Jake is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health and National Certified Counselor. He grew up in the beautiful Black Hills and is very excited to
bring his professional mental health counseling services to Black Hills Psychology. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and he enjoys
working with clients of all ages and circumstances. Jake is passionate about advocating for both his clients and his profession. His clinical approach
is integrative and collaborative - drawing from a variety of theoretical methods that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relational Therapy, Client-Centered
Counseling, Positive Psychology, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, and others. This integrative approach give him the best possible chance
to reach his goal of always being helpful, respectful, and kind to clients while developing and carrying out appropriate counseling goals that allow them
become the best versions of themselves.
Jake earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Northern Colorado in both psychology and German foreign language & literature. He credits this
experience as instrumental to developing his appreciation of diversity and laying the foundation for his current professional career. After his undergraduate
studies, Jake spent time building literal foundations with his family business, Seidel Concrete. Interestingly, Jake feels that this work in the concrete
business still informs his current practice.
Jake earned his Master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from South Dakota State University in 2013, where he graduated as the outstanding
student of the year. After graduate school he worked in a community mental health center and non-profit organization. He is also an Eagle Scout with the
Boy Scouts of America, and continues his commitment to community service by being an active disaster mental health volunteer with the American Red Cross.
Jake is appreciative of his family, friends, clients, supervisors, and fellow colleagues for all of their support and encouragement in his personal and
Black Hills Psychology is a team of experienced and licensed psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists offering a full
range of psychological and psychiatric services. Located in Spearfish, SD and serving the towns of Sturgis, Belle Fourche,
Lead, Deadwood, Whitewood and others of the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming.