Building Resilience and Balance

Teaching students how to take better care of themselves and trouble shoot any impasse is paramount for the counseling staff at South Dakota Mines. By advocating healthier lifestyles and a broader range of coping strategies, the South Dakota Mines counseling staff better equips students to lead happier healthier lives. Throughout the year, programming will highlight physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Please see our staff to build a stronger, healthier you today. Likewise, the South Dakota Mines counseling department appreciates your programming ideas, suggestions and input. Contact us today.

A Holistic Approach

South Dakota Mines counselors advocate an approach which fosters all areas that may affect a person's well-being. Listed below are some examples: 

  • Exercise
  • Spirituality
  • Nutrition
  • Substance Use
  • Healthy Activities
  • Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • Emotional Well-being

Wellness is a broad term with an emphasis on improving the quality of life of students through better decision-making and balanced living. The counseling staff at South Dakota Mines is eager to help students expand their knowledge about wellness. If you have further questions, contact the South Dakota Mines counseling staff.  

    Social and Networking

    Mines Link  

    For local events and activities search:

    Web Resources

    The Student Success Packet
    Campus Well

    Need Help?

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

    Office Phone:
    Counseling Email:
    Location: Surbeck Center, Main Level (across the hallway from the Dean of Students' office)   

    Duane Kavanaugh
    Director of Counseling
    605-394-1924 or

    Chelsey Groseclose
    LPC, NCC
    605-394-1924 or

    Megan Laskowski
    LPC, NCC


    Counseling Brochure

    Stress and Depression Screening Tool