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A Unique Opportunity to Learn, Grow, and Make a Difference at Aspen Counseling and Wellness

At Aspen Counseling and Wellness, we're committed to nurturing the next generation of mental health professionals. Our comprehensive Practicum and Internship Program is designed to provide hands-on experience, expert supervision, and a pathway to a fulfilling career in counseling.

Embark on a Journey of Professional Growth and Personal Fulfillment

What You Will Gain:

 

1. Rich, Diverse Experience in Client Care

  • Engage directly with a wide range of professionals and young professionals, addressing various mental health challenges.

  • Gain practical skills in applying therapeutic techniques under expert supervision.

 

2. Expert Supervision and Mentorship

  • Receive guidance and feedback from seasoned professionals.

  • Benefit from regular supervision sessions that focus on your personal and professional development.

 

3. A Pathway to Licensure and Employment

  • Fulfill your required practicum and internship hours in compliance with Texas LPC requirements.

  • Acquire the necessary experience and skills for a smooth transition to licensure.

  • There may be an opportunity to join the Aspen Counseling and Wellness team upon graduation, allowing you to continue your journey in a familiar and supportive environment.

 

4. A Supportive and Collaborative Environment

  • Join a team that values collaboration, respect, and continuous learning.

  • Experience a culture that prioritizes wellbeing, both for clients and practitioners.

 

5. Stipend and Financial Support

  • Receive a stipend as a token of appreciation for your commitment and contribution.

  • Gain valuable experience while being supported financially.

Your Path to Making a Difference Starts Here

Embarking on your practicum or internship requirements at Aspen Counseling and Wellness is more than fulfilling academic requirements; it's about growing as a professional, expanding your understanding of mental health care, and making a tangible difference in the lives of those you serve.

Eligibility ​

1. Educational Requirements

  • Current Enrollment in a Graduate Counseling Program: You must be actively enrolled in a master's level program in counseling.

  • Academic Standing: Good academic standing in your program is essential, demonstrating your commitment and ability to succeed.

 

2. Required Coursework

  • Completion of Relevant Courses: Before starting the practicum or internship, you should have completed foundational courses in your program. This ensures you have the basic knowledge necessary to benefit from hands-on training. You must be in the practicum and internship portion of your program. 

 

3. Commitment to Ethical Practice

  • Adherence to Ethical Standards: A strong understanding and commitment to the ethical standards set forth by the Texas LPC and American Counseling Association is crucial.

  • Personal Integrity: We look for individuals who demonstrate honesty, professionalism, and a strong moral compass.

 

4. Passion for Mental Health

  • Demonstrated Interest: A genuine interest in and dedication to mental health and wellness is key.

  • Empathy and Compassion: Essential qualities we seek are empathy and compassion towards clients' struggles and journeys.

  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: A dedication to working with diverse and underrepresented populations, demonstrating an understanding of and sensitivity to the unique challenges faced by these groups in accessing mental health care.

 

5. Communication Skills

  • Strong Interpersonal Abilities: Effective communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, are vital for successful interactions with clients and team members.

  • Cultural Sensitivity: An understanding and sensitivity towards diverse cultures and backgrounds is important in our inclusive practice.

 

6. Availability

  • Time Commitment: Ability to commit to the program's requirement of 20 hours per week, ensuring a balance between academic responsibilities and practical training.

7. Technological Proficiency and Resources

  • Understanding of Technology: Proficiency in using digital tools and platforms, crucial for modern counseling practices, especially if telehealth is involved.

  • Personal Equipment: Possession of a personal laptop or computer, equipped with necessary software and capable of handling counseling session requirements.

  • Stable Internet Connection: Access to a reliable and secure internet connection, ensuring uninterrupted and confidential communication with clients.

  • Private and Secure Location: Availability of a private, quiet, and secure space for conducting counseling sessions, maintaining client confidentiality and creating a professional environment.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you meet these criteria and are eager to advance your career in a supportive and dynamic environment, Aspen Counseling and Wellness is the place for you. Our training program is not just about meeting academic requirements; it's a pathway to personal and professional growth in the field of mental health.

Apply Now to start your journey with us. 

Step 1: Download the fillable Practicum/Internship Application. 

Step 2: Gather your transcript(s) and your application, and upload them here: Application Submission

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