Clinical Supervision with Kate Stewart, MA LMHC
Why did you want to become a therapist?
Where do you go from here? How do we get you there?
What are your personal, career and financial goals?
What scares you?
How do you feel about your career?
What other income streams are you interested in developing in your career?
These are just some of the questions I’ll ask as your clinical supervisor.
In my work as a supervisor, I start from a holistic perspective, focusing on the work you do with clients, but also the things that you do the rest of your work life: networking, accounting, continuing education, etc. If it’s relevant to the rest of your life, it’s probably relevant to your career AND to supervision. I support the whole person, not just the clinician.
I often tell my supervisees I want to hear EVERYTHING. Not just the successes, but the things you are embarrassed about and the things that scare you. No matter what mistakes you have made, we can talk about it and figure out how to improve and grow.
On a weekly basis, I ask questions like: What are your wins for this week? What are your challenges?
I want to hear case presentations from start to finish: what your first impressions of this client were, what your instincts told you for how to help. What theoretical orientation helped you formulate a treatment plan or goal for your work. How this case fits in with your understanding of depression, anxiety or other emotional struggles. What were your clients goals for therapy? Was there an elephant in the room they weren’t talking about?
I help by guiding you onto the right path to get you where you want to go. To me supervision isn’t just about your work now, but your work in the future too. My time in private practice has given me so much knowledge about how to run a business, as well as how to run a successful private practice. It gives me so much joy to help other therapists build their private practice, and their confidence as a therapist at the same time!
A little about my experience:
I have 10 years experience in private practice, and most recently, experience in developing a group practice. I have many years of experience freelancing before starting my practice, and LOVE business development. Over the years, I have developed a variety of outside income streams, from classes to books.
I have been supervising therapists for several years, both employees of my group practice, and outside therapists as well. My experience ranges from supervision of my group practice clients, to my employee’s private practice clients, to community mental health settings. I have greatly enjoyed supervising therapists in all of these settings!
I have taught Flirting 101 and Everything You Need to Know About Sex at the Experimental College of the University of Washington for 6 years. I also present continuing education to therapists on topics such as working with the sex positive community, and PTSD and sex. I am happy to share my knowledge of curriculum development, and best ideas for where and how to teach classes.
I wrote The Open Relationship Handbook in 2013.
I provide consultation to therapists across the country who are developing group practices.
I created the Sex Positive Healthcare Providers of Washington State professional group in 2017.
I am currently finishing the process to be an AASECT certified sex therapist.
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Consultation and Practice Development with Kate Stewart, MA LMHC
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