I approach supervision and training in a collaborative and integrative style. I find that all people learn in different ways and recognize that we are all human. As counselors, we work with various issues and may be impacted from time to time by what our clients share with us. This doesn’t need to be a bad thing, and we can help reduce the stigma around therapy while we improve ourselves. Just as we help our clients, we need help too sometimes. A lot of insight can come out of growing through various challenge we encounter in our work.
Most client-counselor relationships thrive on authenticity and empathy, harnessing your own personality in treating your clients will help them in building rapport. As a part of supervision, I look to understand who you are and what you like, so that we are on the same page when working together to improve and refine your skills. I also find that in my practice, self-care is very important, not only to my clients but to me. This is a major focus in supervision because in order to help others we must help ourselves. And that means being healthy, mentally, and physically.
If you are a professional who is interested in addictions counseling, professional counseling, or marriage and family therapy supervision, training, or consultation, please contact me at 720-757-1988. In some cases, supervision, training, and consultation can be provided in groups and/or via phone or video.