Supervision & Support for Therapists, Counselors & Social Workers

We provide multiple kinds of supervision and peer support:

Supervision for Support:

Working in this broken system is inherently traumatic. As therapists, counselors and social workers: we have to figure out how to manage constant vicarious trauma. Accepting and acknowledging this allows us, in turn, to get help and supervision in the very personal work we do without judgment. 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 Licensing:

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.

Peer Support

In 2023, we’re launching the initial development of a new Peer Support program, slated to begin serving the community by the summer of 2024. This initiative will provide support, education, and jobs for Peer Support Specialists seeking to use their lived experience and specialized training to help others. 

Bringing all of our areas of expertise with us has immense value in a group setting, such as to a treatment team, and to the lives of individuals in their own healing process. People with lived experience of mental health diagnoses, addiction, or both; people who have learned to navigate their own process, access and identify available resources, and who wish to help others by sharing their wisdom–can be an enlightening, and hopeful presence for someone struggling to find hope in the darkness.

In my work guiding people in the process of telling their stories, I have found peers to be some of the most insightful, supportive, and powerful individuals who make meaning of their own struggles by helping others to find the light. I look forward to bringing this program to fruition in 2023-24!

–Erin Mahone, Director of Marketing and Media

I have received clinical supervision from Rosanne for the past 2 years. Under her guidance, I have drastically increased my clinical range and skill set, while concurrently expanding my knowledge and awareness of issues pertaining to culture, gender, power, and broader systems issues.
Supervision with Rosanne is always surprising – you never know what piece of knowledge that you will walk away with from a session with her. In addition, her incisive ability to dig-deep and unearth insights to guide client care and improve self-awareness are impressive and impactful. Most importantly, she is attentive to the dynamics of the supervisor-supervisee relationship, and effectively mirrors the clinical processes of building rapport, establishing trust, and creating a safe space for sharing challenges, developing particular skills, and receiving support when the work gets hard.
If you are looking to be challenged, supported, and inspired, I cannot recommend her enough!

–Adam, MSW, CSWA