Making the choice to work toward licensure is challenging and can be hard to imagine given how long it can take to complete. By going at it one step at time while understanding the interconnectedness of theory to practice will take some of the challenge out of taking the test and add excitement to the work you do each day. Supervision is a way of examining the barriers to your practice while honing the skills you learned to get your Master’s degree. We will begin by learning about you and your style of work. We will then create a plan together for your Oregon board (State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers and State of Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors) and identify the ways to accomplish your work plan while meeting your goals to pass the test, when the time comes.
Together we will increase your knowledge and skills in your job, and focus your energy to increase your satisfaction with your career. We will highlight what you need to learn most and then decide on a concrete plan to get you there. I have worked with people from all over the world and I am excited to work with helping professionals who do not have a degree in their field or who come from the population they currently serve and want to help others. My goal is to serve people who serve others, whether it is for a non-profit or in your personal life. I provide understanding and honesty to help you move forward and do your best while caring for yourself.
New professionals often don’t know where to begin to learn more tools and find more ways to connect. I can help you deepen your community connections, develop your skills in programming or just listen to what is happening for you as you serve your clients I am a strong believer in making time for self-care that is ongoing and tailored to who you are and what you need most. In my practice I use systems theory, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing to dig into the ways that will best nurture you while critically analyzing your experience and need for change or growth. I have been trained to help those with trauma (direct or vicarious) and in suicide intervention and have deep experience with management issues for helping professionals. I enjoy how systems work and how people interact within these systems which are intended to serve those who are most vulnerable. I understand that your boss wants outcomes, set (and completed) goals and more from you with fewer resources to accomplish those goals. Let’s figure out your learning style, organizational preferences and your true priorities, and then we can work on how to get you on track at work toward that goal of service.