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.
I work as a Mental-Health Evaluator at Salem Hospital in the Emergency Department. I also work as a therapist in a private practice with adolescents and adults. This is where I provide clinical supervision.
I have training and experience working with individual, group and couples counseling using both traditional styles of therapy as well as expressive therapy techniques. I have worked and work 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.
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.
Methods of Supervision: Live observation, audio or video tapes, case or process notes are all utilized in the supervisory process. I will assign homework (e.g., visual journaling) to further the supervision process and to enhance and develop the importance of self-awareness within any therapeutic relationship.
Evaluation: Evaluation will be an ongoing part of supervision that will take place informally in every session and formally every quarter or if in school, whenever the formal evaluations are due.
Confidentiality: 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.
Fees: $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.