NH Counseling

Northern Hills Counseling Associates

Meet Our Counselors

Linda has been in the counseling field for over 25 years with experience working in a variety of settings including residential care, community mental health facilities and private practice.  She completed a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Northern State University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mental Health, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Qualified Mental Health Professional. 

Linda utilizes a blend of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and psychoeducational approaches to assist clients in healing and growth toward a more productive, healthy and happier life. 

She serves adolescents, adults, couples and families in the following areas: Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Anger and Stress Management, ADHD, Adjustment issues, Relationship challenges, Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse, Personality Disorders. 

Her primary goal as a counselor is to provide a caring, collaborative and confidential environment to assist clients in working through challenging times, help clarify their thoughts, feelings and behaviors to be more consistent with their personal values and goals. 

  Sometimes the world can seem overwhelming, messy, and chaotic – or even stagnate; and it’s okay to ask
for help. Seth holds space for individuals to feel heard, understood, and seen. Seth’s approach to therapy
allows the individuals in the chair opposite him to be the expert on their lives, and to share their stories
with him – stories of how their lives have been impacted by struggle, disconnect, and confusion, as well
as stories of success, resilience, and accomplishment.

  As a therapist, Seth aligns with Narrative Therapy – with an emphasis on the use of language, the
challenging of social constructs, a position of curiosity, and use of accurate empathy. Seth acknowledges
the ways in which our environments, our past experiences, and our connections with others have helped
form the way we perceive ourselves moving through the world around us; but the past does not define
ability, the past does not define worth or value, and the past does not define the future.


Masters of Science, specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through South Dakota State
Multiple years experience with adolescent clients in psychiatric residential treatment services / young
adults in academic and college campus settings /adults struggling with substance and alcohol abuse /
adults with cooccurring substance abuse and mental health symptoms
Areas of Interest/Competence with both Adolescent and Adult Individuals:
LGBTQIA+ Affirming Practices / Life Stressors and Life Transition Issues / Grief and Loss / Substance
Abuse / Anxiety and Depression / Mood Disorders / Personality Disorders / Neurodivergent Issue

Daniel achieved his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South Dakota State University. 

His experience is largely based in work with adolescents and families, getting his start in a psychiatric residential treatment facility and most recently working for a community mental health organization in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Daniel utilizes an existential perspective in therapy, working with clients as they explore varying difficulties that they may encounter in their lives. He also has experience in operating within the frameworks of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

For those interested in meeting with Daniel please note he accepts Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield or cash pay.

Mike has had an interesting life journey working in Oklahoma, Alaska, Michigan, and Wyoming during a career with the electric cooperative industry that spanned 40 years. He started his original professional career with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and eventually completed an MBA at Grand Canyon University (GCU) as part of his desire to be a lifelong learner. Mike has always had a passion for helping to make things better, and this passion led to developing and coaching employees to all levels of leadership.

Mike recently earned his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at GCU to prepare for repotting (instead of retiring) and begin his second mountain and his journey to become a licensed professional counselor. The idea of repotting, or finding a new container for his life, has been quite an effort and an exciting journey to prepare Mike to help clients as a counselor.

Mike says “I may be a new counselor, but I bring 63 years of life experience including several stints at the school of hard knocks. I bring this life experience, a diverse formal education and a stance of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness as I work with clients to help them on their own journey as they explore, create, and live their best possible life.

Mike has practical experience helping clients that are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship distress, suicidality, substance abuse, and behavioral addictions as well as other mental health challenges.
He is licensed to provide counseling in South Dakota under a Plan of Supervision and offers counseling services under a sliding scale which is intended to offer counseling services to all those who “want to do their work”.