Angie Arnold, MS, LPC-MH
I am a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor who works with teens and adults ages 18 years and older. I began my career in 2010 working in a private practice setting as well as doing outreach in several long term care settings. My areas of specialty includes depression, grief and loss, anxiety disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In 2016, I attended the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) in Oconomowoc, WI. The BTTI is an in-depth, intensive training course in the evaluation and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). The Exposure in ERP refers to the exposure of thoughts, images, objects and situations that provoke obsessions and increase anxiety. The Response Prevention part of ERP, refers to resisting the urge to do a compulsive behavior once the obsessions and anxiety have been “triggered.”
In addition, I work with clients who have experienced long-standing patterns of interpersonal problems, those who often find themselves stuck in place of dissatisfaction in their lives and are unsure of why or what to do. I work with clients who experience feelings of depression, anxiety, work and/or life dissatisfaction, and grief.
My approach to treating clients is eclectic, as I believe that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach. I utilize cognitive behavioral techniques, exposure therapy treatment strategies, and mindfulness therapy techniques in treating my clients based on their specific needs and goals.
My husband and I were both born and raised here in Watertown where we are raising our three children. When we are not watching baseball or dance competitions, we enjoy fishing and kayaking in the summer months and traveling during the cold winter months. I also enjoy cooking all year round!
- ACA (American Counseling Association)
- IOCDF (International OCD Foundation)
Heather Seurer, MS, LPC-Supervisee
I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master’s in Clinical Health with Emphasis in Trauma. I am currently working towards my Licensure for LPC. I have completed training for EMDR and currently working towards Certification. I am passionate about expanding my knowledge to better inform, relate, and help others. My approach will be fluid and reflective of the needs of the clients I work with. My approach often involves a Multimodal Therapy approach that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-TF), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Solution Focused (SF) Therapy, Play Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I work with children, teens, and adults.
I have a very diverse background through experience and education, which has always been reflected in helping others of all ages. I am originally from Wisconsin and relocated to the area in 2018 after serving in the US Army down in Texas. I have three children and a cat. I enjoy being active and doing outdoor activities with my girls. I enjoy working out, painting, writing poetry, and creating timeless memories with my girls, friends, and neighbors.
- ACA (American Counseling Association)
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Chapman University in Orange, CA in 2010. I then obtained a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from SDSM&T in Rapid City, SD in 2012. I worked for just under a decade in the engineering and management industries, before deciding to obtain a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University in Minnesota, graduating in 2022. I am currently working toward my licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy under the supervision of Angie Arnold.
I believe that healing should be holistic and collaborative. I think that the body, mind, and soul are always interacting and affecting one another; and therefore, need to be woven into the growth and healing process. I also appreciate the strong role that faith can play in the process of growth, healing, and recovery. I enjoy working with my clients to determine the best path for their journey.
I enjoy working with couples who may be struggling with marital dissatisfaction, communication, or parenting; teens and adults who may have experienced adverse life events, life transitions, loss, trauma, abuse, divorce, childhood trauma, or sexual trauma. These things can often contribute to struggles with grief, emotional dysregulation, panic attacks, distress tolerance, verbal communication skills, interpersonal social skills, relational distress, and more generalized life management skills, which I believe can all be treated through the therapeutic process. I love supporting people and providing them with useful tools as they heal from these wounds.
I have lived in multiple places across the United States and even Europe (for a very brief moment). So, my childhood and adult experiences are quite unique. I prefer to think that this gives me an enriched perspective that I enjoy bringing into the experiential part of my practice. My husband and I are now settled in Webster, SD, where we are raising our 3 boys. I absolutely love spending time with my family and supporting everyone’s efforts to achieve our dreams. When I am not spending time with them, I very much enjoy jumping in on sand or indoor volleyball tournaments, and researching natural health remedies, detox protocols, and tools for my therapy practice.
I am a graduate student in the Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Colorado Christian University (CCU). My love for psychology stems from a deep desire to help others, rooted in compassion for the hurting. My goal as counselor is to provide support, understanding, and encouragement to anyone who desires counseling. Together, we will explore options to develop a plan that is right for you.
While we are each unique, the approach to your treatment plan will be as well. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and am pursuing specialty training in the fields of Play Therapy, EMDR, and Autism.
I enjoy spending time with my husband, two children, and two pugs. As a mother of an autistic child, our world looks different, but we have been given grace upon grace to raise our precious children. We love to travel, and are continually adding to our bucket list of must-see places. I personally enjoy reading, coffee, researching healthy living, snuggling with my kids and dogs, and connecting with friends over coffee. I would not be where I am today without the love of Jesus and my amazing family.
- SD Counseling Association