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Counseling Internship

About us:

Transformations Counseling PLLC is offering a part-time internship to become a therapist at our Rockford or Lake in the Hills location. Transformations Counseling PLLC is about helping clients achieve Best Self - Better Relationships - Balanced Life. Our mission is to help individuals, children, couples, and families overcome the impact of overwhelming emotions and behaviors through different therapeutic services and programs. In this role, you will work directly with clients through face-to-face or online sessions.

Job Title: Mental Health Therapist Internship


Required work experience and skills:

  • Practicum/Internship Student currently enrolled in a Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program

  • Performs diagnostic assessments of clients

  • Be willing to work a minimum of 2 evenings a week, and 2 Saturdays a Month (12- 20 hours per week) with the ability to grow to a full-time position if desired.

  • Performs individual therapy, group therapy, clinical consultation, and family therapy, ensuring clinical requirements of individual treatment plans are met.

  • Prepares and maintains current and accurate case notes, staffing, and therapy reports.

  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in the field.

  • Attends appropriate training programs.

  • Secures client information per HIPAA standards.

  • Aware of community referral sources and refer when necessary.

  • Academic training in diagnosing, developing a treatment plan and carrying out evidence-based interventions with clients experiencing a variety of mental health issues.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Collaborative and committed to building a positive work environment.

  • Comfort and experience using secure online platforms for video-based clients.

  • Experience with adolescents and/or young adults preferred.

  • Have knowledge and academic training in utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), or EMDR Therapy.


Education and Licenses:

  • Current Master's Degree student in a Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Degree Program. 

  • Ability to be licensed in Illinois as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) after graduation. 

  • Valid driver's license


What we offer:

  • Paid Internship for the right candidate

  • Flexible schedule with some evening and/or weekend availability required

  • Marketing assistance and networking opportunities

  • Opportunity to grow within the field

  • Comprehensive training 

  • Supportive environment

  • Scheduling and billing responsibilities are minimal

  • Weekly Individual Supervision

  • Upon Graduation:

  • Fulltime Employment

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability Insurance

  • Matching 401k available after 1 year full-time employment

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