My Approach to Helping
As a social work ethics consultant, I use a model called "The 5 Pillars for Navigating the Social Work Ethics Maze" that I developed. This model includes referencing the NASW Code of Ethics and relevant standards for different practice areas as appropriate. I consult with individual social workers and clinics and help them develop best practices from a social work ethics perspective. I, also, provide training for social workers on a variety of topics.
I have now completed the Core Supervision training through Michigan-NASW and provide social work supervision for LLMSW social workers who are seeking supervision as a requirement for getting their LMSW. My 25+ years of experience in the field is used to provide this supervision combined with my experience in helping social workers navigate ethical challenges.
As a social work therapist, I look at the whole person and works with each person to design a treatment plan that is in your best interests regardless of who you are. I use a variety of modalities including but not limited to: journaling; art, nature, music, cognitive-behavioral and talk therapy. The modalities used is determined with you based on your comfort level, experience, motivation, and need. I also use my own life experience when appropriate to help support you on your life journey.
As a parenting coach, I use my experience as a mediator since 1996, parenting coordinator, therapist and parent to assist parents with their parenting or co-parenting struggles. the goal is to cooperatively create resolution that is fair and equitable to parents and their children as much as possible.