Ms. Stellinga earned her Master’s degree at South Dakota State University in Counseling & Human Resource Development and her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of South Dakota in Alcohol & Drug Abuse Studies.
She has been in private practice since May of 2001 (14 years) and in related fields for over 28 years including group home care, educational therapy, outpatient and home-based therapy, hospitals, alcohol and drug treatment centers and contractual work.
She currently works with adults who suffer from depression/anxiety or insomnia and with post-adoption family systems including traumatized children and adults.
Having trained with the Post Institute and Texas Christian University in TBRI, she continues to pursue new research and strategies to bring about change.
She uses effective treatments, somatic processing, skill-building and she enjoys teaching through public speaking!
Mary Weber MS, LPC, LMFT
Mary is a master’s level therapist with more than 25 years of experience working with victims of trauma, abuse and neglect.
Her bachelor’s degree is in Child Development and Family Relations and her master’s degree is in Counseling and Human Resource Development. Both degrees were obtained through South Dakota State University.
Through individual, group, and family therapy, Mary helps children and adults find their voice, gain the strength to share their stories, and realize that their hurts don’t need to define who they are or break them. She has experience in working with the very young to elderly.
Specialty areas include trauma, grief and loss, attachment, domestic violence, relationships,school related issues and self-esteem.
Mary has presented to K-12 schools, college students, and professionals on topics ranging from bullying, signs of abuse, safety, shame & trauma, and healing.
She uses respectful, creative, and effective methods to help people find their strength and look at core issues.
Each person is worth celebrating. Mary is inspired to walk with people as they discover the greatness within them.
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To purchase a copy of All Kinds of Brave ($10 each), co-authored by Mary Weber, please contact Mary at (605) 201-1828.
Nancy Robson, MA, LPCMH, QMHP
Nancy is a Sioux Falls native; living in Denver, Boston, and Kansas City before coming home in 1998 to raise her two children. She received a BA in Psychology from the University of Nebraska and an MA in Community Counseling from the University of South Dakota.
Nancy has worked 7 years at Children’s Home Society as a family therapist for children and their families; and 3 years with Family Connection as a group therapist for school children with a family member in prison. Her clients’ personal stories underscore her dedication to reducing suffering, building resiliency, and embracing a hopeful future.
Nancy values both reason and emotion, and believes in helping clients find a balance of the two in their daily lives. A safe, confidential, and professional connection is a courageous step when coping with big issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, divorce, addiction, strained relationships or transitions.
Nancy’s work with attachment and trauma is an important foundation to strengthening parent-child relationships, couple relationships, and healing in individuals. Her therapeutic approach is unwaveringly person-centered; pulling techniques from solution-focused theory, play therapy, and DBT skills training.
Nancy is a SD Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health and a Qualified Mental Health Professional.
Andrea Bloch, MS, LMFT
Andrea is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist from Minnesota, and the newest member at Lighting a New Way. She earned her Master’s degree at Capella University of Minneapolis, MN in Marriage & Family Therapy in 2014 and joins us with four years of experience practicing in outpatient therapy and in-home family therapy settings.
She currently works individually with teenagers and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment, or abandonment issues, spiritual battles, grief and loss, domestic violence, and shame-based concerns.
Andrea is also passionate about working with couples that are “stuck” or need guidance in conflict resolution, are struggling with past or current infidelity, or are in need of a resource for assistance with communication and connection. She does similar work with families of all sorts, whether it be an adult mother and daughter, a father and his teenage child, adult siblings, and large family relationships.
Andrea integrates emotion-focused, narrative, and experiential therapy with somatic experiencing to help clients, couples, and families to come into their best selves.
Kristy Eckhoff-Speck, MA, LPCMH, QMHP
Kristy earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of South Dakota and has since gained more than 20 years of experience working in related fields. Her history includes working with adolescents who have experienced trauma, and with individuals struggling with anger, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and grief and loss. She has also worked with couples who are struggling to make their relationship “work”. She coaches parents of children with attention deficit or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, equipping them with effective and successful parenting strategies.
Kristy employs an honest and supportive approach to therapy. Using therapy techniques such as person-centered therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, emotion focused and narrative therapy, she focuses on empowering her clients so that they can live the life that they have always envisioned. In addition, she works with her clients to understand how trauma and past unresolved issues can affect their current life choices. She believes “it is important that everyone feels that they have a supportive person in their corner to help them manage the difficult times in their lives.”
Colleen D Stegenga, MSW, LCSW-PIP
Colleen earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of South Dakota in 2016. She has recently become board certified for independent, private practice and brings a passion for helping at-risk populations and serving the community. She joins us with over 20 years of experince working in school and community settings in various capacities. She looks forward to working with children adolescents and adults in the areas of anxiety & depression, trauma, attachment, grief & loss, domestic violence, issues with self-esteem in individual and family therapy.
At the core of Colleen's therapeutic technique is the strengths' perspective along with person-centered therapy, play therapy, and CBT and DBT skills training. Colleen is very genuine and passionate about meeting her clients where they are, and helping them get to where they want to be.
"Everyone has a voice and deserves to be heard. People, regardless of where they have been, should be treated with dignity and worthiness, and I feel it's my calling the help them experience this first hand."
**Please note that each therapist operates independently, with their own records, practices, and procedures.