David Nilsen,LCSW, CADC

David Nilsen,LCSW, CADC

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 6232


Hot Springs , South Dakota 57747

My Approach to Helping

I served my country in the Army for 20 years, and was able to see much of the world during my service. During my tour of duty, I was able to stop smoking 3 packs of cigarettes, while simultaneously kicking my habit of drinking 12 cans of beer daily. 26 years later, I live a sober and cigarette free life. I currently live 30 miles away from the Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument.

I received a bachelor's degree 2005, in physical education and health. I subsequently worked as an alternative education educator an addictions counselor for 10 years. Wanting more out of life, I returned to school and received my master's degree in Social Work in 2014. Currently, I work at the VA helping with veterans with PTSD, addictions, anxiety, depression.

I have been trained in several evidence-based approaches: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). We will develop a treatment plan together in a learning style that best suits you.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

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