Counseling

You Are Welcome Here

South Dakota Mines Counseling Center provides on-campus counseling to currently enrolled students. Our professional counselors are committed to providing unbiased, culturally sensitive, high quality care to students in a non-judgmental, objective, confidential setting.

South Dakota Mines Counseling Center is located at 501 E. St. Joseph, Rapid City on the main floor of Surbeck.

We are open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday aside form state appointed holidays. We see students during summer hours on a limited basis.

• by stopping in at the counseling front desk located on the main level of Surbeck; 
• by calling 605-394-1924; 
• by emailing us at Counseling@sdsmt.edu;


Mission Statement

To support the intellectual, emotional, and social development of students through brief individual counseling and educational programming.

Values

Humility • Dignity • Autonomy • Integrity • Fidelity • Unity

Guiding Principles

  • Do no harm
  • Affirm hope
  • Utilize evidence-based practices
  • Assure cultural competency
  • Make data-informed decisions
  • Advocate for sustainable social justice

ISP Icon Stress and Depression Screening Tool

Hey Hardrockers! Are you feeling stressed out? Have you been feeling more irritable or down than usual? Try our Stress and Depression Screening Tool.

We understand we are living in uncertain times. With all the changes happening in the world we would like to offer a free, completely anonymous, screening tool for stress and depression. Your anonymous account allows you access to a questionnaire for stress and depression screening. With your identity concealed for anonymity, one of our South Dakota Mines counselors will reach out to you helping answer questions and provide resources to help support you through a private platform. Guidance is just a click away. 


Need Help?

We have a staff of counselors available to help you, anytime.

CONTACT US:
Office Phone:
605-394-1924
Counseling Email: counseling@sdsmt.edu
Location: Surbeck Center, Main Level (across the hallway from the Dean of Students' office)   

Duane Kavanaugh
Director of Counseling
MS, NCC, CCMHC, LPC/MH, QMHP
605-394-1924 or
605-394-6988  

Chelsey Groseclose
Counselor
LPC, NCC
605-394-1924 or
605-394-2719  

Megan Laskowski
Counselor
LPC, NCC


Counseling Brochure

Stress and Depression Screening Tool