Meet our Practitioners
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Stacy L. Keyser MS, LPC-MH, NCC, ACS
Licensed Practicing Counselor | Clinical Supervisor
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.
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
4th & 7th Circuit Court Approved Mediator
TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
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
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
South Dakota Counseling Associaton 2012 - 2018
West River Counseling Association Membership 2012 to present
West River Counseling Association Chapter President 2016 – 2017
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION & HONORS
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
Silver See MA, LMFT, CCTP
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
My main focus is to help the client navigate the difficulties of life and use each one of them as an opportunity to first grow in a relationship with self and then in relationships with others. My goal is to assist the client to receive measurable improvements quickly utilizing an eclectic approach. I utilize aspects of mindfulness, self-compassion, Positive Psychology, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), somatic therapy techniques, and more.
I have a passion for incorporating an integrative approach to therapy & highlighting the importance of the mind/body connection as well as one’s sense of meaning or spirituality should they desire. I believe in helping individuals discover the helpful gift(s) within their challenges, and 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 the 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 in 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: coregift.org).
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.
In my free time, I enjoy researching, eating great food, traveling, reading, hiking, meditating, learning about health, spending time with family, and being a lifelong learner in this journey of life.
I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 11521).
''A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses'' - James Allen
"I came to Silver full of fear, with 15 symptoms of PTSD after trauma. Her expertise, wisdom, compassion, and TRUTH took me out of this in only 3 months!!! Her ability to see what I needed and where I was coming from was absolutely astounding. Her compassion helped heal my soul. Her seeing my perspective so quickly and seeing the things stopping me from progressing was astonishing. She also adjusted to new information faster than I have ever seen anyone do before! As we worked together, I have never felt so supported and so understood with so much kindness in my whole life!!!!! I still use many of her techniques and wisdom, every week and sometimes every day. Silver also understands how little-understood illnesses like chronic fatigue and IBS can (and usually do) have both physical and emotional components. Her respect for my physical problems was above and beyond, totally validating. Silver truly cares and has extremely high ability to see the problems and the solutions."
"Silver was amazing. Love her positive, truthful energy."
---Anonymous Client | 10.29.2021 8:24 pm
Mary Schweitzer MS, LPC Supervisee
Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor
"Be the change you wish to see in the world," by Mahatma Gandhi, is a quote that I have chosen to live and practice by working in the counseling field. I am dedicated to offering a safe place for individuals to come and feel heard. Every individual needs to have an outlet to navigate a life that can be a difficult journey at times. 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.
I am currently a student at South Dakota State University pursuing my Masters of Science in Counseling and Human Resource Development specializing in Clinical Mental Health counseling. I am an Intern with Rapid City Counselors being supervised by Stacy Keyser. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help understand how your thoughts and behaviors affect your feelings and emotions in any situation. Using this form of therapy, we will set and obtain life-changing goals and find inner happiness.
When needed, I pair this type of therapy with mindfulness meditation to help my clients feel present and calm, peeling away any life stressors. I have experience working with clients experiencing depression, ADHD, relationship issues, childhood trauma, and anxiety.
Whether they be family, friends, or someone completely new, I enjoy working with and helping everyone around me. I strive to make a lasting connection with everyone I meet. I specialize in working with children and young adults. My goal is to provide them with a safe space to empower them and help them process their feelings, anxieties, and traumas.
During my time at the Black Hills Children’s Home, I trained in Trauma Based Relational Interventions (TBRI), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) - an evidenced based treatment that helps to overcome trauma related difficulties – as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I utilize all these methods when working with children and adolescents. When with a client, I believe that it is important to be patient, and to ensure that they know that I will take the time to listen and understand them.
In 2019 I graduated from Chadron State College with a Bachelors in Social Work after completing an internship at the Black Hills Children’s Home Society. In 2021 I received my licensing in Social Work. In 2022 I graduated from the University of South Dakota with my Masters in Social Work.
In my free time I enjoy spending time hiking at the lake with my husband and two dogs. I enjoy traveling to new places, losing myself in good book, and spending time with family. It is important to always take care of ourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally so that I can help my clients to do the same.
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Trevor Anderson PhD, Counselor Intern Supervisee
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.
Brittany Pieke MS, LPC Supervisee
Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor
I am honored to start this journey of healing with you. I have experience working with children, teens and adults. The counseling journey of healing is as individual as the client. I believe that clients have the tools to heal, but need help navigating these tools. I can assist you learning coping tools, so that you are able to live a purposeful and meaningful life. My counseling theory is a combination of CBT, Existential, Experiential (through play therapy, sand tray therapy), Gestalt, and Solution Focused to help individuals reach their best versions of themselves.
I offer traditional talk therapy as well as play therapy and sand tray experimental therapy. I believe the client knows what works and doesn't work for them. I will never push a client into an uncomfortable situation or treatment. I always take pride in offering a safe, unbiased space that is free of judgement and promotes holistic healing.
It's ok to not be ok. Even just thinking about seeking help is a huge start. Please let me know how I can help you become a better you. Life is too short to let mental health control you, and instead let's learn ways for you to control your life and your mental health.
Amy Hodge RN, MS-PMHNP Intern
My name is Amy Hodge. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student through the University of North Dakota. In addition to working as a clinical student at Rapid City Counseling, I am also an Emergency Department RN at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City. Nursing is a second career for me. Prior to nursing school I worked as a photojournalist and reporter. That career allowed me to meet various people and communities as it took me all over the United States including, North Carolina, Colorado, and the western slope of the Tetons in Driggs, Idaho, as well as my home state of South Dakota.
While I did not pursue medicine immediately after High School, I have always had an interest in medicine and mental health. I decided to make the switch to nursing in 2014. I love the duality of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner role as it will allow me to offer medication management for treatment as well as counseling. As a nurse, I approach all of my patients with a wholistic view. I strongly believe in the mind-body connection. In my study, I am drawn to the areas of PTSD, trauma, pediatrics and addiction. I look forward to developing my skills with Rapid City Counseling.
I am native to Rapid City and am excited to continue to serve my hometown and community. I understand life can be very challenging for a number of reasons. We all need a little help sometimes. I hope to offer the support and guidance my patients need so that they are able to build skills and move confidently forward on their path. In my free time I enjoy cooking, hiking, mountain biking and exploring the beautiful Black Hills and Badlands with my family.
Ashley Jensen LSW, Certified Social Worker Intern
“THE BEST WAY TO FIND YOURSELF IS TO LOSE YOURSELF IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS.” ― MAHATMA GANDHI
All my life I knew that I was meant for this field of practice. I have dedicated so much of my time to the service of others and truly enjoy every second of it. I graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2016 with my Bachelor’s in Social Work and have worked with a wide range of clients. Social work has been a passion since I was young. I am extremely passionate about the work that I do and love helping individuals navigate some of the hardest moments of their lives.
Currently I am a licensed social worker and an addictions counselor trainee, but have decided to go back to school to pursue higher education. Currently I am pursuing my Masters in Social Work at the University of South Dakota and will graduate in May 2023. I am working at Rapid City Counseling Inc. as an intern and am looking forward to this opportunity to learn and grow in this practice. I enjoy working with children, adults, and couples and utilize motivational interviewing and CBT in my work. When stepping into my office you will be met with a kind heart that is dedicated to making your time with me a safe and accepting one.