About Us

Operating Changes Related to Covid-19 Virus

Due to the need for social distancing Psychological Associates of the Black Hills office manager and receptionists will not be in the office for at least the weeks of March 23 through Friday, April 3rd.  You may contact your provider by email or leave phone messages at their extension at 348-6500.  The office manager can be reached at rappsy18@gmail.com or her extension at 348-6500.Unfortuantely we are not able to respond quickly to referring providers or scheduling of new referrals during this time.  The wait time for first appointments was often weeks before the Coronavirus crisis and the wait time will now be longer. It may be best to contact us with these requests once staff is back in the office.  Please know we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are in need of crisis/emergency services, dial 911 or 211, contact our on-call therapist at 605-415-5094, or contact the Crisis Care Center-open 24 hours/day at 605-391-4863.”  Thank you for your patience.


Begun in 1981, Psychological Associates of the Black Hills is a group of licensed psychologists and counselors in the Black Hills communities of Rapid City and Custer, South Dakota. It is our objective to apply current psychological knowledge to provide quality counseling and assessment services to improve the lives of our clients. We provide counseling in the areas of depression, anxiety, behavioral problems and trauma. We conduct psychological assessments with individuals of nearly all ages in the areas of personality, behavior, learning and neuropsychology.

We trust you will find our website informative. Please let us know if you have any questions by calling (605)348-6500 or via the Contact Us page.

Psychologist Position Open

Psychological Associates of the Black Hills is seeking a licensed psychologist or licensed master’s level practitioner (LPC -MH or LCSW-PIP) to join their busy and well-established group practice. Psychological Associates has served the Rapid City, SD and surrounding areas since 1981 and offers an individual practitioner many opportunities for building a varied and flexible caseload. We would especially welcome a licensed psychologist with a strong interest in psychological assessment. We offer a stable and collegial group of therapists, with the majority having been with the practice for over 10 years. In addition, we offer full administrative support, private offices , good referral sources and flexible scheduling. For further inquiries or interest, please contact 605-348-6500 and ask to speak with Lynette Quast, Ph.D. or Trisha Miller, Ph.D.