Paula Condol, started at the DCAC in 2000. Paula is a licensed therapist, trained in several evidenced based therapies, provides training on child abuse, trauma informed care, and prevention across the state. She has also initiated and implemented state legislation aimed at providing better services for abused children and is on several local, state and national taskforces.
Natascha Allen-Halvorson, MS LPCC
Natascha is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) trained in various evidenced-based therapies consisting of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She has over 10 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Natascha graduated with a Masters of Education in Agency Counseling from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 2008.
Kori Small, MS, LAPC
Kori has been with us since 2018 and is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Mary. Kori is a forensic interviewer and therapist. She received training from the National Children's Advocacy Center and has interviewed over 400 children since the start of her career as an interviewer. Kori has experience in outpatient therapy, therapeutic interventions for sexual abusers, and management of aggressive behavior in a hospital setting. Kori has experience giving testimony in court and publicly speaking on reporting abuse and neglect. She is certified in Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and sees both children and adults for mental health counseling.
Sherry Tissaw, LAPC
Sherry has been with us since 2019 and is a native of Pollock, South Dakota and recently returned to the Dakotas from Colorado. She is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, working towards her Professional Clinical Counseling License. Sherry earned a Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado in 2016. Sherry has experience working with children, youth and families and she is pursuing her certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Our Forensic Interviewer Position is currently open. Please see our Join Our Team section of our website or click email below to apply.
Kayla Jones has been with the DCAC since 2014. Kayla is a certified nursing assistant and has 4 years' experience working with our families and team members.
Laura Stringer has 10 years' experience in the billing field and in the medical field for over 20 years. She joined the DCAC in 2018.