Betsy Mejias is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker working in private practice in Winder, Georgia.
A big believer in meeting people where they’re at, Betsy became a social worker to advocate for and help people live the lives they’ve always wanted. While she’s always been good at listening and caring for others, it was actually Betsy’s own transformational experience in talk therapy that spurred her to consider social work professionally.
“Seeing how comforting and healing the therapeutic relationship was [for me] made me want to be that source for others,” she says.
She earned her undergraduate degree in Communication and Media Studies from Rutgers University and her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Georgia.
Betsy has experience working with individuals, couples, and dialysis patients, but most recently has focused her work in the speciality areas of trauma, anxiety, and depression.
As a supervisor, she values honest insight, compassion for our clients, and professionalism.
“I supervise so that I can give back and help encourage future providers. I hope to help new professionals find their voices and unique styles,” Betsy says.
The best piece of advice she remembers receiving when she was being supervised was that she needed “to learn to be okay in the mess;” great words of wisdom for anyone working in our field.
To help therapists become more aware of counter-transference or self-of-the-therapist issues she likes to ask exploratory questions, like “Does this client remind you of someone else?”
Betsy recommends a few resources and tools for early career therapists: Kati Morton on YouTube, a channel chock full of informative videos; and Therapist Aid, a website full of free worksheets and tools. She also highly recommends taking notes from any workshops or conferences supervisees attend. Betsy regularly looks back on her own notes for reference.
An avid learner interested in technology and the future of counseling, Betsy lists her EMDR therapist as one of her biggest professional influences as she learns more about trauma attachment and the EMDR process.
It’s also what led her to become certified to provide Telemental Health (online counseling) and to join Motivo to provide supervision online. With these new channels, Betsy is able to see clients/supervisees who live too far or have difficulty coming into the office. And it’s another way Betsy is able to continue her mission of advocacy for more people to have more access to resources they need.
To learn more about Betsy, check her out on LinkedIn.
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