It is a privilege to come alongside clients as they journey towards healing and wholeness and it is an equally unique privilege to come alongside therapists as they transition from learning about therapy to putting into practice the knowledge they've acquired and becoming the therapists they desire to be! That journey is one that I would love to take with you! I had the privilege when I was a young therapist to have some amazing supervisors who helped me to grow and mature in my role as a therapist, and I hope to journey with you as you do the same! As a supervisor, I am committed to helping new clinicians to grow in knowledge, competence, and in professional identity.
My role as your supervisor will be to teach, guide, empower, and consult with you as you encounter all the issues clients bring, as you face your own personal challenges in the therapeutic relationship with clients, and as you learn how to negotiate that relationship with both skill and compassion.
I have been licensed as a professional counselor for 14 years, and have worked in behavioral health for 6 of those years. I have experience in community mental health, substance abuse treatment, and private practice. I have more extensive experience working with perinatal mental health. I have treated clinical problems including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, perinatal mental health issues, personality disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, marital issues, divorce, domestic abuse, parent-child relational problems, grief and loss, parenting, and more.
I primarily utilize perspectives from cognitive-behavior therapy, internal family systems, motivational interviewing, somatic therapy, Biblical counseling, and narrative therapy; however, I use multiple other modalities in treating clients as well.
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):
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