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Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision in Washington State

As a multidisciplinary team of mental health clinicians, we approach therapy from a decolonized and post-modern approach with a particular emphasis on anti-oppression, anti-racism, intersectionality, and social justice. 

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Our Approach to Clinical Supervision

Our team offers supervision for both early-in-career therapists and more seasoned therapists seeking to adopt a decolonized approach to their work. Core to our approach to clinical supervision is an integration of our mission, vision and values. We aim to decolonize mental health and feature an integrative, post modern approach to both client engagement and clinical supervision and consultation.

Each supervision relationship is unique, established in collaboration with your supervisor. With all supervisees, our supervisors are equipped to support the following:

  1. Clinical skills: supporting growth and development respective to client engagement, assessment, treatment planning and interventions.
  2. Documentation: session notes, biopsychosocial and other relevant assessments, treatment plan development and general clinical writing skills.
  3. Licensure: tracking required hours of supervision, consultation for licensure requirements, and continuing education evaluation.
  4. Expectations: recordings, video or audio, case presentations, treatment planning and conceptualization.
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Clinical Supervision Pricing

Individual Clinical Supervision
Dyad Clinical Supervision
Group Clinical Supervision

One-on-one supervision between the supervisor and supervisee.

60-minutes

Supervision in which the supervisor works with two supervisees at the same time.

75-minutes

Supervision in which the supervisor works with a group of clinicians.

90-minutes

$110 – $130 per Supervisee

$75 – $95 per Supervisee

$30 – $60 per Supervisee

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Meet Our Washington State Approved Supervisors

Brian Anthony Prester, LICSW

Brian Anthony Prester, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (license #LW61009097), Mental Health Professional, and Approved Clinical Supervisor in Washington State. He has been practicing clinical social work since 2016, and has been been independently licensed to practice clinical social work since 2019. Brian is also licensed to practice social work independently in the states of Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Vermont. Much like his work with clients, he is especially concerned about attachment relations and gives particular attention to the relationship alliance, ruptures, and repairs. Consequently, supporting the development of the self of the therapist is given careful attention in his work with supervisees.

As a Biracial Clinical Supervisor, Queer Clinical Supervisor, Black Male Clinical Supervisor, Asian Clinical Supervisor Brian is proud to serve a diverse group of clinicians with a decolonized approach to mental health.

Tabitha M. Kuria, LMHC

Tabitha M. Kuria, LMHC is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and a WA State Approved Supervisor. With over 10 years experience as a clinician, Tabitha has had both great and not so great supervisors (but more of the latter). Therefore, one of her scariest, yet greatest career developments was becoming a supervisor and making the conscious choice to be effective, ethical, collaborative, provide useful feedback, engage in critical reflections, and support supervisees and interns in becoming the best version of themselves (as therapists) while causing no harm to clients. Good Therapy said it best “Therapy is both an art and a science” and as therapist we are the tool, and it is her goal to support and mentor therapists in processing issues that helps shape who they are.

Tabitha is a Black Clinical Supervisor in Washington State.

Just like the therapeutic relationship is important in therapy, we value the supervisory relationship and believe change is more effective when value has been placed on rapport. With that said, as a therapist some of the challenges we face are mental exhaustion, cognitive overload, countertransference, burn-out, and self-care.

While there is a clear distinction between supervision and therapy, we believe in providing brave spaces for the “Self of the Therapist” work to begin. As a practice our goal is to decolonize mental health and that does not exclude the work we do in supervision.

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Licensure Requirements

Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LICSW & LCSW)
Applicants must have a minimum of 4,000 hours of postgraduate, supervised experience over a minimum three-year period. 1,000 hours must be in direct client contact supervised by a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW). 130 hours must be direct supervision by a LICSW or equally licensed mental health practitioner.
Of the 130 hours:
  • 70 hours must be with a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).
  • 60 hours may be with an equally qualified licensed practitioner.
  • 60 hours of the 130 hours of direct supervision must be in one-to-one supervision. The remaining 70 hours may be one-to-one or group supervision.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC)

Once you obtain your LMHCA, you can begin seeing clients under the supervision of your clinical supervisor. In order to become independently licensed you need to achieve the following:

  • 3,000 hours of experience, or 36 months of full time (whichever comes first):

    • 1,200 direct client contact (individuals, couples, families, or groups)

    • 100 hours of immediate supervision with LMHC or other license (with up to one other associate)

    • *If your degree is CACREP accredited, you’ll be credited 50 supervision hours and 500 contact hours*

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFT)

Once you obtain your LMFTA, you can begin seeing clients under the supervision of your clinical supervisor. At least 100 of your supervision hours must be with an LMFT who has at least 5 years of clinical experience. If your degree is COAMFTE accredited, you’ll be credited 100 supervision hours and 500 contact hours.

In order to become independently licensed you need to achieve the following:

  • 3,000 hours of experience, and 24 months full time:

    • 1,000 direct client contact (individuals, couples, families, or groups): 500 must be diagnosing and treating couples and families

    • 200 hours of supervision

      • 100 must be one-on-one supervision (up to one other associate)

      • 100 may be one-on-one or group supervision (up to six associates)

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