Meet our Counselors
Evelyn Wilder, MS, NCC, LPC-MH, QMHP, LAC
Evelyn Wilder loves her job as a licensed professional counselor and clinical supervisor at Catholic Social Services, where she manages a staff of seven other outpatient therapists.
Evelyn brings a trauma-informed approach to her counseling work. “For the last five years, I’ve been focusing on trauma-informed therapies, including alternative ways to treating trauma. Sometimes, traditional talk therapy isn’t the most effective method.”
She earned a master’s degree in counseling from South Dakota State University West River Center and holds professional licenses as an addiction counselor, a qualified mental health provider and in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention. Part of her time is spent counseling adults and children on the Pine Ridge Reservation, where CSS has several satellite offices. “That’s one of my favorite things to do – to talk to inmates at the jail about what it means to be a teacher of their children.”
Norma Runner, MS
Norma offers counseling for children ages 4 and older, and works with all ages of clients who are dealing with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and/or relationship issues. She also serves clients on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Norma received a master’s of science degree in psychology in 2013 and a master’s of arts degree in counseling psychology in 2016 from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Norma has extensive experience working for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago in both senior services and in the Community-based Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, a strengths-based, trauma focused program where she worked with children and individuals of all ages. Norma was born and raised in southwest North Dakota and is excited to be back in the area.
John Olenyik, MDiv., LPC
Hi, I am John Olenyik. I am a mental health counselor for Catholic Social Services. I have been with CSS since March 1, 2019. Previously, I was a mental health counselor over in Wyoming for ten years. I came to CSS to be in Rapid City where my wife and I plan to retire. Before getting in to mental health work, I was a United Methodist pastor nearly 25 years. My approach to counseling is just that – I listen, I ask questions and then I counsel or give advice based upon my years of experience and my educational perspective. I approach the counseling experience as short term, solution based, meaning we identify the issue you want to work on, develop a plan of action and then get after it. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to get at the distorted thinking that might be causing you distress. I enjoy doing what I do and most folks say I am pretty good at it, so if you are seeking some help with your life, let’s get together and make things better.
Angela Banley, MA, LPC
Angie Banley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and received a Master’s degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2008. Her background includes working with teenagers in a therapeutic treatment program and as an outpatient addictions counselor. In addition to working with clients in the Rapid City office, she will also be providing services in the Spearfish office as well as in Pine Ridge. She enjoys working with all ages of clients and offers help for anyone struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and relationships.
Nora Boesem, MSW, CSW, QMHP
Nora is a clinical social worker who has worked in the child welfare arena for the last 17 years in many different roles, most notably with clients diagnosed with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder).
She brings to CSS her personal experience of parenting more than 150 foster children, as well as the 12 adopted children (yes, 12!) she is raising with her husband, Randy, on their ranch near Newell. All of their children are affected by FASD. She is a nationally recognized speaker on FASD and has won multiple awards for her work in the field.
Charlie is completing her Master’s in Counseling and Human Resource Development, specializing in Clinical Mental Health and Family and Marriage Therapy. She has extensive experience working with children in an early childhood education setting. Additionally, she has worked as a registered behavior technician providing support to children with autism spectrum disorder, and taught English as a second language in China for two years. She is passionate about serving the Black Hill Community that she loves. When she is not in the office or studying she is training for various races and exploring the black hills by foot or bicycle with friends and family. She is excited about her upcoming graduation in April 2020.
James T. Kinyon, MS, LPC-MH, LMFT, QMHP
Jim Kinyon, executive director, earned his Master’s in Counseling from SDSU in 1990. He has been the executive director at Catholic Social Services since 1992. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPC-MH) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Because of his administrative duties, his counseling time is limited, but his passion for helping marriages is still strong. Jim leads workshops on Marriage as a Mission, Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Boundaries and Conflict Resolution, Personalities in the Workplace, and Poverty and Justice in SD. He also facilitates retreats such as Marriage Matters, Men’s Spirituality, and Reflections on Michelangelo’s Art and Life.