Whether you're a graduate student, a new therapist working toward your LPC, or a seasoned counselor looking for consultation, I can support your professional growth. I love teaching, guiding, and helping people hone their personally resonant (and clinically effective) approach as therapists. To put it another way, as a supervisor, I see my job as to support you in developing your clinical skills and professional identity in a way that is uniquely yours, and to offer you my own perspectives of body-based mindfulness and somatic &/or sex therapy skills.
When we work together, it's a collaborative process – as a team, you and I will explore your goals for supervision, your areas for growth, and your known superpowers as a therapist. I may take on the roles of educator, consultant, and guide, depending on what you need at the time.
My style is both practical and exploratory – we may focus on practicing your initial consultation skills one meeting, explore your personal fears and hopes as a new therapist the next, and go over specific somatic or sex therapy interventions the time after that. Therapists wear many hats, so I believe their supervisors should too!
My work as a therapist is informed by my training in somatic therapy, dance/movement therapy, sex therapy (especially Somatic-Concentric Sex Therapy), mindfulness, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), somatic trauma resolution (drawing on parts work, principles of somatic experiencing, and nervous system regulation skills). I have been practicing therapy in private practice since 2017, with both individuals and couples, and have been working in the mental health field since 2012. I regularly lead workshops with couples, as well as assist in twice-annual professional trainings for therapists, in Somatic-Concentric Sex Therapy with Melissa Walker. I have also served as a clinical assistant for Katie Asmus's Somatic Soul-based Trauma Training. Public speaking and performance is a skill of mine, as well as organization, marketing and business process flows. I'm happy to contribute any of my skillsets to our work together!