I offer clinical supervision in Colorado (as well as mentorship & consultation across the country) for therapists who want to become more culturally responsive, relationally engaged, and healing centered.
- feel constrained by the existing medical model of psychotherapy
- long to bring more of yourself into your work but feel like you’re supposed to be ‘neutral’
- wonder if you have to whisper your ideas that feel subversive
- want to stop acting as a professional enforcer of the status quo
- want to center your work in anti-oppression
- want something more radical and healing to offer than "body image" work
… and your intuition is telling you that the current paradigm isn’t really helping your clients (and might even be hurting them)...
I’m offering you an opportunity to unlearn what you learned in school, and to envision a way of working that allows and encourages your humanity.
I’m advocating for the kind of professionalism that allows for us to be human beings.
Who I work with:
- Recent graduates (in Colorado) who need clinical supervision hours to obtain their LPC, but don’t feel aligned or in agreement with the current mainstream / patriarchal practices.
- Therapists interested in deepening their understanding of Health At Every Size (HAES), and how to work with clients in a weight-inclusive way.
- Therapists who seek a courageous place of open dialogue to reflect on and address the influences of oppressive forces in the ways that we work.
- Therapists who want to integrate activism into their work - because change needs to happen at the individual and collective level.
- Therapists who need a truly safe place to address their own mental health.
We’ll talk together about your work and we will celebrate and strengthen your skills. We’ll also attend to who you are as much as we attend to what you do. I will be at your back the whole time.
Here are some topics we might explore together:
- Letting go of the myth of neutrality
- How to make our commitments visible
- How systemic oppression impacts the lives and bodies of our clients
- Harm reduction in eating disorders
- Building a practice that feels satisfying and honors the way you want to work
- How to interact with colleagues who are firmly entrenched in diet culture
- Your own relationship with your body
- Anything that you need to feel cared for and supported in doing this work.
I believe therapists need to center their work in anti-oppression because we have a role to play in larger social healing. White supremacy, homophobia, classism, transphobia, weight stigma, ableism – these can’t be healed inside of our offices.
My training as a therapist, and my experiences as a client, have all been outside of the mainstream. I’ve had a successful practice for over 20 years, run a nonprofit focused on eating disorder prevention, and worked both in private practice and in eating disorder treatment centers. I offer trainings for eating disorder professionals and speak internationally on weight inclusive care, eliminating anti-fat bias in our work, and HAES. I’m interested in bridging therapy and activism and in reclaiming the magic and heart of psychotherapy that got lost when it got subsumed under the medical model.
The mental health system can be so constrictive—so our work together will be demystifying and permissive. It is not a top-down model; nothing I do fits within that frame. I am often the voice of asking more questions than giving answers.
This will be a place where you can receive care and solidarity. I will honor what you already know, already intuit, already lived though. I want to hear about all your perspectives and preferences.
I will protect your dignity and the dignity of your clients at all times.
I will show up with you the same way I do with my clients—in real relationship, with wicked observational skills, care and attention to your experiences, humor, and a whole lot of love.