Welcome to my website.  Whether you are a therapist
looking for training/supervision or a family member
or individual looking for counseling, I have something
to offer you.

I have 23 years of experience counseling families
and couples with a wide range of problems, including
loss, stress, conflict, and disease.  In addition, I have
extensive experience working with groups and
individuals with a wide range of issues.

I am also a well-seasoned supervisor and educator
who specializes in "Family Therapy in Action
TM" and
"Supervision in Action
TM." These modalities
recognize the mind/body connection by using action
methods from psychodrama.

New Workshops, Trainings, and Articles

  • Foundation in Family Therapy: Understanding the Magic
    of Connection. This course will be offered again fall,
    2019. 24 CEU's.

  • Clinical Work Using Action Methods. This course will be
    offered again fall, 2019.  30 CEU's for the series of 10.   
    Click here for more information.

There are other services/trainings I offer. Please click on the
services you are interested in on the menu on the left.

Clinical Supervision and Training

  • Do you strive to be the best clinician you can be?
  • Do you have a passion for learning?
  • Are you an LSW who needs supervision in order to
     obtain LCSW licensing, an MFT who has a
     provisional  license, or an LAC?*
  • Are you a seasoned therapist who feels comfortable
    working with individuals, but usually refers families and
    couples out?
  • Are you an experienced therapist who wants to enhance
    your work using action methods?
  • Are you a supervisor who needs occasional
    consultation for clarification around ethical or other
  • Are you a supervisor who is interested in learning how
    to use action methods in your supervision?

If you are interested in
Counseling Services click here.
If you are interested in
Psychodrama click here.

I offer clinical supervision for LSW's, LAC's, LCSW's, LPC's
and family therapists, focusing on clinician's strengths while
providing challenge in a warm and supportive environment.  
For more information on me, see
About Paula Ochs.

I believe that those who want to help others through therapy
need to bring their very best to their clients.  This means
more than skills. Clinicians of all levels of experience need to
develop self knowledge--an understanding of the
fundamental beliefs and values which drive the clinical
decisions we make at any point during therapy as well as an
understanding of our professional handicaps.  We also need
to be able to work in the moment--to be spontaneous. Good
supervision helps us to stretch ourselves so that we have the
potential to help a wider range of people with a wider range of
problems and to develop our spontaneity.

I specialize in Supervision in Action, which uses
"sculpting" and role play to concretize difficulties and to
provide solutions to therapists who are struggling with
difficult cases. I help clinicians see how their own internal
and external systems interact with client systems and how to
improve this interaction so they can be most helpful.

Supervision is tailored to the clinician's level of experience,
training, and learning style.

*Supervision is required for LSW's who wish to obtain LCSW licensing.  See NASW
FAQ's on supervision  http://www.naswnj.org/?LicensingFAQs#Clinical%

Supervision is available one-on-one and in groups.  To learn
more on how supervision is offered see

Family Therapy Supervision is available to help family
therapists (MFT's, MSW's and other degree holders) who
want to focus on relational issues in order to improve their
skills for working with couples and families.  Supervision is
also available for therapists who want to develop skills for
working with groups.  Family Therapy Supervision is offered
one-on-one and in groups.  I incorporate
action/psychodramatic methods into supervision.

Psychodrama Training
I am a Certifiied Practitioner and PAT which means I can offer
you up to 160 hours of training towards your certification in
psychodrama.  Training includes didactic experiential
learning of techniques including empty chair, role play and
role reversal, concretization, working in the here and now, as
well as the social atom. I hope to obtain my TEP certification
this coming October.

Supervision Modalities
Social Work Supervision, and Family Therapy Supervision are
offered both one-on-one and in groups.  Learn more about
Supervision Modalities.

Counseling Services
I offer counseling to families, and couples,  individuals, and
groups, who are struggling through difficult transitions.
Transitions are times when we are most stressed and when
difficulties can overwhelm us.  These include forming new
relationships--personal and professional; conflict, losses
including death, divorce, separation, moving, empty nest, and
loss of a job.

For more information on the Foundation in Family Therapy
Course, Social Work Supervision, Family Therapy  
Supervision, Counseling Services or Psychodrama
, contact
Paula Ochs.
Chrysalis Clinical Supervision, Training &
Counseling Services

Specializing in Supervision in Action TM and Family Therapy in Action TM
Chrysalis Clinical Supervision,Training &
Counseling Services
"Family Therapy in Action/Supervision in Action"      
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