The Intern Option
Counseling services provided by the Intern include:
Trinity Family Counseling Center has long been a premier internship site for counselors-in-training. Masters level graduate students must complete an internship for their degree education. The intern’s case work is directly supervised by the Owner and Director of the Counseling Center, Tonya Ratliff, LPC, ACS who has extensive post-graduate training in counselor supervision.
At Trinity, we offer the intern’s services at a reduced fee of $35.00 per session. This opportunity allows those who might not otherwise be able to afford counseling services to experience the benefits of counseling in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment.
It is a privilege to join with other counseling professionals in sharing my sincere appreciation for Tonya Ratliff as an internship supervisor and endorsing Trinity Family Counseling Center as an internship site.
I was extremely fortunate, as a graduate student, to fall into the Trinity family. I applied to TFCC, armed only with a single recommendation from a colleague who had heard of Tonya Ratliff’s goodness. I was brought into the well-organized and highly functional private practice passion that was perfected by Tonya, and immediately felt like a highly valued and contributing member of the staff. I had no idea how many questions I would have, I did not know the level of support I would need, and I could not have predicted the level of complexity I would soon experience in session. Tonya made herself abundantly available, and walked with me through my entire internship experience.
I would not be where I am in business today without the tremendous opportunity I was afforded at Trinity Family Counseling Center as their intern. Tonya Ratliff provided above and beyond supervision throughout my internship experience, while the rest of her staff continuously offered support and guidance. Immediately, I felt “at home” and was elated to see a variety of clients in a very quick amount of time. Grief, anxiety, depression, panic, chronic pain, self-esteem, parent-child relationships, and group counseling were just some of the cases I was exposed to throughout my internship experience. As my Trinity journey continued, my experience became even more rich, and by the time I had completed my hours I felt that I was ready to tackle my career with the utmost confidence. And, I always know I have Tonya in my corner.
I highly recommend Tonya Ratliff, LPC, NCC, ACS, as an exemplary supervisor for mental health professionals.
I have had the pleasure to be an intern at Trinity Family Counseling Center under Tonya Ratliff LPC, NCC, ACS.
As an intern at Trinity Family Counseling Center I had an opportunity to grow and hone my skills as a counselor. Tonya’s constant encouragement and professional guidance helped me discover which population I could best serve as well as, giving me confidence to think outside the box. The entire staff was very knowledgeable, always happy to answer my many questions. Given the opportunity, I would highly recommend interning at Trinity.
As a former intern at Trinity Family Counseling, I would definitely recommend working with and being supervised by Tonya Ratliff, LPC. She is not only professional; she is gracious with her praise and instructional in her guidance. I learned how to be subtle but firm, gentle but tough and an incredible amount of therapeutic wisdom from her supervision.
I consider myself fortunate to have had my counseling internship at Trinity Family Counseling Center under the supervision of Tonya Ratliff, Director. I was given a client caseload for the entire duration of my internship. I had access to Tonya as my Supervisor for an hourly weekly meeting as well as any time I had questions or concerns in working with clients. In addition, I felt supported by the other counselors working in the practice any time I had a question for them. It is a warm and supportive environment.
It is with enthusiasm and the highest degree of confidence that I offer my recommendation of Trinity Family Counseling Center as a clinical internship site for counseling students.