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Staci Born, EdD, LMFT, RPT-S

Staci Born, Ed.D., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and an Assistant Professor of Counseling in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at South Dakota State University where she coordinates the Marriage and Family Counseling and Play Therapy training programs. She completed her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Born has worked with at-risk populations, including mothers in recovery and their children; families living in poverty; and early childhood mental health.


She is an avid local, state, and national educator, trainer, and consultant on topics related to trauma-informed care and education, mental health consultation, neurobiology of trauma, play therapy, self-care, children's mental health, and counselor supervision.

To discuss training, consulting, or supervising opportunities with Staci, click the link below: