Meet the Counselors

Counselors at the SD Mines Counseling Center offer support to students and assist with a variety of personal, academic, and relationship concerns. Our approach is collaborative, goal-oriented, and multiculturally sensitive. 


Megan Reder-Schopp, LPC, NCC

Director of Counseling
(605) 394-6988
About Megan


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Megan Reder-Schopp | Contact Megan

  • A licensed Professional Counselor; (LPC) experienced working with diverse populations and specialized in working with college aged students. Works frequently with students with a variety of learning, medical and psychiatric disabilities.
  • Therapeutic interventions include an eclectic approach using the tenets of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused and person centered therapy.
  • Specialties in the treatment of anxiety based disorders, self-esteem and image building, students with disabilities and academic interventions.


  • Born in northwest South Dakota, completed degrees in Political Science and Counseling Psychology in South Dakota, and resides with her husband in Rapid City, SD. Serves as the Director of Counseling and Student ADA Services at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She has been at SD Mines for the past four years.
  • Recipient of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s Dick Kitchen Award for Staff Person of the Year in 2015.
  • Serves on both local and state boards, committees and foundations including: South Dakota Higher Education Association, TedX Rapid City, Rapid City Sexual Assault Task Force and the Gwendolyn Stearns Foundation.


  • Fitness and nutrition: running, weight training, yoga, golf and IIFYM
  • Higher education policy regarding retention and student success
  • Politics, reading, engaging in thoughtful conversation, spending time on her family’s ranch and the occasional Netflix binge!