Meet our Providers
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Licensed Practicing Counselor, Clinical Supervisor Owner & President of Rapid City Counselors
Stacy L. Keyser MS, LPC-MH, NCC, ACS
I am passionate about guiding you through the most challenging life events that are stressful and heartbreaking. The struggles with grief, loss, divorce, and blended families are often riddled with sadness, anger, isolation, and communication breakdowns. You will have support and guidance in a safe therapeutic environment to explore your emotions and healing. If you are seeking professional support to recover loss and grief, repair or recover broken relationships, or navigate hard events and conflicts, I am here for you! With over twelve years of experience in the professional field of clinical mental health, and decades of life experience, I am confidant you will gain understanding, restoration, and emotional health.
Stacy is experienced in several modalities and focuses on specialized training in trauma focused therapies, mediation, positive communication, and parent-child relational therapy. Additional focused training include Gottman - Treating Affairs and Trauma, Gottman Couples Counseling, Couples Discernment, EMDR Therapy for Trauma, Parent Child Interactive Therapy, Reunification and other Court directive therapy for families.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Silver See MA, LMFT
My main focus is to help individuals navigate the difficulties of life and use each of them as an opportunity to first grow stronger. My goal is to assist clients to receive measurable improvements quickly utilizing an eclectic approach. I utilize aspects of Positive Psychology, post-traumatic resilience, the hero’s journey, mindfulness, self-compassion, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), EFT Tapping, somatic therapy techniques, and more.
I have a passion for incorporating an integrative approach to therapy & helping others to flourish in their lives, as opposed to only focus on the remediation of their pain. I believe in helping individuals discover the helpful gift(s) within their challenges, and assist them in connection with their true selves, as we all have a unique gift to bring into the world. I am honored to be able to help my clients connect to their own inner wisdom, strengths, resources, and acceptance while taking into account all the different aspects of one's life in the journey of transformation for lasting healing and change. It is fulfilling to see that we all have our own inner resources within, and my role as a guide is to help bring those out.
“The healer you have been looking for is your own courage to know and love yourself completely” Young Pueblo
Licensed Practicing Counselor
Elizabeth Miller, MA, LPC
I grew up in the Black Hills area and after many moves around 4 different states, I finally made it back home.
I’ve been practicing for fourteen years and have met a lot of people. I have especially enjoyed working with kids and teenagers. I enjoy leading groups and working with families and couples. It seems the more life I live, the more there is to learn.
Life experiences can sometimes take us to very unexpected places. Whether we anticipate and can prepare for that journey or we are completely caught off guard and feel like we are stumbling along in the dark, it is important and sometimes essential to have support, understanding, and someone to listen. Together, we can walk that path to better understanding and growth.
Licensed Practicing Counselor
Mary Schweitzer MS, LPC
"Be the change you wish to see in the world," by Mahatma Gandhi.
I approach every individual and situation with a very open, accepting, and loving mind. I will help guide you through any past, present, or future events you would like to explore further. Life can be difficult and hard to navigate, and I believe we all have the strength to grow and change to live a more fulfilling life. I will meet you where you are and walk alongside you to where you would like to be.
I obtained my Master of Science in Counseling and Human Resource Development specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South Dakota State University. I work with clients as young as seven years old up to any age. I guide individuals on their journey as well as couples. I also have the pleasure of working with groups focusing on Teens. This group will help teens find their voice and speak their truth through guided discussions and activities to gain insight into their emotions, motivations, and behaviors. I utilize various theories with my main focus being Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help understand how your thoughts and behaviors affect your feelings and emotions in any situation. Every individual and situation is unique and therefore I will also combine other counseling theories when needed such as Adlerian, Existential, Person-centered, Reality, Dialectical Behavior, and Mindfulness Therapy.
I have experience working with clients experiencing Depression, ADHD, ADD, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, Bi-Polar, OCD, Behavior Issues, Sexual Trauma, Domestic Violence, Grief, Narcissism, Substance Abuse, Anger, Body Dysphoria, Self-Esteem Issues, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders and more.
When I am not in my office, I am a sports mom keeping up with two boys. I love watching my son's dreams and goals come true along with spending time with my fur babies.
Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor
Jazmin Mendoza, LSW, MSW
I am Jazmin, passionate about helping individuals, children, families, young mothers who are working through postpartum depression/anxiety, and intimate partner relationships to develop skills that will enhance your peace and joy. I most often use human-centered approach to assist you to engance your coping skills, manage your conflict and build your confidence to live your optimal life. I am profressionally trained in Trauma Based Relational Interventions (TBRI). The principles of TBRI focus on building on correcting unhealthy behaviors, connecting relationally, an d empower to live your best life.
