Mahala graduated from Oglala Lakota College in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Services and Counseling. In 2011, she graduated with honors from South Dakota State University with a Masters of Science Degree in Counseling.
Over the years Mahala has worked with diverse populations addressing issues of intimate partner violence, chronic and terminal illness, suicide prevention and crisis care, incarceration and reintegration into community, and provided cultural communication training in non-profit, private and governmental organizations.
Her work in human services has fueled a passion to offer counseling services focused on empowerment and creativity. She integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and narrative therapy to offer individualized, respectful care for adults, adolescents, and families.
National Board for Certified Counselors
American Counseling Association
International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling
Focused Counseling Services:
Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders
Trauma issues and PTSD
Chronic pain and life-altering health issues
Communication and relationship concerns
Grief and loss
Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Qualified Mental Health Professional
Nationally Certified Counselor