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Professional image of Kristen Dammer, LCSW and approved clinical supervisor in Denver, CO. You can get professional counseling supervision for licensure here in the Denver, CO area!

kristen Dammer, LCSW

clinical supervisor

Who I work with best for supervision:

Perhaps you are working at an agency that does not provide clinical supervision, or you're looking for a more clinical focus than the administrative supervision you're usually given. Or you're working at a private practice that doesn't offer clinical supervision, or a hospital where you are the only therapist around. I've worked in many of these same settings, and understand the isolation you have without a supportive, clinically-focused team to rely on.

My experience is working with adults from a trauma-informed viewpoint, and I also specialize in perinatal mental health, anxiety, depression, and grief. I am trained in EMDR.

If you are motivated to learn and grow as a therapist, have or want to develop good personal insight, and if you value open communication between yourself and your supervisor, I would be a good fit to work with you. Attending therapy yourself and experiencing being a client is also important to me.

clinical supervision models:

My focus as your supervisor will be on your personal and professional growth as a counselor, as I align most closely with the Professional Growth Model. I also use various Psychotherapy Based Models for supervision that focuses on learning the skills and interventions of various theoretical orientations. I feel comfortable supervising you in these theoretical orientations: ​

  • Trauma

  • CBT

  • Strengths-based, Person Centered

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

And, finally, I do not neglect looking at parallel processes and adjusting my interventions to where you are developmentally as a counselor.

why I'm passionate about Clinical supervision:

I want to cultivate a place of trust and openness, so you can gain increased self awareness, professional growth and development and meet your goals as a therapist. I want to encourage  you to overcome barriers in reaching your goals, pushing you outside your comfort zone  in order to see your true potential.

I am passionate about clinical supervision because I’ve had the opportunity to work with incredible supervisors that  motivated me to reach outside my comfort zone  because they saw my potential. They helped me past my insecurities and barriers. I want to now give back what I have learned and been graciously given.

supervision training & experience:

I have training in the areas of depression, anxiety, severe and persistent mental illness, grief and loss, trauma, perinatal mental health, assessment and diagnosing. I am trained in providing EMDR. I also have specialized training in the area of clinical supervision and have clinically supervised pre- and post-licensure LCSW candidates in various settings including community mental health, nursing homes, and private practice. I have completed two formal Clinical Supervision Trainings, in 2012 and again in 2020 as a refresher, and I am ready and energized to work with you!

Nellie Taylor, lCSW, cas

clinical supervisor

Who I work with best for supervision:

If you work with children, adolescents, families or women in a trauma-informed setting, I would be a good fit working with you. Maybe you are working in an agency, school, hospital or residential setting and the supervision you’re getting is either absent or not adequate to meet your needs. You might be a beginning clinician, either pre-licensed and looking for supervised hours, or are newly licensed and are looking for clinical consultation in your private practice. Or you are shifting your practice modality to more trauma focused or there are substance abuse concerns that you want more support with.

Working with children or within family systems can be challenging beyond just your clinical work. If you are looking to broaden your horizons, work within multiple systems, and get the knowledge and understanding from an experienced clinician in the field, I would enjoy working with you.

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clinical supervision models:

The primary supervision model that I adhere to is the Integrative Developmental Model, where I identify where you are in your professional development and then match my supervision interventions appropriately. I am trained and comfortable in supervising you using these models:

  • Integrative

  • Non-directive, person-centered and strengths-based

  • Trauma informed

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Family systems

I also have a trained animal assisted therapy dog (Tucker!) and can supervise you for animal assisted therapy.

why I'm passionate about Clinical supervision:

Watching your professional growth and your “ah-ha” moments of learning are what motivates me as a clinical supervisor. At the beginning of my career, I worked in a residential setting without the needed support and clinical supervision. This helped me realize how powerful quality clinical supervision can be to promote growth and continue my professional learning in the field.

