Clinical Supervision for LMSWs – Texas

You’ve earned your MSW – what’s next?

Congratulations! Are you ready for the next step? Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Texas is challenging and rewarding.

As you know, the next step of the process requires obtaining supervised hours.

I offer online group and individual supervision to LMSWs throughout Texas and I’d love to talk with you about your goals.

What are the requirements?

The Texas Social Work Board has four main requirements.

First, after receiving your MSW, you must have 3,000 supervised hours.

Second, you must meet with your LCSW-S supervisor for 100 hours.

Third, the minimum time you must complete this is two years but no more than four years.

Finally, you must meet with your supervisor a minimum of four hours per month, individually or in a group format. With me, you can accomplish this online. To qualify for supervision, you must have direct client contact for at least four hours a week, using DSM V criteria to assess, diagnose, and treat a mental health or substance abuse disorder.

What’s the financial investment?

The investment is $290/month and includes two 1.5-hour virtual group sessions and a 1-hour individual session each month.

Being employed for at least 30 hours a week allows you to complete supervision in 25 months.

Be sure to check with your agency to see if they offer the employee benefit of reimbursing the cost of supervision.

What does your investment include?

While working with me, you will learn about the application of the DSM-V and the NASW Code of Ethics. I offer guidance in continuing education options and training certificates. You will have ongoing access to me outside of the group for case consultation and tackling ethical dilemmas.

We will review theory and therapeutic modalities to help you with both your clients and LCSW exam preparation. I will provide documentation review and feedback, including case reviews and ethical dilemma presentations.

I assume responsibility and liability for your clients and all the decisions you make related to your clients throughout supervision. My license is at risk! Thus, I will prioritize the well-being of your clients and provide you with thoughtful, ethical, and engaging supervision. Plus, we have fun!

I will help you complete and submit all documentation required by the Board for you to receive your LCSW. In addition, I will guide you on how to start and manage a private practice and support your personal and professional development and well-being.

Here are my qualifications and areas of interest.

I am a board approved supervisor/LCSW-S in Texas. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work, and am licensed as an LCSW in New York and Idaho.

I have clinical expertise with diverse populations in various settings and have worked with all ages. My experience includes case management, clinical work in adoption/foster care, specifically with grandparents raising grandchildren, domestic and international adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents. I also have extensive experience in treating ADHD and learning differences, anxiety, grief, disorders of gut-brain interaction (DGBI’s like IBS and functional nausea), sleep disturbance, and trauma. I am client-centered, strengths-based, LGBTIA + inclusive and affirming, strive for cultural competence, and am deeply dedicated to social and racial justice initiatives.

With over 25 years of experience, I have worked in shelters, corporate environments, corrections, adoption agencies, mental health agencies, schools, and private practice. I also have over 15 years of university teaching experience in BSW and MSW programs where I presently teach diagnostic assessment (DSM V-TR), spirituality, and practice classes. I have extensive training in CBT, CBT-I, ACT, DBT, SFBT, attachment theory, EMDR, ART, neurodiversity, mindfulness, clinical hypnosis, trauma treatment, and spiritually sensitive practice.

Contact me at (512) 766-5695 to discover if my approach aligns with your areas of interest and professional goals.

I look forward to helping you grow professionally!