Dr. Angie Anderson, PhD, LPC, NCC
Serenity Counseling Center & Wellness
4542 Blue Ridge Blvd
Blue Ridge, VA 24064
Hello and thank you for considering me as your clinical counseling supervisor.
I look forward to our time and journey together. This page will hopefully answer any questions about my qualifications, but please know that I have an open door policy so please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and
I will either answer them to the best of my ability or will provide you with necessary supporting documents as applicable.
Degrees and Credentials
2020 - PhD Counselor Education & Supervision
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
2020 - Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS 3539)
2007 - Licensed Professional Counselor Virginia #0701004151
2002 - National Certified Counselor, #67956
1998 - MA Counseling
Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA
1996 - BA Psycology
Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA
Areas of Competence
Child, adolescent and adult population (ages 5 - 65)
Mind, body, spirit integrative focus
Mindfulness awareness and strategies
Anxiety disorders and grounding techniques
Coping skills training
Substance abuse assessments
Supervision Training and Experience
I completed a ten week training course on clinical supervision from Capella University and will continue to gain continuing education on the supervisory topic. I have experience supervising practicum and undergraduate students in psychology related programs. I am an online adjuct professor with Thomas University in Georgia. Additionally, I have experience as clinical director supervising clinical counselors in an outpatient treatment setting as well as in a residential setting.
Approach to Supervision
In collaboration with your education, supervision will provide opportunity to develop the necessary skills while practicing counseling in an outpatient setting, protecting your clients and becoming a competent clinician. My approach to supervision will primarily follow a Developmental Model and Humanistic-relationship Model grounded in Psychotherapy Theory. With a cognitive basis, a developmental approach will amend for and consider the level of your expertise (Bernard & Goodyear, 2014). As your clinical supervisor, I am here to help you learn with experiential awareness in a safe and supportive environment while enhancing knowledge with ongoing self-exploration. Your needs as the supervisee may change substantially over time and I intend to not only support you but also foster that evaluation while focusing on client safety. I may use reflective model supervision in an individual supervisory setting incorporating an occasional tape review.
Goals of Clinical Supervision
To develop counselor competence in assessment, treatment planning, implementation, documentation and treatment modalities.
To enhance a deeper understanding of theoretical orientations to explore individual practical application.
To establish enhanced awareness of ethical and multicultural issues in the clinical setting.
To cultivate self-awareness on individual issues and identify client's issues evading counter transference in therapy. While clinical supervision is not a therapeutic experience, transference, multiculturalism and ethical issues may arise and will be imperative to explore throughout the process within the supervisory setting.
"Evaluation is a critical component of supervision, essential in ethical supervision, and the element that sets supervision apart from counseling and psychotherapy" (Corey, Haynes, Moulton & Muratori, 2014, p. 217).
In order to comply with evaluation procedures, all requested forms from fieldwork supervisors will be completed with each supervisee within the allotted supervisory time at least one week prior to the due date. In addition to required forms, other tools may be utilized to support the cultivation and competence of the supervisee. For example, tools to explore strengths and weaknesses, self awareness, and multicultural sensitivity may be employed. Use of these tools will establish mutually agreed upon goals and will support the evaluation process as they are reviewed during supervision sessions and/or as required by your program. Brief session notes will be utilized and provided when completing evaluations for you when supervision is completed or as needed.
Please be advised that most information shared with me in the context of clinical supervision will be held in strict confidence with the following exceptions:
If signs of impairment are exhibited
If unethical and/or dangerous behaviors towards any client is exhibited
If a court order to testify about the nature of a supervisory relationship or of a client the supervisee is received
If client welfare is identified and the supervisee is deemed unable to assist adequately
If mandated reporting with a child, elderly person, or dependent person being abused is disclosed
Without exception, supervisees must inform each client that they are obtaining clinical supervision and the bounds of confidentiality within the supervision experience must be compromised, a discussion of the exception will be explored within supervision.
Code of Ethics
Throughout your supervisory experience, the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics (2014) will be utilized. A copy of the ACA Code of Ethics will be provided and reviewed at the initial supervision. You are responsible at all times to be in compliance following the Code of Ethics applicable to your credentialing body.
I adhere to specific ethical cues including CCE's Approved Clinical Supervisor Code of Ethics.
American Counseling Association (2014). ACA Code of Ethics. Alexandria, VA: Author
Bernard, J.M., & Goddyear, R. K. (2014). Fundamentals of clinical supervision (5th ed.) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN: 9780132835626.
Corey, G., Haynes, R. H., Moulton, P., & Muratori, M. (2014) Clinical supervision in the helping professions: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Wiley. ISBN: 9781556203039