Our Therapy Interns

A woman talking to her mental health therapist in an office

Our mental health therapy interns provide psychological treatment and support to individuals, families, and groups under the supervision of a licensed therapist. Their responsibilities include conducting assessments; developing treatment plans; and providing individual, group, or family therapy to clients suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, or trauma-related disorders.

Our Therapy Interns

Our graduate-level therapy interns provide mental health treatment and support to individuals, families, and groups under the supervision of one of our experienced licensed therapists.

Reasons why you should consider seeing a therapist intern:

  • Fresh Perspective and Enthusiasm: Therapist interns bring a youthful enthusiasm and fresh perspective to therapy, which can infuse new energy into your sessions and potentially lead to innovative approaches to your challenges.

  • Affordability: Opting for a therapist intern can be cost-effective as their services are generally more budget-friendly than those of experienced therapists. This makes therapy accessible to a wider range of individuals who might otherwise be constrained by financial limitations.

  • Current Techniques and Research: Interns are often well-versed in the latest therapeutic techniques and stay updated with cutting-edge research trends. This ensures that the interventions you receive are not only contemporary but also evidence-based and tailored to your specific needs.

  • Supervised Training: Despite their intern status, therapist interns undergo rigorous training that is closely supervised. This means you can expect a high level of quality care and attention even as they continue to learn and grow in their profession.

  • Nonjudgmental Space: Therapist interns create a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Their empathy and lack of preconceived notions facilitate self-expression and the processing of complex emotions.

  • Supervisory Expertise: Therapist interns often work under the guidance of experienced supervisors. This means you benefit from the expertise of both the intern and their mentors, leading to a comprehensive and well-rounded treatment approach.

  • Empowerment and Ownership: Interns’ collaborative approach empowers you to take an active role in your treatment. This involvement fosters a sense of ownership over your mental health journey and can boost your overall sense of agency.

As you can see, therapy with a graduate-level intern is full of benefits. From affordability and innovative techniques to a customized and collaborative approach. By choosing an intern, you contribute to your well-being and the growth and development of a dedicated professional in the making. This amazing relationship can enhance your journey toward overall well-being.

Our Therapy Interns:

Ryne Walter

Ryne Walter

I see psychotherapy as a process you engage with rather than a treatment you undergo. I strive to understand each client’s unique perspective, personal philosophy, and outlook on life while acknowledging the depth of our mental life and the complexities of our relationships. I believe the causes of our suffering are woven into our lives, personality, and history in ways that are not always immediately revealing. Relationships are central to the human experience and the therapeutic process with the client-therapist relationship being one of the most important.

I find it important to talk about the hopes we cherish, the despairs we dread, the pleasures we refuse, the roadblocks we build, the dreams we have forgotten, and the stories our lives are creating.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, watching old/foreign movies, and playing guitar.

Jayne Stevens

Jayne Stevens

My name is Jayne Stevens. I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. I am on track to graduate in December 2024. I received my bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences from the University of Houston – Clear Lake and my associate’s degree in social and behavioral sciences from San Jacinto College. This comprehensive academic journey has equipped me with a strong foundation in psychological theories, therapeutic techniques, and ethical practices. I am committed to applying my knowledge to join you on the path to personal growth and emotional well-being.

I believe in the uniqueness of each individual and understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Drawing from various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic, I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs and preferences of the individual. Your comfort and confidentiality are of the utmost importance to me. I am dedicated to providing a safe, judgment-free, nurturing space for you to express and explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. While I am still in my internship phase, I am enthusiastic about working with a diverse range of individuals facing various challenges. Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be empowering and transformative, and I am excited to offer my support as we navigate this journey together.

Jay Jacobs

Jay Jacobs

Currently, I am a Graduate Student at Lamar University seeking my master’s degree in counseling. People are my passion. Being human is extremely hard, and sometimes it feels like every day is a new experiment. I want to help you focus on you and find the best outcomes for your life. We cannot help how we feel sometimes, but we can help how we react. I love metaphors and finding new ways to solve old problems. Learning from the past can be exceedingly difficult, sometimes we frame it in such an unrealistic, negative view. Let’s work together to shine a light on the positive things in your life and build from there.

I am really interested in helping with ADHD, relationship issues, and personality disorders. LGBTQ+ issues are also key areas I would like to help with. Life is an awkward journey sometimes, as your counselor, I am happy to be your unbiased, non-judgmental lab partner as we seek to explore the mysteries of being human.