Lisa Olivera, 2022
At Journey To Grace Counseling, we firmly believe in the transformative power of the collaborative care model, which we consider the most effective way to deliver individualized, high-quality mental health services. As an established teaching practice, we place great emphasis on the education and training of therapists at all stages of their development. Our dedicated team of passionate healthcare providers prioritizes your well-being, ensuring that you receive the best-suited care, whether it's from one clinician, a team of two, or another trusted professional in the community.
Our ultimate goal is to help you unlock your full potential and enhance your quality of life. Our highly skilled team specializes in trauma-informed therapy practices. We understand that these specialized services can become costly when provided by therapists with over a decade of experience, potentially limiting accessibility to essential care. To address this, we have adopted a teaching model that leverages the expertise of master's level graduate students and master's/doctoral level counselors.
It's essential to recognize that trauma therapy represents a distinct subset of psychotherapy. Not all licensed therapists who claim to work with trauma possess the appropriate type or quantity of training required for effective trauma treatment. While many graduate school programs now offer basic trauma-related courses, some do not include any trauma coursework in their curriculum. Even when provided, these basic courses often lack the depth necessary to equip therapists with the skills needed to work with trauma effectively.
At Journey To Grace Counseling, we hold ourselves to the highest standards. For instance, our students, counselors, and therapists trained in EMDR undergo rigorous EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) approved training to ensure the highest standard for the clinical use of EMDR.
Our commitment to utilizing Master's Level Graduate Students and Master's/Doctoral Level Counselors enables us to offer the following benefits:
As a leading mental health provider in our community, Journey To Grace Counseling collaborates with major universities in our area to offer you the highest quality care. We are proud to partner with institutions like the University of North Texas (UNT), which boasts a nationally recognized and award-winning play therapy and counseling program. This partnership ensures that you receive cutting-edge therapeutic techniques and the latest advancements in mental health care.
Our interns are typically Master’s level students working towards their graduate degree. They have completed most of their required coursework and are in the final stages of degree completion, aiming to accumulate about 700 practice hours before receiving their graduate degree. These interns, while not employed by our practice, work with us as affiliates. Through a partnership with their university, we offer them clinical site placements to gain experience. In exchange, we provide clinical supervision at no cost to the student or the university. This arrangement allows us to offer lower rates for counseling sessions, benefiting the public and helping cover the overhead costs associated with their presence on-site.
Our rigorous selection process ensures that interns have prior mental health field experience, trauma-related exposure, or unique skill sets that set them apart. They undergo extensive training and observation, enabling them to begin shaping their professional identity while benefiting from our experienced therapists' guidance.
Provisionally licensed therapists have successfully passed state and national licensing exams, including the NCE (National Counselor Examination) and jurisprudence examinations. These therapists have demonstrated their commitment to professional development and have embarked on the journey towards full licensure. Their 3,000 practice hours requirement usually takes 2-3 years to complete.
Licensed therapists at Journey To Grace Counseling have successfully completed all state requirements, including rigorous examinations and extensive work experience. They hold professional licenses in their respective fields, ensuring the highest level of expertise and capability in addressing complex cases.
At Journey To Grace Counseling, our collaborative care model, ongoing education, and commitment to nurturing future therapists enable us to provide exceptional mental health services to our community. We believe in accessible, high-quality care that empowers individuals on their journey to mental wellness.
Ready to begin your journey towards healing and wellness? Contact Journey To Grace Counseling today to schedule your appointment. Our team is here to support you every step of the way.