College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. V. Paige Zeiger entered the mental health field in 2005. Her formal field of study is clinical mental health counseling where she has served in a variety of roles and settings. She has worked in residential, outpatient, in-school (K-5), and private practice settings with clients (ages 3-65) struggling with anxiety, behavioral problems, depression, grief, substance abuse/dependence, trauma, ADHD, PTSD, and OCD concerns. Dr. Zeiger recently moved to working in higher education institutions with the goal of joining students on their academic journey to provide education, encouragement, and mentorship while facilitating professional development. Dr. Zeiger has been with Walden University since 2021 and is teaching various core Council of Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited graduate-level clinical mental health counseling courses.
Dr. Zeiger's current research interests focus primarily on CACREP-awareness, counseling student's program evaluation process and choice, self-disclosure within supervisory relationships, counseling profession professionalization, cultural humility, compassion fatigue, and student veterans. She has presented at a number of state, regional, and national level conferences on topics related to clinical trauma, cultural humility within supervision, and compassion fatigue. Additionally, she was named as one of Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) 2018-2020 Emerging Leaders, awarded the Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA) 2019 Research Grant, and served in various leadership and committee roles across several professional counseling organizations. Dr. Zeiger continues to make scholarly contributions to the counseling field through scholarship, presentations, and publications relative to her research interests.
COUN 6100 - Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
PhD, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States
MS, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States
MEd, Auburn University - Auburn, AL United States
Alabama Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ALACES), Secretary - , AL United States
American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA) Public Awareness Committee, Committee Member
American Counseling Association (ACA) Professional Standards Committee, Committee Member
Awards / Honors
SACES 2018-2020 Emerging Leader, Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, 2018
Veteran United Foundation (VUF) Academic Scholarship, Veteran United Foundation (VUF) , 2017
Zeiger, V. P., Tyre, Y. (2019). Assessing for and Building a Resiliency Plan Against Compassion Fatigue. ACCA.
Zeiger, V. P., Tyre, Y. (2019). Mitigating Compassion Fatigue When Treating Trauma Clients. Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA) .
Zeiger, V. P., Ford, S. J., Schaefer, E. (2018). Supervisees in Crisis: Using Cultural Humility to Improve Support and Working Alliance. American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA) .