I absolutely love working with new, pre-licensed clinicians and well as those who are newly licensed or have been licensed for some time. As a member of CCU’s Affiliate Faculty, I am a teacher at heart and sharing my knowledge and experience with new clinicians and helping them to develop into confident, skilled therapists is a calling of mine. But I also want to challenge clinicians to constantly be growing in their skills as a counselor and to help clinicians achieve their goals, whatever those goals may be. I also love to help clinicians in private practice grow their practices and to mentor them as they do so.
My focus with new clinicians is a combination of practice building skills, clinical skills, and in development into as solid, ethical counselors. I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor which means I’ve had 45 hours of training, at least 100 hours of supervising clinicians and have meet all the other requirements necessary to attain this certification.
I am an experienced trauma therapist, an EMDR Approved Consultant with EMDRIA, trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and am a faith-based therapist. I work with adults of all ages and active duty military and the military veteran population. I have developed my private practice into a very successful and always full practice and can help you do the same thing. I provide both in office and telehealth with my clients and do the same thing with my supervisees.
Let me tell you about my approach to supervision and EMDR Consultation.
For Pre-licensed clinicians – LPCCs: Starting out in practice is anxiety producing. New clinicians often question everything they are doing, especially if they are building a private practice. Not only are new clinicians often tentative about their skills, but the idea of building a private practice is daunting. New clinicians need a supervisor who is not only skilled in clinical skills, but is skilled in building a private practice and in helping you grow to be the best clinician possible. Frankly, helping new clinicians grow is a passion of mine and it’s a part of my own practice that I am growing.
For Fully Licensed Clinicians: Continued supervision is important, no matter how long a clinician has been licensed. In fact, I receive regular supervision as supervision helps to keep me sharp and ensures that I’m constantly learning. I’m a better counselor because I seek supervision. My goal is to meet licensed clinicians where they are developmentally and to help them to meet their own goals.
EMDR Consultation – EMDR is the primary therapeutic approach that I use with my clients. As an experienced EMDR therapist, with more than 100 hours of clinical training and hundreds of hours of using EMDR with my own clients, I know the value of this approach to therapy and love to help clinicians become better in using EMDR. I have developed my own approach to Case Conceptualization that incorporates EMDR theory and phases 1-3 and have been training clinicians on how to use this unique approach effectively with their clients.
For clinicians who want to incorporate faith in their sessions, I can help with this too. It takes a special level of skill and knowledge in order to use a client’s faith as part of the client’s healing and to use faith as part of EMDR sessions.
My supervisory style and my consultation style is very much the same as my counseling style – hands on and relational. I pride myself on being very responsive to my supervisees and consultees as I know how important it is to have a supervisor available when you need her. I am a combination of teacher, counselor and consultant as a supervisor, depending on what is needed by you.
If you are interested in talking to me about supervision, please reach out. I’d love to talk.