Melissa Lawrence, LPC, NCC, RPT-S provides individual, group, and distance clinician supervision and consultation services for professionals seeking their Registered Play Therapist and/or Licensed Professional Counselor credentials.
Please contact us if you are interested in having Melissa speak for your organization or within your community, or if you are interested in supervision and/or consultation opportunities for your agency and/or private practice.
Clinical Supervision addresses treatments for clientele from “womb to tomb” such as, but limited to, anxiety, mood disorders, grief and loss, parent and family support, trauma, creative therapies, and especially play therapy across the lifespan that aligns with the Association for Play Therapy (www.a4pt.org), which includes the use of art, music, dance, mindfulness, fine and gross motor play, sand tray therapy, puppet play, and more.
Supervision is provided in a variety of ways. Based on your preferred method, you may choose to participate in supervision with like-minded professionals in group supervision or in one-to-one individual supervision. Distance supervision also meets the needs of both group and individual supervision without the barriers of proximity to your supervisor.
Group supervision is beneficial for learning from other professionals’ caseloads and clientele to gain a broader knowledge of addressing a multitude of issues. It also helps build a professional network and create an opportunity for inter-referring clients.
If you prefer to meet for one-to-one supervision; it allows for an in-depth exploration of your caseload and the ability to address your concerns more directly. Individual supervision also allows for an open, nonjudgmental conversation about any personal concerns that may be interfering with providing your services. There is heightened confidentiality and the ability to discuss more openly one’s countertransference, for example.
Distance supervision can be provided via a secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform for group and individual supervision. Distance supervision removes geographical barriers that may impede supervision for your professional needs. It also affords you to the ability to select a supervisor based on your specified needs rather than local proximity.
Consultation services offer private practice start-up and maintenance: Everything you need to know to start your business including billing, organization, setting up systems in your practice to optimize success, marketing, networking, and more!
Compassion Fatigue: Helping the Helper
Learn to uphold structure, healthy boundaries pertaining to scheduling, and case management. Practice setting boundaries around indirect services such as out-of-session emails, phone calls, and other correspondences to coordinate the care of your clients while maintaining care and compassion for yourself.
Referral Building and Marketing Support
Increase your confidence in marketing and networking to build your referral base. Better understand how to market yourself and your services by highlighting your strengths without the feel of a “car salesperson” pitch.
Marketing improves your presence in your community and among your professional networks and it can help you achieve your desired caseload and clientele.
Frequency and Length of Services
The frequency and length of supervision and/or consultation is based on your individual professional needs and Melissa’s availability.
Our office hours are by appointment only. Please contact us for our current availability.
Rates for Services
Rates for supervision and consultation services are based on the method of supervision; in-person or distance, and individual or group meetings, as well as the needs of the professional. Rates for Students and Pre-Licensed Therapists are offered at a discounted rate.
Pre-licensure supervision for LPCAs to achieve their license as an LPC in Connecticut is available at a discounted rate.
Package deals are available for combined services (supervision and consultation). Add-ons such as concierge services, including texting and email support for the first three months of your new private practice journey, are also available.
Please contact us to discuss your specific private practice needs!
Payment for Services
We accept payment in the form of cash or check. In light of COVID-19, payment may also be accepted via credit card.
Requirements for the RPT and/or RPT-S Credentials?
Please visit the Association for Play Therapy website for the most current information and requirements by clicking here.