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Affordable Therapy With Our Graduate Interns

At Truth Center for Health & Healing we are committed to providing top-notch services to our clients and education to professionals. Our internship program is designed to train the best systemic trauma therapists in the field while also offering financially accessible services. We carefully select graduate-level interns with advanced knowledge and experience related to our work to ensure excellent quality clinical services. If you're interested in applying for our internship program, you can find the application at the bottom of this page.

Our interns at Truth Center for Health & Healing receive comprehensive training and supervision from our Therapists. They also participate in regular trainings and professional development to enhance their understanding and expertise in family systems and informed trauma therapy. Our interns have opportunities for training and consultation in EMDR, Eco-Structural Family Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Our interns growth and learning is also supported through weekly on-site supervision from our owner Lavonda Handy, LMFT (AAMFT Approved Supervisor), graduate school supervisors as well as additional supervision from other licensed clinicians on staff. Interns also will have opportunities to shadow other clinicians and have to provide video or audio of their own sessions to monitor their work. 

We have clinical interns accepting new clients!
Intern’s sessions start at $75 (with a very flexible sliding scale)
Contact us to secure your spot – 267-209-0628

Learn About Our Graduate Intern Therapists

It's important for clients to be aware of the potential changes in their therapy sessions due to the nature of internships. Interns remain with the practice for about 1 year and may or may not remain with the practice after they graduate. This means upon completion of their graduate program, sessions will end with your intern therapist and/or you will transition to another therapist on our team. 

Advantages Of Engaging With An Intern

There are numerous advantages to collaborating with a graduate intern, particularly for therapists:

  1. Cost-Effective Therapy Sessions: Our interns, all nearing the completion of their master's programs, offering therapy sessions at significantly reduced rates. Their fees typically amount to half or one-third of the charges of other therapists, with the added benefit of flexible sliding scales.

  2. Access to Diverse Supervisory Expertise: Interns benefit from supervision, training, and guidance from multiple seasoned therapists. This includes regular sessions with the therapists within our facility, as well as mentoring from professors and program liaisons at their university. This extensive oversight ensures interns are continually engaged in reflection, professional development, and enhancing their therapeutic skills.

  3. Embracing the 'Beginner's Mind': Interns, embarking on their journey as therapists, bring a fresh perspective and boundless enthusiasm to their practice. Their curiosity, excitement, and creativity invigorate the therapeutic process, offering a dynamic approach to sessions.

  4. Enhanced Passion and Vigor: Unencumbered by the weight of vicarious trauma or burnout, interns exude a vibrant energy and genuine zeal for their work. They are eager to embark on their new career, eagerly offering compassion, connection, and validation to clients.

  5. Cutting-Edge Practice Standards: Graduate students are immersed in intensive learning, staying abreast of the latest research, discussions, and supervised practice. While therapists may struggle to keep pace with evolving practices, interns are equipped with state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques. Their ongoing studies ensure they remain current with the latest findings in the field, providing clients with the most up-to-date therapeutic approaches.

Are You Interested In Interning At Truth Center For Health & Healing

Our internship program offers an avenue for delivering high-quality services at an affordable rate, fostering mutual growth opportunities. Recognizing the importance of accessible and top-notch services, our center is committed to providing low-cost trauma informed therapy through this program.

It's essential to highlight that our internship program is highly competitive, exclusively open to final-year graduate students. With a surge in internship requests annually, priority will be given to applicants with previous training and expertise in systems therapy, trauma therapy, and personal growth work. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates who align with our mission of expanding access to quality trauma therapy across diverse communities.

We actively encourage applications from individuals from marginalized groups, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, and bilingual individuals, as we strive to create a diverse and inclusive internship cohort.


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