Take Charge of Your Well-Being!
Professional Development, Self-Care, Personal Growth
Professional Development, Personal Growth, and Self-Care:
Don’t Leave it to Chance!
Take charge of your professional development, self-care, and personal growth. These elements of life should not be ignored, nor should they become burdensome tasks to add to your to-do list – they are essential aspects of your professional and personal well-being.
And you don’t have to find your way alone.
At some point in our lives, all of us struggle to find healthy ways to manage stress, navigate challenging work situations, and create a healthy work-life balance. We strive for positive personal relationships, a sense of competence at work, and confidence in our ability to handle all that life sends our way. For women and LGBTQ people, you hope to find a community of support from people who understand your unique issues and experiences with marginalization at work and in life. For social workers, you know that finding the right clinical supervisor will make all the difference in your ability to meet your professional and personal responsibilities.
Think in Possibilities:
Supporting the Human Spirit at Work and in Life
Through my work at Think In Possibilities, I provide services that support the overall well-being of social workers, women, and LGBTQ people. Each facet of my work – clinical supervision, support groups, training, and consultation – is informed and fueled by attitudes of hope, creativity, and inspiration. Think in Possibilities stands for the work of transformation and well-being; yours and for those you encounter in your work, relationships, and community.
In my work with individuals and groups, I employ practices informed by cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, gratitude, kindness, self-compassion, and creativity.
In every context in which I support the human spirit, a positive mindset, compassion, and creativity are the building blocks that support professional development and personal growth.
In my work, I employ creative and experiential modalities including poetry, journaling, writing, creativity, music, mindfulness, and practices of self-compassion and gratitude – all powerful and transformational tools for professional development, personal growth, and well-being.
If you are committed to your professional development, self-care, and personal growth; then you are in the right place. Think In Possibilities is a space of encouragement and inspiration to think outside of the proverbial ‘box” – and think, instead, in Possibilities – in all the areas of your life.
Social Work Career and Life – Two daunting experiences.
As a new social work practitioner, your top priority is to provide ethical and competent services to meet the needs of your clients. Every day, you meet clients who are facing challenging situations, and they hope you will be able to help. You work diligently to employ your social work knowledge, values, and skills but, undoubtedly, you have moments when you worry you’re not up to the job.
It can feel like you are all alone.
You want to be confident and competent in your social work practice, but too often, you feel all alone in the work. Sadly, many of new social workers find themselves without adequate support or supervision for such challenging and important work. Agencies are often short-staffed and supervision is not a priority. What would your professional life be like if you had the essential knowledge, values, and practice-skills, support, and confidence in your professional sense of self?
Find the support you need.
You need a strong relationship with a clinical supervisor to handle all that your social work career will throw at you. It is essential that you have a knowledgeable, skilled, trustworthy, and supportive supervisor. As a long-time field instructor, social work professor, and clinical supervisor, I have supported the professional development and launched successful social work careers of many new practitioners. The early part of your professional journey is a critical juncture of your social work career. You deserve the clinical supervision that will cultivate your practice skills and confidence.
Let’s work together.
My gift as a clinical supervisor is my ability to be fully present, deliberate, and engaged with you and your professional development. I bring 30 years of social work practice and 15 years of teaching experience to the supervisory relationship. I am especially skilled at creating a connected supervisory relationship in which I set the stage for you to grow into your best professional self. Meeting I provide both individual and group supervision for LSW-level and LGSW-level social workers who are seeking next-level licensure that meets the Minnesota state Board of Social Work licensure requirements. Let’s work together.