I am a Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners approved Clinical Supervisor and offer supervision from a relational perspective. Clinical supervision can ideally be a powerful and transformative process that shapes the practice of new social workers. In my practice as a supervisor, I focus on relationship connection, mutual respect and the idea that learning and growth are a collaborative process between supervisor and supervisee. My goal is to offer a safe and challenging experience for supervisees to foster their ability to become competent, ethical and successful clinicians.
My Experience and Focus as a Supervisor:
I completed my BA and a graduate degree in clinical psychology at the University of South Africa. During this time, I volunteered as a counselor with the police for victims of violent crime. In addition, I worked with abused children and helping them through the court process.
After completing these degrees in South Africa, I traveled around for a few years and ended up in America. I began working on a children’s inpatient psychiatric unit and decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Smith College in Northampton Massachusetts. During this time, I continued to gain experience working at an inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient mental health clinic and a residential facilities with children and teenagers.
Since completing my degree, I have worked as a supervisor at a therapeutic school in Chicago for three years and in private practice in Austin, TX for the past 6 years. My practice is made up of children, teens, young adults and parents. I was trained psychodynamically which has contributed to my emphasis on attachment and relationships. However, my approach is eclectic and I utilize approaches that have research based evidence which treating each individual client. I have experience with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and trauma.