Clinical Supervision with Sharon Walker, LPC-S, NCC


Supervision is a place to develop the necessary skills and practice of counseling to protect one’s clients and become a competent practitioner. My approach to supervision follows the Developmental Model, which adjusts for and to the level of expertise of the supervisee. As a clinical supervisor, I am here to help you learn what you do know and what you do not yet know in a safe and supportive environment that allows you, the supervisee, to be accountable while learning. The needs of the supervisee will change substantially over time and I aim to support and foster that growth while assuring client and therapist safety. I use a reflective supervision model, whether in individual supervision, group supervision, or tape review. The goals of clinical supervision are:

  • ➤ To develop competence in standard mental health assessment and treatment modalities while encouraging learning and growing within the field.
  • ➤ To gain a thorough understanding of theoretical orientations and their practical application.
  • ➤ To develop clinical skills in assessment, treatment planning, implementation, and documentation.
  • ➤ To oversee the development of ethical decision-making in the clinical setting.
  • ➤ To model and promote appropriate ways to work with issues of culture, gender, sexual identity and preference, religious affiliation, or other differences in the counseling setting.
  • ➤ To develop the counselor’s self-awareness and ability to discern his/her issues to sort through in clinical supervision and the client’s issues to avoid countertransference in therapy. While clinical supervision is not therapy, in these instances it may brush up against that boundary as we discern which issues need to be discussed in supervision and which would best be addressed within the supervisee’s own therapy.
  • ➤ To assist the supervisee in reducing their own professional performance anxiety while increasing their professional identity and areas of expertise.
fees for supervision for those seeking licensure: 60 minutes per session
Clinical Students (Outside my Private Practice):
Limited Permit Supervision (LGPC's):
Professional Consultation $125/hour
Group Supervision (2+ supervisees): $50/person per hour
Tape/Document Review and/or Production: $30/15 minutes
Distance Supervision (phone or video chat): Same rates apply for individuals only