Heather Horizon Greene is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in the beautiful city of Portland. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and has worked in the areas of anti-poverty law, medical social work, clinical mental health, child welfare activism and human service education. She calls Lawrence her home, but came to Oregon by way of farmland, redwood forests, deserts and mountains. She is passionate about personal and community resiliency, being a gentle steward of the earth, weaving justice throughout her life’s work and supporting herself and others on the many paths toward healing. A seeker of connection, embodiment, justice and magic, she tries to live her life simply and in harmony with the earth.
Sheila Walker is a catalyst, counselor, and fellow journeywoman specializing in supporting people in loving themselves fully and in living a joyful life. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and received her degrees in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas; a program known for the Strengths Perspective, celebrating that everyone has resources and strengths no matter how bleak their past or present circumstances, obstacles, or oppressions. She has spent the last decade studying about trauma and anxiety, justice centered social work, and change theory. She has practiced in child welfare, education, alternative health care, and research settings. She is full of hope, energy, and tools to support you in your joyful awakening to wholeness and wellness.
Justice Centered Supervision for LCSW Candidates
$65/hour with Heather
I have been a student and practitioner of anti-oppressive, justice centered social work for over 12 years, and it is my constant re-commitment to this work that has led me on a path of social work leadership, mentorship and collaborative consciousness raising that supports social workers in translating our shared values of justice to our practice. The work of liberatory wellness is constant, requiring of us a cooperative, ongoing re-dedication to a critical, self-reflective, transformative practice, as well as a commitment to life-long learning in justice-centered social work. The (ecofeminist) parts of me that recognize the interconnection of all oppressions, also know intuitively that all justices are interconnected. Where oppression creates disconnection (or perhaps where disconnection reinforces oppression), justice creates connection. Or, stated differently, one way of practicing justice is simply to connect. This is the practice space of many justice workers, who weave their justice through clinical social work practice.
I am committed to creating a safe, confidential and supportive
environment for deep, reflective practice growth, in service to your
life’s work. Through my clinical supervision practice, I support folks
in developing areas of their practice they are excited about—and want to
gain expertise in—including clinical skill/wisdom, critical thinking
skills, leadership skills, and a solid theoretical foundation in a
variety of treatment approaches including holistic wellness,
mindfulness, empowerment, embodiment, narrative, feminist, ecofeminist,
restorative, multicultural, solution-focused, person-centered,
justice-centered and anti-oppressive social work. I support folks in
developing skill in more traditional practice models as well, and—as
with all theoretical explorations—we approach this study through a
critical lens to identify the pieces of work that serve and support the
intentions of our practice.
Justice Centered Practice Mentorship for Social Workers
$65/hour with Heather or Sheila
As students and practitioners of anti-oppressive, justice centered practice–drawing on over 22 years of collective graduate level practice experience–we are passionate about doing our piece to support the transformation of social work to become truly anti-oppressive through liberatory practice, justice-centered mentorship and transformative social work education. Our teaching and mentorship philosophy is rooted in justice, and we see this work as a cornerstone of community healing.
Although mainstream social work often speaks the language of social justice, our aim often falls short of our values when we begin to look critically at our participation in systems that systemically perpetuate oppression. For those of us committed to justice and equality, and who practice social work because of a specific commitment to justice, it is important for us to ask ourselves how we want the profession to continue to develop and grow–and how our practice can support this intention. It is also important that we do this work in community and with support. Through this mentorship practice, we offer support and guidance to social workers (and other human service workers) who have a similar commitment to justice-centered work, and who want to develop their skill with the tools of anti-oppressive, intentional, presence-based social work practice.
We welcome social workers, and other healers of diverse healing practices. who are seeking support in their practice. We offer a safe, supportive and confidential space for you to examine and grow in your work, gain skill and confidence, and develop expertise with the the tools of justice-centered social work. We are available in community-based settings for Portland-based folks and for long distance coaching by phone and email.
Justice Centered Mentorship for Students
$30/hour with Heather or Sheila
We warmly welcome social work students, offering all the benefits of our skill as practice mentors while remaining committed to making our services financially accessible. Our student rates are for those currently in a social work or human services degree program, or who are actively working on their internship. We are available in community-based settings for Portland-based folks and for long distance coaching by phone and email.
In addition to this work, Heather and Sheila co-anchor a small wellness practice offering resiliency coaching, wellness-centered therapy, justice-centered practice mentorship, transformative education and consultations for social service agencies. For more information visit: http://joyfulawakeningpractice.com/.
PayPal is available for those wishing to pay online, or for those receiving phone coaching. Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you cannot provide this you will be charged a $30 missed appointment fee.