What does a Therapist Intern do?
A mental health therapist is responsible for providing diagnostic assessments, therapy, counseling, and support services for a diverse caseload including adults, adolescents, and families experiencing mental health issues, communication challenges, or family conflict. They are a deeply familiar with other services and resources within the community and work closely with them to provide information and support when required. Mental health therapists can work in hospitals, schools, or within a private practice.
A Master degree in Social Work or Psychology along with independent licenses such as an LMFT, LICSW or LPCC are required for mental health therapists. Successful mental health therapists are deeply compassionate and possess excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills.
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Therapist Intern Insights
“Weekly training presentations are creative and one on one modeling and feedback are really helpful.”
“Documentation was long and tedious and required me using my evenings and weekends to complete.”
“You get some good material and 1:1 guidance from staff that are assigned to train you which is nice.”
“I had to resign because I am relocating but I will miss Family Priority and enjoyed everyone I worked with”
“Our front desk team is great about booking our appointments in a way that respects our boundaries and our time.”
“I enjoyed working in community and the training opportunities added great depth to my practice.”
“You can have a flexible schedule and get to chose which clients you want to see.”
“It is great helping people achieve their personal goals and change their lives in a positive direction.”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a therapist intern
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