Sliding Scale Therapy in Atlanta, GA
Counselor Intern Program
We are proud to offer sliding scale therapy through our Counselor Intern Program.
Counseling Interns are master's level students in the final year of their CACREP accredited graduate program. Interns are carefully selected based on life experience and professional training to ensure the highest quality for our clients.
Sliding Scale therapy with our Counseling Interns allows us to:
- Provide mental health care to more people
- Offer deeply discounted sliding scale counseling services
- Assist students in becoming competent and informed professional counselors.
Our Current Interns
FAQs About Sliding Scale Therapy With An Intern:
What are the benefits of working with a counselor intern?
Aside from the reduced rate, there are some strong positives of working with an intern:
- A smaller caseload means more focus on your needs.
- A different kind of energy and enthusiasm than someone who’s been in the field for several years.
- They are actively studying the most recent developments in mental health and psychology.
- Interns work closely with a supervisor which means you essentially have two therapists for the “price” of one.
Are interns qualified?
Absolutely. Interns have completed their coursework to receive their Masters degree in counseling and are now working to implement what they have learned. Many interns have previous experience in the field and are going through training to become licensed to practice independently as a therapist.
During internship, Counseling Interns receive weekly supervision to ensure quality therapy services are provided at all times. Interns work closely with their supervisor to give clients the best care possible. At Simplicity Psychotherapy all interns are supervised onsite by Rayvene Whatley, LPC.
Will I meet with the same intern for each session?
Yes. We believe that the relationship between you and your therapist is an important factor in your progress. Your comfort with the intern will allow you to focus on yourself while obtaining the skills you need to thrive.
How often will I attend sessions?
We cannot guarantee a specific time frame for services since the therapeutic process is tailored to each individual. We do ask that you commit to 6-8 consecutive sessions before realistically evaluating the effectiveness of therapy. You and your therapist will collaborate to determine what frequency of sessions is most appropriate to reach your goals.
What happens at the end of internship?
Interns contract with the program for a minimum of one year of service. Once that contract is complete, the student may leave the practice. At that time, you will be offered services with another therapist if you wish to continue. Schedule permitting, that therapist may be the supervisor of the intern such that you may have a smooth transition between therapists. We can also provide referrals to therapists outside the practice if necessary.
Interns will not accept new clients if less than two months are remaining in their internship.
What is the cost of sliding scale therapy sessions?
Interns offer sliding scale rates of $50 - $100 per session for individuals and $70 - $150 for couples. These reduced fee sessions are an excellent choice if your circumstances require low-cost therapy services.
Start Sliding Scale Therapy With A Counseling Intern in Atlanta, GA
There are a lot of benefits to starting therapeutic services with a counseling intern at Simplicity Psychotherapy in Atlanta, GA. Including services at a decreased rate and support from not only a counseling intern but also a supervising therapist. If you are ready to start sliding scale counseling follow these simple steps:
- Reach out for a free consultation
- Schedule your first sliding scale therapy appointment
- Receive support using the most recent developments in mental health
Other Therapy Services We Offer In Atlanta & Online in Georgia
Our caring therapists offer in-person therapy at our Atlanta office and throughout Georgia with online counseling. With options for both individual therapy and relationship counseling. For Black men and Black women, we offer depression therapy, and anxiety therapy. For relationships, we offer premarital counseling, relationship counseling, and couples therapy.