Psychological Consultation

Psychologist ConsultationCounseling and psychotherapy are enhanced when clinicians have an opportunity for self-reflection in safe environment. Increased clarity and confidence can come from discussing one’s work with another clinician. Some signs that consultation may be helpful are:
  • feeling stuck or overwhelmed in your work with a single client, with clients who have similar characteristics, or a group you are leading.
  • getting caught in the same patterns with your client or group despite your intention to work differently.
  • bringing your work home with you emotionally.
  • feeling there is something just beyond your grasp in understanding your client or group.
  • wanting to establish procedures and policies that reflect your clinical values.
  • wanting to "walk through" a difficult decision or situation to determine the best way to proceed.
I have provided training and supervision to student therapists, as well as training, continuing education, and ongoing case consultation to experienced clinicians. My strengths are in case conceptualization, boundary management, and using one’s feelings to help understand the therapy process. I can work with you individually, as a dyad with one of your colleagues, or with a group of your colleagues. Consultation can range from a single session to ongoing support for the length of clinical services provided. I've provided workshops on a variety of topics to different audiences, taught graduate level courses, and presented at conferences. I enjoy sharing my passion for clinical work with others. Psychological Consultation Topics For the General Public:
  • ¨ Depression
  • ¨ Grief and loss
  • ¨ Anxiety
  • ¨ Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • ¨ Chronic Pain
  • ¨ Stress Management
  • ¨ Healthy Boundaries/Relationship Skills
  • ¨ Assertiveness/Communication Skills
  • ¨ Work/Life Balance
Psychological Consultation Topics For Health Professionals:
  • Group therapy and group-based services
  • Developing a group
  • Co-therapy
  • Stages of group development
  • Leadership
  • Levels of intervention: individual, dyad, group-as-a-whole
  • Boundaries
  • Boundary crossings vs. boundary violations
  • Boundary management in different clinical environments
  • Supervision and consultation