Welcome to the world of Professional Counseling!
If you are completing - or soon to complete - your graduate program in mental health, Congratulations!!!
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.
In the interest of saving you some time ...
When seeking out an LPC supervisor, there are several things to consider: 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?
Besides having as much fun as possible, my primary responsibility as a supervisor is to insure client safety and maintain ethical responsibility for one's professional practices. Regardless of how often one meets for supervision, the LPC intern works under the LPC supervisor's license 24/7.
Second to that, I strive to help one grow as a counselor while acting as a type of gatekeeper for the profession. 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.
I do not know why it happened this way, but most LPC interns who work with me are usually veterans or persons starting a second or third career. In addition to the clinical hours thing, LPC interns learn to identify and acquire the post-graduate skills that are necessary to command top-dollar as a specialist in the healing arts. In other words, the LPC intern should enjoy working in the profession while earning a living in the process. After all, you know that those student loans will not go away on their own.
A little about my background:
Still Interested in Supervision?
Call or email me. I'd be happy to chat.