You’ve worked for years to become the best therapist you can be. You’ve worked at some agency jobs, had hours and hours of clinical supervision, passed a licensure exam and have taken the bold step to build a private practice.
Learning how to run a small business was just one more thing for you to tackle in pursuit of your dream to be your own boss, and all of the pieces of your dream have fallen into place.
Now, as you continue to hone your skills and grow your practice, the isolation and lack of a community of colleagues is beginning to take its toll.
You’ve looked for ways to find colleagues to connect with. You’ve observed, or even personally had, some bad experiences in FB groups for therapists, and have been taken aback by the way clinicians sometimes treat each other there.
Along with so many other therapists, you transitioned online. Now you are finding that you are feeling even more isolated but don’t want to open yourself up to colleagues whose values and goals do not align with yours. You’re hopeful there’s a community out there to join with you on your journey as a clinician, and a human being, so you can get the safe, intimate connection you crave.
You know you need to find a way to get trustworthy, helpful peer consultation with other clinicians with the focus being on supporting each other and creating a place of benevolence to establish trust and to build each other up.
That’s precisely why I created the CollabOasis Consultation Groups.
Members participate in closed, facilitated groups of 6-8 fully licensed clinicians who meet virtually twice a month to get consultation on cases, discuss ethics, get business tips and resources, and find supportive colleagues you will get to know and trust. The focus of these groups is on supporting each other and creating a place of benevolence to establish trust and get the clinical support that is so vital in our work.
The CollabOasis Therapist Community is the way for you to go from isolated, distrusting and alone to becoming the confident clinician, business owner and human being you strive to be!
Before I close, I want you to know, dear therapist, that I see you. You're working hard taking care of everyone else while you are also exhausted, overwhelmed and struggling. The work we do is hard. Really, really hard sometimes. And we can't always see results right away to know we are making a difference.
When you have one of those really rough days that therapists sometimes have, please reach out to colleagues. They are the ones who see you, know you and can guide and/or affirm you. Therapists NEED community! And if you are looking for community, I invite you to schedule a chat so we can discuss how you are doing and how peer groups can help.
Wishing you the best,
If you are looking for safe, trustworthy case consultation, I would love to chat with you about your needs. During our Discovery chat, we will discuss your practice, areas of need for getting peer consultation and I will answer any questions you may have about the CollabOasis Consultation Groups I offer. You can schedule a chat here: calendly.com/jwolfelcsw/30minutes
Are you looking for more personal peer interaction in your private practice work? With generous, non-judgmental therapists who want to help each other grow personally and professionally?
Therapists who desire to nurture their work/life balance with confidence and connection so they can care for themselves the way they care for their clients?
They are super strong peer consultation groups with a framework and a format. Whenever I’m struggling, that’s where I go. And I can trust that they can hold the gray and nuance of psychotherapy, and they’re not going to fear monger me and they’re not going to placate me. They are going to help me.
I love having a group of therapists that I know won't judge me when I ask questions about difficult cases. They are supportive and help me view cases from different perspectives. I also love the support I get surrounding my business and growth.
CollabOasis is an amazing community of supportive, knowledgeable, and caring therapists. I love how Jeanene provides us with a safe, open, nonjudgmental space to share our challenges as therapists and business owners, get feedback on tough cases, and support and celebrate each other through all the ups and downs. In addition to the group space she also provides social hours, trainings, and encourages us to connect with each other as needed creating a community of trust and consistency during a time when it is so easy to feel isolated and alone. I am so very appreciative of Jeanene and all of the amazing CollabOasis members!!
I really love having CollabOasis community which is always there with helpful specific information, caring support, affirmations, and a variety of approaches that I can consider for my clients. In one hour I can learn more information than in hours of searching the web, which saves me a tremendous amount of time and effort. Even when I don't have a question, other group members bring up questions about the therapy practice or the therapeutic interventions that in discussion reveal information I wouldn't have even known is crucial for my practice.