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Clinical Supervision with Tina Hanson, LMFT

Welcome!  Thank you for considering me as your potential supervisor. I am now accepting new supervisees working towards becoming fully licensed in Washington state.


Clinical Supervision Approach and Philosophy


I believe the alliance between supervisor and supervisee is dependent upon mutual trust, integrity and respect which is why I approach supervision from a collaborative framework.  Learning to conduct therapy is a vulnerable process that requires a safe and supportive environment.  In our work together, you will be encouraged to be who you are and supported to become the clinician you want to be.  I will help you explore various clinical interventions and practices to build the capacity to foster growth and learn to take risks.  The general focus of supervisions is on: developing clinical skills, assessment, treatment, case conceptualization, theory application, abiding by ethical and professional standards, and building strong therapeutic relationships that will help guide your work with individuals, couples, and families.  I will work with you to develop competence in your chosen theoretical model.  I am familiar with many systems oriented theoretical frameworks and primarily counsel from an attachment based, Emotionally Focused Therapy lens. 


Culturally Responsive Approach 


I became a clinical supervisor because I believe in investing in the next generation of culturally diverse clinicians.  Doing so, creates the pathway to better serve clients especially as mental health continues to be prioritized and utilized more frequently by a diverse range of clients.  In our work together, I will incorporate and honor your contextual factors and practice cultural humility.  I understand that diversity is not just present in readily identifiable characteristics, but that diversity is found in differences in experiences that impact the way your interpret information, highlight what to focus on, and what you struggle with in your work.  In supervision, I believe it is important to acknowledge and center our own feelings around the broader dynamics and context of society that not only impacts you but influences how you show up in the room for your clients.  While supervision is not therapy, I encourage you to bring the parts of yourself that need attention and care in order to be able to take care of yourself, your clients, and the profession.  Balancing your own wellness while caring for clients is essential to mitigate the risk of  burnout and compassion fatigue.


Supervision Process and Goals 


Upon starting our work together, we will determine the cadence of supervision which will be dependent upon your needs and caseload.  The format of supervision is conducted virtually and can be individual, dyadic, or in a group setting with up to 4 supervisees.  Throughout the supervision process, we will determine the best way to promote learning for you through a mix of case discussions, and audio/video recordings. We will evaluate your needs as you grow into the clinician that you want to become and will routinely utilize a collaboratively open format to discuss your strengths and growing edges.  Throughout the supervision process, you can expect that I will take on different roles including, coach, mentor, and teacher to cultivate an enriching learning environment for you.  The purpose of supervision is to guide you through your clinical journey and help you gain clinical skills, experience, and competency that will in return help your clients build a lasting and trusting relationship with you.  While we set short-term and long term goals together; in our work together you can expect standard goals for supervision to include:

  • To develop competence and clinical skills in standard assessment, treatment modalities, and interventions that will promote learning and growth 

  • To oversee the development of ethical decision making

  • To ensure professional standards are met

  • To cultivate learning that helps the supervisee develop their professional identity and area of expertise

  • To promote quality care and ensure client safety and welfare 

  • To increase your self-awareness and self-confidence

  • To explore and tend to appropriate ways to work with gender, race, culture, religious, and political differences


In addition to reviewing cases, in supervision, we will also hold space for you to prioritize self of the therapist development.  As your supervisor, I’m here to help you learn how to hold and carry the work in a way that honors your needs while also ensuring quality care.  This process will be done through exploring your own values, biases, assumptions, and stuck points as they come up.  

Business Supervision

In addition to building your clinical skills, supervision is a space where I can support you in learning how to build your business through client referrals, networking, and marketing.  


Education and Experience


I received my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012 from Pacific Lutheran University.  My clinical experience includes working in community mental health and private practice settings.  In 2016, I opened my own practice to focus and expand on my work with couples.  The primary focus of my clinical work is on guiding couples and individuals through attachment work which addresses anxiety, depression and PTSD. I have completed both the Washington state course and the AAMFT course for supervision.  My supervisory experiences includes supervising Marriage and Family therapy student clinicians with developmental ranges including preparing to see their very first client to delivering their epistemological presentation.  I have received advanced training and supervision in couples work and the Emotionally Focused Therapy model.  In addition, I have attended numerous trainings focusing on trauma work.


Credentials and Clinical Memberships

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

Washington State Approved Supervisor

AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate

AAMFT Professional Member



Code of Ethics:

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and state approved supervisor in Washington State, I adhere to the code of ethics set forth by the Washington State Department of Health and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.  We will work together to identify which code of ethics you follow; which is usually set forth by the license type you are pursuing.




Whether you are looking for a supervisor to oversee your private practice or a supervisor to supplement your clinical work, don't hesitate to reach out to see how we can help you develop goals for your continued growth as a therapist.  I have particular interest in helping clinicians of color build their clinical skills.


In addition to supervision, I can offer case consultations to hone relational counseling skills or set up a private practice that is ethical and sustainable.  If you are ready to set up an appointment or would like to discuss your supervision needs in further detail, don’t hesitate to contact me at  




$150 for 60 minutes Clinical Supervision

$150 for 60 minutes Case Consultation (Licensed clinicians only)

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