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Supervision for Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates in Colorado

LPCC supervision is a crucial component of learning and development for new counselors, as well as a requirement for licensure in the state of Colorado.

About Supervision

Supervision is for counseling licensure candidates, as opposed to consultation for already licensed therapists and counselors looking for support. LPCCs in Colorado must have supervision as part of their 2,000 hours of post-graduate experience and training.

I offer individual LPCC supervision, in-person and via telehealth/virtual meeting room. Individual supervision meetings are one hour long and include administrative and clinical support and guidance.

I am a post-modern therapist in both training and practice and my individual supervision will be based on the principles of narrative therapy, though other modalities and techniques are addressed and included. Just like no one specific therapy fits every client one hundred percent, neither does supervision. Effective supervision requires collaboration between supervisor and supervisee as well as addressing a variety of approaches to client care.

Example LPCC Supervision Activities

  • Discuss client cases and work on effective treatment plans and approaches within specific modalities such as narrative or humanistic therapies.
  • Review your paperwork and documentation to ensure you are meeting ethical and legal standards in the state of Colorado.
  • Explore self-of-the-therapist to manage stress and caseload, understand how you’re relating to clients, and take care of yourself.
  • Provide and analyze learning resources such as webinars, books, articles, colleague referrals, etc. for further learning opportunities.
  • Practice the application of skills discussed previously in school and in consultation or other learning environments.

Foundations of LPCC Supervision


Just as I don’t believe in telling my clients what to do, I don’t tell supervisees what to do either (not including safety or crisis situations). We work together to understand what is going on with your clients – and you – so that we can come up with appropriate treatment plans. The goal of supervision is for you to learn, not to just listen to instructions.

Administrative & Clinical

There’s more to therapy and counseling than being in-session with clients. Being an effective counselor means attending to clients’ clinical needs while also making sure that you are paying attention to the administrative side: paperwork, a clear and smooth intake process, documentation of sessions, updating treatment plans, and supportive termination when appropriate.

Our Relationship

Just like the therapist/client relationship often reflects real-world relationships outside of therapy, so goes the supervisor/supervisee relationship. We can use our relationship to understand how you’re relating to clients and working with them, and increase awareness to improve your effectiveness.

Curiosity & Compassion

Supervision is a learning experience, which requires a self-compassionate and curious stance. We don’t expect perfection when we’re learning – which is always – and so we’ll cultivate a sense of kindness and openness to growth and development.

Frequently Asked Questions

LPCC supervision sessions are typically one hour. The frequency of sessions depends on how frequently you are seeing clients and/or how many clients you are seeing. Supervision sessions may be weekly, every other week, or once a month. In order to provide appropriate supervision and oversight, I request that sessions not be less frequent than once per month.

Supervision costs $140 per hour-long individual session.

You may decide to terminate supervision if you have supervision elsewhere, or when you have completed your licensure hours, passed your test, and received your license. Some counselors choose to continue with consultation after they have become licensed.

It is also appropriate to terminate if we deem we are not a good fit to work together or you need different support. However, it is imperative that you find a new supervisor before terminating our supervision.

It is appropriate to have multiple supervisors in order to receive specific guidance, oversight, and training for populations or specialties. No one can be an expert in everything. If you have some clients with whom you practice ERP and others with whom you practice IFS, it may be appropriate to have multiple supervisors. Or, if you work with both teenagers and adults struggling with substance use, it is appropriate to have a different supervisor for each of these populations if you cannot find one who has experience and knowledge in treating both.

Please still fill out a form for a supervision consult so we can figure out how to get you support for your licensure hours.

Group supervision is often a more affordable option. I do not currently offer a group, but if you have a group of colleagues who would like to meet, we can schedule group sessions.

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