Phone: 605-431-8595, Location: 6613 Eastridge Road, Black Hawk, SD 57718
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Personal Benefits

There is no guarantee that counseling will help you.

The outcome of counseling is directly related to the client’s ability to be open and honest during the session.  Outcome is also directly related to the client’s motivation for change.

Potential Personal Benefits of Counseling

  • You may experience relief from feelings of isolation as you develop a therapeutic relationship with a professionally trained therapist
  • You may experience empathy and genuine caring
  • Experience a renewed hope
  • You may begin the process of healing old wounds
  • Self-destructive habits are identified and hopefully replaced with coping skills
  • You may decrease your pain as you experience the relief from your suffering
  • Hopefully, you will develop new skills to relieve stress
  • You may experience joy as the darkness is replaced with the light that comes with new insights
  • You man gain an understanding of your emotional well being
  • Your self-confidence can be increased
  • Important goals can come back in focus
  • You may gain to live with great courage as you focus on the things that are in your power to change
  • You can focus on your action plan for life that you gained in session
  • Hopefully, as you transition you become your own master problem-solver
  • Relationships have the potentially to be renewed


about us


Diana Smith, PhD, 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.

Dr. Diana is an APA (American Psychological Association) EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) approved Therapist in Training.