I want to invest in you as you grow and develop your unique clinical style.
The field of social work throws its social workers into the trenches to serve the most vulnerable and demanding populations without enough support and guidance. Agency supervisors are often only interested in creating good social workers for their agency.
What is missing is quality, individualized, growth-oriented clinical supervision.
I understand because I was one of those social workers. I know how it feels to have an agency supervisor who is too burnt out and overwhelmed to provide meaningful and consistent supervision. I know the struggle with being vulnerable around mistakes or errors with your agency supervisor, especially when that person is also your boss.
My supervision style is trauma-informed and emboldened by themes of diversity, equity and inclusion. I practice from an anti-racist and anti-oppression lens. Working with me means you will be working on deconstructing implicit biases and decolonizing your social work practice.
Your supervision will be a supportive place to have challenging conversations with grace and compassion.
I am here to invest in YOU as a social worker. Not just for your agency, but for the benefit of you, your clients and the social work profession. I am glad you are a part of this profession and I am honored to do this work with you!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Colorado and Kansas. I hold advanced EMDR Certification. I provide traditional in office therapy, web-based therapy and virtual supervision services. I have provided therapeutic assessment and care in a variety of settings including in schools, community-based organizations, groups, women's shelters, and psychiatric hospitals.
My supervision experience spans five years and includes social work student and early career social work supervision. I currently supervise MSW students at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where I am also an adjunct professor. The classes I teach include Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Power-Oppression-Privilege and Field Experience.
Don’t be afraid to be yourself with your clients, your role as a therapist is an extension of your personality not a separate person.
Relating to adolescents can seem intimidating at times, but embracing parts of yourself that help to build connections in your life can be transferred into the therapeutic setting. What I have learned from working with this population since 2015, sometimes you have to earn the buy-in. But being able to be yourself helps to emulate what it means to be your authentic self at all times.
From Clinical Supervision with me you can expect:
I have learned from many incredible supervisors and co-workers over the years. The beauty about being a Social Worker is our ability to want to help others and share our knowledge for the greater good of humanity. I have had many that have inspired me over the years, who have listened and observed hardships and victories. I am excited to be able to inspire the next generation of Social Workers.
Although I am at the beginning of my supervision journey, I believe my experience and passion will be of benefit to others. We are all working together to change the world that we live in, and alone we cannot do that. We must work together to create the future we want to see in our work and communities we are a part of.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Colorado and Ohio. I currently provide traditional in-office therapy, web-based therapy and virtual supervision services. I have provided therapeutic assessment and care in a variety of settings including in hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and acute stabilization units.
I want to inspire social workers to be the best social workers they can be.
Folks, we do incredible work.
We listen, teach, advocate and encourage. We celebrate our clients' journeys of healing and growth.
Yet WE suffer.
We are overwhelmed, unsupported, and underpaid. We get sick, stuck, and burned out.
Society tells us, "you didn't become a social worker for the money."
We tell ourselves, "we're not in it for the income, we're in it for the outcome."
We need to get our sh*t together. Serious professionals demand more, achieve more and help more.
We need to get organized. Its time to learn skills in advocacy and business. Its time to leave jobs that wring us dry and crush our spirits. We must find - or create - workplaces that serve us as much as we serve them.
Its time to get busy revolutionizing the social work field.
In addition to a successful therapy practice, I have supervised more than 100 social workers in clinical practice and consulted with dozens of mental health professionals. I am the President of the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work. And, unlike many people in mental health, I've trained extensively in business and macro-level social work.
Whether you're looking for supervision or consultation, we'll get to work taking your social work career to the next level and changing the world.
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