On-site training, phone or office consultation is available to professionals who may be providing services to people with addiction or mental health issues. Professionals in other fields often benefit from consultation regarding issues outside their areas of expertise, especially if someone for whom they are currently providing services is at risk. Medical doctors or nurses, teachers, nutritionists, acupuncturists, speech, physical and occupational therapists may benefit from consultation services.
Additionally, clinical consultation is very useful for other mental health practitioners who are working with clients who are struggling with issues outside their area of expertise.
Consultation services are available regarding:
- Risk recognition, assessment and management
- Suicidal thoughts
- Non-suicidal self-harming behavior
- Addiction, particularly opioid addiction
- Overdose prevention and awareness
- Codependency and families members affected by addiction.
When working with adolescents, oftentimes it is helpful for the schools to be consulted. This is for 2 reasons: first, because the school has important information about how a child is behaving and performing academically and with peers. Secondly, schools are not mental health professionals. Many times they are not aware of how to support children who are working through emotional or psychological problems or may not have the expertise to recognize risk of suicidal thoughts or self-harming behavior. I am available to consult with schools, provide education to school staff on site and to perform observations at the school, if needed.
Clinical supervision for Master’s level clinicians working toward their LMHC in MA is available. Psychotherapy for mental health clinicians is also available. This form of self-care is very beneficial for both the provider and their clients.