As a Clinical Supervisor, I provide consultation to counselors at various stages of their professional development. In my role as a Clinical Supervisor, I will serve as a counselor, consultant, mentor, advisor and educator to help you improve your counseling competencies. General goals of supervision, such as assessment, ethics and intervention techniques will be included along with the development of specific counseling competency goals that the intern may have. Learning about yourself as a counselor and being able to promoting your personal identity will help you to not only obtain your professional license, but will also help you to become highly qualified so you can best help your clients.
An experienced clinician and educator, I am a State of Florida approved Clinical Supervisor and a nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor. I have served in several counselor supervisor, clinical director and counselor educator roles throughout my career. My professional experience and education offer a sound framework for Licensed Mental Health Interns. You may read more about my experience, education and credentials here.
My approach to supervision is, like my counseling style, rooted in an Adlerian, Solution Focused, relational framework. While I draw upon my experience and training to provide clinicians with a variety of concrete strategies to strengthen their work, my primary focus is on the quality of the relationship between counselor and client—and any obstacles to empathy, mindfulness and effectiveness that may interfere with this process. From there, I invite and guide counselor trainees to assist themselves in resiliency, wellness and self care as well as fine tuning clinical intervention strategies.
Helping new counselors to feel confident, brave and creative is the ultimate goal to helping to foster resiliency and stamina for the profession. Feeling comfortable with your counseling skills is necessary for your professional competency, growth and success. The journey to becoming a counselor is a multilayered, creative, sometimes messy, energizing process. It's better when you have a guide.
If you are ready to schedule our first meeting to discuss supervision possibilities, you may book your appointment online here. Choose "clinical supervision" from the menu of services. To learn more about clinical consultation and supervision services, you may contact me at [email protected] or 239-275-3900.