Seth Haxel, MA
University of Virginia, BA, Psychology
West Virginia University, MA, Counseling
Provisionally Licensed Counselor in West Virginia
My primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I utilize CBT through a multi-cultural lens by recognizing the unique experiences that each individual brings into the counseling sessions.
Anxiety and related disorders, substance use, exposure therapy
I grew up in rural Virginia before attending the University of Virginia for my undergraduate degree. After graduating I had a variety of jobs that included working at a moving company (I got to move John Grisham once!), working in community mental health, working as an options trader on Wall Street, and working at an in-patient mental health facility. Eventually I returned to school for my Master's degree here at WVU at age 32. I have been either a trainee or staff counselor at the Carruth Center since the fall of 2018, and look forward to continuing to make a difference in our students' lives.
Reading, Hiking, Basketball, Soccer, chasing around my two kids, and spending time with my wife.
Favorite books: The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson (also a series), and anything by Brandon Sanderson.
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones.
Favorite Hike: Old Rag Mountain in Virginia.
Favorite Cat (I have three): Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen Haxel