Noelle R. St. Germain-Sehr is a Clinical Associate Professor and Counseling Clinical Experience Director for the Online Counseling Program at William & Mary. She received her doctorate from St. Mary's University in San Antonio in 2003 and has thirty years of clinical experience working with diverse client populations in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, employee assistance programs, and private practice. She has extensive experience overseeing the clinical field placement aspects of counselor training having served as the Director of Training at Argosy University Dallas for eight and a half years prior to joining the Tribe in May of 2019.
Dr. St. Germain-Sehr is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas, a National Certified Counselor, a Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH), and an ACISTE Certified Mental Health Professional (ACMHP) trained to assist individuals with the integration of spiritually transformative experiences. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), served five years as the Co-Chair of the SACES Women's Interest Network (SACES WIN), and is the Executive Director of The Center for Traumatic Grief and Loss and The International Induced After-Death Communication (IADC®) Therapy Board overseeing training in IADC® therapy. She is on the Editorial Board for Counselor Education and Supervision and is an active presenter at professional conferences.
Dr. St. Germain-Sehr maintains a part-time psychotherapy practice and is in a five-year training program in Bioenergetic Analysis, a relational mind/body psychotherapy founded by Dr. Alexander Lowen. Her research and scholarship endeavors focus on expanding education, research, and training related to traditionally marginalized topics and populations, and reducing associated pathologizing, stigmatization, oppression, and discrimination. Specific topics/populations of interest include transpersonal experiences, individuals with Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive (SAIGE) identities, and neurodiversity.
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, 2003
M.Ed. in Counselor Education and Supervision, The University of New Orleans, 1993
B.M. in Music (double major in Music and Psychology) with a minor in Women's Studies, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1991
Activities and Honors
Secretary, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) (July 2022 – June 2023)
Executive Director, The Center for Grief and Traumatic Loss and The International IADC® Board (August 2020 - present)
Chair, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Interest Network Operations Manual Taskforce (January 2019 - June 2019)
Co-Chair, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Women's Interest Network (2017 - present)
Nominee, 2021 SACES L. DiAnne Borders Clinical Supervision Award
Nominee, 2021 American Counseling Association David K. Brooks, Jr. Distinguished Mentor Award
Nominee, 2021 SACES Secretary
Holden, J. M., St. Germain-Sehr, N. R., Reyes, A., Loseu, S., Schmit, M. K., Laird, A., Weintraub, L., St. Germain-Sehr, A., Price, E., Blalock, S., Bevly, C., Lankford, C., Mandalise, J. (In press, 2021). Comparative effects of Induced After-Death Communication and traditional talk therapy on grief. Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement.
St. Germain-Sehr, N. R. & Maxey, G. A. (In press, 2021). Case studies in Induced After-Death Communication (IADC®). Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement.
Collier*, N. R., Lumadue, C. A., & Wooten, H. R. (2009). Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess: Reception of texts by a sample of lesbian fans and web site users. Journal of Homosexuality, 56(5), 575-609.
Collier*, N. R., & Falls, L. A. (2010). Making sense out of Sensory Processing Disorder in schools. School Counselor: Special Education Students (Sep/Oct).
Rose, K. K., Gillum, N. L., Collier*, N. R., & Scalice, H. (Winter, 2010). Meeting minimum standards for child care centers: How we are doing and what we need to do to improve. Texas Child Care Quarterly.
Bowling, S. W., Kearney, L. K., Lumadue, C. A., & St. Germain*, N. R. (2002). Considering justice: An exploratory study of family therapy with adolescents. Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 28(2), pp. 213-223.
Wooten, H. R. & St. Germain*, N. R. (2001). Heart-centered hypnotherapy in sports counseling. Journal of Heart-Centered Therapies, 4(1), pp. 57-66.