Looking for an LPC Supersivor?
Meet Mark Cagle, LPC Supervisor in Texas specializing in private practice
Mark Cagle, LPC Supervisor #71799
You Deserve to Have a Successful Private Practice. I’m Here to Help.
Let’s face it: graduate school did not prepare you to go into private practice. The assumption is that you’ll end up working in a hospital or agency until you get your 3,000 hours then (if you’re not completely burnt out) you’ll go into private practice.
With the upcoming changes, that’s no longer necessary. You don’t have to work for someone else. You don’t have to sacrifice your own health and emotional wellbeing while being paid peanuts.
Look, I love peanut butter as much as the next person, but we as therapists should be paid what we are worth!
I can’t think of another graduate-level licensed professional who makes less than $20 per hour, but that was exactly my experience after I graduated.
Private practice wasn’t an option for associates (called interns at the time). It is now. Thank goodness!
I have been in private practice pretty much since the day I got my full license. I couldn’t wait to put my crisis center job behind me. Mind you, I loved the work. What I didn’t love was the bureaucracy and low pay.
I got a slow start in private practice because I didn’t have any guidance. My internship was done, so I was on my own. I bought a few courses (totaling thousands of dollars) to get the information I so desperately needed.
I built my own website and started shelling out hundreds of dollars on Google Ads. It worked. My practice started filling with clients. In the long run, I made some mistakes and spent a lot more money than I needed to, but I learned so much in the process.
I can’t wait to share it with you.
My Approach & Philosophy
I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy, and the same is true of how I view supervision. My job is to teach, coach, guide, and direct you toward being a successful therapist.
Throughout the supervisory process, we will discuss your progress and explore your strengths and challenges. Through various outcome measures, we will examine your effectiveness as a therapist. (Don’t sweat it too much; you’re not expected to be an amazing therapist right out of the gate. I know I wasn’t.)
I expect my LPC Associates to be honest with me and to be willing to be challenged in supervision. I want you to make mistakes (not intentionally of course) because we learn the most from them.
In the words of the great Miss Frizzle, “Take chances. Make mistakes. Get messy!” (while holding to our values and ethics as professionals).