"Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all."— Erik Erikson
For therapists seeking supervision
The field of psychotherapy is truly one of the most challenging and complicated professions. To work with another human being and all their unique life experiences, perspectives, and beliefs, to honor them where they are without pathologizing or judging, when we too are imperfect is why supervision is critical for us to maintain a safe and effective environment.
I’ve been blessed with supervision by some of the best in the world, and I’ve found it essential for doing the work of helping my clients heal and grow and realize their own unique brilliance.
While supervision is a requirement for licensed therapists, more deeply, it’s critical to continuously develop our skill and experience. It’s profoundly important for professional therapists to work together, to help each other lead our clients to the understanding that they are their own healer.
We tend to like some clients more than others, and some can be tough. They are going to challenge us and it’s inevitable that our parts will come out. We will be triggered. Which is why it is imperative that we remain as aware as possible of all our parts and counter-transference issues, so that we can make choices and direct sessions in a way that will help each client realize the healing they seek.
Supervision is multi-faceted — administrative, clinical, and coaching. I’ve been in the field for more than 25 years and I’ve had supervisors throughout that time. Presently I’m in two peer supervision groups. I am certified for supervision for licensed clinical addiction specialists and certified substance abuse counselors. If you recognize the complexity of psychotherapy and are eager to be the best resource to your clients as you can possibly be then I look forward to hearing from you.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”
— Benjamin Disraeli
- Master’s degree from Naropa University in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy (MA)
- Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)
- Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT)
- Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)
- Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
- Certified to deliver Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF/CBT) to children and adolescents
- Level II EMDR practitioner
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II
- Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)
- PhD student in Clinical Sexology at the International Institute for Clinical Sexology with an emphasis on Addictions