Clinical Supervision

Clinical Mentoring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Clinical supervision is a structured process of a senior (based on clinical experience, not age) clinician overseeing and providing guidance in the development of a junior clinician over an extended period of time—typically a few months to years. For a more in-depth look at this topic see the following article: Click here.

Clinical supervision is a structured process of a senior (based on clinical experience, not age) clinician overseeing and providing guidance in the development of a junior clinician over an extended period of time—typically a few months to years. For a more in-depth look at this topic see the following article: Click here.

First contact her by email or phone re or 704-804-0841.

Ms. Todd will conduct a brief phone screening and answer your questions.

If both parties agree to work together Ms Todd will request your résumé, supervision contract and 2 letters of recommendation, with email addresses, from previous supervisors or professors.

Ms. Todd will subsequently send you her professional disclosure statement, NCBLPC supervision contract, and supervision reference form.

Complete the NCBLPC supervision contract.

Ms. Todd will complete and sign her portion of the contract and return to supervisee.

Supervisee will send contract to the board.

Board will send approval (usually about 2+ weeks) to Ms. Todd.

Ms. Todd will inform supervisee of receipt of approval and schedule initial supervision appointment accordingly.

Becoming a supervisor is a huge responsibility. The supervisor becomes legally and ethically responsible for the supervisee’s conduct with his/her clients. As such it is important to be aware of a supervisee’s clinical strengths and growth areas from the get-go. In using a primarily developmental model of supervision, it is important for Ms. Todd to be aware of the level of supervision interventions needed by a supervisee from the beginning of the relationship so that there is seamlessness in clients’ care.

  • Ms. Todd calculates her supervision rate based on the following factors:
  • Becoming someone’s supervisor means that she is legally and ethically responsible for each of that supervisee’s clients.
  • Ms. Todd is responsible for every action or inaction taken or not taken by the supervisee.
  • Ms. Todd is liable for these actions and/or inactions long after the supervisee becomes fully licensed.
  • Ms. Todd is available for consultation outside of the supervision hour.
  • Ms. Todd is engaged in ongoing clinical supervision training.
  • Ms. Todd engages in preparation for each session and also supplies significant resource materials based on her personal experience and research.
  • Ms. Todd also draws on her extensive professional network and her education in training and performance improvement to research clinical topics as well as provide cutting edge information on professional development options.

This question is best answered by supervisees. (Please note that these comments were uncoerced. No compensation or barter was supplied or negotiated.)

“…[Natasha] is open, honest, knows how to develop [the individual] and when to push. She stays abreast of research and has experience to reinforce knowledge. She provides opportunity to reinforce skills and cultivate the whole person. It’s who she is and not what she is trying to be. She is genuine and committed to helping the person be the best mental health professional they can be.” Reese Barnett, MA

“Natasha is a great supervisor who provides a safe, supportive environment for supervision. She is well-versed in the field and can provide necessary guidance as you navigate the process with your clients. What I enjoy most is that she listens to the supervisee and works to meet their individual goals/needs. I am very glad that I chose to work with her and would recommend her highly to other therapists!” Rolanda Mitchell, LPCA

“My name is Tara McDaniel, and I am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC). When I learned that Natasha Pemberton-Todd had been approved through the NCBLPC to provide clinical supervision, I was elated. I was familiar with Mrs. Todd’s work as a counselor and knew her to be genuine, professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to her counseling craft. As such, I sought her out and was pleased when she accepted my request for clinical supervision.

“Mrs. Todd is aware that my professional development is very important to me. She is also aware that I am on a daily pursuit to learn more about myself as a counselor, the clients I am charged to serve, and the counseling field in general. The manner in which Mrs. Todd structures our weekly supervision sessions enables me to grow in each of these domains. Each week I leave the sessions believing that I have grown professional, and many times personally.

“Mrs. Todd offers a collaborative approach to supervision that allows for mutual exchange, where my input is valued. I appreciate that she believes in me and in my abilities and challenges me to problem-solve in lieu of handing me solutions. Within the sessions, I am afforded opportunities to consider ethics and values, engage in self-reflection, and enhance critical thinking skills through case conceptualizing and other avenues. Each of these tools has been essential along my counseling journey as I work towards increasing my competence, effectiveness, and efficiency as a counselor.

“I am thankful for Mrs. Todd’s patience, understanding, and for her willingness to meet me where I am clinically. My supervisions are individualized and cater to my specific needs. I look forward to continuing to engage with Mrs. Todd weekly and to continuing to grow under her clinical leadership.” Tara McDaniel, LPCA

“I truly enjoyed working with Natasha, not only is she an experienced clinician but she is also a very personable individual. Being green to the field of mental health, she provides the supervisee the support needed while she helps develop their hands on clinical experience. She is knowledgeable and resourceful when it comes to suggesting therapeutic interventions to try in therapy sessions as well as continuing education courses/seminars for the professional. I loved my time working with Natasha, and will not forget my time with her and all that I learned in that time. She is a great supervisor!” Farrah Cordero Sanchez, LPCA

  • What documents do we need to begin supervision with Ms. Todd?
  • You will need a copy of Ms. Todd’s Professional Disclosure Statement. She will email to you.
  • You will also need a NCBLPC supervision contract.

See the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC) website.

Please see the forms required for LPCA supervision via the following link:

Currently, Ms. Todd utilizes both group and individual supervision. Group supervision is conducted en vivo (live) and individual supervision is conducted through a combination of live, FaceTime or Skype. Live supervision is the preferred and dominant media. Ms. Todd also expects to conduct frequent reviews of your sessions via audio or video recordings (with client’s permission). She may be available to do live observation or co-therapy, as schedules allow.