LCSW Supervision and Clinical Consultation
Supervision, consultation and ongoing study are important for all psychotherapists throughout their careers. I participate in regular consultation and training and will as long as I continue to practice. Ongoing professional and peer consultation makes it possible for me to maintain love and energy for my work and a level of expertise that I could not sustain without support.
As a board certified supervisor for LCSW licensure, I enjoy working with new clinicians, helping them integrate their education with experience as they develop their skills. I provide skilled guidance, support, encouragement, and honest feedback. Good supervision promotes personal growth, clinical excellence and healthy collegial relationships.
I also provide consultation with licensed psychotherapists who seek to deepen their work through ongoing professional development . These sessions focus on development of professional identity, integrating favorite models and interventions, listening to countertransference, and the confident use of self.
I integrate psychodynamic theory and attachment theory with specific use of cognitive behavioral interventions, nature therapy, mindfulness, and creativity. I work with the presenting issues as understood by exploring the past. Being fully present, studying transference and countertransference, providing safety, and working with affect are key in my work. I believe if we understand our clients and connect with them, they will help us know what they need from us.
I have been in private practice since 2001. From 1997- 2001, I worked at Seton Shoal Creek Hospital with adults and adolescents. I have worked extensively with severely mentally ill patients and personality disorders in my private practice. Currently, I work with mood disorders, young adult issues, life transitions, parenting/step-parenting, and personal growth. I also work with couples and families.
A major focus of my practice has always been group therapy. I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist. In private practice I have led process groups for adolescents and adults, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills groups, and mindfulness/skills/ creativity groups for women with bipolar disorder and depression. In the hospital setting, I led inpatient groups for adults, adolescents, children, and families.
I have presented on Creative Groups for Depression and Group Therapist’s Use of Self for the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society and the American Group Psychotherapy Association.