Laurie Gill
Cabinet Secretary

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Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners

Jennifer Stalley
Executive Secretary
PO Box 340, 1351 N. Harrison Ave
Pierre, SD  57501
Phone: 605.224.1721
Fax: 1.888.425.3032

The mission of the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists is to protect the South Dakota consumers of counseling and marriage and family therapy services by mandatory licensing of qualified counselor applicants.

  • Statute – SDCL 36-32 and 36-33
  • Administrative Rule – ARSD 20:68, 20:71 and 20:73

Board Members
Board members are appointed by the Governor to three-year terms. The board consists of nine members, three of whom shall be lay members, one of whom shall be a counselor educator, and five of whom shall be professionals actively engaged in professional counseling or marriage and family therapy and broadly representing a cross section of the licensed disciplines governed by this board. No member may serve more than three consecutive terms.

Lynell Rice Brinkworth, LMFT Therapist - Rapid City - President
Tiffany Butler, LPC Counselor - Lennox - Vice President
Sherry Bartels, LPC-MH Counselor - Sioux Falls
Bobbi Brown - Rapid City - Public Member
Cheryl Hartman - Sioux Falls - Public Member
Roswitha Konz, LPC Counselor - Mitchell
Jill Schoen, Retired Counselor Educator - Mansfield
Sherwood Schrenk, LPC-MH Counselor - Aberdeen
Jeff Wangen - Rapid City - Public Member

Additional Information
View upcoming board meetings and meeting minutes on the Boards and Commissions portal.

View archived meeting minutes prior to 2014.