with kim fry, ms, lmft-s
You’ve made many courageous steps toward continuing your education, clinical practice, and overall professional development. Supervision is a big one, so give yourself a substantial pat on the back! Eating disorders and body image work are complex; you’ll learn how to see clients with complex trauma, grief, family conflict, attachment trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, compulsive exercise, and much, much more. We can only do so much work with clients as we ourselves have done, and that’s a great deal of what supervision is for. Let me support your growth as both a person and professional as you develop your own presence, brand, and voice within this dynamic field.
WHO IS INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION FOR?
Whether you’ve recently graduated and are looking for a first-time supervisor (congratulations, by the way!), or you’re in the process of transitioning to a new supervisor: Welcome, I’m so grateful you’ve landed on the Autonomy Therapy page and made it here! If you’re in the market for an individual LMFT supervisor, you’re in the right place. Reach out to schedule a call with me, and let’s see if we’re a good match.
QUALITIES & VALUES OF AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR SUPERVISION
Willing to accept, as well as provide, direct feedback
Openness to take risks and learn from mistakes
Currently in, or planning to begin, their own therapy
Organized, flexible, and curious
Dependable and introspective
Proactively prepared for and an active participant in supervision sessions
I began my clinical practice with individuals, couples, and families while working toward my Master’s degree at The Family Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Once I graduated, I quickly ditched the snow boots for the sunglasses and moved to Austin, TX.
I gained my own LMFT-Associate hours and received supervision while working as a therapist at Austin Family Institute. I was also trained in the inpatient and outpatient units, as well as the admissions department, at Austin Oaks Hospital, and I received the bulk of my own eating disorder education while working as a Behavioral Health Counselor at Eating Recovery Center. When I completed my associate hours and became fully-licensed, I transitioned to private practice with Calm Counseling ATX. There, I was able to seek consultation from other eating disorder specialists, and I consistently pursued further eating disorder education by way of active membership with Central Texas Eating Disorder Specialists.
Always eager to connect intentionally with both the mind and the body, I trained as a barre instructor in 2017, received my NASM Certified Personal Trainer accreditation in 2018, and paired those with an extra mental health focus when I also became EMDR-trained in 2018. With education and growth at the forefront of my values, I excitedly moved forward with officially opening Autonomy Therapy in fall 2019.
I know from both personal and professional experience how valuable an informed, compassionate, and encouraging supervisory experience is, and look forward to connecting, sharing education with, and providing supervision for both new and seasoned therapists looking to be guided with a holistic and collaborative approach.