Anna Beard

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About Me

Hello! My name is Anna, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over ten years of experience providing therapy services. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including inpatient care for children and teens and managing a private practice in the Sioux Falls community. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, life transition, mood and emotional distress. Prior to working in community mental health, I served as a pastoral counselor for fifteen years. I have specialized training in working with clergy, couples, highly sensitive persons (HSP) and introverted personality styles.

I received my master’s degree in counseling at Sioux Falls Seminary and completed post graduate studies in mental health counseling at the University of South Dakota.

My Christian faith in an important part of who I am – it is the first and highest priority of my life to serve the Lord and his people through the lens of grace, kindness, hope and love.

My approach is client centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of our work together. I work with couples and individuals. I understand how important it is to have inner calm and to feel balanced. I truly want to help you find that space; to quiet your mind and find greater peace in your daily happenings. In session, we can talk about the internal self-talk that is keeping you locked in shame cycles. We can talk about the relationship concerns that seem so frustrating. I offer personal supportive care.

On a personal note, I enjoy playing piano and guitar. I am backpacker, kayaker and SUPboarder.

Contact me if you would like to work together.


  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #LPC20175 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Written by A.N. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks

I appreciated the ease of initiating counseling and being matched with a counselor that had experience with what I indicated interest in. Anna is very intuitive, she listens well and offers helpful and practical questions, advice and application to real life. Even 3 weeks of counseling has been enormously helpful in day to day life.