Inspiring people

to strengthen

mind, body & soul.

Now offering Telehealth counseling!


Find us at our new and

expanded location.

520 Kansas City St.

Rapid City, SD 57701

(we are in the Lower Level)

For the ongoing health and mental well-being of our clients, we are now offering both Telehealth and in-person counseling. Whatever your needs may be, call 605-299-9100 to schedule your session. *Option for private pay or insurance.*


Meet our Staff

Stacy L. Keyser, MS, LPC-MH, NCC
Mental Health Clinician | President
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I empower individuals and couples to identify concerns and issues within themselves and their relationships that impede a healthy, productive relationship and lifestyle. I have worked with individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families since opening my private practice in 2012. Research shows that healthy communication in relationships, as well as balancing body, mind, and spirit substantiate and enhance one’s ability to live a longer, more fulfilling life.

Kris Jeakins
Licensed Professional Counselor

In my clinical work, I guide and empower individuals, couples, and families to identify and reconcile issues within themselves and their relationships. I currently hold an active license in South Dakota as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Since 2007, I have worked with adults in a variety of clinical settings and positions. I acquired my Masters of Science through Walden University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with focuses on forensic, trauma, and military psychology. Facilitator of Anger Management.

Silver See
Pre-Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Trauma Group Co-Facilitator 

Life can be very difficult, and my main focus is to help you navigate these difficulties and use each one of them as an opportunity to grow first in your relationship to yourself and then in your relationship with others. My goal is to help you receive measurable improvements quickly utilizing elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Self Compassion, Positive Psychology, EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique, Somatic therapy techniques, and more. 

Shelsta Kaufmann
Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor
Stacy L. Keyser
Mental Health Clinician | President, Co-Facilitator of Group Classes 

My passion for counseling is empowering children, adolescents, and young adults to discover and know their true worth and dignity and my hope is that my clients will always feel seen and heard while in my office. I have helped individuals struggling with a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. 

Kris Jeakins, MS, NCC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Silver See, MA
Pre-Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Shelsta Kaufmann, MA
Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor
Tayah Eisenbraun
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Heidi Bestgen
Trauma Survivor
Support Layperson for Trauma Group

Heidi Bestgen is a trauma survivor and layperson co-facilitating a trauma support group with RCC staff. Heidi provides layman's first-hand experience in trauma and applying the Christian faith to establish coping strategies that complement evidence-based skills. Heidi will use what she has learned about trauma to support group classes to assist clients to better understand what trauma is as well as insight on different tools that can help with trauma recovery. Heidi spends her free time enjoying family, traveling, hiking, nature, trail riding, and off-road ATV fun.

Tayah Eisenbraun
Healthful Happy Living
Holistic Health & Wellness

Tayah is available to work with clients to improve overall wellness with a holistic approach. She has a health coach certification through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

  The sessions will focus on personal accountability strategies to bolster healthier habits to improve the mind, body, and spirit. Services include collaboration with your mental health practitioner, personalized to strengthen your healthiest self, and support accountability for healthy lifestyle goals.  

   Tayah is passionate about improving clients’ quality of life with nutritional guidance, exercise analysis, general overall wellness information, pregnancy support, and more!

Blake Schumacher
BS, Sociology & Human Services
Anger Management Co-Facilitator 

We all face challenges and hurdles in life, and while we may share those common experiences, the way we handle those stresses can vary from person to person. My goal as an Anger Management instructor is to utilize group processing as a way to learn new approaches in recognizing triggers and how to take control of responses to those triggers in a healthy and constructive manner.

I have 13 years experience in Human Services working with children in school systems, adolescents in juvenile detention centers, and adults going through treatment facilities.  I recognize the value in group classes and in finding common ground with people who are searching for healthy solutions to similar problems. 

New Clinician
Coming March 2021!

To better serve our community and cater to our ever growing waitlist, we will be adding another clinician to the team soon! Stay tuned for updates and a formal introduction of our new teammate. 

Blake Schumacher
New Clinician - Coming March 2021!

Counseling Services Offered

Please click on the provided services below to learn more. Please note: we do not provide chemical evaluations or substance abuse counseling at this time. 

Family therapy is an important step in healing whether you have a blended family, split family, traditional family or are a foster and adoptive family.

Our mental health counselors seek to provide unconditional  positive regard, receive your concerns, and seek resolution and wellness.

Children communicate through play. Play therapy, administered by a mental health professional with specific training in this area, is proven to be effective in helping children to express their emotions

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (source).

Our faith-based counseling seeks to resolve hurts by combining spiritual guidance and mental health theories.

Other Services


All testimonials are collected through Survey Monkey and shared ANONYMOUSLY with permission from our clients.

"Words cannot adequately describe the exceptional service I received during my counseling sessions at Rapid City Counselors."

1/22/2021 11:21 PM

"Stacy helped me through the toughest time in my life. She was able to quickly and effectively walk me through what I needed to do to take control of my life. I cannot recommend her enough." 

1/24/2021 5:44 PM

"I had a good time in counseling at Rapid City Counselors. I was able to learn valuable coping skills that help me every day." 

1/7/2021 1:50 PM


We are here to help you and your loved ones solve problems,

whether big or small.

Call to request appointment.

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