• Clinical Services

    Practicum and Supervision

    Dr. Metzger provides clinical supervision for unlicensed professionals delivering evidence-based services focused on reducing anxiety and mood symptoms, racial stress, substance use, risky sexual behaviors, post-traumatic stress, and various mental health concerns. In addition, Dr. Metzger conducts supervision to enhance therapists’ competency in culturally sensitive assessment and treatment of trauma-related symptoms with a specific focus on ethnic minority children and young adults. To that end, supervision provides trainees with up-to-date information related to rates of trauma exposure and trauma symptoms across youth age, gender, ethnic/racial group, and socio-economic status, and also focuses on mandated reporting and related cultural considerations.

     

    Child and Family Therapy

    As a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Metzger provides evidence-based treatment (e.g., Trauma - Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Contingency Management) to diverse children and families. Assessment and therapy focuses on addressing issues related to anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, drug and alcohol use, and self-harm. Dr. Metzger is not currently seeing individual child and family therapy clients.

  • Workshops and Training

    Dr. Metzger conducts vibrant and informative clinical workshops and training designed to build competence in culturally sensitive assessment and treatment of trauma-related symptoms in diverse children and young adults. In her clinical workshops and trainings, Dr. Metzger discusses the interconnections among trauma exposure, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol use, and risky sexual behavior, and participants have the opportunity to build practical skills and gain unique strategies for effectively delivering evidence-based treatments for diverse assessment and therapy clients through discussion, role-plays, and feedback.
    • Healing Interpersonal and Racial Trauma: Integrating Racial Socialization into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for African American Youth.
    • Identity Based Work & Being a Non-Optical Ally
    • Culturally Sensitive Assessment and Treatment of Trauma-Related Symptoms in Children and Young Adults.
    • Processing as a Provider, Coping and Self- Care.
    • Culturally Sensitive, Trauma Informed, Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Interventions.
    • "Level Up"” Building Systems' Strategies to Protect Black Youth from Racial Stress and Trauma.
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques for Multidisciplinary School Practitioners.
  • TF-CBT Web 2.0

    Dr. Metzger is a featured trainer and Cultural Considerations Consultant for an online course for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. TF-CBT Web 2.0 was built following the principles outlined in "Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents, 2nd Edition," the most recent, gold standard treatment manual for Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Clinicians in training can access this course through the Medical University of South Carolina for training on each of the P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E. (Psychoeducation, Relaxation, Affect Identification & Regulation, Cognitive Coping, Trauma Narration & Processing, In Vivo Mastery, Conjoint Sessions, and Enhancing Safety) components.

  • Testimonials

    What clinicians are saying about supervision with Dr Metzger:

    Isha's supervision over the past year has led me to be a much better clinician. Her emphasis on inclusivity, advocacy, and the discussion of culture in the therapy room allows me to feel more comfortable seeing diverse clients. Her excellent supervision makes me feel more comfortable in the therapy room and I know that it is safe to approach her with any problems or feelings that I may be dealing with. It is evident that she genuinely cares about each of the trainees that she supervises and their clients.

    Dr. Metzger's clinical training is amazing! She is concerned about her clinicians' development both professionally and personally and goes out of her way to provide us with support. She cares deeply for the clients and her students and always finds ways to challenge the practicum to continuously seek information and grow in our own endeavors clinically.

    Isha was amazing in providing the child team with further learning outside of our cases. Isha has been great with providing a safe and growing space to process our clients as well as for us to process what's going on in our lives. She cares about her supervisees both as clinicians and as people. She is warm and open and wants to assist you in accomplishing your goals.

    Such an important and timely topic! I appreciate the timing of this seminar later in our training after the majority of us have been exposed to TF-CBT and working with trauma exposed populations. This workshop was really engaging and there was a great use of illustrative examples. I found the presentation pacing and cohesion to be particularly impressive. I also appreciated receiving the articles to read ahead of time!

    I loved hearing the real-life examples of actual responses she would have while working with teens! Dr. Metzger was SO knowledgeable, engaging, invested in this topic, and her slides were very well put together. This was my favorite clinical or research training this year!

    Dr. Metzger was really engaging, and I appreciated the integration of illustrative examples and current events into the talk. I learned a great deal from this presentation, and I have new ideas about how to navigate discussions about racial trauma with my current patients. The opportunities that we had to role-play strategies were amazing, and I only wish we could have had a few more sessions!

    I am SO glad we had a talk on this topic. I really wanted to learn more about this, and I found this talk incredibly helpful and useful in my work with patients. Dr. Metzger incorporating examples during/throughout the presentation and identifying modifications to treatment modules was incredibly helpful, as well as providing resources. Please keep this topic for future seminars.

    I loved all the practical examples and the presenter even using examples from our work to help us learn how to have these conversations with patients. Dr. Metzger is a fantastic speaker and I greatly enjoyed listening to her.

    Awesome and engaging presentation. Specific tools I can put into practice immediately, particularly helped my understanding of socialization as prevention and coping due to systematic oppression

    Excellent presentation with very important information for my current and future work. I appreciate the abundant resources!

    Fantastic information and helpful resources relevant to my job and the crisis we are undergoing in the USA today, love Dr. Metzger! All examples were very helpful for further understanding. Thank you!

     

    I learned so much during this hour which will help me respond differently and have increase understanding of client's behaviors. I thought the info was very thought provoking and I LOVE the resources. I thank you for this and your authenticity. I'm very encouraged.

    This was very helpful! I appreciate having actual scripts and responses to these very real issues rather than just a list of the issues without any help in understanding appropriate ways to address them. Thank you so much for all the resources!!!!!

    Very well organized and professional presentation. Wonderful speaker. While some of what was presented caused me to want to get defensive, I choose to acknowledge my responses, stay and listen with an open mind and figure out what pieces of what she was talking about I could address from my position as an individual and professional. Thanks for that opportunity!

    This was awesome - insightful. Wonderfully presented and incredibly informative. You gave me LOTS to think about, especially at a time of such tremendous racial disparity in this country. Thanks for doing what you do.

    This content is very relevant to what is happening in today's society. A lot of great information was given in such a little time. I will definitely research this topic more.