Heather Horizon Greene, LCSW
Located in the Sage Center for Wholeness and Hope
12555 SW 1st St, Beaverton, OR 97005
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. A queer, fat, joy-evoking seeker of connection, embodiment, justice and magic, 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 teacher of bridge building, culture shifting and identity claiming, she spins threads of healing through the tools of liberatory wellness, connection, intentionality and transformation.
Justice Centered Supervision for LCSW Candidates
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, trauma-informed, 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.
Seeking clinical supervision is a huge, long-term commitment to yourself, your craft and your life’s work. If you would like to pursue supervision with me, please email me a letter of intention addressing: what calls you to clinical practice, what theories most inspire and inform your practice, what intentional social work practice means to you, and what you would most like to gain from supervision. I am happy to answer any questions you have and warmly welcome your inquiries and interest. I do currently have openings for individual and group supervision.
Justice Centered Practice Mentorship for Social Workers
A lifetime student and practitioner of anti-oppressive, justice centered practice, I am passionate about doing my piece to support the transformation of social work to become truly anti-oppressive through liberatory practice, justice-centered mentorship and transformative social work education. My teaching and mentorship philosophy is rooted in justice, and I 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.
I welcome social workers, and other healers of diverse healing practices. who are seeking support in their practice. I 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. I am available for long distance coaching by phone, skype and email.
I celebrate the awesome spectrum of human diversity and am fiercely committed to creating a respectful and welcoming space for people of all genders, gender expressions, bodies, sizes, sexualities, races, cultures, abilities, income levels, spiritual traditions, and backgrounds. I am fat and body-positive, committed to working from a Health at Every Size wellness model. A fierce ally of the LGBTQ community, my work supports queer and trans* community resiliency. My office is wheelchair accessible by ramp, though the bathroom may not be fully accessible.
In addition to this work, I anchor a small wellness practice offering resiliency coaching, wellness-centered therapy and inclusive movement and mindfulness coaching. For more information visit: http://joyfulawakeningpractice.com/.
Please note I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you cannot provide this you will be charged the full price of your missed appointment.
** I consider this work a piece of my activism, and as such offer some scholarship to folks who would otherwise not be able to access these services. PayPal is available for those wishing to pay online, or for those receiving long distance coaching.