The first HIPAA-compliant platform providing clinical supervision through secure video conferencing has teamed up with the world’s largest non-profit counseling association to make the path to licensure easier for professional counselors.
June 15, 2020 — Motivo, the first platform for online clinical supervision, is proud to announce its partnership with the Open Path Psychotherapy Collective. By partnering with Motivo, a HIPAA-compliant network for connecting therapists to clinical supervisors for live video supervision, Open Path members can find a supervisor and receive a discount on their first three sessions of supervision.
All pre-licensed counselors have mandatory supervision hours they need to complete for licensure, and a crucial part of that process is having the right supervisor. Often, professional counselors only have access to a very limited pool of supervisors to choose from, many of whom are not always the right fit, or they have to drive long distances to meet in-person.
With the rise of telehealth, many states now allow clinical supervision hours to be obtained online through live video conference. That’s why Rachel McCrickard, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), created Motivo, the first online platform connecting mental health therapists to clinical supervisors as an easier and more efficient path toward licensure.
“Obtaining licensure as a professional counselor is extremely challenging,” McCrickard said. “During the licensure process, it’s easy to get into a mindset that’s less about deepening your clinical skills and more about finding the easiest ways to check all of the boxes.”
“At Motivo, we believe that things should be different. We believe that clinical supervision is foundational to the development of a new clinician, which is why we want to give new professionals the opportunity to select a supervisor based on fit, rather than proximity.”
Therapists, counselors and social workers start by searching for a clinical supervisor in their state then can filter by specialties such as multi-cultural counseling, addiction, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ and nearly 100 areas of focus for their practice. Supervisees are also eligible for a 25% discount on their first three sessions if they are Open Path members.
Motivo’s secure platform is both secure and easy to use. Qualified supervisors who want to facilitate online supervision can sign up for Motivo to have all their billing and record-keeping handled by the platform. Both counselors seeking licensure and licensed supervisors can start the onboarding process with Motivo here. For more information, reach out to the Motivo team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Open Path Psychotherapy Collective:
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need. To submit an application to be listed in Open Path’s directory, visit https://openpathcollective.org/open-path-therapists/application
Motivo is the first platform for online clinical supervision to make the path to licensure easier. Founded by a licensed therapist, Motivo’s robust network allows for counselors, psychologists, and social workers to search for a supervisor then facilitate all of their supervision hours online. For more information, visit wearemotivo.com.
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