Are you an LLMSW or recent graduate looking for supervision towards your full license?
You're in the right spot!
I am dedicated to making your supervision experience meaningful and worthwhile. You have worked incredibly hard to get where you are today, and that dedication should be met with nothing but the best supervision possible. Supervision should be inspiring, motivating, helpful, and fun! It should also challenge you and help you grow as a professional.
I have been a social worker in Kalamazoo for more than a decade and I can attribute good supervision to much of my success. I earned my BSW from Western Michigan University in 2006 with a secondary major in Gender and Women's Studies. I completed my MSW at Michigan State University in 2010. I have completed the NASW-Michigan’s Certification in Core Supervision and am fully licensed in the state of Michigan. Additionally, I am a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I combine supervision and coaching techniques into our sessions because I believe it's equally important to grown personally as it is to grow professionally.
I specialize in secondary trauma, self-care and burnout, child welfare, early childhood education, domestic violence, women's issues, poverty, non-profits, motivational interviewing, finding work/life balance, mindful living, meditation, disordered eating, and more.
Outside Clinical Supervision can:
-Help manage high-risk cases safely and effectively
-Teach specific interventions and techniques to improve quality of client care
-Encourage adherence with your professional code of conduct and improve ethical behavior
-Help you manage stress
-Improve your job satisfaction
-Provide a save, non-judgmental space to process concerns and be vulnerable
-Celebrate and validate the social work profession
-Individualized to meet you unique needs
-Provide a holistic, non-bias approach to your job outside of your workplace
Topics Reviewed in Clinical Supervision:
-Advocacy for self and clients
-Evaluation of programs/policies
-Understanding of legislative policy and impact on social work and client systems
-Self-care and burnout
How to Get Started:
1) Email me your resume and cover letter.
2) Check with you employer about using outside supervision. Ask if they are willing to help pay a portion or all of your supervision.
3) I will contact you to schedule an brief interview. This will give us both an opportunity to make sure we want to work together.
4) Complete forms and supervision contract.
5) Schedule our first meeting and a regular time for supervision for the duration of your contract.
My office is located at 1104 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 inside Firehouse Fitness and Wellness in the Vine Neighborhood. Video or phone sessions may be available to reduce transportation barriers if needed, as allowed by licensing rules.
$50 per session. Sliding scale available to recent graduates.
2 students: $30/hour per supervisee
3 students: $25/hour per supervisee
4 students: $20/hour per supervisee