My First Remediation Plan

Your supervisor has given you a remediation plan. You’re feeling worried, concerned, and quite frankly embarrassed. Remediation plans are reserved for the bad counselors. The ones with terrible ethics and no semblance for professional behavior with clients. Right?...

What Traits Should my Clinical Supervisor Have?

We’ve all heard of the nightmares clinical associates can experience with their clinical supervisor. But this isn’t one of those stories. This story is about my own experience with my LPC clinical supervisor and the traits that made my supervision experience so...

How to Create Work Boundaries Pt. 1

Not bringing work home can be a hard one for many- especially for those of us in the helping profession. But it’s actually not that difficult if you implement something very important… the word starts with a “B“… think about it. We teach, or try to teach,...

No Reviews Here!

One of the most difficult parts of marketing a private practice is our inability to request client reviews or testimonials. Most businesses thrive on having their consumers write positive reviews online and tell others publicly of their experience. We’ve all seen...

Emotional Fatigue as a Mental Health Provider

Congratulations, you’re a mental health professional. It’s a huge level of responsibility to support and offer emotional care to some of the most mentally and emotionally vulnerable. The truth is, we work with those who are hurting, sad, angry, or some combination of...

Track your Time- Your Wallet will Thank You.

Do you ever look back at your day and wonder where all the time went? Do you feel as though you’ve done so much but gotten so little done? Does it feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? I feel ya. As a business owner, time does truly equal money. It’s so easy...

LPC Supervision Expectations

While you’re in supervision, it’s important to know the supervision expectations and requirements. Board ethics and administrative codes are areas that are not reviewed as often as needed although should be expected during clinical supervision. While your supervisor...

I want to be a Counselor! I think…

So you’re in school and really enjoy psychology and human behavior? You’ve tossed around the idea of different careers and have landed on psychology, counseling, social work or another related human development field. Now your gut says to pursue a counseling degree...

Help! I Need a New Supervisor!

Since I’ve held my LPC-Supervisor license, a concern I have come across from other associates is “Things aren’t going well with my supervisor and I don’t know what to do.” Unfortunately, this is usually heard after they have nervously reached out to me to receive some...