 

Together we will identify your strength areas and the areas in which I can help you most. I specialize in working within systems and meeting you where you are at in your professional journey.

supervision training & experience:

My training and experience is in the areas of children, adolescents, families, and women. Clinically, my focuses are trauma work, family systems, emergency/crisis evaluations, assessment, substance abuse, perinatal mental health, and outpatient therapy. I have been providing clinical supervision for pre-licensed and licensed social workers, therapists, marriage and family therapists, and addictions counselors since being licensed as an LCSW in 2006 and a CAS (Certified Addictions Specialist) in 2009. 

I have had specific training in clinical supervision in graduate school plus various other clinical supervision trainings since then, including group facilitation training. If you’re interested in working with me for clinical supervision or consultation, I’m happy to talk with you further to see if we would be a good fit!

Professional headshot of Shannon Heers, LPC, CAS, an approved clinical supervisor in Denver, CO. You can get professional counseling supervision for licensure here in the Denver, CO area!

shannon heers, lpc, cas

clinical supervisor

Who I work with best for supervision:

If you are pre-licensed, in a job that offers little to no formal clinical supervision, or an experienced therapist in an agency or private practice setting, I would love to work with you. Especially if you are relationship-oriented and love to learn, I can help you reach your professional goals and feel more supported in your career. Openness to feedback and knowing there is no one "right" way to do everything are also among my values as a supervisor. I work with adults with anxiety, depression, grief, and perinatal concerns.

I also provide supervision of your supervision. If you are a beginning or intermediate-level clinical supervisor, I can provide you support and guidance of your own supervision, and help you along your life-long journey of learning!

If you are looking for answers to all your questions, I may not be the best fit for you as I will challenge you to think and come up with your solutions. You know what type of supervisor works for you, and I'm ready to learn from you what works best with you!

Approved clinical supervision models:

I supervise primarily utilizing the Professional Growth Model, which emphasizes your development as a person and counselor. Self-awareness and insight are integral to becoming an effective counselor in the field. I am also proficient in the use of Skills Based and Developmental models of supervision, based on where you are as a growing professional. I can utilize various different supervision approaches including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered Counseling

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Crisis/Emergency Work

Because I have worked in so many different settings, I can easily adjust my supervision and orientation to your needs.

why I'm passionate about supervision:

I love providing clinical supervision because it is so necessary to grow and thrive as a clinician. The excellent supervision I’ve received in the past motivates me to work with therapists like you to help you reach your professional goals. Without supervision and support from a knowledgeable mentor or supervisor, you may start to practice outside the limits of your training and experience, or even approach burn-out. I believe in providing top-quality clinical supervision so that you can be the best therapist you can be.

I will meet you where you are at in your development and we will develop a supervision plan that meets your goals.  I specialize in working on active listening, transference/counter-transference, skill development, and how your personal life may impact your counseling.

Clinical supervision training & experience:

I have training in the areas of depression, anxiety, severe and persistent mental illnesses, grief and loss, perinatal mental health, substance abuse, emergency evaluations/crisis work, assessment, outpatient therapy, and diagnosing.  I also have specialized training in the area of clinical supervision and have clinically supervised pre- and post-licensure LPC and CAS candidates since 2007 in various settings including community mental health, hospitals, nursing homes, crisis centers, and private practices.

During my experience as a supervisor and manager in community mental health, I also focused on program development and evaluation, and creating systems to allow processes to run more smoothly and efficiently. If you are in need of program development, we can include this in our supervision work.

I have attended several formal trainings in clinical supervision including refresher clinical supervision courses in 2020/2021. I also receive my own clinical supervision on a regular basis because I believe in the value of professional consultation and supervision. When you're ready to start working with me, I'd be happy to join you in your professional growth career!

In conclusion:

Here at Catalyss Counseling, we are passionate about your growth and development as a professional in the counseling and mental health field. Whether you are just starting out on your clinical career or have been in the field for years, we want to support you in your sustainability in the field, providing high quality and ethical clinical care to your clients, and exploring alternative career opportunities. All of our supervisors have "been there, done that" and have extensive experience in a variety of different settings and populations. We are excited to welcome you to our supervision and consultation team and cannot wait to get started working with you!