Marriage counseling that Heals in Rapid City, SD. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Rapid City. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.

Michael Wheaton, MA, LMFT, QMHP
Marriage Counselor

Michael Wheaton, MA, LMFT, QMHP

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

811 Columbus St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 | 605-988-8131

I enjoy helping couples and families find hope and healing from relationship distress and conflict. I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which has a strong research base and has been proven to be highly successful in helping clients improve their relationships.

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Rapid City, South Dakota is one spot that families won't want to miss. While you're there, take the kids on cave tours at Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns, Jewel Caverns, or Wind Cave. And, fathers will want to be sure to take the gang back in time at the Circle B Ranch Chuck Wagon and Trailrides. With playgrounds for the kids and plenty of Old West action, you'll make memories that will last forever. Make sure to check out the Chapel In the Hills, a replica of the 850 year old church the area's Norwegian settlers worshiped in back in the old country. While you're there, don't miss the log cabin museum, built by gold prospectors. The little ones will be dwarfed by the actual size sculptures at Dinosaur Park, but they won't mind a bit. And don't worry, the Tyrannosaur doesn't bite. Younger kids will want to go to Storybook Island again and again. And you can't miss Babyland, featuring baby bears at Bear Country USA.1 Wherever you decide to go, you don't want to miss the fun in Rapid City.

Marriage and Family Mental Health in Rapid City

South Dakota Parent Connection offers support services for individuals and couples that parent a child with a disability. Monthly meetings highlight areas of concern, including the basics of IEPs, transitioning a disabled child into adulthood, and positive parenting techniques. Parents also gain valuable skills for improving communication with their child, managing expectations, and dealing with day-to-day stressors in a healthy and effective manner. To learn more about these services, call 605-348-0305.2

The Diocese of Rapid City's Office of Family Life Ministries offers a group to support the emotional and social needs of individuals that are separated, divorced, or widowed. The support group is open to anyone who needs help. Meetings occur each week for ten weeks, during which time participants learn how to deal effectively with their loss and move on to lead healthy and happy lives. To register for the group, call 605-714-5214, extension 236.3

The Fatherhood First program offered by Youth and Family Services is designed to help fathers realize their important role in the development of their children. This program specifically aims to expand knowledge of child development, increase quality time dads spend with their children, and help fathers develop a support network that will foster their continued growth. By taking advantage of these services, men can find a sense of purpose and worth with regard to their role as a parent. For additional details, call 605-342-4195.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The South Dakota Department of Social Services offers a wide variety of programs that support families in need. The Aging and Disability Resource Division oversees services that promote the improved functioning of older adults as well as individuals that have a disability. Economic assistance is available to families that do not have the financial means to pay for daily necessities, housing, or transportation. Prevention and intervention programs reduce the negative impact of drugs and alcohol on Rapid City's families, while protective services ensure the health and safety of children. Further details about these programs is available by calling 605-394-2525.5


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2. South Dakota Parent Connection. (2017). Parent Education and Support Sessions. Retrieved from
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4. Youth and Family Services. (2017). Fatherhood First. Retrieved from
5. South Dakota Department of Social Services. (2017). Homepage. Retrieved from

Rapid City is located in Pennington County, South Dakota. It has a land area of 54.44 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Rapid City is 73,569 people with 28,721 households and a median annual income of $46,966. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Rapid City, SD

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Rapid City, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Rapid City may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Rapid City public health department.