*Please note I'm working to fulfill WA State Approved Supervisor requirements WAC 246-809-134 before I can supervise any Associates. I will update this page when I have met those requirements.*
I provide supervision for counseling professionals who have graduated from a master's-level counseling program and are acquiring hours for licensure.
What is supervision?
If you're a post-graduate student working toward your Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Social Worker (LICSW/LASW) licensure, you'll need to fulfill a number of requirements, one of which includes getting sufficient supervision hours. These hours can be in the form of individual, duo or group supervision.
Why am I providing supervision?
I came from a family where my Mom was an educator and my Dad liked to coach and supervise. I continue to learn from them, and this has contributed to my desire to teach and mentor. Coinciding with the start of my private practice is the opportunity to see other therapists grow as they work toward state licensure and beyond. Currently, I offer supervision at a reduced fee as an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) supervisor candidate. My fees are $60 for 60-min of one-on-one supervision, $55 per person for 90-min of one-on-two supervision, and $90 per person for 3-hours of group supervision with 3-6 supervisees.
Where I've been
I graduated from Seattle Pacific University's Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program in 2005. I also completed their Medical Family Therapy (MedFT) certificate program studying the bio-psycho-social needs of patients suffering from chronic illnesses. As a part of that program, I interned at EvergreenHealth's radiation oncology department, and I have a particular interest in working with those touched by cancer.
Since SPU, I've worked 5+ years in community mental health, namely at Community Psychiatric Clinic as a Child and Family Therapist. I became licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2008. I then worked 4+ years at Group Health in Behavioral Health Services, before transitioning into private practice in Redmond.
In the last 10+ years, I've become familiar with King County resources and the demand of agency work and caseload. I've also gained experience in working in a HMO and the benefits and challenges of integrated care. Since being on my own, I continue to set goals on ways to build a successful practice. During fall of 2016, I provided practicum supervision to students entering the MFT program at my alma mater, SPU. In the spring of 2017, I will continue at SPU and co-supervise Practicum III with my mentor, thus meeting criteria to become a WA State Approved Supervisor by the summer of 2017.
Clinically, I've received extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in helping kids and their families resolve trauma. I then went on to learn Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for the treatment of adults who have been through trauma. In recent years, I was foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by Marsha Linehan's lab, and was a team lead for the DBT program at Group Health. I also grew fond of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and learned a lot at the founder's boot camp. I've completed the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) externship and core skills classes and my ultimate goal is to become EFT certified. I look forward to returning to my roots in systems work!
Where have you been?
I'd love to hear your story and grow with you!