Akoben Counseling & Consulting LLC
11000 W McNichols Road #323-1194 Detroit, MI 48221
Degrees and Credentials
MA, Mental Health Counseling, Central Michigan University
MPA, Administration of Nonprofit Agencies, University of Michigan
BS, Community Development, Central Michigan University
Licensed Professional Counselor, MI #6401018841
Areas of Competence
Adolescent Individual, Family and Group Therapy
Adult Individual and Group Therapy
Multicultural Counseling, focusing on Cultural Identity
Trauma/Stress Disorders, focusing on Childhood Trauma
Supervision Training and Experience
I have completed a 30-hour Advanced Supervisor Training Program from the Mentoring Institute. I have experience working as a Clinical Supervisor at Specialized Residential Facilities, treating adults with severe and persistent mental health disorders. In this role I have provided supervision for Master level mental health clinicians as well as Bachelor level Mental health technicians. Additionally, I have worked as a Program Manager in programs serving runaway youth or youth in out of home placement, supervising Bachelor level providers.
Approach to Supervision
I utilize a developmental approach to supervision. I understand that as you advance in your counseling career, your needs and preferences in supervision will change. I believe that my role as a supervisor is to not evaluate your competency to become a fully licensed counselor, but also to encourage professional and personal growth as it relates to your career goals. Supervision is conducted via individual or group sessions, tape review/live observation of sessions are optional and dependent upon client consent.
Goals of Supervision:
· Develop a career path and professional identity.
· Exhibit an understanding of evaluation, assessment, and theoretical orientation of counseling and use this information to conceptualize cases and develop treatment.
· Engage in ethical decision making, demonstrate an understanding of the ACA Code of Ethics.
· Exhibit self-awareness and engage in supportive measures to eliminate the impact of countertransference.
· To cope with the presence of anxiety in your professional identity.
To evaluate Clinical competency several methods are used including the successful completion of mutually agreed upon goals based on the developmental stage of the clinical career; outlining and evaluation of the goals will take place through discussion. Self-assessment tools can also be used to support the completion of developed goals and objectives. Documentation review will also take place to assess strengths and barriers in maintaining Clinical Documentation standards.
All information shared with me in the context of clinical supervision is held in strict confidence with the following exceptions:
· If the supervisee exhibits signs of impairment
Professional Supervision $75/hour
Group Supervision $50/hour
Professional Consultation $100/hour
Tape/Documentation Review $25/15 minutes
Emergency Contact Information
In case of any emergency, please contact me by phone/text at 313.365.0975 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate that you need immediate consultation. Please do not include any client identifying information in your message and include the best way to contact you.
Code of Ethics
As a Supervisor and Professional Counselor, I adhere to the ACS Code of Ethics, ACA Code of Ethics, and NBCC Code of Ethics. You are responsible for adhering to the Code of Ethics applicable to your credentialing body.
If you are a Limited Licensed Counselor and in need of supervision for licensing email me using the link below. We can discuss your needs and how I may be of assistance.