Tips for Choosing a Mentor (Supervisor)
Find a respected therapist in your
area. You may want to get a massage from them first to see what they
are like or set up a meeting over tea/coffee to ask them about their
practice. There are some people who advertise their services as a supervisor
(coach as some may call it).
Ask about what skills you are interested
in developing - marketing, business, insurance billing, client issues and
see if their ideas are similar to yours.
Present your idea of what you need in a
Determine a simple structure for the
relationship. How often will you meet? When and where will you
meet? Supervisors will often require payment for services.
If the person has never been a mentor
before, it will be a learning experience for them too.
How will you evaluate whether the
relationship is working? If you find there are some challenges, try to
work through them rather than quitting.