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Professional Development

If you are looking to get your career on track, I offer several different approaches to assist you. I have been a career counselor for over 25 years. I have owned and managed several practices, ranging from a corporate consulting firm to my current eclectic private psychotherapy practice. With a unique combination of skills and education, I have helped hundreds of clients with the following services:

Career Counseling

We spend over one third of our day working. It is a huge part of how we identify ourselves. Career counseling provides an opportunity to iron out job and career situations that may be adding stress to your life. Some of the areas of focus may be:

  • How to decide on, and begin a career – or a career change.
  • Methods to expand and grow your talents in your current profession.
  • Resume, job search, and/or interview assistance.
  • Entrepreneurial needs.
  • Re-entering the workforce or retiring from the workforce.
  • Techniques for negotiating pay raises, dealing with difficult co-workers, or resigning without burning bridges.
  • Finding that work/life balance that is difficult for us all to achieve.

Contact me for a free initial phone consult!

Clinical Supervision

All Mental Health professionals must obtain clinical supervision to be licensed. I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision, enabling me to provide the following services:

  • Low-cost supervision for LSW’s (Licensed Social Workers) needing required hours for their clinical license. This is delivered via small supervision groups that meet weekly. It offers an exciting and needed opportunity to learn, while interacting with your peers.
  • One-on-one, individual supervision to meet the licensing requirements to become a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
  • Consultation and assistance with understanding the confusing licensing and supervision requirements that vary state to state.
  • On-going supervision for LCSW’s looking to hone and expand their clinical skills. This is delivered via individual sessions.
  • Case Consultation for clinicians on an as-needed basis.

It can be very difficult to get the attention you need and un-biased supervision in your place of employment. Yet, for all of us, professional development is needed. Contact me to learn more about the Supervision Services that best suit your needs.

Private Practice Development and Management

A common question I receive from those in the mental health field is: “Gail, how do I help people and still make a living to support myself?” I can help you navigate through the challenges of developing and managing your own private practice, successfully and lucratively. Areas of focus include:

  • Deciding on and overcoming the fear of beginning a private practice.
  • Training on how to start and set-up a private practice.
  • Developing a business plan for non-business professionals.
  • Learning simple marketing strategies that will help grow your practice.
  • Consulting on fees, insurance dilemmas, the changing face of health care, and developing a niche.
  • How to maintain, retain, and sustain a private practice.

It is a difficult process to learn how to start and manage a private practice. Most mental health professionals get little or no training in graduate schools about what it takes to earn a strong income in private practice. Money and financial management, marketing, administrative, and legal needs can stifle the real reason why we want a private practices – for freedom, for job satisfaction, and most importantly, to provide a much needed therapeutic service that our society so desperately needs.

It can be difficult for you to deal with the inevitable career changes that occur throughout a lifespan. As a teacher, mentor and trainer, I will help you identify and resolve problems that may be holding you back from being the professional you dream to be.

It’s time to Focus on improving the quality of your life!