Lynell Rice Brinkworth

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Quality Mental Health Professional

Lynell graduated from the University
of Northern Colorado with a Masters of
Arts degree in Community Counseling,
with an emphasis in Marriage and Family

Lynell has been a psychotherapist in
Colorado and California. Her work in
non-profit agencies for over ten years
provided valuable experience counseling
at-risk youth, children with special needs and their families. Her spectrum of knowledge expands from teaching parenting education classes, counseling K-12 and university students in an academic setting, and working with Hospice. These diverse opportunities nurtured her passion for working with individuals in all aspects of their lives.

In Rapid City, her practice specializes in adolescents, individuals, couples, families, and EMDR. As a private practitioner she works with a broad spectrum of clients. Lynell is serving as a board member for the SD Board of Examiners and is currently the board President.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
South Dakota #LMFT1209
California #MFC47324


Masters of Arts in Community Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage & Family TherapyUniversity of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Colorado 2005

Professional Associations

  • Board Approved Supervisor for SD Board of Examiners for Counselors and MFT’s since May 2016
  • American Association of Marriage & Family Therapist (AAMFT) since 2014
  • American Counseling Association (ACA), 2002-2015
  • International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), 2002-2015

Special Training

  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Quality Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Suicide Prevention Training
  • Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting Education
  • Love & Logic Parenting Education
  • Mean Girls: Recognizing & Treating Relational Aggression
  • Play Therapy Techniques
  • Art Therapy for Grief & Loss