Your journey towards full licensure as a professional counselor can be very exciting! In fact, by the time your complete your formal education and LPC internship, your clinical training experience will rival that of most medical professionals.
There are several things to consider when seeking out an LPC supervisor: What are your professional goals? For example, do you want to work for a non-profit, a church, desire to open a private practice? Do you enjoy supervision in a group setting or would you prefer a more individualized experience? To what measure is the cost of supervision a deciding factor for you?
My primary responsibility as a supervisor is to help one grow as a counselor while acting as a type of gatekeeper for the profession. In other words, I work to develop a professional relationship with an LPC intern that will enhance quality outcomes for clients in complex clinical situations, help identify personal strengths and limitations, and empower one to increase professional knowledge and competence. As supervisor, I also strive to insure client safety and maintain ethical responsibility for one's professional practices.
It is important to know that there are plenty of supervisors who are willing to just sign off on hours. I am not one of those supervisors.
Many LPC interns who work with me are usually veterans or persons who want to develop a realistic professional prosperity psychology and learn how to command top-dollar as a specialist in the healing arts.
Interested in Supervision? Call or email me. I'd be happy to chat.