Since our clients are so important to us, at Northshore and Southshore Counseling and Wellness, we work hard to come up with ideas and alternatives in order to serve all populations of people. To that end, we employ Counselor Interns (CI) at our practice. CIs have a master’s degree, are National Certified Counselors, and are working on earning their Licensed Professional Counselor status. They are required to have at least one hour of supervision for every 20 hours of practice, and they are in constant contact with our already licensed professionals in the practice. The atmosphere in our office is collaborative, and we all work together for the benefit of our clients. So, why choose to see a Counselor Intern?
Using an Intern Counselor is effectively TWO counselors for less than the price of one!
As previously stated, our interns are required to have supervision with their registered supervisor (our Clinical Director, Dr. Micah Hatchett) for every 20 client hours they earn. Therefore, a client gets the benefit of working with not only a CI, but receives input about your case from an additional counselor as well (2 for the price of 1!). Another advantage to choosing a CI is their lack of experience. That’s right, lack of experience. A counselor intern is going to be open and exposed to a variety of techniques and theories that may work for any given case. Since they are “fresh” out of school, they are educated on the most current research regarding counseling and human behavior. Last, our CIs are able to see clients on a sliding scale that fits virtually any income level.
Their hours are extremely flexible, and they are great counselors! If you would like to discuss cost for counseling please call our office for an appointment. We’re located in Metairie (504) 717-4043 or Mandeville (985) 624-2942
Submitted by Micah P. Hatchett, Ph.D., LPC