About Dr. Hallie Sheade, LPC-S, RPT-S
Dr. Sheade earned her Ph.D in Counseling from the University of North Texas in 2015 and her M.S. in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University in 2010. Her former supervisors in equine assisted counseling include Dr. Priscilla Faulkner, Dr. Cynthia Chandler, and the late Brooke Pitts.
She is an Approved Supervisor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for LPC Interns and LPC Associates. In addition, she is also a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Sheade also holds PATH Intl. credentials as a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL).
Dr. Sheade's practice, Equine Connection Counseling, has provided over 6,500 hours of equine assisted counseling sessions to a wide range of clients across the lifespan. Dr. Sheade has also presented at numerous professional conferences on topics related to animal assisted therapy and equine assisted counseling. She is a member of PATH Intl.'s Health and Education Advisory Committee and a Faculty Candidate for the ESMHL workshop. Dr. Sheade has pioneered the innovative equine assisted counseling approaches: Relational Equine-Partnered Counseling and Equine-Partnered Play Therapy.
Finally, Dr. Sheade has authored several publications and is the author of Equine-Assisted Counseling and Psychotherapy: Healing Through Horses.
I believe a strong working relationship is the key to success in both counseling and in supervision. I work hard to create a positive supervision relationship in which supervisees feel safe to ask questions and try new things.
Clinical supervision has three overarching goals: development of counseling skills of supervisees, protection of clients, and development of your unique identity as a counselor. These goals are always operating simultaneously when supervision is occurring. Most of the time, it will seem as if we are paying primary attention to your developing skills. However, as our supervisory relationship progresses, we may concentrate on using the counseling theory with which you identify to a greater degree.
I work from an Adlerian model of both counseling and supervision. I will focus on us forming an egalitarian working relationship and will both challenge and encourage you in your journey to becoming a counselor. As a teacher, I will directly impart concrete skills and knowledge that you can integrate into your work with clients. As a counselor, I will help you sort out any thoughts or feelings you may have regarding your client, yourself, or the counseling environment. As a consultant, I will collaborate with you to discuss clients and theoretical aspects of counseling.
Clinical Areas of Interest
Dr. Sheade's clinical areas of interest include: