Seth Haxel, MA, NCC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor
Seth Haxel, MA, NCC

Seth is a behavioral health therapist for the Health Sciences Center students at WVU. He has been working with the students at WVU through the Carruth Center since 2018 and transitioned to BeWell in the summer of 2021. Seth obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Virginia before working in a wide variety of settings that include management, options trading on Wall Street, inpatient mental health, and community mental health. He began graduate school at WVU in 2017, graduating with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019.

Seth is a longtime athlete, having played basketball (he is 6’8”), soccer, baseball, and numerous other sports his entire life. He currently spends much of his free time enjoying West Virginia by hiking with his wife and two young children. He is an avid reader and will talk your ear off about fantasy books if you let him. He also loves to travel, and to date has visited 15 countries and 40 states (but who’s counting).

Seth describes his counseling style as laid back, warm, and relaxed. He loves to help clients feel comfortable by getting to know them and allowing them to get to know him. His primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and he enjoys using CBT to help his clients identify how their thoughts, actions, and feelings are all interconnected. He finds that this allows them to identify places where they can make changes to improve their lives. Seth also strongly believes in the importance of self-care, both personally and professionally. He has experience working with depression, anxiety, substance use, academic concerns, and stress management. He has expertise working with obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and panic disorder.

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