Our Clinical Interns

Graduate Level Interns

 

We are very excited to have Master level interns available and providing clinical services for our community! These interns are in a graduate level program and placed with us to obtain clinical experience. They receive weekly supervision with Eric Gomez, LMFT. They are often placed with us for 6-12 months of experience, after which clients are transferred to another provider for continued care if needed. 

Our clinical interns will provide individual, relational and group therapy for our community. In addition to working individually, our clinical interns will offer co-therapy sessions with our licensed therapists. Co-therapy appointments allow individuals, couples and families to obtain the benefit and experience to two perspectives as the clinical process unfolds. They consist of a Master’s level clinician and a clinical intern, who closely collaborate in assessing and treating patient concerns. The objective is to provide effective therapy, help our patients reach their treatment goals, and provide our interns with ongoing training opportunities.

 

If insurance is an issue, our interns offer a discounted self pay rate of $35 per session for those without insurance or who may not want to utilize their insurance. We also have a limited number of time slots for pro bono services.  If you are interested in these services, please contact the office at 575-556-9585 to discuss options and availability.

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Katrinka Espinosa has a military background that was gained from serving in the U.S. Air Force and being married to a retired military spouse. Along with being a wife for many years, Katrinka also has three adult children and four grandchildren that she enjoys spending time with. Katrinka is a Christian, actively involved in ministry, and interested in using faith-based interventions to help couples and families searching for spiritual strengthening. Helping all individuals from our diverse community to find and explore their strengths to develop behaviors that support healthy relationships is her passion.  She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from Walden University.

MFT Clinical Intern

Katrinka Espinosa

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Annelise is a student working toward her Master’s degree in Counseling from Hope International University. Annelise graduated from Life Pacific College with her Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. Her passion and goal is to help individuals and couples grow and find healing and wholeness mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. She is also interested in working with children, teens, and adults. Annelise strives to create a safe space for everyone to be able to share their lives. She wants to walk alongside her clients and let them know that they are not alone. Annelise is interested in using both Christian based counseling interventions as well clinical interventions such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Annelise enjoys traveling, playing piano and guitar, being involved in ministry at her church, and spending time with family and friends.

LMHC Clinical Intern

Annelise Oakes

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Hailey is currently working toward her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New Mexico State University. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology, and an integrative Religion minor, from Hardin-Simmons University. Hailey is passionate about counseling, and strives to provide a safe space for people to be heard in a judgment-free environment. Her desire is to help others find healing and hope, facilitate secure and lasting relational bonds, and overcome barriers to seeking counseling. She believes just as one would go to a medical doctor for physical needs, counseling should be used to help your mind, heart and soul. Hailey works with clients of all ages, while specializing in the treatment of adults, couples, and families. Clinical focus areas include anxiety, depression, trauma, exploring family relationships / roles, couples counseling and grief work. She offers biblically-based counseling, for those who desire this service, and also welcomes working with other spiritual belief systems. She feels honored to hear her client’s stories and hopes to empower their authentic selves.

LMHC Clinical Intern

Hailey Davidson

Kaitlyn is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New Mexico State University. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Journalism. Kaitlyn strives to provide a non-judgemental and safe environment for clients to have the confidence to freely share their stories, and understand how their mental and physical experiences shape how they interact with the world around them. She believes that clients have the ability to create positive healing in their lives, and want to help them tap into their hidden strengths. Kaitlyn works with clients of all ages, provide couples therapy and addresses issues including anxiety, depression, illness, and trauma. 

LMHC Clinical Intern

Kaitlyn Valdez

Our Master level interns often have quick availability for intakes, providing increased accessibility of services for those willing to provide this experience for them.