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Jeanie Shade, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist licensed in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Arkansas. I have 7 years of licensed experience and many years prior of serving people in different capacities. The majority of my licensed experience has been within a hospital setting for adults and adolescents with severe mental health issues. I have seen firsthand the incredible change that often occurs with a person given the opportunity to tell his/her/their story, be genuinely listened to, and be guided to the innate wisdom to wellness that already resides within. For the last two years, I have also been leading a group at my local library to teach mental health wellness skills to community members and providing a setting for the members to practice these new wellness skills. I really enjoy teaching skills that can be applied to all sorts of situations in life, no matter what your story or circumstances.

My counseling style is based on being present with a client, not just hearing, but truly listening and being a witness to another. I will want to know what exactly a client wants to learn or resolve and I will provide guidance and insight and teach skills accordingly. I will also introduce ideas I consider foundational to wellness, including mindfulness, really leaning in and feeling our emotions, centeredness and grounding, self-love, the difference between surviving skills and thriving skills, and exploring beliefs and how they create our life stories. My approach combines client-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness therapy as we weave together practical behavioral approaches with deep insights into why we are the way we are and how this can transform.

I am also a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner (CECP). The Emotion Code is a form of energy healing. Its premise is that we can trapped unprocessed emotions in as a "stuck" frequency in our energy bodies. As a practitioner, I can assist you in identifying trapped emotions, discovering when they were trapped and in response to what event, and then releasing the stuck energy with intention. You can learn more at Discover Healing ( You can view my certification at The BetterHelp platform offers you a great opportunity to try out an energy healing modality. I have the flexibility to combine Emotion Code work with a more traditional talk therapy session, or focus solely on Emotion Code one day and talk therapy another day. Give it a try!

It takes courage to choose an opportunity for growth and change. I am here to join you on such a journey.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

AR LCSW 12579-C




These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jeanie Shade. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Jeanie Shade is a spectacular person. Her presence is really genuine. I am very grateful for her help.

Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Jeanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Jeanie is one of THE best listeners I’ve come across. She remembers my history, my stories, my struggles, my strengths and my concerns. I can tell that she genuinely cares about her clients and their well-being. She offers great advice, which isn’t the typical one-sided advice, but a much more comprehensive approach to helping. For example, she will make sure to challenge my thoughts/actions when she disagrees with me or when needed. In between live sessions, she checks in on me frequently through the chat option. This is helpful when things get tough in my personal life. She also sends me summaries/ reminders of the coping strategies we’ve discussed, after our live sessions. This is great for a frazzled/ anxious brain! I went through a few other therapists on BetterHelp, who weren’t as compatible with me, before finding Jeanie, and all I can say is, “FINALLY!!” I highly recommend Jeanie if the above-mentioned items are important to you.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Jeanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I’m really happy to have connected with Jeanie. Just having someone listen and give me suggestions has meant the world to me.

Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Jeanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Jeanie is so helpful and supportive. She has great suggestions and knows a lot to be able to help me.

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Jeanie for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really like Jeanie. She is thoughtful and she listens well. She also gives great advice and different ways to deal with what is really going on.

Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Jeanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jeanie is amazing, kind and a great listener. She has helped me so much and I am so thankful she is my counselor.

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Jeanie for 2 weeks