Grace Hope Counseling
Our Model of Care: Education and Collaboration
The supervisor at the university oversees the interns once a week. Throughout the course of their placement, they must additionally participate in weekly on-site supervision with a site supervisor (4 hours per month). Considering how much more supervision is needed for trauma work, our interns typically receive more oversight than is necessary.
To keep expenses down without compromising the caliber of treatment, we believe having interns is essential. It's a method to support the counseling industry by educating and mentoring new counselors.
What Is A Master’s Level Counselor Or Doctoral Level Counselor?
Those who have completed their Master's or Doctoral degrees and are presently working on meeting the state requirements to obtain a temporary license are referred to as "Master's Level Counselors" or "Doctoral Level Counselors." These therapists possess a bachelor's and a master's degree, at the very least. The requisite number of internship hours have been completed. While putting together for the compulsory state board exams, they continue to work under supervision. Depending on the path to licensing being pursued, testing differs. The test administrator determines the test dates, which can change.
Due to the expertise and education these providers have, their prices are a little higher than those of interns. They might have been providing therapy for 2-4 years, and they frequently have at least one area of specialization. They are regarded as young, emerging professionals who are zealous and passionate about gaining more experience!
What Is An Associate Therapist?
"Associate therapists" are individuals who have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree in counseling and have been given a temporary license (provisional) to practice under supervision until they accumulate 1,500 practice hours, which can take two to five years.
What Is A Licensed Therapist?
"Licensed therapists" have satisfied ALL state requirements to get and keep a professional license, including those for licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed mental health counselors. They have completed all the requirements for licensing and are no longer under supervision.
Given their training and expertise, these therapists have the highest rates in the practice. Licensed therapists have a clear grasp of the clients they like and the fields in which they specialize. They are the subject matter experts in the structure and are better prepared to handle cases that are more complicated.