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 (discoverhealing.com). You can view my certification at https://discoverhealing.com/certified-practitioners/. 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.
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
MT LCSW BBH-LCSW-LIC-16516
AR LCSW 12579-C
ID LCSW LCSW-39227
Jeanie listens and offers tools to help with my problems.
Written on Feb 11, 2024 after therapy with Jeanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
I have participated with therapy off and on throughout my life. I have never had a therapist like Jeanie. Most therapists just let you talk and talk, and yeah it feels good to get stuff off your chest, but you don't gain real insight. Not only is Jeanie a world-class listener, but also she is superior teacher. She does not just reflect back feelings. She shares helpful systems and schemas that blend both traditional psychology and a more wholistic, almost eastern philosophy. Jeanie is absolutely brilliant and has already helped me immensely. I always considered myself relatively emotionally intelligent, but she has opened my eyes to a whole other level of self-understanding and even windows into the meaning of it all. I feel so lucky to have found her.
Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Jeanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I appreciate Jeanie’s expertise and insight. She is intuitive and wise.
Written on Jan 29, 2024 after therapy with Jeanie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Love working with Jeanie Shade, I feel safe and definitely understood . She can show me my behavior patterns that I do not even see!!
Written on Jan 29, 2024 after therapy with Jeanie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management
Jeanie is a listener. She hears and sees me. She’s helped me so much, to be able to access my own inner wisdom.
Written on Jan 04, 2024 after therapy with Jeanie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
I have only had a few sessions with Jeanie and am impressed with her on several points.
Listens and responds with helpful info or questions.
Provides tools and goals each session to help with key issues
Professional yet personable and social, an approachable person to share with, while not feeling vulnerable or uncomfortable.
Written on Oct 06, 2023 after therapy with Jeanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes