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Outpatient Therapy Services

The goal of Outpatient Services is to assist you in making positive changes in your life. Through this self-help approach, you will learn more effective coping skills. These coping skills will help you manage life's stressors and enhance healthier interpersonal relationships.

Facilities that offer this program

Avera Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Sioux Falls

We offer counseling services for:

  • individuals
  • couples
  • families
  • children

We also offer the following group treatment programs:

STEPPS™

This 21-week program is designed for people with borderline personality disorder traits. The training is composed of three steps:

STEP 1 ~ Awareness about the Disorder
The first step is to gain an awareness of feelings (that can be managed) and the behaviors (that can be managed).

STEP 2 ~ Emotion Management Training
We describe the five basic skills that aid in managing the cognitive and emotional effects of the disorder.

STEP 3 ~ Behavior Management Training
You can learn or relearn patterns of managing episodes by mastering seven behavior skill areas.

There is cost for this group session. A pre-screening session is required. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the group.

STAIRWAYS™

This year long program is designed for persons with Borderline Personality Disorder or traits that have graduated from STEPPS™.

The program is composed of training in:

  • Setting goals

  • Trying new things

  • Anger management

  • Impulsivity control

  • Relationship management

  • Writing a script

  • Assertiveness training

  • Your choices

  • Staying on track

There is cost for this group session. A pre-screening session is required. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the group.

STRIDES™

This ongoing treatment program is an Avera McKennan program designed for graduates of STAIRWAYS™ group program. Participants of this group have either Borderline Personality Disorder or traits of that disorder.

The program is composed of training in:

  • Skills Building

  • Thoughts and Filters

  • Requesting Assistance

  • Identifying Relationship Patterns

  • Developing Friendships

  • Everyday Living

  • Support Network Development

There is cost for this group session. A pre-screening session is required. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the group.

To register for one of these groups, please call Behavioral Health Services at (605) 322-4079.