Allowing  Clients to Grow Strong as they are Ready!

About Us


Master of Science in Counseling        2001
South Dakota State University         
Brookings, SD



Bachelor of Science Degree                    1997
Psychology and Criminal Justice majors
The University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD


Past Experiences:

Outpatient Therapist/Clinical Supervisor     Sep. 2006—May 2009
Southeastern Behavioral HealthCare
Sioux Falls, SD

Conducted outpatient therapy sessions with adults, children, couples and families


Completed progress notes, treatment plans and needs assessment for each client


Researched treatment for addictions, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, Traumatic Grief, PTSD and other client issues


Taught and facilitated educational behavior groups for elementary and middle school students


Collaborated and provided supervision for practicing clinicians during individual and group supervisions


Advised clients on psychopharmacological options with regard to mental wellness


Coordinated funding and marketing strategies for annual events within agency

Individual and family Services Specialist     Oct. 2000—Sep. 2006
Volunteers of America-Dakotas—Group Care Residential Program
Sioux Falls, SD

Provided crisis intervention as well as individual, family and group counseling

Coordinated referral sources and teach prevention education to at risk youth and their families

Assisted in program development and program management including coordinating   support services between agencies, schools and communities

Facilitated intake interviews with adolescents and their families, developing individualized treatment plans

Ensured appropriate communication regarding clients to parents, court services officers, juvenile corrections agent and social workers


Licensed Professional Counselor—Mental Health, LPC-MH, South Dakota—April 2009
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, South Dakota (2001—present)
Qualified Mental Health Provider, QMHP, South Dakota (2006-current)
National Certified Counselor, NCC (2002-current)

Special Training:

Critical Incident Stress Management
Diagnosing and Treating Traumatic Grief
Level 2 trained in EMDR by the EMDR Institute

Janel M. Schmidt, MS, LPC-MH

CaPS Center , LLC

Counseling & Psychological Services