I feel it is a tremendous honor and privilege to serve as a mental health professional working with clients on their journey to reduce suffering and improve their quality of life. With this great honor, I believe comes great responsibility. I am committed to providing my clients a nurturing and supportive environment where they have the highest potential of achieving their mental health goals through empirically supported interventions. As a supervisor, I am equally committed to furthering our field by encouraging and assisting new clinicians who strive to grow and increase their knowledge, competence, and professional identity as licensed professional counselors. As a supervisor, I strive for an encouraging and compassionate training experience that allows counselors to grow into knowledgeable, confident, and competent professionals.
I have worked in the mental health field for 15 years in Texas, California, and Colorado. I have provided clinical supervision in both California and Colorado and have met the DORA training requirements for LPCC supervisor status. I have been fortunate to have received supervision and training in a wide range of interventions with varied populations in a multitude of treatment settings. I have treated clinical problems that include depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, OCD, trauma, domestic violence, parenting, marital and parent/child relationships, infidelity, grief and loss, divorce reaction, substance abuse, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and severe mental health issues including psychotic disorders. I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, third-wave CBT modalities including Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have also been trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, as well as trauma therapy protocols including Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing therapy. I have worked with varied populations including clients involved in the Family Court system, the Criminal Justice system, outpatient and residential populations, veterans, victims of domestic violence, and individuals in crisis. I have worked with children, couples, families, and adults. My experience and training are diverse and therefore I believe can benefit new professionals like yourself with a broad range of treatment and training interests.
The purpose of clinical supervision is to monitor and ensure the welfare of clients, promote the development of supervisees' clinical and professional identity, evaluate the competence of supervisees and fulfill requirements for licensure. It is my belief that as a supervisor I must meet the developmental needs of the supervisee. I often alternate between roles based on the needs of the supervisee. In the beginning, I may take a more direct feedback approach, and as the supervisee gains more experience, my role may change into a more collaborative approach.
In my supervision, I require that students are directly observed by myself while providing counseling services to clients (known as "telesupervision"). This is to occur one time every three months on a date agreed upon between the supervisor and the supervisee. Tele-supervision is to occur a total of eight times during the span of the two-year supervision experience. The supervisee is required to obtain written permission from their client prior to the telesupervision taking place and have the signed document uploaded into the client's file.
During the course of completing 100 supervision hours there are two formats that can be implemented (upon availability):
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