Clinical Intern Counseling
Low-Cost, Sliding Scale Therapy
$60-$75 per session, Pay What You Can:
Individual, couples, and family therapist sessions are sliding scale, pay what you can based on your current financial situation- we do not require financial screening or proof of income. Many of our clients have insurance, but have a high deductible, or can't get coverage for couples therapy. The typical cost for therapy is $130-$200 per session, which can be prohibitively expensive.
Individual, Couples, & Family Therapy
Our clinical interns see both individuals and couples for therapy. Both individual and couples sessions are 50 minutes long, unless otherwise requested. Interns are master's level therapy graduate programs and receive (on average) 4 hours of supervision and case consultation per week, including sex therapy specific supervision when applicable. Our clinicians see clients ages 10 and up.
Low Cost Couples Therapy
Couples therapy is one of the many services that is not covered by insurance companies, however, relationship issues can have a hugely negative impact on mental health. On average, people wait 6 years in between noticing a problem, and seeing a couples therapist- and by then, it's a challenge to fix deeply embedded problems. Take advantage of our affordable couples therapy with immediate openings.
Low Cost Individual Therapy
Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can dramatically change your life. Making time for your own personal therapy is not only self-care, it's essential for many people. Therapy is becoming more and more common, and accessible. Whether you want short or long-term work, our providers are excited to help you live the best version of your life.
Low Cost Adolescent Therapy
It can be extremely difficult to find a therapist for clients under 18. Our interns see kids as young as 10 years old, and have experience working with children in a variety of capacities- we currently have a registered nurse, a former music teacher, and more. Our therapists have the added benefit of being young in their careers, which is important for kids and teens who need to connect with their provider in a different way than adult clients do.
Low Cost Family Therapy
Family Counseling is appropriate not only for families in crisis, but also for families who want to increase their ability to communicate effectively, and enhance their relationships. For families who are in different locations, our telehealth counseling can make this treatment more accessible than ever before.
Why See an Intern?
Many people need or want therapy, but can't afford the high rates that most therapist charge. Others just need to schedule sessions outside of work or school hours. Our internship program makes mental healthcare more accessible to all members of the community. It also provides mentorship and supervision for the next generation of therapists. Student therapists need 100s of clinical internship hours to complete their degree. By partnering together, we are able to provide therapy services that benefit both the students and our community.
Benefits of Seeing an Intern:
Don't let their title fool you- interns have the benefit of receiving the latest and greatest education and training in the field of therapy, and typically receive 4-5 hours of supervision per week. They are not burned out, overworked clinicians, working in isolation- they are supported in their work and are very motivated to help their clients. Scheduling a consultation with one of our interns allows you to have a 10-15 minute conversation with them to make sure they are a good match for your needs.
Interns are supervised individually by Brittany Steffen, MS, LMFT, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and WA State Approved Supervisor. She meets with each intern on a weekly basis to consult, supervise, and support each intern's clinical work. Interns also meet weekly for group supervision with their professors, who are licensed therapists.
Interns cannot bill insurance for therapy sessions, but you may be able to get reimbursed for out of network therapy through your insurance. Intern sessions cost between $60-$75 per session, for individual, couples, and family therapy, and are 50 minutes long. Sessions can be scheduled weekly, every other week, or monthly, with reoccurring spots available Sunday through Friday. Our interns see clients as early as 7:00 am and as late as 9:00 pm, and have immediate openings.
To schedule, look at our intern profiles below, and visit our calendar link to set up your first intake appointment, or email your desired clinician.
Therapy can be a challenging and fulfilling experience that caters to each person’s needs. Knowing that there may be a variety of influences and obstacles you are navigating, it is my hope and aspiration to collaborate with you. I intend to provide a brave space that fosters a supportive and welcoming environment for you to share experiences, thoughts, and emotions. Leading with empathy, affirmation, and earnest listening are my goals when working with clients. My hope is you walk away feeling understood and encouraged.
As a woman of color, I am especially passionate about supporting individuals who come from marginalized communities. I have a personal understanding of the complexities and expectations often found in family systems as well as the daily challenges of living as a person of color in the US.
I am passionate about working with people who are processing life changes or transitions, as well as familial issues and generational trauma. I will prioritize recognizing clients' strengths and strive for a collaborative approach. I have an extensive background in community service and working with children and adolescents.
Phone: (206) 758-5435
On your journey of self-improvement, I hope to provide you with a safe and empathetic space to be your most authentic self. Both past and present challenges can affect individuals in so many different and powerful ways. Through building a genuine and collaborative therapeutic relationship, I hope to help you explore your life experiences in an environment free from judgement or assumption. While therapy can be challenging, we will work together to unpack internalized burdens and emotions, leading to increased clarity and sense of purpose.
I believe that healing begins with empowerment and acknowledgement of your incredible ability. You and I will partner together to uncover tools and remedies to aid you on your path forward. I'd like to help you reach the best version of yourself by working from a perspective that uplifts and strengthens your innate resilience.
As a Licensed Registered Nurse with over ten years in the medical field, I believe in a strong mind and body connection when examining our state of wellness. I’m passionate about working with young adults and families who are struggling with medical trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, depression, and new or difficult diagnoses.
Phone: (206) 672-0817
Individuals and Couples, ages 15+, adults
I am here for anyone who is struggling, looking for support, help, or personal exploration. My goal is to provide a safe space and an outside perspective with which to collaborate and problem solve. I identify as queer, and I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. I work with people of all identities, genders, and relationship configurations. I recognize that each client is unique and therefore approach my work using a client-centered, strengths-based model to personalize treatment. I have the added benefit of having a sex therapy certified supervisor, which makes me a great fit for clients who wish to explore intimacy issues and sexual shame.
I am particularly passionate about working with individuals and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, identity or other lifecycle transitions, issues around sexuality, faith transitions, and/or grief and loss, among other issues.
I focus on the relational dynamics between people, and I believe that people are the experts in their own lives, and I view therapy as a collaborative process. I believe that the best rendering of our lives comes when we live authentically, and my goal is to provide a healing environment where people feel comfortable being their full selves.
To schedule with an SCS employee or intern, directly call or email them via their Psychology Today profiles. Simply click on the clinician's name, and you'll be directed to their full profile.
We screen new clients for fit, and will provide referrals for those that need a higher level of care.
All scheduling and intake paperwork is done online, all sessions are remote