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About Me

I earned a Master’s Degree of Arts in Art Therapy with a Mental Health Counseling track from Saint Mary of the Woods College, Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. I am a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and a member of The American Art Therapy Association, as well as the North Carolina Art Therapy Association. Additionally, I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a member of the Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling Association of North Carolina. I also hold a Missouri K-12 Art teacher’s license from the United States Department of Education via a bachelor’s degree from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri.

I have 9 years of counseling experience. I have conducted individual, group, and family counseling sessions with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked in an adult vocational day program, residential substance abuse treatment facility, pediatric day clinic, a K-8: day treatment program, a North Carolina state funded Independent Living Program, and an active duty, adult outpatient behavioral health clinic/intensive outpatient program. My training and experiences include but are not limited to the military and civilian populations: children, adolescents and adults with behavior disorders; physical, psychological, and emotional abuse, and trauma victims; the Autism spectrum community; learning disabilities; anxiety disorders; depression; adjustment disorders; intellectual / developmental disabilities; traumatic brain injury; post-traumatic stress disorder; substance use disorders; as well as major mental illness including schizophrenia and dual diagnosis, plus those with co-existing physical disabilities and their caretakers.

My theoretical approach is eclectic. I believe in integrating various styles to best fit individual goals and needs. I view individuals from a person-centered orientation, providing guidance towards self-expression and self-exploration. I often find cognitive behavioral techniques to be useful in helping people make changes in their thoughts and actions, and employ dialectical behavior techniques to help cope with emotions and demeanor. To help more clearly define goals and objectives, I typically utilize a solution focused approach. I also have a very strong belief in the power of art and psychodynamic theory to help people find new ways to express their feelings and heal. I am comfortable in using talk therapy in addition to the expressive arts in sessions.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #12064 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tandy Hale. 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.

Written by B.R. on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Tandy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I haven't had Tandy as a therapist for long but I can tell she hears what I'm saying and understands what I'm dealing with.

Written by B.R. on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Tandy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Excellent listener and gives me good advice on what to do.

Written by S.H. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Tandy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

I really appreciate Tandy Hale. She has been a great help on helping me take care of things and get myself on track. She offers helpful advice so I can stayed focused and find and identify triggers. I really do appreciate having her as a therapist. Peace, Love, and Positive Vibes!

Written by J.O. on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Tandy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

Tandy helps me stay on track, Tandy checks in when I have been quiet and ensures I am progressing

Written by R.E. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Tandy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Tandy Hale has been very easy to talk to. She doesn’t judge me and listens to everything I have to say while offering helpful suggestions. I feel a lot better about my future after having a few sessions with her.

Written by N.A. on Jun 15, 2020 after therapy with Tandy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve enjoyed Tandy as my counsellor so far, she is professional, able to help me and provide worksheets directly related to what I’m dealing with. I’ve met with a few counsellors lately and she’s helped me progress and heal more than most. She’s got a great level of understanding.