Mental Health Counselor





Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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CMH Supervisee, Intern

Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor


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


SILVER SEE full bio

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:

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."

---Anonymous Client


"Silver was amazing. Love her positive, truthful energy."

---Anonymous Client | 10.29.2021 8:24 pm


Mary Schweitzer full bio

"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. 


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