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​Family Service, Inc.                    2210 South Brown Place                          Sioux Falls, SD  57105                          605-336-1974
Paula Lain Smykle
MSW, LCSW-PIP


Paula Lain Smykle is a graduate of the University of South Dakota holding degrees in Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Master in Social Work. She works as a licensed clinical social worker credentialed through the State of South Dakota as a Certified Social Worker – Private Independent Practice. She provides individual and family therapy services full-time in an outpatient setting at Family Service, Inc. in Sioux Falls, SD. 

She specializes and has extensive training on the issue of domestic abuse and the effects on a person’s mental health. In her practice, she primarily focuses on treating individuals who have or are currently experiencing depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and other power and control relationship issues. She works closely with other agencies in the community through multi-disciplinary teams to coordinate the best quality of care and resources for all clients.  

In her practice, Paula specializes in treating adolescents, teens, college-aged individuals, and young adults. Paula uses various treatment techniques to address presenting issues such as coming of age difficulties, transitions, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and many other biological and/or environmental based mental illnesses. By using a strength based approach Paula is able to assess current strengths and help clients adapt and develop new healthy coping strategies to deal with upcoming challenges.

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