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The Pursuit of Wellness, LLC

 Jen Shelton, MA, MS, LPC, NCC

 Telehealth therapy and supervision in Oregon

Supervision, Internships, Jobs, and Referrals

Therapy Groups

Consultation

If you are a clinician (licensed or pre-licensed) who has questions about working with dissociative disorders, would like to discuss a potential referral for diagnostic assessment, or would generally like to consult or network with me, please reach out so we can schedule a consultation.

The spring and summer coping skills group series have ended! Please refer your clients who may benefit from upcoming groups while you continue to see them individually. 

 

New Groups:

 

  • A creative writing group designed for people in the         DID community (who identify as having DID or OSDD). Each week, we will cover different topics related to living as a system and respond to 2-4 prompts by writing or other creative expression to share with the group. This group starts on 9/26 and is offered twice a week to provide options: Mondays at 11am or Tuesdays at 5pm.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy group: Each week, we will learn about topics and skills specific to CBT, complete activities to put them into practice, and receive optional homework between groups. Coming later this year.

 

Licensure Supervision

I love supporting pre-licensed registered associates (working toward licensure as an LPC) who are newly entering the professional mental health field. Supervision is a process of professional identity formation. It is meant to be collaborative, empowering, and focused on cultivating your strengths as a clinician as you gain experience supporting clients. We can meet by video or phone for a free, brief intro visit first if you are interested, and all of our supervision will be virtual. Please consider contacting me especially if you are planning to focus your work on trauma populations and/or dissociative disorders.

 

Referrals

If you would like to send me a referral, simply reach out by email (for a quicker response), send me a text, or give me a call. We can chat about the basic information and make a plan for the next steps. If you are a practicing clinician and would like to be advertised on my therapy page, please feel free to contact me.  I actively endorse those who are advertised.

 

I currently utilize the following services that provide great referral bonuses and may be excellent resources for your practice: 

 

Simple Practice: Electronic health record that includes billing, scheduling, secure messaging, and more. $100 referral bonus each after one month. Please feel free to use my name and email address when you sign up! 

 

Advekit: Monthly or annual membership for eligibility checks, in-network and out-of-network billing, and the ability to get paid your full fee. $30 referral bonus for each provider and client you refer. Please provide me with your name and email address so I can refer you!

 

Psychology Today: If you provide me with your name and the email address you'll use to sign up, you get your first six months free! After those six months, I get one month free for the referral.

 

Open Path Collective: Free online therapist directory for offering low-price, affordable therapy. Please use my referral link when you sign up: https://openpathcollective.org/open-path-therapists/application-full/?ref=17649. There is a $50 referral bonus for each provider you refer who creates a profile!

 

SRFax: Complete, unlimited, secure eFax services for $66/yr. Send me your company name, your name, and email address and get a $20 credit when you sign up and refer another provider.

 

Xfinity: You can write off the monthly cost of your internet subscription, and potentially all or part of your phone bill, if you are providing services via telehealth. There are varying amounts for referral bonuses if you switch to Xfinity. Please send me your email to get the bonus!

 

American Psychological Association membership: We each get a $10 amazon gift card when you sign up. The APA has 54 divisions/chapters you can join for topics of interest, such as trauma studies, military psychology, pediatric psychology and others. Members also get discounts on car rentals and more. Please use the following link: https://pages.apa.org/referred/?campaigncode=REF-20022670 to sign up! 

 

Fiverr: Fiverr is a very inexpensive site where you can buy (or sell) all sorts of products and skills, such as admin assistant work, web design, and numerous others. I've had various tasks completed for my practice that cost less than $15 each, which saved me quite a bit of time and money. If you provide me with your email address, we both get a 10% discount off your first order up to $100.

 

 

Tips for Supervision

If you are a pre-licensed clinician gaining experience in the mental health field, you know there are many steps required to eventually receive that license! It is common for it to take 2-5 years to complete it all, depending on how much time you spend with clients. The "bad" part is, you have to have a supervisor to monitor and sign off on your work, which can sometimes be fairly expensive. The good part is, you get to find an experienced clinician to learn from through mentorship who has experience in the areas of clinical practice that you are most interested in. Working with trauma and/or dissociation is a niche in our field. I would love to support you in this area as you develop your professional identity as a mental health clinician. If you would like supervision that can emphasize work with trauma/dissociation, please contact me to ask about openings for supervision. Note: I am not quite ready to meet with clinicians for supervision, but will update this page as soon as that becomes an option. My suggestion to you is to select a supervisor as you would a therapist if you were a client! Being new in our field is not easy...and what we do remains not-easy even after you start to feel like you know what you're doing. It is worth it to connect with a supervisor who does what you want to do the way you want to do it. Supervision is an investment. For master's-level graduate students studying psychology or clinical mental health counseling looking for a practicum or internship, feel free to reach out if a telehealth practice "site" could be a good fit for you.  

 

 

 

Jen's Experience and Qualifications

While working in residential settings for adults and teens with developmental disabilities, I completed my masters degree in counseling and internships at a school and forensic facility for adolescent males. My professional roles and duties since then have included clinical oversight in treatment facilities, case management, community-based therapy (i.e., jail, hospitals, personal residences), crisis response, private practice, trauma assessment, clinical supervision, and virtual services. I have pursued several additional training and certification opportunities, primarily related to trauma work, and developed a niche for working with dissociative identity disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. I received my license in Oregon in 2018, am a national certified counselor (NCC), and a certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP). I am particularly fond of supporting folks in the DID/OSDD community. Over the last few years, I have continued my education by completing a second masters degree in psychology and will always be a student at heart! 

 

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Jobs

Interested in working at TPOW? We hire therapists (pre-licensed or licensed) who are trauma-focused, strengths-based, and ready to start! You will be a W-2 employee, create your own schedule, decide your own rates, and see between 5-25 clients per week. Your pay is based on the size of your caseload, the rates you set, and an employee/employer split ranging from 50%-70%. Click here to view the complete job description. Click here to complete an application. For alternative formatting or submission options, please contact Jen. 

Graduate Student Interns

If you are a graduate student in a master's program (counseling, clinical mental health, psychology, etc.) looking for a practicum or internship,  I'd love to give you a space to learn.  You will get the chance to observe therapy visits, learn the ins and outs of building a private practice, and put your knowledge into action by seeing your very first clients. We will work together closely and make sure you get all your hours! All learning and supervision will be conducted virtually.