You’ve worked for years to become the best therapist you can be. You’ve worked at some agency jobs, had hours and hours of clinical supervision, passed a licensure exam and have taken the bold step to build a private practice.
Learning how to run a small business was just one more thing for you to tackle in pursuit of your dream to be your own boss, and now all of the pieces of your dream have fallen into place.
Now, as you continue to hone your skills and grow your practice, the isolation and lack of a community of colleagues is beginning to take its toll.
You’ve looked for ways to find colleagues to connect with. You’ve observed, or even personally had, some bad experiences in FB groups for therapists, and have been taken aback by the way clinicians sometimes treat each other.
Then, with 2020 came so much turmoil and unrest. You feel even more isolated but don’t want to open yourself up to colleagues whose values and goals do not align with yours. You’re hopeful there’s a community out there to join with you on your journey as a clinician, and a human being, so you can get the safe, intimate connection you crave.
You know you need to find a way to get trustworthy, helpful peer consultation with other clinicians with the focus being on supporting each other and creating a place of benevolence to establish trust and to build each other up.
Oasis for Therapists: Peer Consultation Groups are the way for you to go from isolated, distrusting and alone to becoming the confident clinician, business owner and human being you strive to be!
So many therapists working in private practice are finding the joys of owning their own business.
Nothing beats being your own boss…am I right?!?
Over time though, many therapists begin to realize there is an important missing piece in solo or online work. It’s a sense of connection with colleagues. This can lead to a sense of loneliness, insecurity in your clinical skills over time, fear of litigation when there is no one to review difficult cases with, and even losing the passion you previously felt doing the work you love.
Knowing there were so many other therapists out there facing similar challenges, I created a program to help fully licensed therapists get connected with a curated group of peers in a safe community.
Members of Oasis for Therapists are assigned to a peer consultation group formed especially for you. I personally interview each member to determine your clinical needs, areas of interest and preferences for your group.
These are closed groups of 6-8 clinicians who commit to meet twice a month for a minimum of 6 months. I facilitate each group and provide training and resources specific to presenting cases and documenting the consultations you receive. It includes my Peace of Mind packet to make sure you’ve covered all of the things for your difficult cases. And to create a wrap-around community includes a members-only Facebook group with monthly happy hours and periodic trainings.
I want to help bring clinicians together to get the most out of their clinical work, whether they are solo practitioners, part of a group practice or doing agency work.
Hear from Oasis members about their experience in our community
The groups have been fantastic! It is amazing to share experience and expertise in various areas with clinicians across the country. I appreciate your encouragement to join early as I start private practice. Thankful for the additional level of support, encouragement, and knowledge that is shared!
I’m Jeanene Wolfe. I am an LCSW in Virginia Beach, VA and have been a social worker for over 25 years. I am the founder of Oasis for Therapists and avid supporter of peer consultation and support. I created Oasis to provide a much needed space for therapists to get the safe, professional support they need and deserve. I know the struggles solo and online practitioners face and found there were many of us out there looking for connection.
My vision is to help foster a world with more generous, non-judgmental therapists who want to help other therapists grow and be lifted up.
My mission is to support therapists who desire to grow in their work/life balance with confidence and connection so they can care for themselves the way they care for their clients.
This community IS for you if:
You are a fully licensed clinician and not
under any type of clinical supervision
You love collaborating with other clinicians
You are happy to give as much as you
You desire the cohesive connection that
comes with sharing your work with others
You want/need peer consultation but don’t
have the time, resources or interest in
creating and running your own group
You are open to receiving constructive
feedback and suggestions from group
members you will grow to trust and
You are willing to prioritize your twice
monthly meetings and be present for your
This community IS NOT for you if:
You don’t play well with others
You get easily offended if others share an
opposing perspective or constructive
You aren’t committed to showing up MOST
of the time to the twice monthly groups
You are looking for supervision hours
needed for licensure
You hate online meetings or are
technology-adverse (these will be online
You are not fully licensed. (Anyone still
under clinical supervision is not eligible)
You are not in good standing with your
Members of our community get 2 small group sessions per month and access to the exclusive members-only FB community along with professional and social-wellness events. Your community access pass is $197 per month with a minimum committment of 6 months. This fee will be locked-in forever, as long as you remain enrolled.
If you are a clinician in your first year of private practice, you can get the first 6 months for $97 per month and you get full membership privileges.
Can I just say I am sooo thankful for my peer consultation group? I received great guidance in our meeting today, followed recommendations, and feel good about the outcome. Thank you to my great group members! Jeanene, I’m so glad you started running these groups!
Q When does enrollment open?
Enrollment occurs quarterly but also on an ongoing basis depending on your needs. I invite you to schedule a discovery chat with Jeanene to make sure you are a good fit for our community and answer any questions you may have. If you decide to join, we will also determine which group is the best fit for you. Schedule Discovery Chat
Know for sure you want to join? Click to enroll HERE
Q How does payment work for Oasis for Therapists?
Your community access pass is $197 per month with a minimum committment of 6 months. This fee will be locked-in forever, as long as you remain enrolled. You will be charged monthly for your enrollment which includes 2 group sessions per month, and access to the exclusive members-only FB community and events. After your initial 6 month commitment, you will continue to be charged monthly until you cancel your enrollment.
