Carleen Bryant MS, NCC, LPC-MH, QMHP
"I also use a skill known as "Brainspotting" in many of my sessions. Often a person's challenges are expressed in subtle, physical ways. A tragic event, a fear or a troubling circumstance can show up in body movements or actions. Brainspotting is a way to help someone by being attuned to the position and activity of their eyes. The results are incredible. I am certified in Brainspotting."
"People intrigue me. Each one is special, generally good at heart, always interesting and definitely worth helping."
I’ve been known to have “itchy feet,” and have lived a diverse life with time spent in California, Europe and finally the Midwest. I’ve lived in small towns and larger cities. I’ve been both a teacher and home-maker.
But one thing has been a constant. My whole life, people have told me their secrets. I have always been the sounding board for all my friends’ challenges in life. That calling led me to a career in counseling.
As a California transplant to the Midwest, I learned first-hand what it’s like to struggle to find a place in Midwest society. After 20 years, I’m happy to call Sioux Falls my home and to use my perspective to help clients navigate their everyday lives. I work with people who have trouble letting their amazing personalities shine through while at the same time acting within what feels like a constrictive society.
I have broad experience in:
- Chronic pain management
- Evaluating dysfunctional work environments
- Working with undiagnosed physical health challenges
- Anxiety and depression
- Women’s issues
- Grief and loss
- Regional differences
- Boundary difficulties
- Communication distress
- Adult ADD
- Accessing community resources
- Coordinating with other professionals to assist clients in obtaining well-rounded success.
I’m dedicated to finding real, actionable strategies for dealing with your challenges. I provide a warm, welcoming environment, and I will give you direct, open and honest feedback that you will be able to use to build a happier, more fulfilling life.
I received my BA from UCLA and earned a teaching credential and taught high school in California. I later attended South Dakota State University and earned an MS in counseling. I am a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health, Qualified Mental Health Professional and a member of Phi Kappa Phi since 2004.