Reduced-fee licensed therapy for Interns, Trainees and Associates

low-cost licensed therapy for interns and associates

Earning your hours is hard work.

As a counseling, LMFT or social work intern, you are juggling clients for low pay while likely also working elsewhere to pay your bills. You are paying a supervisor and seeing clients for less than you will someday when you are fully-licensed. How are ends supposed to meet during an internship?! And what about your own “stuff” that you need to work on in therapy?

My graduate school provided students with therapists, if we desired, while we were in the Clinical Psychology program. It was exciting for me to work with Heidi each week, not only because she was modeling for me what I would someday get to do, but because she was fully-licensed and fully-competent. Heidi helped me develop and heal in ways I didn’t then know that I needed. I couldn’t be the person I am today, and I certainly couldn’t be the therapist I am today, without having had access to affordable therapy at that time.

The personal therapy that I did with a fully-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, when I was in training, was the most important personal work I have done. My personal and professional success wouldn’t exist if I hadn’t had access to a qualified, experienced, fully-licensed psychotherapist at that time.

This is why I offer affordable therapy for interns and associates. I know how important having support with your personal growth and healing is- especially when you are working for cheap and paying a supervisor. And especially during the major life transition of becoming a therapist.
There is a limitless supply of sliding-scale counseling available in Austin. But as a counselor-in-training, it is critical that you work with someone who isn’t a classmate, isn’t in training themselves, and is experienced enough to give you the support you need while you work on your own license.





I want to make affordable therapy for interns accessible to provisionally-licensed counselors, therapists and social workers.




If you are working on your hours, you certainly want help with the deeper stuff that comes up during this process. The personal, counter-transference stuff that’s not appropriate to adequately get into with your supervisor.

You know (now, more than ever, probably) that you need to work out some issues in your past that you haven’t yet gotten to address. You also just want to acquire the empathy of knowing what it is like to be in the client’s seat.


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