Q When and where do these meetings occur?
The small group meetings occur on weekdays between the hours of 9am to 5pm ET. You will be placed in a group after you have met with Jeanene to determine if you are a good fit for our community. We will also discuss your needs so you can be placed in the group which is the best fit for you. All small group sessions are held via Zoom through Secure Video’s HIPAA-compliant platform. We also have a FB community for Oasis for Therapists members only.
Q Do I have to already have a private practice to join?
Absolutely not! There are members who work for a group practice but do not get the support they need and desire. There are members who are just starting their private practice and are finding value in getting business tips, info about marketing, learning how to manage client issues such as no-show fees, and other aspects of their practice. As long as you are a licensed clinician, you are welcome to join. If you would like to ask specific questions about how you can benefit from Oasis groups, please email Jeanene or Schedule a Discovery Chat.
Q What will be the make up of clinicians?
They will be fully licensed, master’s level clinicians. Your group will be curated for you after our consultation to learn about you, your needs and desires. Most of the groups consist of newer and seasoned clinicians which creates an environment that is rich in energy, theoretical perspectives and treatment modalities. Having feedback from different orientations can reveal aspects of a case you may not have considered.
Q What states do you cover?
All the states! Because these are peer consultation groups and not clinical supervision, it does not matter which state(s) you are licensed in to join an Oasis group.
Q Do you offer any discounts for newly licensed members?
Yes! If it is your first year in private practice, I offer a reduced monthly fee for your first 6 months. Please contact me to get the details.
Q What happens after I join?
Once you purchase your membership, you will receive a welcome email with further instructions. This will include signing a group contract, verifying your license, setting up a time to chat with Jeanene about your group preferences, and asking any questions you may have. If you do not receive an email, or have other questions, please contact me at jwolfelcsw@gmail.
Q What if I don’t like my group?
I will put you in a group based on our consultation. Since these are closed groups, there will not be an opportunity to try out another group. Your peers will be counting on you to work together for a minimum of 6 months. If there are issues, I will make every effort to help the group work well for each member. Due to the nature of the membership, refunds will not be available but we will work together to find a solution which may include giving you a credit towards a one-time membership transfer in the next round of group memberships.
What Makes Oasis Groups Different?
You’ve probably been in a therapists FB group and observed something like this: “I want to find some colleagues to consult with, anyone want to join me in some peer consultation?” This is usually followed by many, many, many comments which include “Sign me up! Here’s my email address”.
I love to see therapists taking the initiative to find peer support. I hope that the authors of those posts are able to make some connections and build a community.
But here’s the thing…what type of parameters and safe-guards have they put into place to ensure all participating members are licensed therapists, that there is a consent process to protect everyone, that there are rules and expectations about how group members will interact, etc.
You see my point?
Oasis PCGT groups were designed following a lot of research to determine best practices and to make sure all members can participate safely, ethically and responsibly.
Fostering an environment that is safe and respectful is of the utmost importance so members can feel safe to get the support they need. Members meet with the same clinicians each group which allows that trust and respect to be established.
How do Oasis groups do that?
Each new member has a personal on-boarding chat with me to make sure they will be a good fit for group work.
I verify their license, check their photo ID, have them sign a consent form, and make sure everyone is aware of the group rules.
We also have a chat about the group culture – which is come with a perspective of benevolence with the goal of supporting each other and growing together both clinically and as business owners.
I also facilitate each group to make sure time is being divided fairly with emergent case consults getting top priority, to track time, and moderate if necessary during any discussions.
I provide a secure platform with everything setup so you only need to show up and participate.
Another aspect of Oasis groups is the cultivation of a wrap-around community.
I share contact info for each member with their group and encourage outside of group contact and connection.
Sometimes, after a hard day, you need to be able to reach out to a colleague who can support you and cheer you on.
Additionally, there is a private, members-only FB group where members of all of the small groups can interact, ask questions, network and still feel safe.
Lastly, Oasis groups welcome ALL fully licensed mental health clinicians.
I am committed to providing a community that embraces diversity, equality and inclusion.
I am also committed to continuing work on my own awareness of systemic racism, oppression and cultural humility.
To this end, I am participating in several trainings specific to therapists and those who supervise groups. This will be an ongoing commitment so I can lead groups that are safe for everyone.
Clinical Support Through Curated Groups
Are you looking for more personal peer interaction in your private practice work? With generous, non-judgmental therapists who want to help each other grow personally and professionally? Therapists who desire to nurture their work/life balance with confidence and connection so they can care for themselves the way they care for their clients? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Having recently begun to do telehealth counseling, being a part of PCGT was very helpful and insightful. Mrs. Jeanene’s PCGT meetings were a good place to get clinical feedback, peer support, and brush up on my clinical skills. She helps create a professional and safe space to be able to share your thoughts and opinions and has a lot of experience that she can share to help you grow. I felt comfortable enough to ask questions about my new world of telehealth and most importantly, everyone in the group was heard and actively participated. I’d recommend giving PCGT a try and be a part of it.