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Meet Our Clinical Interns

Our interns are clinicians pursuing their Master's Degree in areas such as Mental Health Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy. As part of their training in graduate school, they are required to pursue internships or practicum where they get to grow their clinical skills and learn more about counseling theories. As a Teaching Practice, our clinical interns are an integral part of our practice and help our Associate and Fully-licensed clinicians an opportunity to mentor the next generation of counselors and therapists.

You can see our interns at a low fee of $50/session.

Have Coordinated Care insurance? You will be able to use your insurance benefits!

Jamie Hoffman, BA

Pacific Lutheran University

Populations Served:

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • Couples

  • Families

  • People affected by alcoholism and addiction

My "Why"

"I chose mental health because throughout my childhood I was made aware of how important it is to our livelihood. Throughout my experience, I have seen how the lack of community and support affects our mental health. This is why I am so passionate about offering that support to others by providing a nonjudgmental and safe space for people to understand themselves and begin their healing journey. I aim to empower others in discovering their authentic selves and offer tools and skills to express and communicate that self in their relationships. Understanding ourselves better is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and I feel honored to be in a field where I get to be a part of that."

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Krushina Cales, MA

Walden University

Populations Served:

  • Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) clients

  • Individuals over 4 years old dealing with impacts of Trauma

  • Formerly incarcerated individuals

  • Families

My "Why"

"I chose mental health because as a teen and young adult there were times that I needed a safe person to provide a listening non judgmental space for me to process and learn tools to handle things differently. As I got older I knew that being that person for someone could be so significant to their over all well being. As I have focused more on my education and career goals I knew that I wanted to be that person for people no matter what stage they are in their life."

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Kiara Holden, BA

Pacific Lutheran University

Populations Served:

  • Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) clients

  • LGBTQIA+/Gender affirming care

  • Children (6 and up)

  • Teens (10-19)

  • Adults

  • Families

  • Couples

My "Why"

"I chose to work in this field because I realized how profound the stigma is around mental health, hindering our readiness to seek the help we need. Simultaneously, I noticed a lack of therapists who reflect my identity and the impact that holds, emphasizing the need for more diversity in the mental health field. This fueled my passion for culturally sensitive treatment, recognizing the varied approach to seeking support based on individual and cultural perspectives. Acknowledging the significant impact of limited representation and systemic oppression, my commitment is to provide a safe space for both adults and youth. Together, we can navigate the complexities of mental health, breaking free from cycles, shedding habits perpetuating repetitive patterns, and nurturing aspects requiring love, care, and support on this journey towards healing. Seeking support is a courageous step, and I am dedicated to co-creating a therapeutic space where you feel acknowledged, understood, and empowered in your healing journey."

Leah Wilson, BA

UMASS Global

Populations Served:

  • Children and teens

  • Adults

  • Couples

  • Families

My "Why"

"I chose mental health because I grew up in a society where we didn’t speak our feelings, children were to be seen and not heard and there was the saying, “What happens within the family stays within the family.” This very thought process can be detrimental to one’s sense of self. As I’ve gotten older I have realized that not speaking my truth and holding things in has only ever held me back from becoming the best version of myself. Everyone goes through struggles in life and even though it took quite some time for me to acknowledge it, no one should have to struggle alone. I chose mental health to ensure that others know that they also are NOT alone. No matter the issue, struggle or problem, everyone deserves a safe space to be heard, understood and given the opportunity to heal. Above all else, I chose mental health because I strive to be known as that person who made the time and space for healing."

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Why work with an intern?

🌟 Discover Fresh Perspectives: Collaborating with clinical interns at our group therapy practice offers a unique opportunity to gain fresh insights and innovative approaches to your therapeutic journey.

🌟 Diverse Skill Set: Our interns bring a wealth of knowledge from their recent coursework, exposing clients to a diverse range of therapeutic techniques and up-to-date psychological theories.

🌟 Cost-Effective Support: Partnering with interns provides cost-effective therapy options without compromising on quality. Benefit from reduced fees while receiving excellent care.

🌟 Supervised Expertise: Rest assured that all intern work is closely supervised by experienced licensed therapists. You'll receive the best of both worlds – the enthusiasm of an intern and the expertise of a seasoned professional.

🌟 Collaborative Growth: Working with interns fosters a collaborative environment where clients actively participate in shaping their therapy. Your input and feedback contribute to their learning process.

🌟 Cutting-Edge Insights: Interns often bring fresh research perspectives into the therapy room, ensuring you're exposed to the latest advancements in the field.

Embark on a therapeutic journey enriched by the enthusiasm, dedication, and evolving expertise of our clinical interns. Experience transformative growth while contributing to the development of the next generation of mental health professionals.

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