Supervision

Master Level Licensure Supervision

Individual and group supervision are available. Please reach out using email info@thebetteryouinstitute.com or phone 267-495-4951.

Please note, if you are going for LPC or LCSW, Nitasha can provide you with half of the supervision hours necessary for licensure.

Practicum/Internship Supervision

We have both LMFT and LPC licensed clinicians that can work with you in your journey to becoming a masters or doctorate level psychotherapist. You will get one hour of individual supervision with your assigned supervisor, two hours of group supervision with all supervisors, employees, and practicum/intern students present. You will also be in a writing lab, which is dedicated to helping you perfect the craft of client files (e.g., progress notes, treatment plans, assessments, closing letters, etc.). During the writing lab, you also have time to research and collaborate with peers on any ideas and thoughts for your Self-Help Tips.

Meet our Supervisors:

Caitlin Siekerka:

As a clinical supervisor, my role is to support and guide you through your clinical internship experience. My hope is to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere to help you feel comfortable asking questions, gain and implement helpful feedback and tools, and build your skills as a therapist. I use a variety of models and techniques including CBT, DBT, and mindfulness, and can help you build more skills to apply these and other techniques in your sessions. While I am here to assist you in your work, I may also challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and try new techniques or approaches with your clients that we can practice and process in our supervision meetings. I understand how intimidating and scary it can sometimes be to work with new clients and take the leap into a therapist role! I will be here to support you through this. I’m still learning from my clients, too, and believe that the more questions we ask and the feedback we get and give, the better we can grow and help empower our clients to overcome their stressors and challenges.

Nitasha Strait:

Nitasha is an AAMFT-approved supervisor. She works from Bernard’s Discrimination Model where the supervisee takes the lead in their supervision. She also works from a ‘person of the therapist’ perspective making space for you to explore what you as the therapist bring into the room with each client and how each client may trigger these parts of you differently. Working with you in supervision sessions, Nitasha will encourage you to reflect on your transference and countertransference through case formulations to provide you with an introspective approach to responding to your cases.

While working with Nitasha, you will learn how to conceptualize cases in a systems focused way. She will help you identify what the key issues are that impact each of your cases and the direction in which you should work toward change with your individuals, families, or couples You will be able to identify what your clients’ strengths are, what are their barriers to change, what are their patterns/cycles, and what makes each individual in the system unique to that system. You will find yourself in open discussion of the multidimensionality of humanism and the systemic levels in which you and your clients exist in.

Nitasha will also provide you with specific therapeutic tools and ideologies that can be used within your treatment of your clients. She will create space for open dialogue about these tools and ideologies for self-exploration as a therapist. You will have a sense of what works for you and your clients. There is no expectation of you applying these skills if you do not feel that they are right for you and your client. You are in the driver’s seat of the work that you are doing with your clients.