Supervision Opportunities with Daniel Trussell, Ph.D., MBA, LPC, NCC, CPCS

Orientation and Supervision Style

Integrative by training, I work with clients based on their own learning style, outcome expectations and temperament. Formally, I have advanced skills in CBT, DBT, Gestalt, Brief Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Training, seminal Transactional Analysis and Systemic Family Therapy.  I call on each of these orientations as clinically appropriate to the individual client’s needs.

My supervision style is dialectical, in that the focus of questioning  is aimed to stimulate critical thinking and illuminate ideas. I use all available methods to examine cases with you and expand your mastery of professional counseling. These include audio and video review, role playing, direct and indirect observation, co-facilitation, technology and group activities, two way feedback and coaching.

What to expect

Those seeking supervision will undergo an assessment that will reveal  aptitudes, personality traits, learning style, motivation, baseline level of competence, personal and social maturity, strengths and the goodness of fit for what I offer and what you seek.

If we choose to work together, we will enter into a formal contract that enumerates our rights and responsibilities, expectation of the parties, context in which the supervision occurs, documentation requirements, informed consent, supervision-supervisee-client boundaries and other relevant processes. You can obtain a copy of the contract here.

You can expect that personal factors will be addressed in supervision including  interfering  cultural factors, impairment issues, motivation and maturity.

You will be offered assignments related to personal or professional growth. You may be asked to seek professional counseling as a condition of continued supervision but under no circumstances will I provide that professional counseling, while under contract or at any future time.

You may be invited to join special interest study groups, participate in webinars and coaching clubs,  receive group supervision or conduct research. You may also be invited to participate in supervised private practice opportunities, under the direction of an administrative supervisor.

Typically, I contract for one year or thirty hours of supervision, renewable annually upon agreement by the parties. My fee is $100 per hour of supervision; the last ten minutes of each session is dedicated to documenting  the supervision activities. You will actively participate in documentation and receive a copy of  that documentation.

If we agree to supervision, I will give you contact information where I can be reached in an emergency 24/7/365.  I also provide back-up between our supervision sessions if you need direction or support.

About me

If you are an associate professional counselor looking for a skilled supervisor, or a Professional Counselor seeking consultation on a difficult case, you may want to explore supervision opportunities with me. I  have been licensed in Georgia since April 21, 1988. My license number is LPC001003. I am also a Registered Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in GA . I have been in practice in the Atlanta area since the mid 1970s and have worked in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, staff model managed care and private and public mental health settings. I began supervising interns and associate level counselors in 1997.

I have extensive clinical experience working with clients challenged by thought, mood and characterological disorders. I am the author of  several books and  programs, including How Families Flourish: A Workbook for Family Optimization and Breaking Free: Using Positive Psychology to Conquer Depression, a six hour video series.

You can read my full resume here.

If you wish to make an appointment to talk further about supervision opportunties with me, email me at with best times to call you. I typically respond within one working day.