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Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists

The 2021-2022 Renewal Process is now open.  Between October 15-November 30, please visit Renew License to complete your renewal.  Please note that no paper forms will be mailed. 

Communication regarding the renewal process was mailed to all licensees on October 5th.  A copy of the letter can be found here.   A How to Renew and Frequently Asked Questions document can be found here.  Please continue to check the Board website for updated FAQs.

Once the renewal is complete, a receipt of your payment will be emailed to you.  (Please check your spam folder if you do not receive right away).  Your license will be mailed to you after completion of your renewal.  Please allow up to two weeks for mail delivery.

If you have questions about the renewal requirements for your license, the online renewal system or options for inactivating your license, please contact the Board at or 605.224.1721.

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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 - President - Black Hawk
Tiffany Butler, LPC Counselor - Vice President - Lennox
Sherry Bartels, LPC-MH Counselor - Sioux Falls
Bobbi Brown - Lay Member - Rapid City
Cheryl Hartman - Lay Member - Sioux Falls
Roswitha Konz, LPC Counselor - Mitchell
Jay Trenhaile, LPC Counselor Educator - Brookings
Sherwood Schrenk, LPC-MH Counselor - Aberdeen
Jeff Wangen - Lay Member - Rapid City

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

View archived meeting minutes prior to 2014.