The Path To A Successful Internship, For The Next Generation of Counselors!

Kathleen Mills LPC S CEAPSo you're looking for a supervisor, are you?

Finding one can feel like, "looking for a needle in a haystack", can't it? Right now, you don't know what to ask, you don't really know if the Supervisor-Candidate(s) really have your best interests at heart, and you don't know what you don't know!

Sound familiar?

What you do know, is that you must find a Supervisor first, before you can get a job and begin acquiring the 3000 hours needed in order to be fully licensed. This is overwhelming for some, worrisome for most, and you are not alone.

How Do You Narrow Down The Field of Supervisor-Candidates?

Well, the first question should be, how do you find them in the first place? Google? Friend referrals? Sounds a lot like a game of chance to me. Do you really want to leave the direction of your professional path purely to chance? I don't think so. What you need is a short-list of experienced Supervisors, with a similar mind-set, in your area to interview.

Before we go on you need to know this...

Like a lot of other groups of people in life, there are two groups
of Supervisors that you'll encounter:

Those that are primarily in it to give back and mentor
the next generations' professional aspirations, and...

Those that are in it for the money.

If your plans include finding a mentor that will let you skate by on minimums then you'll need to stop right now and look elsewhere, because I belong firmly in that first group, as does anyone I might recommend to you.

Finding Supervisors To Interview

Keeping in mind the two groups of Supervisor-Candidates mentioned above, being “equally yoked” is crucial to fulfilling your professional objectives. Your job is to find both a Supervisor who gets you, and a JOB that fits you! The road to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor runs right through a long and detailed internship.

So, I'm going to run with the assumption that you're looking for a Supervisor in Group #1 above. The bad news is that there is no public list of outstanding Level #1 Supervisors to be had. Sure, you can download a list of Supervisors from the State website but there's no way to tell what their teaching mind-set is or if they're even accepting new Interns without calling and interviewing them all. You don't have time for that.

That brings us back to WOM (word-of-mouth) referrals. You need a handful of Level #1 candidates that are accepting new Interns, in your area, OR will know other Level #1 Supervisor-Candidates that are. That's a pretty tough list to come by. But I'm going to give it to you as my gift to you and your future.

Level #1 Supervisor-Candidates To Network With and Interview, In the DFW Metro Area

Kathleen Mills LPC S CEAP

Kathleen Mills
LPC S

Frisco

Susan Schlosser 450x450

Susan Schlosser-Shepard LPC S

Ft Worth

Jessica Martinez 500x500

Jessica Martinez
LPC S

Dallas

Sharon Beam LPC Counselor at Life Tree Counseling

Sharon Beam
LPC S

CrossRoads/Frisco

Osiris Wade 500x500

Osiris Wade
LPC S

Frisco

Lee Ann Heath LPC S 500x500

LeeAnn Heath
LPC S

Corinth

Lori Vann 300x300

Lori Vann
LPC S

Lewisville

LaShondra Manning 250 x 250

Dr. Lashondra Manning
LPC S

Fort Worth

Will Alexander LPC-S

Will Alexander
LPC S

Dallas

Nevart Wilborn LPC S Counselor

Nevart Willborn
LPC S

Frisco

Andrea Schultz 500x500

Andrea Schultz
LPC S

Dallas

How To Interview Those Supervisor-Candidates

You need to understand that these are two-way interviews. You're looking to see if they would make a good mentor for you on both professional and personal levels, and they're looking for "the consummate student". More on that in a moment.

If we choose to work together, here is some of what you will learn with me:

What It Means To Be A Counselor
[ ] Basics of Internship-A Proper Framework
[ ] The Fundamentals of Professionalism
[ ] Overcoming Stigmas About Our Profession
[ ] Clinical Training/Supervision

Finding A Job
[ ] How To Construct Your Story
[ ] How To Properly Market Yourself
[ ] How To Find A Job
[ ] The Art of The Interview

Opening A Practice
[ ] Business Plans/Models
[ ] Malpractice/Liability Insurance Coverages

Practice Marketing
[ ] Websites
[ ] Inbound Marketing

Federal Law and Compliance
[ ] HIPPA Compliance

State Law and Compliance
[ ] The Texas LPC Rules Section: Interpret & Understand
[ ] Chapter 611: Release Of Record
[ ] The Complaint Process
[ ] Family Law Issues
[ ] BHEC Transitions

Industry Compliance
[ ] Industry Compliance-PCI Compliance

"Kathleen is an extremely empowering supervisor. She not only encourages you,
but she equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to be a great clinician.

--Katie Joray, LPC Intern, Supervised by Kathleen Mills, LPC S, CEAP

"Thank you so much! I feel a bit more prepared to take on the world after graduation
(after reading this page). I had a couple of friends in the master's program drop out because the thought
of all the work that happens after graduating was not their cup of tea. I'm so sad they didn't get to read
what you wrote, but I will refer my classmates to read it and hopefully,
they feel the same kind of peace and calm that I do now."

--Alessandra Montes, Recent Graduate

Kathleen Mills LPC S CEAP
Kathleen's Signature-Full Name-450 x 154