Working in private practice — or in an organizational setting that does not provide adequate support or supervision — can be isolating. Clinical consultation enhances the quality of the work we do with clients by providing a new lens through which to view clients’ struggles, understand our own reactions to the work, and determine the most effective interventions to promote positive change.
Vicarious Trauma Consultation
The secondary impact of trauma on helpers whose work involves caring for abused, neglected, angry, and grieving people has long-term devastating effects if left unaddressed. Therapists may become numb or overemotional, self-doubting and self-critical, afraid for the safety of their loved ones, and troubled by physical symptoms such as sleeplessness, fatigue, headaches, and anxiety. Focusing on self-care, cultivating meaning, and setting healthy boundaries, I partner with clinicians to create a plan for greater resiliency.
Vicarious Trauma Consultation for Organizations
Organizations impacted by vicarious trauma often report low morale, staff conflicts, high absenteeism, employee turnover, and a decrease in overall program effectiveness. I work collaboratively with organization leaders to create meaningful educational programming and comprehensive intervention plans.
Drawing upon two decades of experience in the field – and knowledgeable about the challenges and opportunities it offers – I support counselors in crafting individualized career development plans to enhance sustainability in the profession. By focusing on what counselors find most meaningful and rewarding in the work and addressing energy drains, I help counselors create lasting change.