M.A., LPCC

In life we are often told that if we only believe in ourselves and work hard enough we can achieve whatever goals, dreams, and successes we wish for ourselves.  There are any number of quotes, memes, and time tested anecdotes that are meant to reaffirm the notion that life is just that simple.  What these messages do not account for are the trials we face as human beings that can make that process anywhere from inconvenient to downright impossible.  We are often unprepared to deal with the myriad of challenges that may crop up for us in life.  Being a human is, occasionally, very difficult.

When we reach a point in which the trials that confront us become too much to handle alone, and we make the courageous choice to reach out, Seth Spurgeon is ready to help.  He genuinely believes that people are doing the best they can with the hand that they have been dealt, and he strives to meet people where they are at with authenticity, compassion, acceptance, and tender accountability.  Seth seeks to take a collaborative approach with his clients in the counseling relationship to support them in deepening the awareness of how they participate in and react to the world around them as well as their own thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and beliefs.  He couples this with the building of hope and instilling the intentionality to take action and reshape themselves, their stories, and their expectations, change is possible for anyone regardless of how daunting or cumbersome that process may seem.

Seth has worked for years in a variety of settings to help others in applying these principles to themselves and in creating the changes that they want.  He maintains a deep appreciation and gratitude for those that choose to involve him in their journeys, and he brings humor, pragmatism, and a down-to-earth attitude to the counseling process.  Seth believes that one of his greatest therapeutic tools and insights is simply that he is just another human being making his way through life and he works to meet his clients on that level.

At Foundations Counseling, Seth Spurgeon offers a compassionate and engaging approach, enabling him to work with a variety of clients who seek services, including:

  • Adolescents and Teens – self-esteem and self-worth, cutting / self injury, anxiety, depression, school issues, drugs and alcohol, suicidal ideation, bullying, anger and defiance, trauma and recovery
  • Individual Counseling – men’s issues, addictions, anger management, anxiety, depression, weight issues, catastrophic thinking, trauma, social anxiety, assertiveness, self-worth issues
  • Mental Health and Wellness – severe anxiety, stress, obesity and weight loss, self-care, spirituality, adjustment, somatic / body image issues
  • Growth Oriented Counseling – empowerment, life coaching, workplace conflicts, burnout and lack of motivation, quarter life crisis, individual development

Seth Spurgeon received a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado.  Prior to that, he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Wyoming.  Seth began his educational journey by receiving an Associate of Arts Degree from Western Nebraska Community College.

Seth discovered his passion for helping others while working for several years at a residential treatment center for at-risk youth in Laramie, Wyoming, where he served as a direct care staff for teens.  He went on to work in both individual counseling and at an acute crisis stabilization center, where he had the privilege to serve people in the darkest portion of their lives and help those who coped with a vast array of presenting concerns ranging from addiction, suicidality, and hopelessness, to severe mental illness issues such as schizophrenia.

Seth Spurgeon employs an integrative and eclectic approach to therapy that pulls from multiple modalities in order to provide clients with the most personalized counseling experience possible.  He works to maintain a client-centered approach while also borrowing therapeutic interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), existential psychology, and family systems theories, among others.

When not working with clients, Seth enjoys an active lifestyle, spending time with friends and family, while indulging a wide array of interests ranging from being an avid sports fan, exercising, playing music and guitar.  He also enjoys high fantasy and sci-fi novels and indulging in the occasional video game.

Professional Affiliations: 
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA)
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
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