As part of the licensure process, Maryland requires all Licensed Graduate Professional Counselors (LCPCs) to receive 100 hours of clinical supervision. Half (50 hours) of these hours must come from a supervisor who has been through board approved training and receives the status of "Approved Clinical Supervisor".
What is supervision and how does it work? Supervision is a working relationship between
a supervisor and a counselor in which the counselor can share, reflect, and get
feedback which will help increase her/his ethical competence and confidence to
best serve clients over several sessions. Hence, supervision is the process employed to communicate the counseling
experience with the goal of the supervisor facilitating the development of
therapeutic competence in the supervisee within each 50 minute session.
I normally conduct an evaluation during the first
session to ensure that the supervision requirements can be met and to identify
two to three primary goals that the counselor would like to achieve in order to
further grow and develop as a clinician. I have an eclectic approach to psychotherapy, incorporating a psychodynamic framework, mindfulness, ACT and interpersonal styles. My goal as a supervisor is to help each supervisee to develop his or her own counseling style, feel comfortable meeting with a diverse range of clients, identifying their own strengths and areas for improvement and feel comfortable setting boundaries with their clients. My role is to help to teach, guide and support your work as a counselor.
Please feel free to call or email me
with questions or to set up an initial meeting. I look forward to hearing from you!