7 Reasons to see a Psychotherapy Graduate Intern

IMPORTANT: This blog is not a substitute for therapy, but provides evidenced-based education for the purposes of self-help, or to compliment the therapeutic process. ​ ​This blog is non-monetized.

By: Christina Crowe, RP, Clinical Supervisor

At Dig A Little Deeper, part of our vision for being Caledon’s psychotherapy team, is serving as much of our community as we possibly can.  While there are some common frustrations at being part of a system that can seem disjointed on its best days, having both private and public options in our community allow people the flexibility to maximize their employer/third party benefits for example, to find the support they need, at the right time, with the right clinician. 

Our team has recently diversified even more, to offer a varied fee schedule, with standard private psychotherapy rates, aligned with credentials and clinical experience, as well as sliding scale spots with each therapist. 

MORE OPTIONS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

We have undertaken the responsibility of supervising graduate interns – Master’s degree level graduate students who complete a final 8-month internship before becoming independently licensed.  

​This new offering means evidenced-based therapies like CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) for depression, anxiety or sleep troubles for example, are now available to you, at a greatly reduced rate.  Whether you are perhaps a small business owner, or your benefits have run out, or you don’t have private insurance benefits, this could be a wonderful opportunity to get the support you need, while its available in our community. ​

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7 REASONS TO SEE A GRADUATE INTERN

  1. Affordability: The rates of graduate interns are significantly lower than licensed professionals, allowing many clients to receive mental health counselling, like structured CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) that they may not otherwise be able to access.   
  2. Flexibility: Most graduate interns offer after school & evening hours, allowing clients to see a therapist when it’s more convenient for their schedule.  
  3. Convenience: Graduate interns are available and eager for new clients, providing quick access to appointments.
  4. Up-to-date: Graduate interns are update-to-date with new and current treatment interventions and recent research, bringing fresh, current perspectives to the counselling relationship.
  5. Supervision: Graduate interns participate in weekly supervision, integrating a supportive treatment team approach to each client relationship. They are actively working with a seasoned clinician (Christina) as their supervisor which means you will essentially have two therapists for the “price” of one.
  6. Dedication: Graduate interns are excited to assist clients and will be committed to the counselling process. 
  7. Professionalism: Dig A Little Deeper Psychotherapy accepts graduate interns who possess professional standards, demonstrate integrity and a commitment to ethics, and have gone above and beyond.

Intern sessions are all supervised by Renee Mayotte or John Foulkes, whom you may also consult with at any time during your therapy.  

Let us know if you have any questions about how this works, and our hope is the community can use this opportunity to access lower cost mental health supports while we are fortunate enough to have interns with us. 

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​Christina Crowe, H.BSc. MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Validated Clinical Supervisor, ADHD Therapist & Coach Podcast Host The Christina Crowe Podcast Christina is a Canadian Registered Psychotherapist, a member of CADDRA's Advocacy Committee and relentless mental health advocate. Christina believes great mental health information should be available to everyone, loves creating content that makes invisible things VISIBLE and finding new ways to bring healing experiences to as many people as possible.

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