Noelle R. St. Germain-Sehr is a Clinical Assistant 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 over twenty-eight 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 for the CMHC Program at Argosy University in 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 and 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 is the Co-Chair of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 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®) Board who oversees training in IADC® therapy. She serves 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 private practice and is currently in a five-year training program in Bioenergetic Analysis, a relational form of mind/body psychotherapy founded by Dr. Alexander Lowen. Her clinical and research interests include transpersonal perspectives in counseling, mindfulness meditation, LGBTQ+ affirmative counseling, gender socialization, women's issues, and bioenergetic analysis.
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, 2003
M.Ed. in Counselor Education and Supervision, 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
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.