“Heather comes to her consulting work having taken great care with her own professional development. That integrity is at the root of her wise and grounding presence, allowing Heather to support therapists as they deepen their skills and sustain themselves well in their own work.”
Helping professionals have significant educational and clinical experience, yet we often find ourselves challenged professionally and personally in our work with clients who have experienced trauma. Individual consultation provides a space to explore the complexities and the impact of our role as both a helper and a human being.
We provide consultation specifically for counselors, therapists, and other helping professionals who want to enhance their knowledge of working with trauma, who already work primarily with trauma, who would like to become more trauma-informed, or develop a specialization as a trauma therapist.
Consultation vs. Supervision
Consultation differs from clinical supervision in that the consultee remains responsible – ethically and legally – for the decisions that you make with clients in clinical case situations. Our goal is to foster an individualized learning experience that holds space for you as a person, while enhancing and expanding on your educational and clinical experiences in this field. We also view our role as that of a mentor, with a focus on honoring and developing your personal gifts as well as your professional wisdom.
Fees and Frequency
Consultation fees are $150 per 60-minute session. We will decide together on the frequency of consultation, but 2-4 times a month, especially in the beginning, is recommended for building a supportive relationship, allowing for continuity and focus, and fostering a depth of learning and growth.
Continuing Education (CEs) for LPCs and LCPCs
Per the current Illinois licensure law for Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, up to 8 hours of CE credit may be earned per renewal period for clinical supervision. If you would like to use consultation hours toward CEs, we are happy to work with you to provide the required documentation.