Areas of Expertise & Training
Clinical social work supervision is a process in which a clinical social worker provides guidance and support to another social worker who is working toward clinical licensure. The goal of supervision is to help the supervisee develop clinical skills and knowledge to provide support in managing client cases and increase professional development. Supervision can take many forms but typically includes regular meeting times to discuss clinical cases, review progress, and offer feedback. While all states do not require clinical supervision, there are many benefits to pursuing clinical social work supervision, including developing clinical skills, expanding career opportunities, and gaining knowledge about best practices in the field.
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach, which incorporates positive psychology principles and practices. The approach helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems. SFBT is future-oriented with an overall goal of sustaining desired behavioral change.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or "ACT" challenges people to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting them or feeling guilty for these unpleasant experiences. It can seem confusing at first, but this approach, paired with mindfulness-based therapy, offers clinically effective treatment that has helped many clients improve mental health issues and interpersonal relationships in ways science doesn't yet understand fully.
I believe one of the most critical components in counseling is finding a therapist that acknowledges and accepts how your life experiences, gender, cultural background, and spiritual beliefs guide and influence your life. Therefore, I collaborate with my clients through a person-centered approach during the therapy process.
During treatment, I focus on the human experience rather than symptomology to help clients understand how adverse life experiences have impacted them and taken time away from working towards their life goals.
I incorporate components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy to help clients identify actionable steps toward living a life congruent with their values.
Areas of Focus:
Management of Stress and Anxiety
Educational and Occupational Problems
Life Transitions: school, work, relationships, parenting