2701 S. Minnesota Ave.
Suite 6
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605-334-1822
Who We Are
Meet our team:
Karen Johnson, LAC- Owner/Director
Karen graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1991 and began working as an alcohol and drug counselor at Carroll Institute and then Avera St. Lukes Worthmore Treatment Center in Mitchell.  She opened Choices Recovery Services LLC in Mitchell in March of 2000 and opened the Sioux Falls office in 2004.  She is grateful for her continuous sobriety since May of 1982. She is responsible for supervision of counseling staff and all phases of operation of the facility. She has been an authorized provider for SCRAM (secure continuous remote alcohol monitoring) through Alcohol Monitoring Systems since February of 2006.
 Bev Baker, LAC - Clinical Consultant
Bev volunteers her services at Choices. She shares her experience, strength, and hope that recovery is the beginning of a new and better life. She assists in supervising counseling staff and conducts our quality of care reviews. Her prior experience includes primary inpatient counselor at Keystone Treatment Center and outpatient treatment counselor at First Step Counseling. She supervised the adolescent treatment programs at Plankinton and Custer. Bev has been active in her 12-Step recovery since May of 1982 and continues to enjoy her sobriety one day at a time.
   Susan Wise - Office Manager/Secretary/Receptionist
Susan joined Choices in November 2009 as our secretary/receptionist. She came to Choices with 10 years experience in office management and human resource development. Susan has been in recovery from alcohol and compulsive gambling since 2005 and is excited about the opportunities available at Choices for her to assist others in exploring their recovery options. Susan has completed SCRAMx training for alcohol and electronic monitoring services provided at Choices.
  Blake Prochnow, ACT - Addiction Counselor Trainee
Blake returned to Choices in November 2013 after a 9 month leave of absence. He has been employed at Choices since June of 2009. He facilitates intensive outpatient treatment groups and is a trained MRT (Moral Recognation Therapy) facilitator. He will complete his Bachelors Degree in Alcohol & Drug Studies and Criminal Justice at USD in May 2014. Blake has been clean & sober since 2007. He enjoys working with individuals, groups, and families.
  Bob Arshem, LAC -  Counselor
Bob joined Choices in May of 2010. He has worked in the addiction field since 1988, with employment at Keystone Treatment Center and Lutheran Social Services (Woodfield Center). Prior to coming to Choices, Bob was employed by the State of South Dakota and enjoying snowmobiling in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. Bob has been in recovery since 1987. Bob is trained in MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy). He facilitates aftercare groups.
  Kati Vicuna, CAC - Certified Addiction Counselor
Kati joined Choices in June 2013. She completed her Bachelors Degree in Alcohol & Drug Studies and Criminal Justice in 2007. She has worked in the addiction field for the past 5 years. She facilitates treatment and aftercare groups. Kati is trained in MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy).
  Monica Wambeke, ACT - Addiction Counselor Trainee
Monica joined Choices in November 2013. She facilitates aftercare groups and co-facilitates treatment and the Relapse Prevention/Recovery Maintenance group.
   Mona Miller, ACT - Addiction Counselor Trainee
Mona joined Choices in December 2013. She co-facilitates treatment groups.

Testimonials
“ I know that no place is perfect, but this is a 9 1/2 - I enjoyed my counselors immensely. They made me look at myself like I never had before & I really want to make this work." Dave W.

“Choices is a great treatment center. I am very glad my friend had directed me towards this program! The group sizes never got too large where I felt it was a very personable experience.” Kayla T.