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Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor


New Clinician in APRIL 2021


STACY L. KEYSER full bio

    Active licenses are held in the states of South Dakota and Colorado as a Licensed Practicing Mental Health Counselor. I have continuing education that supports the clinical work I do and continue to strive to implement evidence-based practices and theories. I acquired my Master of Science through South Dakota State University in Counseling and Human Resource Development.

    I provide mental health counseling for Individual adults, children adolescences, families, and couples that suffer from various mental health ailments, relationship complications, and traumatic events. I specialize in mental health diagnosis of depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, and ADHD. I am trained in Child Play therapy to assist children and adolescents in their ability to process their emotions, trauma, divorce, loss, focus, anxiety, and depression. For couples, I am trained in the principles of Gottman Couples Therapy and seek to develop the couples ability to manage conflict, effectively communicate, enhance their marriage, and recover from the aftermath of infidelity. I assist traditional, broken, separating or divorcing, reconciling, and mediating families to process conflict, loss, and change of  lifestyles.  

I spend time and energy investing in good physical, emotional, and spiritual self-care. These lifestyle enhancements prove to support my well being and role modeling healthy living to individuals I interact with daily. I continue to be an active member in organizations that enhance my ability to care for mental health, children, and family conciliation matters. I attend church and have spoken in my congregation to help others to learn to develop secure communication and lifestyle that supports the goals they desire.




& licensing

  • National Counselor Certification Mental Health Counselor

  • South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family 
    Therapists Licensed Practicing Counselor of Mental Health

  • South Dakota Qualified Mental Health Professional

  • Colorado Department of Regulatory Agency Licensed Practicing Counselor

  • Family Mediation

  • 4th & 7th Circuit Court Approved Mediator




  • Mediation

  • Additional Speciality Continuing Education in Child Therapy, Couples Therapy &

  • Family Conciliation & Mediation

  • Child therapy with focus on Play

  • Graduate Class - Play Therapy

  • Talking to Traumatized Children

  • Adlerian Sand Tray Therapy

  • Attachment Based Play Therapy

  • Intreprating Child’s Play

  • Tailoring Traum & Attachment Treatment in TraumaPlay

  • Circle of Encouragement, Play Therapy

  • Trauma – Informed Counseling for Youth

  • Impact of Trauma on Adolescent Development

  • ADD/ADHD & Executive Brain Function

  • Court Approved

  • Treating Couples | Gottman Institute




EDUCATION & Associations

South Dakota State University 

Master of Science in

Agency Counseling & Human Resource Development

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) 2011 to present #314611

  • Affiliation of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 2016 to present #29204

  • American Counseling Association (ACA) 2011 to
     present #6335114

  • South Dakota Counseling Associaton 2012 - 2018

  • West River Counseling Association Membership 2012 to present 

  • West River Counseling Association Chapter President 2016 – 2017




  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) 2011 - present #314611

  • Affiliation of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 2016 - present #29204

  • American Counseling Association (ACA) 2011 - Present #6335114

  • South Dakota Counseling Association 2012-2018

  • West River Counseling Association - Membership 2012 - Present | Chapter President 2016-2017

  • Member & Guest Speaker 
    Guest speaker to Women, Couples & Congregation | Fountain Springs Church



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I provide mental health counseling for adults, couples, families who feel they are suffering from a full range of mental health issues. I specialize in helping people heal from anxiety, depression, psychotic spectrum, antisocial and borderline personality , PTSD, and trauma issues to include sexual trauma. 

While creating a safe space of honesty and empathy, I will guide you to strengthen self-trust and empower yourself to solve issues within all your relationships, inside and outside of therapy.  I believe that our minds and bodies are connected through thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. In addition to encouraging their own self-care, I enjoy guiding my clients to find more balance, energy, and healthy lifestyle skills. I have learned the importance of working on total wellness through mindfulness in physical and cognitive processes. My self-care is a very important part of maintaining my healthy balance which includes meditation through hiking, connecting with nature, animal therapy, and other physical, emotional, and spiritual activities. I have traveled widely and have learned so much both in and outside my education. Working in a collaborative environment is important to me, and I provide a continuum of care through working with other services, programs, and professionals. I appreciate having a knowledge of the full range of available resources in our communities. 

Accredidations & Licensing


  • National Board for Certified Counselors 2016-present #759521


  • South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists Licensed Practicing Counselor #20247

  • South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family  LPC-MH 30526

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years

  • School: Walden University

  • Year Graduated: 2016

  • License and State: 20247 South Dakota

Education & Associations


  • Walden University Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) 2016 to present #759521

  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) 2014-present

  • American Psychological Association Member # 89239331

  • Psious Virtual Reality Certified


Professional Recognitions & Honors

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) 2016 - present #759521

  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) 2014-Present


SILVER SEE full bio

SILVER SEE full bio

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. 


I have a passion for incorporating a holistic and integrative approach to therapy & highlighting the importance of the mind/body connection as well as one’s sense of meaning or spirituality should they so desire. I believe in the strength of stepping into one's own power and taking charge of our mental health and wellbeing, while incorporating many different lifestyle factors into the therapy process. My main goal is to help clients not only move away from what has been hindering them, but to assist them in rising to a state of flourishing and feeling in touch with their true selves, as we all have a unique gift to bring into this world. I am honored to be able to help my clients to connect to their own inner wisdom, confidence, and acceptance while taking into account all the different aspects of one's life, whether conscious or unconscious, into the therapy process for lasting healing and change.

I utilize the Core Gift process with clients who would like to incorporate this into the therapy process. "The Core Gift Discovery© tool utilizes a unique facilitated process that results in a person developing an action statement that details their primary life purpose (Core Gift) and their 3-5 other gifts that most contribute to that purpose. The result is often surprising to the person, and can have a powerful impact on understanding past behavior, current difficulties, and point a clear path to future positive action and opportunity in all parts of life." (Reference:

Having people connect with their gifts and focusing on what is good and strong within them helps us to heal and help others heal, and fosters resilience within us. As a therapist, this is what I want to focus on.

In my free time, I enjoy researching, eating great food, traveling, reading, hiking, meditating, spending time with family, and being a lifelong learner in this journey of life.


I am currently a Pre-Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist under the supervision of clinician Stacy Keyser,  LPCMH 20254 South Dakota.


''A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses'' - James Allen



My counseling passion is to empower children, adolescents, young adults, and families to discover and know their true worth and identity. I desire my clients to feel seen and heard while in my care. I have experience counseling individuals struggling with a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, low self-worth, and relationship issues. I desire to walk alongside individuals and families as they seek to experience holistic wellness in their mind, body, and soul.

I utilize strengths-based, person-centered approaches to therapy as well as elements of play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and trauma-informed care.

For Christian clients desiring counseling rooted in Biblical principles and evidenced-based practice, we can explore what Scripture and the Lord say about worth, dignity, relationships, and behavior. This approach seeks to integrate the mind, body, and soul, as they were intended, to function together for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.


     I create a safe, encouraging, and healing space to engage in self-exploration and acceptance without judgement, criticism, or guilt. I am passionate about working with adults and adolescents and believe that every individual can create positive lasting change in their life. I seek to support clients to assert their voice, face fears, and create holistic wellness in all aspects of their lives. Meaningful and authentic relationships are vital to individual growth, personal well-being, and I aspire to develop strong, trusting therapeutic relationships. 


     I specialize in working with those experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic illness, stress, life transitions, and relationship issues. My practice is grounded in Adlerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Strength-based therapy. 


     I am a graduate student at Adler Graduate School (Minnetonka, MN) interning at Rapid City Counselors. 


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