Art Therapy Supervision for LCAT and ATR credentials.

As a nationally board-certified art therapist, I am qualified to provide supervision to art therapists working towards their ATR (Registered Art Therapist) credential. As a licensed creative arts therapist (LCAT) in New York State with over three year full-time post-license experience in the field, I am qualified to supervise LCAT-limited permit holders earning hours towards full licensure. As required by the state, compensation must be paid directly by your employee and a memorandum of understanding between all parties is required.

Clinical Supervision 

I have had experience providing supervision to graduate art therapy students, school and mental health counselors, and social workers. I believe that the supervision space is necessary to develop awareness around the transference and countertransference issues that inevitably arise in the clinical work. This kind of awareness also applies to the institutions in which one works and recognizing the countertransference to the institution that works. I provide a warm space that encourages you to trust your gut and better develop your unique style and approach as a clinical.

Kate was my supervisor for over a year when I was an intern where she was the art therapist on staff. Her supervision was inspiring and often even life changing. Kate approaches supervision with depth, compassion, and creativity. Not only is her insight into the work remarkable, she brings a very special combination of intuition and objectivity to every case. Her passion for therapeutic work is electrifying.  Elisa, Vocal Psychotherapist

It is Friday, 2pm, our scheduled weekly supervision time. The office door is open, as I peek my head in, I am greeted with a warm smile: “Welcome Soni, come in please.”  She closes the door behind me, sits down and addresses me again: “How are you?” This is our ritual, it signals our time together and I welcome it every time. All of this matters to me, as I have never known how to take space that felt all mine. I learned to do so in my supervision with Kate. 

I was a second year MSW intern at a university’s counseling center when Kate was assigned as my clinical supervisor. Although I had a previous degree in clinical psychology, I found myself insecure amongst fellow colleagues. I was  floating between a place of confidence and self doubt, in what often felt like a fogged vision over an ocean. I perceived Kate as deeply attuned, and accurately empathic to my internal states. Very early in our supervision, I was also able to become attuned to my needs and most importantly my abilities as a therapist. Somewhere between the here and now, parallel processing exploration and validation, Kate became the heat that helped the water droplets evaporate, sending the fog away. At the time of our supervision, I  had several challenging cases, from suicidal hospitalization, to mood and personality disorders. During our supervision, it became apparent that certain cases needed  time and space for things to emerge; in some cases my own blind spots were blocking the work. During my year as a supervise with Kate, I learned to get in touch and utilize underdeveloped aspects of my self that were often key in the therapeutic relationship for a successful outcome.

I am now employed as a full time counselor, working with challenging cases in the criminal justice system, and Kate remains my mentor.  Soni, Social Worker


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