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Telehealth Services

Serving people across South Dakota, Catholic Social Services is grateful to have the opportunity to extend our confidential counseling services to those in need locally or at-a-distance through our Telehealth Services. No matter where you’re at in the state of South Dakota, you’ll find great peace-of-mind in being able to work through the ebbs and flows of life with trained counselors who are dedicated to helping equip you with the tools and resources you need to live a fruitful life.

Available to South Dakota residents residing in the state, those using CSS’ Telehealth Services can expect to receive the same level of care and support from our trained staff as they would in a face-to-face, one-on-one counseling session. No matter the adversity that stands in your way, our counselors are here to help.

In Need of Immediate Assistance?

If you need immediate assistance, please dial 911, 211 (Helpline Center) or contact the 24-hour National Suicide Hotline by dialing 988.

Find out more

We would be glad to provide you with more information about our Counseling and Telehealth Services. Simply call us at 605-348-6086 during our regular working hours or you can send us a message on our contact page.

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Get Started Today

Get started today by clicking the button below to create an online portal account and fill out the Client Application. Once the application is submitted we will contact you to finish the intake process and schedule your first appointment.

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Meet Our Counselors


    James T. Kinyon, MS, LPC-MH, LMFT, QMHP

    Executive Director and Counseling Director

    See Jim's Bio

    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.

  • Jennifer Mayforth

    Jennifer Mayforth, MS, LPC-Supervisee

    Outpatient Therapist

  • John Olenyik

    John Olenyik, MDiv., LPS, QMHP

    Outpatient Therapist

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    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 in Wyoming for ten years. I came to CSS to be in Rapid City where my wife and I plan to retire. Before getting into mental health work, I was a United Methodist pastor for 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.

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    Kayla Rounds

    Counseling Intern

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    Erika Kling

    Counseling Intern