Counselor Supervision

Becoming a counselor is an exciting and scary process! As counselors we have the honor and responsibility to provide the best possible services to our clients. However, learning how to do this takes time and practice. In my own experience, nothing has been more helpful to me in my development than the guidance and support of my supervisors and mentors.

If you’re like most counseling graduate students and new counselors you likely feel nervous – you may have doubts about your ability to counsel people effectively. This is NORMAL! The best way to alleviate these doubts is by gaining experience in the field under the supervision of an expert.

 

Supervision is most effective when it is provided by someone with specialized training in supervision – not just in counseling. This takes extensive education and training beyond just practicing in the field for a number of years. Personally, I have achieved my doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision and have been credentialed by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). I have been supervising students and new counselors since 2007. I have also taught in several graduate counseling programs including Regis University, Argosy University, and Capella University. I currently teach for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

 

I believe strongly that supervising counselors is one of the most important and meaningful aspects of my career. In my supervision sessions, I attempt to cultivate a supportive, reflective, and open relationship. We’ll look at your strengths as well as your areas for growth. We’ll reflect on your own reactions to your cases as they relate to you as a counselor, as well as a person. Mistakes are okay and inevitable – we’ll make sure to address them and grow from them.

 

If you’re currently seeking supervision in the state of Colorado, I’d be pleased to meet with you to see if we might be a good fit.