Find us at our new and
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
Mental Health Clinician | Owner
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.
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.
Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor
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.
Pre-Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Heidi Bestgen is a trauma survivor and passionate partner at RCC. Heidi provides layman's first hand experience in trauma and applying Christian faith to establish coping stategies that complement evidence based skills. Heidi will use what she has learned about trauma to co-lead group classes to assist client's 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.
Instructor for Anger Management
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.
Tayah works 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 in-session collaboration with your mental health practitioner, personalized to strengthen your healthiest self.
Tayah is passionate about improving clients’ quality of life with nutritional guidance, exercise analysis, general overall wellness information, pregnancy support, and more!
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.