Now Hiring: Student Counseling Intern starting Spring 2024

Job description:
Keystone Therapy Group is seeking a Master's Counseling Student Intern (LPC or LMFT track) to join our team of therapists for their practicum/internship placements, starting January 2024 or later. Candidate must be actively enrolled in a CACREP accredited master's level counseling program. Our practice has two approved clinical supervisors (one LPC and one LMFT) who will provide regular supervision throughout placement.

At Keystone, we provide mental health therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults in Northern Virginia. We currently provide sessions on a hybrid model, with sessions offered both virtually and in-person. We specialize in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/family issues, and LGBTQIA+/gender issues. We are looking for a student counselor to join our team and provide services to clients in these populations as well as others such as substance abuse, eating disorders, domestic violence survivors, couples, families, etc.

As a practice, we provide marketing and referrals, billing services, insurance credentialing, company email, a weekly consultation/supervision group with all therapists together, and electronic health record and practice management software (TherapyNotes). TherapyNotes includes clinical documentation, scheduling and regular email reminder notifications for clients. Therapists manage their own schedules and work autonomously with their clients under supervision, allowing them to keep a flexible schedule to maintain a healthy life/work balance. We pride ourselves on a comfortable and bright office culture, inviting therapists to work collaboratively on cases as needed/able.

*This is an unpaid internship

Eligible applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation. Applications are due no later than 60 days prior to the practicum/internship start date. Placements must be a minimum of two semesters. Applicants must have previous clinical experience.


  • The ideal candidate will provide individual therapy to both adolescents (ages 13-19) and adults.
  • The candidate will be familiar with providing a high level of care via telehealth, and will be open/able to provide care in-person 1-2 days per week when a licensed therapist is present on-site.
  • Provide a combination of the following mental health services: individual, couples, and family therapy to children, adolescents and/or adults of varying issues & backgrounds.
  • Be open to working with clients of varying presenting issues to learn about a variety of treatment approaches.
  • Be familiar with diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5-TR, and be active in discussion with supervisor(s) regarding clients' care.
  • Work collaboratively with clients to identify therapeutic needs and create a treatment plan to help them achieve their goals.
  • Attend all weekly group supervisions/consultations with team of therapists.
  • Refer patients to the appropriate outside resources as needed.
  • Maintain all clinical paperwork via electronic health records in compliance with HIPAA, state and practice standards. All paperwork must be completed in a timely manner.
  • Submit regular hours logs to practice owner for therapeutic services provided.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards identified by the ACA’s code of ethics.
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures.
  • Maintain active malpractice insurance required to practice.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Be an active student in good standing in a Master's level counseling program, accredited by CACREP.
  • Knowledge and obedience of HIPAA, and federal and state laws.
  • Ability to establish effective therapeutic relationships with clients.
  • Skill in correctly identifying and diagnosing presenting disorders using the DSM-5-TR.
  • Ability to construct appropriate treatment plans in collaboration with clients.
  • Ability to effectively communicate via written and verbal methods, and work in collaboration with clients, client families, practice staff and management as needed.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information including clinical documentation and protected health information in an electronic health records system (TherapyNotes).
  • Positive and compassionate attitude, and ability to work well both independently and with a team.
  • Previous experience and willingness to provide therapy to couples and families is preferred.

Self-determined schedule, but must remain consistent throughout each semester.

COVID-19 considerations: All therapists are fully COVID-19 vaccinated. All clients attending sessions in-person are required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 test no more than 24-hours prior to each session.

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Fairfax, VA 22030: Candidate must reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (Required)
Education: Current Active Enrollment in a Master's in Counseling Program
Experience: Clinical counseling: 1 year