Supervision Services

We provide supervision to:

  • Associates seeking licensure
  • Graduate students, via our Internship Program

Our Philosophy:

At Pulse Wellness Cooperative, we believe that a supervisory relationship is a partnership that supports your authentic growth and vision. It can be a powerful tool in supporting healing and restoration of the practitioner, client, and our community. We celebrate you, the identities you hold, and the strength you bring to our practice. We promote radical wellness in clinicians, which fosters a sustainable practice and recognizes self-care as community care. We honor the inherent discomfort of learning and understand that mistakes are a crucial part of being a life-long learner.

We’re here to help each other and provide mentoring and support in the supervision work we do so you have enough tools to try new things to serve your clients.


Supervision for Licensure:

Supervision for licensure really means honing the skills you learned to get your degree while examining the barriers to your practice. We’re here to make this process as smooth as possible.

Making the choice to work toward licensure is challenging. Given how long it can take to complete, it can be hard to imagine. By providing a framework, going at it one step at time and appreciating the interconnectedness of theory to practice, we will add excitement to the work you do each day and take some of the challenge out of your exam.

We will begin by learning about you and your style of work. We will then create a plan together for your Oregon board (State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers and State of Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors). We’ll identify how you can best accomplish your work plan (reporting, time-sheets and client hours) while meeting your goals to pass the test, when the time comes.

Supervision for ALL!

Group and Individual Supervision is currently available for free for pre-licensed clinicians who are: BIPOC, LGBTQIA2s, differently abled, and/or immigrants.  

Contact Lola Ryan, lola@pulsewellness.coop, 503-308-8392.

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This past fall, Pulse Wellness Cooperative was awarded a grant from the Oregon Health Authority to provide FREE licensure supervision to qualifying LPC Associates and CSWAs in Oregon. This grant is in response to the passing of HB2949 in 2021 which committed “to provide incentives to increase the recruitment and retention of providers in the behavioral healthcare workforce” that identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIAS2+, an immigrant, or differently abled, who will provide culturally responsive behavioral healthcare services. Limited availability. 


Supervision for Interns

Pulse Wellness Cooperative works directly with the Portland State University School of Social Work to provide employment internship opportunities to graduate students.


Our Supervision Team


Other Resources

Need more info on Oregon Supervision? Check out: Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers