As a therapist and counselor, it can be hard to admit when we're struggling and need help. Realizing we have our own biases and blind spots can be uncomfortable, frustrating and sometimes defeating. Even after admitting we need a fresh pair of eyes on the problem or issue at hand, the process of finding the right person, with all the right knowledge and experience to help, can be equally defeating.
This struggle of knowing we need more support and information, but feeling unsure of where to find it is one of the reasons I want to offer my professional expertise and experience to other folks that need it. I am open to providing my professional knowledge in consultation with licensed therapists or other professionals. If you're interested, read on for more information about the process.
What Does Consultation With You Look Like?
At this time I provide 50-minute clinical consultations to other licensed providers. Often these are singular meetings where I offer feedback, knowledge and another perspective on a clinical matter that feels challenging, unclear or emotionally activating. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing precautions we can meet via video or over the phone; whatever suits you best.
In our consultation, I will ask you what you're struggling with, for some pertinent details in the case or issue you want to discuss, and I want to know what you would like to get out of our time together. Having this information will help me to facilitate a more useful discussion and will guide my recommendations.
While helping you to reach your goal for our time together is my top priority, sometimes, in complex and serious cases, I may share with you concerns, potential limitations I foresee and I may recommend transferring your case to a professional with the appropriate education and training.
I am open to providing consultations to unlicensed, masters-level clinicians, but only with expressed written consent from your supervisor(s). It is important that associates, registered interns and students know that a consultation with me is not supervision and cannot be counted towards your supervision hours towards licensure.
Fees for Service
At this time, I schedule 50-minute professional consultations. My consulting fee is $140, payable by credit card (due to social distancing) at the time of service.
Need help with a particular client or issue?
I am happy to help! Get in touch via my contact page.