I provide private supervision to clinicians who are interested in deepening and expanding their work with patients, relying particularly on the lens of depth psychology. Supervision sessions can take place in my Denver office or long-distance via phone or Skype.
Supervision emerged as an area of interest for me after several extremely positive, inspiring experiences providing on-site supervision to music therapy masters students from New York University. The relationship between supervisor and supervisee is unique, requiring a building of rapport and an establishment of trust similar to what we both look to establish with our patients. I am pleased that my practice has grown to include supervision of more and more practicing and credentialed therapists, both bachelors and masters level, who want to understand their patients and the therapy process more deeply and expansively.
For music therapists, I can offer particular assistance with handling the "verbal processing" aspect of our work, of which most music therapy training is not inclusive. I also provide my deep understanding of psychological relationship dynamics (including transference and countertransference), which are frequently neglected in their full depth in music therapy training, but which are inextricable from the therapeutic process.
I have also provided supervision services for psychotherapists with more traditional talk-therapy training, as well as other creative arts therapists. This can be particularly helpful if you are looking to connect more with your own creativity within a depth-oriented approach.
Working with people who are suffering is difficult, and when we're doing it right it calls upon us to look deeply into ourselves. Part of what makes being a therapist so rewarding is the way that it pushes us toward our own personal growth. In my view, good supervision should help us learn to answer our clinical questions with the knowledge we already have, even if we don't realize yet that we have it. This often requires a confrontation with our own internal doubts and insecurities, including those that we didn't know that we had. When a supervisee feels safe enough to explore their clinical work through this lens, supervision can sometimes feel like part of a greater process of personal and professional transformation.
Please contact me for more information.