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[Online] Building a Private Practice from the Soul: A Trauma-Informed & Antiracist Approach to Counseling

Date: 10:00am - 3:30pm PDT March 20, 2021 Location: Online


This online training is a comprehensive exploration of building a private practice in counseling and therapy. We will examine the ethical and legal obligations involved in offering services in a private practice setting, professional business choices, marketing and branding, and realities of work/life balance. We will approach this training from an anti-oppressive, antiracist and truama-informed lens—allowing for all learning objectives to be taught from a foundation of cultural transparency and honesty. We strive to ensure that all clinicians gain insight to equity issues that impact our professional development and clinical practices.

We will challenge and explore concepts that have led to inequities within our clinical practices, including the history of martyrdom, white savior complex and the ​historic practices of being undervalued and undercompensated within our field.​ This will include exploration of how the organizations and systems we work within perpetuate systemic oppression for clinicians, as well as our clients. Participants will gain personal and professional insight that will support creating a thriving practice that can be made accessible to all populations.

This workshop will be both informative and enjoyable, providing space for clinicians to collaborate, question and elevate the discussion of owning and running a private practice in service of our communities, and those who choose mental health care outside of an agency setting.

During the workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how board requirements, laws, and ethics agreed upon by a licensee help shape a private practice
  • Learn how to incorporate an anti-racist and anti-oppressive approach into private practice through direct client work, marketing and community outreach
  • Workshop and learn scope of practice, including branding, marketing, niche services in various communities
  • Explore the responsibilities, freedom, collaboration and work//life balance of a private practice
  • Explore the intersectionality between social justice, martyrdom and entrepreneurship (white savior complex/undervalued & compensated)

Details & Registration

Date and Time: Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with one hour of independent work to be completed by 5 p.m. March 21st.
Instructors: Andrea Redeau, MA, LPC, CADC-I; Julianna Vermeys, MA, LPC, LMHC, NCC

Cost: $125 by 2/18, $150 after. Includes 6 CEUs. Alumni, Lewis & Clark Clinical Supervisors, and Adjunct Faculty save 20%. Students: $50 

Online registration for this workshop closes Friday, March 12th

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    Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)


About the Instructors

Julianna Vermeys, MA, LPC, LMHC, NCC is a licensed mental health therapist and approved clinical supervisor, and yoga instructor. She provides therapy through Heartwood Therapy and Supervision, LLC, her private practice in NE Portland, OR. Julianna treats complex trauma, singular event PTSD, grief and loss, anxiety and depression using a masterful blend of treatment modalities in best practices in counseling, yoga, mindfulness and meditation. She also provides clinical supervision to OBLPCT registered interns and supervision of supervision to OBLPCT supervisor candidates. Julianna is committed to social justice and anti-oppression in counseling and therapy.

Andrea Redeau, MA, LPC, CADC-I, is a licensed mental therapist with a practice in NE Portland. Her practice Uniquely You Counseling, LLC was established to provide a type of therapy that supports individuality, big personalities, and the unique lifestyles of every person who seeks support. The foundation of UY Counseling continues to focus on providing therapy to BIPOC individuals and those clients impacted by or willing to explore how race, oppression and privilege intertwine within daily life. UY Counseling was created because everyone is unique in their care and healing. With a Masters in Counseling Psychology, emphasizing in Addiction Studies from Lewis and Clark, she has become a Licensed Professional Counselor and clinical supervisor for those seeking licensure in the state of Oregon.

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