Tricia Hale, Ed.D., L.P.C.


  • Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, Argosy University, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology, Saint Leo University, 2007
  • B.A. Psychology, Saint Leo University, 2004                                                                                                                
  • A.A. Liberal Arts, Saint Leo University, 2002                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Georgia
  • Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, Georgia
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida
  • Registered LMHC Supervisor, Florida
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator Certified

Clinical Experience:

  • Director, Valdosta State University Counseling Center, Valdosta, GA, 2014-Present
  • Mental Health Specialist, Department of Corrections/Corizon, Brooksville, FL, 2012-2014
  • Contracted Counselor, Private Practice and with the Department of Juvenile Justice, Wesley Chapel/Port Richey, FL, 2012-2014
  • Program Director/Clinical Director, Community Education Centers, Brooksville, FL, 2011-2012
  • Program Director, Higher Education Recover Option “HERO House”, Orange County, CA, 2010-2011
  • Assistant Director of Counseling and Career Services, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo. FL, 2007-2010

Professional Interests:

  • Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Collegiate Substance Abuse Recovery
  • Women's Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Couples and Relationship Counseling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Supervision and Training
  • Career Development

Publications and Presentations:

  • Doctoral Dissertation, Support Experienced in a Collegiate Recovery Residence, July 2013, Orange County, CA
  • Southeastern Psychological Association- Poster Session, Implementation and Evaluation of On-Campus Alcohol Evaluations, March 2006, Atlanta, GA
  • Southeastern Psychological Association- Poster Session, An Examination of Alcohol Intake and the Implications for Sanctions The Relationship between Depression, Social Support, and Drinking among Undergraduates, April 2005, Nashville, TN
  • Southeastern Psychological Association- Conversation Hour, Surviving Your First year of Graduate School, January 2003, Tampa, FL
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Local Conference
  • How to Deal with Sexual Assault

Personal Hobbies:

  • Spending time with my family and friends
  • Running and Outside Activities
  • Cooking
  • Watching Movies
  • Reading


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