“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." -Rabindranath Tagore
Anyone who works in a helping profession knows that this type of work is extremely rewarding work andit can be quite challenging. No matter how long we've been practicing, we all get stuck, we are all vulnerable to burnout, we all have blind spots.
Career longevity requires ongoing support and self-care.
We owe it to ourselves and our clients to provide service from a healthy, grounded place, to make sure we are acting ethically and with integrity, and providing the best possible service.
I am passionate about encouraging helping professionals to nourish themselves, move past stuck places, and reconnect to their passion for their work.
professional consultation and supervision
A series of appointments can be scheduled over a period of time, or you can come in on an as-needed basis throughout your career.
Individual consultation (short-term support)
Useful when you want to address a particular client or situation that has you stuck.
Can be accomplished in a few sessions. Sometimes just one appointment is enough to find clarity.
Can be used intermittently throughout your career as needed.
Professional supervision (ongoing individual consultation) Specific client situations may be discussed, yet there is also a broader look taken at your professional life and wellness (e.g., preventing recurring challenges; practicing setting boundaries with clients; recognizing and preventing burnout, etc.).
If you're not sure whether you want just a few appointments or something more long-term, we can figure that out together and it can evolve over time.
Group consultation This group is in the middle of a five-month series and is not open to new participants at this time.
If you are a professional in a helping profession other than massage or bodywork, but are interested in my consultation services, please contact me to explore the possibility of working together.
credentials and scope of practice
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (OR #4027). I have extensive training and experience in developing and maintaining the therapeutic relationship and teaching others how to do the same.
Since 2012, I have been teaching the Therapeutic Relationships course to massage therapy students at East West College. This course covers many essential topics including boundaries, professional communication, ethics, and conflict management.
I served as Dean of Students at East West College from 2010 to 2016 where I supported students individually as they moved through massage school. I currently provide continuing education to massage therapists in ethics, communication, and boundaries.
I am not a Licensed Massage Therapist. Therefore, it is outside of my scope of practice to provide guidance on issues specific to massage or bodywork techniques or to consult about client treatment planning.