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
Kettie Rindelaub
Jayme Davis

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Megan Reder-Schopp, LPC, NCC

Director of Counseling
(605) 394-6988
Megan.Reder-Schopp@sdsmt.edu
About Megan

Megan Reder-Schopp

  • 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.

Background

  • 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.

Interests

  • 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!

Kettie Rindelaub

  • A Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health; (LPC - MH) spent the majority of professional life, spanning two decades, in the field of Human Services working with individuals of varying degrees of intellectual functioning, socio-economic backgrounds, cultures and behavioral concerns
  • Theoretical foundation of Counseling is primarily Solution Focused/Brief Therapy
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) in the State of South Dakota

Background

  • Life-long South Dakotan, attended Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota and completed undergraduate degree in Psychology and graduate degrees in Education with an emphasis on both Agency and School Counseling
  • History of service, serving on both local and state boards, committees and coalitions including South Dakota Counselors Association – current Ethics Committee Chair, Spink County Coalition, Area Health Education and Volunteers of America
  • Passionate advocate and ally in promoting Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Staunch supporter of the development of Autonomy through continual growth and learning

Interests

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Reading
  • Exploring the beautiful Black Hills
  • Traveling

Jayme Davis

  • A licensed Professional Counselor; (LPC) with experience in working with college aged students.
  • Theoretic approach to counseling involves a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapeutic Techniques and Solution-Focused Techniques.
  • Areas of interest include the treatment of anxiety-based disorders, peer relations, drug and alcohol concerns and academic stressors.
  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

Background

  • Jayme was born in Nebraska and completed degrees in Psychology and Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK).
  • She has experience in various counseling settings in Nebraska including in-patient mental health treatment, rehabilitation and treatment centers, out-patient counseling as well as previous higher-learning counseling experience at the UNK.
  • Jayme moved to South Dakota in 2018 when she became a Military & Family Life Counselor for the DoD where she served the Ellsworth Air Force Base Installation, prior to coming to Mines.
  • Co-Chair of the Wellness Committee at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
  • Currently applying to receive her Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education and Administration.

Interests

  • Spending time with her family, being outside, hiking, playing games, drinking coffee and being crafty.
  • Avid F.R.I.E.N.D.S. freak.