Working as a counselor can be fun, rewarding, and fulfilling. It can also challenge you. Learning interventions and the unsolvable question of "but what do I say?!" is stressful. Therapist life will challenge what you know about people and even what you know about yourelf. Working with a clinical supervisor is an important piece of becoming a successful therapist. Importantly, consistent supervision is also critical to meeting your licensure requirements. At RAFT Counseling, we aim to offer support, tools, and a safe space for therapists.
During supervision at RAFT, you will strengthen your work with clients. We are excited to share strategies and interventions that support your positive impact in our communities. We want to partner with therapists that care about their work with clients. You support your client in building on their strengths, adding tools, and processing what keeps them stuck. Likewise, we want to offer the same for you. We approach supervision with a strengths-based approach. We want to build on your values, priorities, and goals as a clinician. We prioritize relationships, building trust in supervision so that you have a space to explore the impact of therapist life on you. We want you to feel confident as a clinician and are excited to welcome you to our therapist community!
Working Toward your License in Colorado?
RAFT Counseling is excited to partner with clinicians working toward the following licenses in Colorado:
The therapy space is somewhere that we never stop learning and it is important to me to offer a supportive environment for you. I enjoy collaborating with you to identify your own strengths and areas of improvement. Together we can build on tools and techniques that align for you to bring to your therapy space with clients. Therapists are in the unique position of supporting clients and also being human. My approach to supervision is to meet you where you are, offering both a space for learning and for supportive sharing. I love walking beside therapists as we build skills and confidence around working with clients.
I have been practicing over the last 15+ years in various capacities within the mental health world including residential treatment for adolescents, community mental health centers, domestic violence focused treatment, collaboration with the offender population, addictions focused therapy, and in-patient behavioral health.
I graduated from CSU with a bachelor’s in social work in 2007 and with a master’s in social work in 2008 from DU. Evidence based treatments I have additional training in include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Person Centered Therapy (PCT).
Clinical supervision sessions can be provided over video or in person at our office in Parker, CO. At RAFT Counseling, I am in the unique position where I continue to see clients and am in the Clinical Director role, where I love supporting our team at RAFT Counseling. I am excited to offer supervision outside of our team, and support you in your work outside of RAFT. I look forward to being a part of your professional journey!
Qualifications and Credentials
At our Parker, CO based therapy practice, clinical supervisors act as a consultant, teacher, mentor, coach, and assessor. We are here to support you in working with clients.
Further, the purpose of introducing a third party to the client/therapist relationship is to reduce the risk to the client. This consideration for the client improves their therapy experience by ensuring they receive the highest quality services.
First, our meetings will focus on reviewing your work with clients. Secondly, we will key in on your personal and professional development. For example, meetings will focus on skills where you want to grow. In addition, we will make connections to approaches and counseling theories. Likewise, personal development will include processing biases and looking at the impact of providing therapy on your own wellbeing.
Focus of supervision at RAFT:
We recommend you consult DORA for licensing requirements for your license. Therefore, this information about hour requirements is to be used for general guidelines only:
LPCCs: 2,000 post-master’s degree hours over a minimum of 24 months. In addition, 100 supervision hours to apply for an LPC license.
LSWs: 3,360 post-master’s degree hours over a minimum of 24 months. In addition, 96 supervision hours to apply for an LCSW license.
MFTCs: 2,000 post-master’s degree hours over a minimum of 24 months. In addition, 100 supervision hours for an LMFT license.
Certified Addiction Technician (ACA/ CAT): 1,000 hours of direct clinical supervised addiction work over a minimum of 6 months.
Certified Addiction Specialist (ACC/ CAS): 3,000 hours of direct clinical supervised addiction work over a minimum of 12 months.
Licensed Addiction Counselor (ACD/ LAC): 2,000 hours of direct clinical supervised addiction work.
RAFT Counseling's physical office is in Parker, CO. However, we are providing supervision services online via video meetings for as long as that is allowed by our state licensing boards. This allows for additional convenience when meeting clinical supervision hours in Colorado. You can meet with your supervisor from anywhere in Colorado, and at flexible times! We are passionate about providing high-quality supervision hours to new clinicians. So, RAFT is excited to meet your supervision needs! To get started, please reach out.