Training Opportunities at La Vie Counseling Center

La Vie Counseling Center is a non-profit corporation established to serve the community by providing counseling, education, and training. La Vie seeks to offer the best from the psychological sciences in an effort to treat the whole person: body, mind, spirit, and relationships. While we welcome clients of all faith backgrounds and practices, we are uniquely qualified to offer Christian clients a sophisticated integration of spiritual and emotional issues. We train both pre- and post-doctoral Psychological Assistants and MFTs at both the practicum (pre-degree or trainee) and registered intern level. Our goal is to develop skilled Christian professionals who demonstrate genuine compassion and ethical integrity as well as therapeutic excellence.

At La Vie, MFT Trainees and MFT Registered Interns are exposed to a culturally diverse client population and collaborate with colleagues from other mental health disciplines, including clinical psychologists and clinical social workers. Our training program provides psychodynamic family systems supervision with a distinct psychoanalytic bent. Our staff also features therapists with significant training and experience in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Intersubjectivity Theory.

MFT Trainees, MFT Registered Interns, and Psychological Assistants are hired throughout the year depending on availability of spaces.

Qualifications

MFT Trainees must:

  • be qualified by their master’s program to enter practicum

MFT Registered Interns must:

  • possess a valid California BBS intern registration number

MFT Registered Interns, MFT Trainees, and Psychological Assistants must:

  • be available Wednesdays for supervision and training
  • be available Fridays and Saturdays to work with clients
  • be explicitly interested in developing a private practice

La Vie is particularly interested in those who:

  • have meaningful experiences with personal therapy
  • bring life experience to the field
  • have worked in business or other professions

How To Apply

MFT Trainees: Please email a full resumé to Joanne Weidman, M.S., LMFT at joanne.weidman@laviecounseling.org.

Psychological Assistants and MFT Registered Interns: Please email a full resumé to Dr. Mark Baker at mark.baker@laviecounseling.org.

Please include in your resumé all work experience, in addition to any experience relevant to the counseling profession.