Hi, I'm Joel. If you're here, you are probably either soon-to-be or already registered for licensure (Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern working towards LMHC). I created this page to share a little bit about myself, my supervisory approach, and information that will help you determine whether or not supervision with me might be a good fit! Please don't hesitate to call, text, or email if you have any questions. My phone number is 727-258-5231 and my email address is email@example.com.
I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor in Tampa, Florida. I started a solo practice in 2017 and slowly grew from renting one office part time to a group practice with 3 offices in the Carrollwood area. I primarily work virtually now and see individual clients as well as providing Supervision to registered interns. I've been in Tampa for almost 7 years now (and Florida for 15). My previous roles include: Case Manager for Veteran's Treatment Court in Brevard County, Individual and Family therapist for youth at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Outpatient Contract Therapist at "A Counseling Center" in Melbourne, FL, Intensive Outpatient Contract Therapist at White Sands, Counselor Supervisor at DACCO's Felony Drug Court Program in Tampa, and Group Practice Owner.
My Work and my Approach
I primarily work with young to middle-aged adults. My specialties include: disordered anxiety (panic attacks, OCD, social anxiety, GAD, and specific phobias), harm reduction/moderation for alcohol use, helping people deal with major transitions in life (as well as a desire to make big changes - such as those related to career), grief, and a handful of other general areas people seek counseling for. My therapy foundation started with a strong focus on CBT/solution-focused approaches. I have slowly and gradually introduced more elements of Acceptance and Commitment therapy. I enjoy working with clients using Exposure and Response Prevention strategies for anxiety-related issues.
I might be a good fit for providing your supervision services if:
- My approach resonates with you or if you're willing to learn some strategies and interventions in line with my approach.
- You're excited to learn and grow, clinically!
- Meeting by secure video call (virtually) is an ideal format for you.
- You're able to meet each week (or at least every other week) while getting your direct clinical hours.
- You're either already working in private practice, have goals to work in private practice, or plan on starting your own private practice (although not planning to work in private practice is not necessarily a "deal breaker").
- You're interested in learning about the business side of running a private practice and thriving (personally, professionally, and financially) outside of the traditional Monday-Friday 9-5 work environment.
- You plan to work towards getting your hours at a site with a fully licensed person on-site (LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, or Licensed Psychologist) and a supervisory point-of contact.
I might not be a good fit for providing supervision services if:
- You plan to have most of your focus on couples or family work.
- You are hoping to get clinical hours and supervision on the same site (since I cannot guarantee an opportunity to gain clinical experience in my practice).
- You strongly prefer to meet in person with a supervisor for supervision sessions.
- You plan to receive hours in an inpatient/residential setting.
What you can expect from me
As your Qualified Supervisor, you can expect that I'll be invested in your journey towards licensure. I'll be reliable, communicate well, and do everything I can to ensure you have the resources you need to be successful in your clinical practice. If we agree to start working together, I'll make it a priority to provide the time each week you need to get the supervision hours needed in the shortest amount of time possible. Although 100 weeks is the shortest amount of time possible, it's often more realistic to account for some missed weeks - whether it be due to holidays, illness, or vacation. Although I don't ever anticipate missing much time, there may be a week or 2 over the course of a year where it is difficult or impossible to meet. Upon us determining it will be a good fit that we want to move forward with, I will submit a letter to the board stating my agreement/intention to supervise. I will track supervision hours on a spreadsheet along with topics discussed and I will submit any/all paperwork required to the board for verification.
What I ask
As your Supervisor, there are a few things I would ask of you. They include: dedication to the process, an openness to clinical feedback, curiosity and a desire to learn, eagerness to learn things between sessions (trainings, reading materials, or other resources), a commitment to meeting at agreed upon times, keeping documentation of all clinical hours on site (with the ability to verify if needed), willingness to bring up and discuss any significant clinical issues that might come up, and openness to explore some personal territory that might be relevant to your work.
$65 for each one-hour Supervision session.
How to get started
To get started, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 727-258-5231 with a little bit of information about yourself, where you are at in the licensure process, and best availability for a 30 minute consultation call to see if we would be a good fit for working together. Looking forward to meeting!