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Competencies:

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Guided Imagery
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Client-Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Developing competency in Eye-Movement & Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

    
Clinical Experience:

  • Infants and Toddlers
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults – young adults, middle-aged, seniors
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse and Dependency (prevention, assessment, treatment and continuing care)
  • Parent-Child relationships
  • Family Relationships
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Assault
  • Grief and Loss
  • Ambiguous Loss 
  • Supervision of Clinical Supervision


 

Photographs by Amanda Richards

Philosophy of Clinical Supervision

The clinical supervisor is a mentor, guide and role-model for their supervisees.  While the supervisor brings extensive clinical experience to the relationship, it’s also desirable to maintain a sense of humility.  The clinical supervisor encourages the supervisee to engage in critical thinking and creative problem-solving while applying theoretical knowledge in their counseling practice.  While clinical supervision can, and should, be instrumental to the supervisee’s exploration of self-as-counselor, it is not therapy.  For this reason, supervisees are encouraged to seek therapy outside the supervisory relationship as needed.  It’s important for the clinical supervisor to be approachable while holding the supervisee accountable to their professional code of ethics. 

 

Why Clinical Supervision?

Clinical supervision is akin to tossing pebbles in a pond.  While the ripples one sees on the surface are superficial, the effect goes deeper.  Clinical supervision is an opportunity to mentor another professional in the art and science of counseling.  Rarely do we consider the impact of the water on the pebble as it strikes the surface of the water, but it is changed, perhaps irrevocably.  Clients benefit when the supervisee improves his/her knowledge, skills and attitudes in counseling.  The supervisor also develops discipline, humility and deeper wisdom.  The ripples in the water multiply and overlap.

 

Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for:

Alcohol and Drug Counselors (ADC-T, LADC)
Professional Counselors (LPC) 
Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) candidates