Phone: 605-348-3125, Location: 6613 Eastridge Road, Black Hawk, SD 57718




We can help with the following issues :

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depression in Children and Teens
  • Family Counseling

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Nature of Counseling

Counseling is the application of mental health, psychological, or human development principles, through cognitive, affective, behavioral or systemic intervention strategies, that address wellness, personal growth, or career development, as well as pathology.

Depending on the needs of the client and the availability of services, counseling may range from a few brief interactions in a short period of time, to numerous interactions over an extended period of time. Brief interventions, such as
classroom discussions, workshop presentations.


Definition of Terms

Definition of Terms

Serenity Mental Health Services utilizes the theories of Alfred Adler and Carl Jung and the life experiences of Jesus Christ.

process of transition

process of transition

Carl Jung and Alfred Adler speak of the process of individuation in a similar way as I speak of this spiritual transitioning.

the counselor‘s role

the counselor‘s role

Although not Christian in any dogmatic way,
Adlerian and Jungian psychology, use powerfully the images and symbols of Christianity .

Serenity Prayer

"God Grant me the Serenity to accept the things that I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference."



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about us


Diana Smith, MA, LPC-MH owns and operates Serenity Mental Health Services and is licensed by the National Board of Certified Counselors. License number is LPC-MH2025 and she follows the ethical guidelines described by the NBCC found at their web site Diana is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Certification Number 43911. In addition, she is also a member of the American Counseling Association, Member ID# 5140627. Online counseling can help you right now. Research has made it clear that this manner of offering therapy is effective and those who’ve experienced it have said they would seek it out again.