Services I Offer

Robert M. Gordon, Ph.D, "To Wit or Not to Wit: The Use of Humor in Psychotherapy”: “A humorless therapist robs the therapeutic relationship of playfulness, desensitization and mastery. Albert Ellis (1977) was one of the earliest advocates for humor in psychotherapy. He stated that Rational Emotive Therapy puts the locus of psychopathology at taking one’s self and life too seriously. He believed that humor could be a powerful therapeutic force.”


SUPERVISION

I currently supervise licensed clinicians on Medicare cases in Indiana. What this means is that I review and approve intake assessments, initial treatment plans, and 90-day treatment reviews. The purpose for this law is to have a multidisciplinary team working on a case: psychologists, who focus on diagnostic assessment and treatment planning, and clinical social workers who focus on treatment provision and case management.

Even if you don’t accept Medicare in your practice, you may want to consider hiring me for supervision. I believe my excellent diagnostic, conceptualization and documentation abilities, along with due diligence to research, sets me apart. I consistently get positive feedback from the clinicians I've been working with for over 4 years across 3 different organizations. Together, you and I can be a great team in better serving your patients as I provide a second set of eyes to your cases. In addition to reviewing paperwork, I can staff cases with you as well, either by phone or Zoom!


CONSULTATION

I also provide consultation to organizations on matters such as workflow, documentation, and policies and procedures. My strong collaborative, analytic and research skills are evidenced by long-term relationships I've had with a couple of organizations for over 3 years. For one organization, I provided recommendations on the enhancement of integration of their medical and behavioral health services, and coordinated the establishment of their behavioral health policies and procedures. For another organization I created a database to track the pre- and post-tests completed by attendees of their Active Parenting psycho-educational group. I also trained the clinical supervisor on scoring the tests, entering data, determining the reliability of the test for their population, and interpreting results. There is a lot we can accomplish by using screen sharing in Zoom!


WORKSHOPS

I pride myself on adapting my presentations to the audience and pulling from the latest research to bring you solutions to your questions. I do this by first having a conversation with you to understand your needs and desires. I then incorporate the latest research with my experience and expertise to create an interactive presentation tailor-made for you. I consistently received positive evaluations on my outreach presentations when I worked in university counseling centers; I believe my communication & facilitation skills, practical solutions, and attention to detail set me apart in this area. Tell me your workshop needs and I’ll bring my A game. (Examples of topics I can cover are listed below.) I can also facilitate fun team building or help you tap into your humorous and creative side by facilitating improv games.  Even during the pandemic there is a lot we can do over Zoom!

Expertise with:

Stress/Time Management

Imposter Syndrome

Multicultural issues

South Asian Issues

Women’s Issues

Intimate partner violence

Alcohol abuse prevention

Process-oriented therapy

Assessment/diagnostics
Improvisational skills/team building

“People were laughing at me anyway, so I thought I might as well start charging them.” – Sarah Millican