Professionals

Alicia Swalley, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Psychologist

 

Dr. Alicia Swalley is a Licensed Psychologist who graduated with her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Swalley practices individual psychotherapy with adolescents/adults and is an LGBTQIA2S+ affirming psychologist. Dr. Swalley collaborates with individuals toward greater self-awareness, purpose, resilience, and authenticity in their lives. She also conducts psychological evaluations with individuals across the lifespan that facilitate diagnostic clarification, treatment planning, and positive change. Areas of therapeutic interest/experience include: personal growth/self-discovery; fostering meaningful relationships; navigating life changes; coping with grief and loss; family of origin issues; trauma; brainspotting; mindfulness; depression; anxiety; religion and spirituality; and holistic health. Dr. Swalley is a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200 through Yoga Alliance), and incorporates yoga and meditation into her work with those who are interested in learning how these practices can support their overall well-being. Alicia provides in person counseling services, as well as online counseling to clients in Minnesota.

 

P: (507) 449-6105

E: aliciaswalley@luvernecounseling.com (for appointment only)


Shawna Marshall, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

 

Shawna graduated with her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of South Dakota in 2012. Over the last 8 years of working in the field, Shawna has focused primarily on working with children and families. Shawna's areas of training and specialties including attachment, adoption, early childhood, at-risk behaviors, depression, and suicidal ideation. Shawna has also been working with adults of all ages and presenting concerns for the last 4 yrs and has training in DBT. Shawna utilizes aspects of DBT, CBT, person centered therapy, narrative therapy, and solution focused therapy in her work and works hard to meet the client where they are at. Shawna's focus with adult clients is often on building your voice, finding fulfillment and what that means for each individual, working through stage of life changes, and on improving relationships. Shawna co-facilitates our Adolescent DBT Skills Group. Shawna provides in person counseling services, as well as online counseling to clients in Minnesota.

 

P: (507) 449-6105

E: shawnamarshall@luvernecounseling.com (for appointment only)


Savannah Larson-Dirkx, MS

Clinical Trainee

 

Savannah graduated with her master’s degree in Human Resource Management with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South Dakota State University in the summer of 2021. Savannah is currently under supervision with Erica Hough working towards licensure in three states. She is

passionate about working with athletes, adolescents, young adults, women, families, and those in the agriculture industry. Her areas of expertise include sports performance, sports traumas from physical injuries, as well as sports failures and humiliations. Savanah also has experience in working with abuse

survivors, anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, as well as other mental health disorders. Savannah is currently working towards Brainspotting certification, and has completed Brainspotting Phase One, Brainspotting and Addictions, Crocodile Set Up, and Sports and Performance Brainspotting Phase 1. She has assisted at Brainspotting trainings both in person and virtually. Savannah utilizes a Person-Centered approach in the therapeutic setting utilizing an empathetic, non-judgmental, and genuine approach.

 

P: (507) 449-6105

E: : savannahlarson@luvernecounseling.com (for appointment only)


Jason Mork, MA

Clinical Trainee

 

Jason is a Mental Health Practitioner who graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Sioux Falls Seminary. Jason's speciality is helping people of all ages to build and maintain healthy, happy, successful relationships.  Areas of expertise include marriage/couples counseling, depression, anxiety, and grief.  Jason has over twenty years of experience as a teacher and specializes in working with kids of midle school and high school age. He particularly wants to help kids with relationship challenges, such as child/ parent and friendship or dating challenges. Jason is a LPCC license candidate, working under the supervsion of Erica Hough, MA, LPCC. Jason provides in person counseling services, as well as online counseling to clients in Minnesota.

 

Availability: Currently not accepting new clients

 

P: (507) 449-6105

E: jasonmork@luvernecounseling.com (for appointment only)


Nicole Mulder, MS

Clinical Trainee

 

Nicole is a Mental Health Practitioner who graduated with her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South Dakota State University.  Nicole enjoys working with individuals, children, and families.  Her areas of expertise include working with victims of domestic violence, anxiety, depression and PTSD, as well as co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency disorders. Nicole facilitates our Adult DBT Skills Group.  Nicole is a LPCC license candidate, working under the supervsion of Erica Hough, MA, LPCC. Nicole provides in person counseling services, as well as online counseling to clients in Minnesota and South Dakota.

 

P: (507) 449-6105

E: nicolemulder@luvernecounseling.com (for appointment only)


Taylor Payer, Intern

Clinical Trainee


Taylor is currently in her Master’s program at South Dakota State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She graduates in December 2022. Taylor plans to work with adolescents and adults. Areas of interest are anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and other mental health disorders. Taylor is being trained in brainspotting. She is interning under the supervision of Erica Hough, MA, LPCC. Taylor provides in person counseling services, as well as online counseling to clients in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa.


P: (507) 449-6105

E: taylorpayer@luvernecounseling.com (for appointment only)

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Erica Hough, MA, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC 

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Clinical Director


Erica is the owner and Clinical Director of Luverne Counseling. Erica graduated in 2012 with Master of Arts degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Counseling from Adler Graduate School. Erica is licensed in 3 states, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Minnesota, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health (LPC-MH) in South Dakota, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa. Erica is a National Certified Counselor, and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Board Approved Supervisor. Erica is a somatic psychotherapist who specializes in healing trauma, PTSD, food addictions, nicotine addictions, and anxiety disorders. Erica has completed EMDR certification and is currently working towards certification in Brainspotting. Erica has completed training in Brainspotting Phases One and Two, Brainspotting and Addiction, The Crocodile Set Up, and Expansion Brainspotting. Erica is a member of The Minnesota Counseling Association, The Midwest Brainspotting Institute, and The Southeast Brainspotting Institute. Erica enjoys assisting at Brainspotting trainings, both in person and virtually. Erica uses focused mindfulness, compassion, humor, and support, and has a natural ability to connect with clients to help them feel comfortable.


Availability: Currently not accepting new clients


P: (507) 449-6105

E: ericahough@luvernecounseling.com