Clinical Supervision

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Professional Qualifications

Licensed Professional Counselor #C3710 (LPC) in Oregon. I have completed the 30-hour Clinical Supervision course required by the State of Oregon to supervise pre-licensed registered interns. In practice since 2011. 

I have extensive training in crisis and evaluation in an emergency room setting. I also work as a therapist in private practice with adolescents and adults. I've been an Adjunct Professor at George Fox University, specializing in psychopathology. Lastly, I offer a range of seminars to help counselors grow in skills and professionalism.

Clinical training and experience includes working with individual, group and couples counseling using both traditional styles of therapy as well as expressive therapy techniques. I have worked with ages ranging from 12-years into adulthood. My primary focus has been working in private practice, community-based clinics, and hospital settings. I can provide supervision in these general areas.


"I am honored to say I had the opportunity to work with Deborah as my clinical supervisor, and she is amazing! She is professional yet personable! She helped me grow in confidence and skills! She believed in me while also challenging me to be my best self! Deb is easy to talk to, a great listener, and shows up as a real person in the room! I trust her to refer my closest people to her, both as a counselor and as a supervisor!" 

Crystal Hatton, LPC

"Deborah helped me grow personally and professionally through her guidance and supervision. She has amazing insight on questions I had about my clients and is very knowledgeable about ethical and procedural issues important to counseling associates. I would highly recommend working with Deborah as a Supervisor!" 

Jenna Washburn, LPC

" She is super supportive yet, maintains the supervisor role. She is amazing:)" 

Amy Cozad, Professional Counselor Associate

Approach to Supervision

I approach supervision from a developmental perspective working with the therapist in a style that matches their skill level and experience. I provide ongoing evaluation and supportive challenge to the therapist’s increasing mastery of therapeutic skills, self-awareness and ability to meet their clients in a way that is most beneficial for their sessions. The supervisory relationship will adjust to meet the needs of the supervisee as their therapeutic skills and growth advance in the relationship.

It has always been important to me to have a positive and trusting relationship, in which a supervisee can come to me with issues of countertransference, mistakes, underdeveloped skills, and the ever-present imposter syndrome! My goal is to send out amazing therapists into the world who practice ethically, intuitively, and with self-awareness. 

Methods of Supervision

Live observation, audio or video tapes, case or process notes are all utilized in the supervisory process. I may assign homework to further the supervision process and to enhance and develop the importance of self-awareness within any therapeutic relationship.


Evaluation will be an ongoing part of supervision that will take place informally in every session and formally once per year, or if in school, whenever the formal evaluations are due.


Supervision is private but not confidential. Although the confidentiality of your clients and related documentation is confidential, evaluative feedback may be shared with the state licensing board, employers, and other parties as deemed necessary and/or appropriate by this supervisor.


$125/session. No fee is charged if the supervisee is a student-intern or under the contract of an agency who will pay me directly.

Ethical Adherence

I follow the ACA Code of Ethics. I will provide a copy of these codes to all supervisees along with any other code of ethics that pertain to the supervisee’s specific field of counseling. The codes of ethics will be used often in our time together and supervisees are asked to bring a supervision folder containing these items to each supervision session.