Providing mental health individual, family, and group therapy is a rewarding service to provide. We have the unique opportunity to facilitate growth and healing for those we serve.  It is always a pleasure to be a part of that healing process.  It also requires that we, as therapists, be informed and as competent and capable as possible in order to provide the highest quality of service.  No matter our education and licensure, our respective Code of Ethics requires this standard level of care, and requires ongoing training; including consultation services:

  • ​American Counseling Association (ACA); Section C, Professional Responsibility:  "...Counselors continually monitor their effectiveness as professionals and take steps to improve when necessary.  Counselors take reasonable steps to seek peer supervision to evaluate their efficacy as counselors."
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); Standard III, Professional Competence and Integrity:  "Marriage and Family Therapists pursue knowledge of new developments and maintain their competence in marriage and family therapy through education, training, and/or peer supervised experience."
  • ​National Association of Social Workers (NASW); Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to Clients--1.04 Competence:  "Social Workers should provide services that represent themselves as competent only within the boundaries of their education, training, license, certification, consultation received, supervised experience, or other relevant professional experience."

​Accessing consultation not only keeps our skill set high, but is also our ethical responsibility as mental health therapists. For those of who practice in a setting where access to a skilled supervisor and/or other practitioners with a similar specialty, opportunities for consultation can be as close as the office next door.  However, for those who practice within a setting where you are the only therapist with a specific specialty, your supervisor is too busy to provide consultation or does not have experience in your specialized area, you are in private practice by yourself, are looking to expand your skill set, etc; it will be essential you access outside consultation in order to practice in a competent manner per your code of ethics.  

I provide professional consultation services, within my scope of specialty, in the following areas:

  • Adolescents and Adults, specifically women
  • Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar I and II, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Disorders (including DID), Personality Disorders
  • Treatment of the full spectrum of trauma, from single event trauma, to complex chronic trauma including disrupted attachment
  • Intimate Partner Violence, Codependency, and Counterdependency
  • Chemical Addictions
  • ​Non Suicidal Self Harm (NSSH) and Suicidality
  • Cognitive distortions

Within the consultation setting, work will be tailored to each specific person's goals to expand their own individual clinical practice.  Focus on ethical practice, diagnosis, assessment, treatment planning, and implementation of appropriate treatment modality will always be present.  Case consultation will be a component of every meeting.

My rate for professional consultation is $150 per hour for individual, or $100 per person for group (2 or more).

Professional Consultation:  To Expand Your Mental Health Practice