PSYchoDynamics provides clinical supervision to those in search of a collaborative, client-centered, problem-solving and supportive process.  Supervision can occur online or in person, individually or in groups with clinical training and/or educational sessions also available. Supervision services are provided for clinicians, therapists, or counselors seeking postgraduate or continuous support and/or for those pursuing licensure in Psychology or certification as a Sex Offender Treatment Provider.

I approach my work with children, adolescents and families from an integrated approach, strongly influenced by ecosystemic, psychodynamic, developmental and positive psychology.   My perspective is that:

  • Dysfunctional patterns are learned within primary relationships and are repeated
  • Change occurs within a relationship providing corrective experiences
  • How needs are expressed changes and should be addressed depending on the stage of development
  • Changes made to one part of the system can lead to changes to the whole system
  • It is easier, faster and more effective to move others toward what they want than away from what they do not want
  • Meaningful change takes time, is not linear, and requires guidance, practice, trial and error, and support

No matter your orientation or perspective (CBT, ACT, DBT, REBT, SFBT, etc), studies indicate that non-specific interpersonal qualities are essential to the therapeutic process, and are equally important within the supervisory relationship.  These characteristics will be emphasized in our supervision as they have been considered keys to clinical effectiveness and problem solving.

https://www.apa.org/education/ce/effective-therapists.pdf

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SUPERVISION

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

  • An enriching and alliance-building supervisory relationship
  • A structured and client centered process
  • Attention to diversity, and ethical and legal issues
  • Monitoring strategies and feedback as appropriate and necessary
  • Recommended literature and research to assist in case conceptualization and treatment planning
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Coaching is not psychotherapy. Although coaching and psychotherapy may seem similar since both utilize knowledge of human behavior, motivation, behavioral change, and interactive techniques, they significantly differ. The major differences are in their goals, focus, and level of professional responsibility, making them two entirely different services. Whereas psychotherapy is a health care service offered to identify, diagnose, and treat clinically diagnosable emotional and behavioral conditions, coaching is neither a health care service, nor does coaching treat mental health disorders. Psychotherapy aims to alleviate symptoms, understand the underlying dynamics which create symptoms, change dysfunctional behaviors resulting from these disorders, and help patients develop new strategies to successfully cope with the psychological challenges they will face. By comparison, coaching is focused on the collaborative development and implementation of strategies to help clients reach client-identified goals of enhanced performance and personal satisfaction. Coaching may address specific personal projects, work/life balance, job performance and satisfaction, or general conditions in the client’s life, business, or profession.

No. Although I am a licensed clinical psychologist, Psychodynamics, LLC does not offer psychotherapy services. If, in the course of our work together, either you or I have reason to believe you may be experiencing an undiagnosed or untreated mental or emotional health problem, I will gladly provide you with a referral for a psychotherapy consultation.
I am currently enrolled in MentorCoach® L.L.C., one of the oldest International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited coach training programs, and one that will enable me to be eligible for certification as a Health and Wellness Coach through the International Coaching Federation. With this, I will have a thorough understanding of evidence-based processes of lifestyle change, as well as lifestyle, health, wellness, and positive psychology applicable to individuals, groups, and organizations. I will also have the training necessary to pursue National Board Certification through the National Board of Medical Examiners in partnership with the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC).