Clinical Supervisors in San Antonio

Supervision, noun – A process of providing supervisees with guidance, direction, and support to enhance competency, professional identity, and refine their knowledge and skills to ensure that they deliver competent, ethical, and quality services.

Our supervisors have a wide variety of experience and backgrounds (CPS, APS, Criminal Justice, Geriatrics, Adult Psych and more), offering an extensive range of experience to choose from.

We recognize that great clinicians come from great supervisors. Join us for a great experience!

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Our Clinical Supervisors

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SA Med Center Mon 6-8p In-Person $55 /Hr
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SA Med Center By Appt. Virtual $50 /Hr
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Texas Mon 6-8p Virtual $60 /Hr
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SA Med Center Mon 6-8p Both * Both **

* HOW = Both: In-Person & Zoom | ** RATE Indiv.$65 – Grp $50Hr

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Russell Gainer, LCSW-S

I believe Clinical Supervision to be a dynamic process by which the creative influences of your experience and the synergy of the Group drives skill development and hones expertise. I focus on building the clinicians ability to help the “stuck” client move forward to achieve their goals and help them put their life together in a more fulfilling way. What do you do after the client emotionally comes unglued – how do you help them put the pieces back together so they can still function? How do you identify what the “next right thing” is in Therapy? I use group discussions, case studies, book and movie evaluations for examples, review of Title 22 of our Rules, special Topic Assignments, explore documentation issues, talk about billing, marketing and professional presence, plus hold special sessions with outside presenters and singular topics to help deliver an energetic Supervision experience.

Denise Welmaker, LCSW-S

Denise, LCSW-S has provided counseling services in the community since 1998. She has worked in hospitals, hospice and home health, as well as a geriatric mental health facility. Her experience in the field of geriatric mental health has been her primary focus during this time and has led her to partnering with Russell Gainer in creating GainWel. Denise enjoys working with other professionals and families to improve the quality of life in the senior population.

Denise is a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association, facilitating a Caregiver Support group. She is also a member of the Dementia Friendly Advisory Counsel working to help educate the community about interacting with People suffering from Dementia. She also is enthusiastic about providing Supervision to LMSWs working towards their LCSW licensure.

Erika von Lowe, LPC-S

Erika von Loewe is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor who currently works with The Center for Health Care Services as a Licensed Intake Clinician completing Intake assessments, diagnosis, and counseling services for individuals referred by the criminal justice system.  Erika has worked in the San Antonio community for over 20 years providing clinical assessment, counseling, case management, social services, and collaborative approaches partnering with community agencies. 

Erika’s experience spans a variety of environments and populations including children, adolescents, families, adults, and geriatrics working in nursing homes, schools, outpatient /inpatient/IOP treatment settings, private practice, community clinics, outpatient court commitments, and multi-agency teams partnering with SAPD and SAFD

Erika utilizes an eclectic counseling style, which is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy practices.  Erika has provided direct services and clinical guidance/supervision to case managers working with court-ordered community-based programs with individuals identified highest risk and the most vulnerable in our community.

Erika is a strong advocate for the clients she serves and a visionary for a seamless trauma-informed collaborative system of care. When working with clients individually Erika believes relationships are at the foundation of change and that it is within safe relationships and systems that people find access to the parts of themselves that need healing.  

Montreece N. Green, LCSW-S

Montreece is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with children, families and individuals in various settings over the last 24 years to include juvenile probation, residential treatment, drug court, the child welfare system for over 16 years and most recently in an inpatient hospital setting working specifically in Women’s Services. Montreece’s volunteer experience includes work at the Rape Crisis Center, Uganda Children’s Ministry, Sunday School Ministry, Foster/Adopt Ministry and as a Prayer Facilitator.

Montreece received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio and her Master of Social Work Degree at Texas State University. She has worked extensively with individuals impacted by abuse, neglect, substance use, mental health, incarceration and illness and is committed to helping others improve their quality of life.

Kathy Phoenix, DSW, LCSW-S

Clinical supervision empowers a LMSW to elevate their practice impact. As a clinical supervisor, I find it a privilege to help with the elevation process. I also value partnering with the supervisee to enhance their existing skills and knowledge. I bring over 30 years of social work experience to the clinical supervisory journey, having worked in a variety of clinical settings to include mental health, IDD, long term care, geriatrics, and palliative & hospice care. I am currently an Associate Professor at OLLU along with maintaining a small clinical practice specializing in supporting clients through chronic and terminal illness, trauma events, and complicated grief, with a specialty in working with the veteran and LGBT communities. I obtained my Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from Capella University (2019), Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Kansas (1996) and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Colorado State University (1989). I also served in the US Army Reserve from 1989 – 1996.