Mallory Heise, LPC, LAC Supervisor

I strongly value collaborative relationships and know what it is like to not always have a supervisor that you jive with on all points. I believe that through my own experiences with both seamless and challenging supervisors, I have grown immensely and learned so much. I feel that no matter what occurs, lessons can be learned for the future as long as a person is willing to be open, honest, curious, and gentle with themselves.

I tend to take an empathic, compassionate but sometimes direct approach to supervision as I
want to be as helpful as possible in assisting you in becoming the best version of yourself in
your role as a therapist. I also tend to take a strengths-based approach to supervision to aid in
empowerment and confidence-building as you continue to learn and grow. I strongly believe in
the power of authenticity and the positive things that can result from living authentically while
also maintaining professionalism and best practices.

I specialize in trauma and addiction work as a therapist myself, so this tends to be an area of
strength and focus for me. I have experience working primarily with adults and young adults
transitioning into their adulthood. As a supervisor and mental health professional, I am also dedicated to fostering and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity in order to create a safe space for all individuals including those who identify as a part of the LGBTQIA2+ community.  I believe that creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed and respected is essential to healing and personal growth. I am currently unable to provide supervision for individuals who primarily treat children, families, and couples as these are not areas of my expertise. 

I primarily utilize perspectives from mindfulness-based and trauma-informed models like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Compassionate Inquiry, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, and Motivational Interviewing. I tend to also take this approach with individuals that struggle with substance use disorders but also incorporate recovery skills from the Matrix Model of Addiction Treatment and Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change.

Qualifications 

  • Master of the Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling obtained in 2014 through the University of the Rockies/University of Arizona Global
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor: ACD.0001213 since 2019
  • Licensed Professional Counselor: LPC.0015711 since 2019
  • HeartMath (biofeedback) trained since 2015
  • Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change (SSIC) trained since 2018
  • Motivational Interviewing trained since 2017
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained since 2020
  • Internal Family Systems trained since 2022

Nature of Supervision

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 "tele-supervision"). 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 tele-supervision 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):

  1. Individual Clinical Supervision: A primary supervisory relationship where the clinical work of the supervisee is under the direct, ongoing, and careful supervision of the supervisor. This will take place either in person or virtually as agreed upon by the supervisor and supervisee.
  2. Group Clinical Supervision: An adjunctive supervisory relationship where the clinical work of the supervisee is discussed in a group setting. The focus of group supervision is to provide additional support, direction, and feedback within the context of a group of professionals practicing similar types of clinical work. This will take place either in person or virtually as agreed upon by the supervisor and the supervisees.

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