"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Natalie Hale, Ph.D., LPCI, currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Counseling Education in the School of Behavioral and Natural Sciences at East Texas Baptist University. Dr. Hale obtained her bachelor's degree from East Texas Baptist University in secondary education, and after graduating from ETBU, she spent time teaching in the public school system. Dr. Hale returned to the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2007 to earn a Master's degree in counseling with a focus on community mental health, and in 2018, she finished her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Walden University. Dr. Hale teaches courses related to counseling theory, skills, and techniques. Her research explores the experiences of faculty members as they transition from land-based to online counselor education. While in graduate school, she completed internships at the University of Texas Counseling Center, O'Connor High School Counseling Center, and the Northside Parent Consultation Center. She has overseen counseling services for Texas State Technical College and worked at the LeTourneau University Center for Counseling. Additionally, Dr. Hale is certified as a Prepare and Enrich premarital and marital facilitator. Her counseling experience includes private practice, school, and university settings. She has worked with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, children and older adults. Dr. Hale values her faith and enjoys the opportunity to integrate faith and learning, challenge students, and encourage their personal and professional growth.