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Anna Beard,  LPC

HELLO! I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Dakota.  I offer in-office session in Sioux Falls or virtual sessions anyone within the state. I grew up in Illinois and moved to South Dakota ten years ago.  I love it here.  This is home. I am a musician and I play the piano and guitar.  I enjoy being outdoors -- I like to backpack, hike, kayak, canoe, paddle board and horse back ride.  I am a wife, mom, podcast listener and a Puggle fur-mom to an 18 month-old ball of doggy cuteness.        


Thought-Based Approach

 I use an array of communication skills to provide counseling services that give you the tools for success. In addition to 1-on-1 consultations and group sessions, I regularly host workshops and seminars for personal development in professional settings.



 I understand how important it is to have inner calm and to feel balanced. I truly want to help you find that space; to quiet your mind and find greater peace in your daily happenings.


In session, we can talk about the internal self talk that is keeping you locked in shame cycles. We can talk about the relationship concerns that seem so frustrating. We will use clinical skills in a personal way.


Therapy, without feeling like therapy.


I help individuals process deep emotions, painful memories and quiet the self sabotage which helps alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, stress and depressive moods.


I offer practical help for real life. I can help you see some of the blindspots and help you get back on track. 

Wheat Field


One of my specializations is helping couples to create that sense of "this is us" in their relationship. 


We work on establishing emotional closeness, trust, building friendship  and physical intimacy within the marriage..  Couples learn to smile and laugh with each other again.  They are reminded of why they fell in love and start working together again. 


I can be a guide and coach, but its the couple who does the hard work of processing. 


we move away from blaming and shaming and get the team to focus on their goals.   

Wandering Traveler

“We know what we are,

but not what we may be”

William Shakespeare


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6809 S. Minnesota Ave, Ste 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57108




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