I have further specialty that includes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). This evidence-based treatment assits individuals, children, adolescents, young mothers and intimate partner relationships to recognize and communicate thoughts and feelings and how they affect actions and your life outcomes.
My mental health counseling and caring background began 2019 as I graduated with a bachelor degree from Chadron State College in Social Work after completing an internship at the Black Hills Children's Society. In 2022 I completed my graduate degree in Social Work at University of South Dakota.
When I am not assisting others in my career, I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling to new places, reading a good book, and spending time with family and two fur babies. I value healthy selfcare to be the best I can be mentally, physically, and for myself so I can be there to support the BEST YOU!
Counselor Intern Supervisee
Trevor Anderson, MS Grad Student
I am training at Rapid City Counselors while earning a master’s degree in clinical counseling and psychotherapy at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, IL. I am working toward South Dakota licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health (LPC-MH).
Broadly speaking, I take a psychodynamic or ‘depth’ approach to counseling. As I talk with clients, I aspire to recognize aspects of their life that have eluded their attention, as well as inner conflicts that may be contributing to the difficulties they are experiencing. I do this because the psychodynamic tradition tends to understand the troubles that bring us to therapy as symptoms or surface manifestations of deeper, root issues. When those root issues are uncovered, we can begin the work of healing our troubles at their source.
I work with young adults, adults, and couples, and have a particular interest in seeing those who want to integrate therapy and their religious faith. “The glory of God is the human being fully alive,” as one ancient Christian said, and psychotherapy can be a place where the psychological and spiritual facets of a person are mutually respected, integrated, and strengthened.
In my free time I enjoy reading, playing and listening to music, finding the next great television series, DIY projects, functional fitness, and spending time with my family.
My education includes a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, master’s degrees in theology and philosophy from the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, and a bachelor’s in philosophy & religion from Hillsdale College.
Counselor Intern Supervisee
Tabatha Western, MS Grad Student
My name is Tabatha, and I am excited to be joining Rapid City Counselors as a Counselor Intern Supervisee. I am currently a graduate student at Grand Canyon University pursuing my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health specializing in Christian Counseling.
I strive to approach counseling in a collaborative, compassionate environment where clients and I can work together to build hope and balance in their overall well-being. I utilize different modalities to help clients individually find practical skills and tools to bring well-being into all areas of life including Christian Counseling, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. I also incorporate other practices as they fit the individual including spiritual disciplines, art, meditation, and yoga.
Personally, I am a lover of learning and continue to grow my own well-being and knowledge with a love of books, training, and research. Some of these trainings include DBT skills training, yoga-instructor training, and experiential worship. I am also an ATD expert coach, a Painted Prayers instructor, and am currently working on certifications as a Mental Health Coach and Grief Coach from the American Association of Christian Counselors. I also love to spend time sipping coffee with friends, dreaming and creating projects with my spouse, and being in the moment with my family.
Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisee
Alexandra Coyne, MS
My name is Alexandra Coyne, and I am grateful to join Rapid City Counselors as a Mental Health Counseling Intern Supervisee. I am passionate about assisting others on their mental health journey in any way that I can. As a counselor, I understand that the client is the expert on their own experience, and I assist as a fellow journeyer to walk alongside you and collaboratively navigate what it means to be the best version of yourself. I strive to build upon already existing strengths that you have as well as expand on any areas of yourself that you’d like to grow. I take a positive approach to the therapeutic venture with a focus on the here and now and what we can do to improve your quality of life. I also believe in a holistic approach to health and healing and emphasize the connection between the mind and body. We will form goals together and utilize creativity and openness to ensure that you meet your goals in the ways that suit you best.
I obtained my bachelor’s degree in psychology from South Dakota State University in 2019. Currently, I am working toward my master’s degree in clinical mental health through SDSU, which I will graduate with in December of 2023.
I am interested in working with teens, adults, couples, and families. I have obtained the Gottman Level One Certification in couples counseling and have education in family counseling as well. I utilize ideologies from multiple therapeutic approaches, including Narrative Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, The Gottman Approach, Emotion Focused Therapy, and more.
Master of Social Work Intern, Supervisee
Julia Grimshaw, MSW Grad Student
I am currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in social work and counseling at Boston University, building upon my foundational BS in Clinical Psychology from Emmanuel College. My internship at Rapid City Counselors allows me to apply my passion for working with children, families, parents, and individuals.
Trained extensively in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Trust-Based Relational Interventions, my therapeutic approach centers around the client, emphasizing empathy and active listening. I am dedicated to fostering a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely explore their thoughts and emotions, aiming to provide a supportive environment where they feel deeply heard and understood.
I firmly believe in the universal right to quality mental health care and am committed to positively impacting lives. My enthusiasm lies in guiding individuals toward enhanced mental health and overall well-being throughout their personal journeys.