As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS), I provide supervision to Licensed Professional Counselor Associates (LPCA) or other provisionally licensed mental health providers as allowed by rule. I provide supervision services at the same location as my counseling practice and during the same hours of operation.
100 NC Highway 150 West
Greensboro, NC 27455
Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Friday from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
I charge $100 for a one-hour session for either one or two licensees.
This document is to inform you about my background and credentials, my approach to supervision, and other important information.
I have a master's degree (MA in counsleing and human services from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2006) and a post-master's certificate (PMC) in marriage and family therapy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2008). I am a North Carolina Lincesed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) license #S6636, and a North Carolina Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) #1326. I have been actively providing counseling services since 2006.
Supervision Training and Experience: My supervision training includes continuing education units in counseling supervision models of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Feedback-Informed Treatment. My supervision experience includes peer supervision within an agency setting, administrative supervision for agency counselors, and supervising students in master's level counseling programs.
Model of Supervision: I provide supervision based in a developmental model. Each counselor goes through different stages of development. I recognize that movement through these stages is not always linear and can be affected by changes in assignment, setting, and population served.
Role of the Supervisor: As a counselor, I use a collabortive, client-centered and strengths-based approach to promote supervision. Together we will explore and develop your own individual therapsutic style. Although therapeutic techniques may be important to learn, one of the most important skills to learn is the way you build and maintain relationships with your clients. I ascribe to the theory of common factors which de-emphasizes theory and emphasizes client resources and wisdom about what is needed for personal change.
My responsibilities in the supervision work include monitoring client and counselor welfare, teaching counseling skills, and ensuring compliance with legal, ethical, and professional standards.
Objectives and Goals of Supervision:
- Monitor and ensure client welfare
- Facilitate professional development
- Evaluate job performance
Methods and Modalities of Supervisee Training:
- Clients of the counselor will give informed consent for supervision of their case
- Review of case notes and other documentation and/or recorded client sessions (raw data from clinical work)
Evaluation Procedures used in the Supervisory Relationship: I will provide regular verbal and written feedback and evaluation. Quarterly summative evaluation of overall counseling performance will include strengths, limitations, and areas for future improvement. Clients are often the best assessors of the skills of the counselor; therefore, I will routinely seek input from the clients as to the outcome of treatment. We may also use:
- Written competency tools
- Direct observation
- Counselor self-assessments
- Work samples such as audio recordings
- Peer assessments
Mental Health Practice Areas of Competence for Supervision: I provide counseling supervision for those counselors who provide services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. In my counseling practice I work primarily with relationship issues, behavioral problems, and symptoms of depression and anxiety. I utilize concepts and constructs from person-centered practices, play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Feedback-Informed Treatment.
Confidentiality: The issues you discuss in supervision will be confidential with the following exceptions:
- Your performance and conduct in this clinical experience will be described in general terms when I submit quarterly reports and verification of supervision forms to the NC Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and other credentialing boards or when consultation with other professionals is necessary.
- If I am asked to provide information about your clinical experience in the form of a recommendation for a job, licensure, or certification
- Disclosures made in triadic or group supervision cannot be absolutely guaranteed as confidential. Although I will take every meaure to encourage confidentiality and act appropriately if confidentiality is not upheld.
Session Fees and Lengeth of Session:
- A minimum of one hour of supervision will be provided for every 40 hours of clinical work you provide
- You must work at least eight hours and no more than 40 hours between supervision sessions.
- Supervision is provided at a rate of $100 per hour (both individual and dyad). Group rates will be negotiated based on the number of participants.
- Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted at each supervision session
Emergency Contact Information: In the event of an emergency you may call my cell phone at 336-338-2011.
Complaint Procedures: I abide by the NBCC, ACA, and NCBLPC Code of Ethics as well as the CCE's Standards for Ethical Practice of Clinical Supervision. Although supervisees are encouraged to discuss any concerns with me first, you may file a complaint against me with any of these organizations if you feel I am in violation of any of these codes of ethics.
North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 77819
Greensboro, NC 27417
e-mail: [email protected]
Supervision Arrangements: We will meet at a mutually agreed upon time as designated in the Supervision Contract.