVISEE

    Morgan Jensen, MS, LPC-MH-SUPERVISEE

    I grew up in small town Nebraska and have lived the majority of my life there! I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a focus in Child, Youth, and Family Studies in 2016.  In 2017, my husband and I moved to Aberdeen, where I attended graduate school at […]

    Madison, SD Team

    Bailey Munk, MS, LPC-SUPERVISEE

    Bailey Munk, MS, LPC-SUPERVISEE

    I grew up in Dell Rapids, SD all my life so working in Madison feels right at home. I attended South Dakota State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development & Family Studies. In December of 2021, I graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development with […]

    Brookings Team

    Kelsey Borchard, MS, LPC-Supervisee

    Kelsey Borchard, MS, LPC-Supervisee

    Arriving at Rising Hope, I reflect on a journey here that has been deeply informed by working daily with children. First as a 3rd grade teacher, and then more recently as a school counselor. Being a part of the public education system for eight years, I learned countless lessons about children and family systems. Most […]
    Bridjett Struzenbecher, LSW, LPC-MH, QMHP

    Bridjett Struzenbecher, LSW, LPC-MH, QMHP

     grew up in a small town in NE South Dakota. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Social Work from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN in 2011. I furthered my education at the Adler Graduate School in Richfield, MN and obtained a Master of […]
    Andrea Brown, MS, LAC, LPC-MH-SUPERVISEE, QMHP

    Andrea Brown, MS, LAC, LPC-MH-SUPERVISEE, QMHP

    My family moved to South Dakota when I was a child, and I have lived here ever since. I attended Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD for 3 years where I majored in Sociology. I then transferred to South Dakota State University where I finished my undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor in Criminal […]