I am doing my life's work and am excited to assist in your own professional development!  I have experience supervising interns and licensure candidates and providing clinical consultation.  My supervisory style is warmly direct and collaborative. I see our relationship as going far beyond me just sharing expertise to one of helping you create your own personal style, reflect on areas of growth, and enhance your skills.  I have experience with helping other professionals work through their burnout and trauma stewardship and confront that dreaded imposter syndrome. I am never done learning and find the ongoing research in our field to be fascinating.  I help supervisees identify their own professional learning goals and my additional Master in Library and Information Science degree gives me solid expertise in finding resources for learning.

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My professional involvement in diverse communities and the agencies that serve them has shaped the nature of my private practice.  I am both a Child Mental Health Specialist and an Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist. Currently I work in private practice with adults and children ages 4+ with a wide variety of issues and goals and have a special focus on cross-cultural health, cancer and chronic illness, anxiety, and play therapy.  I am an integrative therapist, meaning that I draw from several theories of behavior change and this lack of rigidity allows me to collaboratively tailor sessions to meet the needs of my clients.

I am a member of the Association for Play Therapy, the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work, Give an Hour, and Open Path.

I offer both supervision and consultation.  What is the difference, you ask?  A supervisory relationship is not a short one, and focuses on the needs and growth trajectory of the individual supervisee. Commonly, this is when a candidate for licensure seeks supervision of their clinical practice and the many clinical issues that it may entail.  A consultative relationship may be a one-time or infrequent meeting focused on sharing some kind of expertise around a specific question or theme.  An example of this could be a clinician contacting me for a meeting to discuss how to address cancer in the family through play therapy.

 

Rates:

$100/hr for individual supervision or clinical consultation

$75/hr for group case consult

Important note: Supervision should be a good fit for both parties.  I offer a free 30 minute face-to-face meeting where we can discuss styles, goals, and get a good sense for what our working relationship might be like.