I can see the light! This December, I will graduate with my Master’s in Counseling Psychology. Over the past year, working as a Counseling Intern at Resolve has been the highlight of my Master’s program. I want to briefly reflect on why I have enjoyed my internship, and share a little more about Resolve’s Counseling Internship Program.
MY TOP 3:
During my time at Resolve, I have had the opportunity to work with kids, teens, adults, couples and families. Each client brings a diverse background and unique goals for counseling. Working with these individuals is the best part of my entire graduate program. Working with my clients reassures me of why I spend so many nights and weekends away from my own family to complete this degree.
James and Amber, the owners of Resolve, have worked with me on a weekly basis to ensure I am providing the highest quality care to my clients. Their expertise and drive motivates me to be the best version of myself in this field. They have a contagious passion and serve as beacons of hope in our community.
#3: Professional Network
The team of clinicians at Resolve are a great source of knowledge and experience. The variety of specialties is very rich and I’m grateful for their willingness to mentor me this past year. Community partners who have allowed me to come deliver seminars, facilitate support groups or attend a continuing education course have also been a highlight.
Thank you Resolve for having me!
ABOUT RESOLVE’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:
Resolve is committed to our community, and in doing so, we want to be able to provide a counseling option for everyone. This means providing quality services that are cost effective for any budget. We are able to do this is through our Counseling Internship Program.
Resolve’s Counseling Internship Program consists of Graduate level students (like me!) who are pursuing degrees in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy or Social Work.
Qualifications of Counseling Interns:
Prior to embarking on their internship, Graduate students complete many of their core classes such as Counseling Theories, Helping Relationships, Diagnosis, Human Growth & Development and Ethics. Graduate students must be approved by their university prior to starting an Internship Program.
Counseling Interns meet weekly with both a Site Supervisor (Resolve Clinician) and a School Supervisor (Professor). During these supervision sessions, Counseling Interns consult on their current client caseload and receive guidance on applied theory, professional attitude and behavior, clinical practice and cultural competency. The Counseling Intern practices under the Site Supervisor’s professional license during the program.
Quality of Service:
Counseling Interns are eager to help others. They are constantly absorbing education and consulting with other professionals. As mentioned above, Counseling Interns work closely with supervisors, ensuring clients a high quality of service from multiple professionals.
Who should work with Counseling Interns:
Resolve is a unique practice that provides a variety of focus areas for counseling. This includes adults, kids, couples, and families. Our clinicians have expertise in trauma, anxiety, substance use, relationships, parenting and much more. As a part of our diverse team and under supervision, Counseling Interns are highly capable to work with clients experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and looking to grow and enhance their lives.
Counseling Interns in the Community:
Counseling Interns are also able to facilitate groups, provide onsite education and participate in events to promote Mental Health. Counseling Interns are a great fit for other non-for-profits and social service organizations that might not have a large program budget.
Interested in working with a Counseling Intern? Contact us today or set up a session using our easy online scheduling system.
Jessica Nickels, Counseling Intern