Anew Day continues to grow adding a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern program. This new addition provides services that enhance the Lay Counseling program. The Interns can provide marriage, family, and child therapy for the general public. This program compliments the lay counseling program already in place with two differences: first, lay counselors at Anew Day meet with individual adults and teens only and while they do wonderful work with this population, there is sometimes a need for more. MFT Interns are able to provide marriage, couple, family and child therapy, as well as therapy for individuals, with issues that cannot be met in a lay counselor program. Second, there is a charge for this service. This charge is based on a sliding scale with a beginning low fee structured to reach those with insufficient funds to go to licensed clinicians.
MFT Interns are individuals who have completed a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and are in the process of earning their intern hours in order to become licensed MFT’s, while being supervised by a licensed MFT. In accordance to California State Law every licensed Marriage Family Therapist has to complete a supervised internship before they can take their State Licensing exam. Currently, their availability is open without a waiting list.
Each day our staff of Anew Day fills the need of the community for a caring compassionate person to be there when life becomes painful and overwhelming. Our vision is to continue to expand to accommodate that need and to work with public and private agencies and entities in order to promote the psychological and emotional welfare of all.
"I was fortunate to gain all of my clinical hours from trainee-to-intern at Anew Day. Anew Day offers an amazing and rewarding opportunity for MFT Interns and Trainees to gain hours of experience and to gain rich experience within those hours. Anew Day provides a multifaceted cultural and socioeconomic client base including children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples with which to develop a well-rounded clinical training. The clinical supervision I received was professional, warm, enjoyable, and challenging. The supervisors challenged me to always consider the therapeutic direction I was taking with a client, my diagnosis of the client and, for me, my time management. Supervision was consistently professional with plenty of encouragement and direction and was done with the client’s best interests in mind. We shared a lot of laughter also as we collaborated together in supervisory groups. I am so thankful for the training I received at Anew Day.
The facility at Anew Day has several individual and couples counseling rooms, group and family counseling rooms, and a dedicated Sand Tray room. It is a friendly and encouraging atmosphere located in beautiful Nevada City which allows for a delightful in-between-clients walking environment."
- Keith Thompson, LMFT (former Anew Day trainee & intern)