Meet our Counselors
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.
Cathy Larsen, MS, LPC-MH, QMHP, CAC
Director – Counseling Department
Cathy Larsen graduated from SDSU-West River graduate center in 1999 with a Master’s in Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPC-MH) and a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC). Cathy works out of the Rapid City office offering face to face counseling and via telehealth (confidential video counseling) to increase counseling access for those who live outside of Rapid City. She is a certified QPR trainer, which is a suicide prevention program, and she has been teaching Common Sense Parenting for over 18 years. Cathy provides counseling for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has experience in treating most mental health concerns and relationship issues. She specializes in depression, trauma, anxiety, grief, and support for survivors of suicide.
Evelyn Wilder, MS, NCC, LPC-MH, QMHP, LAC
Evelyn Wilder graduated from SDSU-West River Graduate Center with a Master’s in Counseling in 2010. She has worked for CSS since 2011. She continues her education focusing on trauma and therapies for trauma. Evelyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPC-MH) and a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). In addition she is a Qualified Mental Health Provider (QMHP). She is also a certified QPR trainer, which is an evidenced based suicide prevention program, and she is a licensed Common Sense Parenting instructor. She divides her time between the Rapid City office and two offices in Pine Ridge, where she provides on-site EAP (Employee Assistance Program) services and trainings as well as counseling services to the general community. Evelyn provides counseling for individuals, couples, children, and families. She offers counseling for a variety of concerns including: stress; grief; anxiety; depression; relationship issues; addiction; and trauma.
Darlene Nichols-Ecoffey, MS, NCC, LPC, QMHP
Darlene NIchols is a South Dakota State University graduate with a Master’s in Counseling. Her qualifications include being a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Qualified Mental Health Professional. She is a certified Common Sense Parenting instructor and teaches classes in partnership with Love, INC. in Rapid City. Darlene travels to Pine Ridge two days a week to work with schools and community members providing counseling for stress, anxiety, depression, and grief. She provides EAP (Employee Assistance Program) services and trainings on site in Porcupine. She spends the remainder of the week at the CSS office in Rapid City providing counseling services via telehealth (confidential video counseling) and face to face counseling for adults, families, couples, children, adolescents. Darlene also facilitates a weekly women’s support group.
Amanda Woolridge, MA, LPC-MH
Mandi Woolridge graduated from Argosy University in Eagan, Minnesota in 2011. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health (LPC-MH). Mandi also has a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. Mandi has been working in various aspects of the counseling field for the last 8 years, ranging from providing crisis counseling, to outpatient counseling with the severe and persistently mentally ill population, to working with families and most recently working with active service members and their families. Currently, Mandi is an outpatient therapist with Catholic Social Services, and travels to Pine Ridge one day a week where she provides on-site counseling services and trainings for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and works in the Rapid City office where she provides face to face counseling and via telehealth (confidential video counseling). Mandi specializes in suicide prevention, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and some personality disorders.
Bryan Satterwhite, MSW, CSW
Bryan Satterwhite, MSW, CSW, earned a Master’s of Social Work from Walla Walla University in Billings, MT in 2016. Prior to that he graduated from Black Hills State University-Rapid City with a degree in sociology and human services with a focus on probation and law, and a minor in psychology. Bryan has worked at Rapid City Regional Behavioral Health Center, and specializes in working with adolescents and families. He divides his time between the Eagle Butte community and the Rapid City office, and he is available to do telehealth counseling (confidential video counseling) for anyone in western, SD.
Patty Jonas, BA
SDSU Counseling Intern
Patty Jonas, intern, is currently attending SDSU for a master’s degree in clinical mental health and marriage and family therapy. Patty is seeing clients in Rapid City, Spearfish, and via telehealth (confidential video counseling). She is one of the SMILE class facilitators, a class for divorcing parents. Patty enjoys working with a variety of clients and provides counseling services for individuals, families, and couples. Patty offers counseling for a wide variety of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.