PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Anew Day continues to grow in our Professional Training program. We have positions open for MFT/PCC/CSW Trainees and Associates. These positions can be full or part time. The Associate position is a paid position but the Trainee position is not. There is flexibility in scheduling for both Associates and Trainees and we are happy to accommodate those who might want to commute from one or more hours away and work a full day in order to manage time more efficiently and accumulate the hours needed to fulfill the MFT/PCC/CSW requirements.
Anew Day provides clients, office space and clinical supervision by a license Marriage and Family Therapist and we are willing to work with different university graduate programs to insure Trainees obtain all verification necessary. We provide the same support for Associates working towards licensure.
Anew Day serves the general population in the Grass Valley/Nevada City areas. Both Associates and Trainees will be working with children of all ages, couples, families and individuals and there will be a wide range of clinical issues that you will encounter. Anew Day is a faith based counseling agency with a supportive staff and great office environment. If you are an individual looking for this kind of opportunity to complete your practicum or internship, please consider being a part of our team.
Anew Day has positions open for MFT/PCC/CSW internships. As stated above, our staff can be flexible in the scheduling while ramping up a client load. At least one group supervision is required and those are at fixed times but individual supervisions can be scheduled with some flexibility.
Anew Day has positions open for MFT/PCC/CSW trainees who are looking for practicum sites. Anew Day is an approved practicum site for several universities including Western Seminary, CSUS Sacramento and National University. Once your practicum is completed, there is also an opportunity to continue on for as a full or part time MFT/PCC/CSW Associate once your degree is granted and you have been assigned your intern number by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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 & Associate)
VIKI ROBINSON - MFT/PCC Associate
Viki Robinson received her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling at Western Seminary. Since she was in elementary school she knew that she wanted to go into a field of helping others become the best they can be. She has an Associates in Deaf Studies from Sierra College, where she discovered she had a passion for working with disadvantaged children. From there she pursued her dream of going to Hawaii to finish her Bachelors in Psychology, where she did a practicum course working in a school with low income special needs children. She was raised in Nevada County and now resides in the area with her husband and 2.5-year-old Labrador Retriever. She has over 10 years of experience working with children within the community.
Viki has always had a passion of helping people, and would spend hours intrigued in what others had to say. While Chemistry and Biology are not her specialties in school, she is always mesmerized when she hears about how the brain and body work. She is a kinetic learner, loves to be creative and to share her creativity with others. When she is not with clients or in school she can usually be found playing in the great outdoors with her family: camping, paddle boarding, hiking, fishing, ATV riding, photography, scuba diving, beach combing and much more.
She is comfortable working with all populations and topics, and has varying level of experience with issues including: various traumas both in children and adults, death, jail/prison, addiction, one parent household, anger, self-esteem/ self-worth, grief and loss, major life changes, special needs children, disabilities, elderly, suicidal ideation, depression, post-traumatic stress and more. She takes an eclectic approach to therapy and willing to integrate the client's faith into their sessions upon request. Through her training at Western Seminary, she has learned biblical principles and spiritual understanding and how to integrate with long standing theory and latest research allowing her to better understand and journey with her clients. She remembers how difficult it can be to make the initial call to a counselor and seeks to make her clients' experiences a warm, empathic and safe place to discover, grow and develop themselves.
KENDRA RILEY - PCC Associate
Kendra Riley is an Associate Professional Counselor who has always been passionate about healing others. She spent 16 years as a Registered Nurse prior to changing careers. She is trained in EMDR therapy, and often uses a cognitive behavioral therapy approach with clients. Kendra will be happy to work with any client, but her strengths are: grief, boundaries/co-dependency, anxiety, and trauma. Kendra does not see couples or family clients.
ANNA GARRISON - CSW Associate
Anna was born and raised in Nevada County and has always found deep purpose in helping others. She began her career in the field of social work in 2004, graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with her Bachelors in Social Work in 2007 and obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2011. Anna spent years in the field, working with children and transition age youth who experienced neglect and abuse, but had never felt drawn to the mental health world until 2020.In 2020, Anna began feeling a deep calling to find ways to provide meaningful support to first responders who spend so much of their lives serving others. Anna’s brother has been a sheriff’s deputy for many years and she has watched first hand the challenges her brother has faced throughout his career. Anna’s desire to provide support led her to transition from social work into the parallel world of mental health with the specific goal of serving first responders.
Anna has worked hard to understand and immerse herself in first responder culture whether by going on "ride-alongs" or choosing employment that has a significant amount of crossover with first responders. The Mental Health field has historically not done a good job understanding or engaging first responders in a way that works for them, and Anna is committed to providing services that are tailored to their needs and culture. Anna understands that first responders are a different breed and appreciates the humor and coping strategies used to deal with the calls for service they encounter on a daily basis. There is nothing a first responder can say or share that she will not be able to manage or handle, and gaining and keeping trust with the first responder community is her primary concern. Anna is committed to providing quality services and has extensive knowledge of traumatic incidents and their impact on first responders and their families. Anna is trained in EMDR therapy, one of the most effective, science-based therapies for first responders which can assist them to reprocess incidents and decrease their ongoing stress levels.
AMY KRUM - Trainee
Bio coming soon.