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Internship Program

Center for Counseling and Education offers a high-quality and competitive internship program.  We love this program because it fulfills our mission of providing excellent training for therapists and serving our communities.  Our interns come to us with relevant experience, passion, and an outstanding record.  They are willing to go above and beyond in their learning to ensure they offer the most effective mental health services.  

CFCE Interns receive a minimum of three hours a week of intensive supervision. Their supervisors are involved in the treatment planning for each of their clients. Interns have access to many different specialists within CFCE and consultation opportunities for various modalities including EMDR, ERP, and Play Therapy. Our supervisors are expert therapists with a tremendous devotion to their clients and supervisees. 

If you are interested in applying for our Internship program, please complete our application.

Courtney Barbera, Counseling Intern

Courtney Barbera, Counseling Intern,  is passionate about creating genuine therapeutic relationships with clients that provide them with a safe, supportive environment within which to grow and heal. She looks forward to providing counseling to children, adolescents, and young adults as they grow and navigate these stressful periods of their lives.

Ceyda Baysal, Counseling Intern

Ceyda Baysal joins us from The College of New Jersey’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program. She possesses a passion for helping youth who have experienced trauma, and incorporates creative therapies utilizing art and play to promote healing through self-expression. Ceyda prioritizes creating spaces where children feel emotionally and mentally safe as well as empowered by strengthening relationships with themselves and their emotions.

Jeremy Behrens, Counseling Intern

Jeremy Behrens is a counseling intern from St. Bonaventure University. He is pursuing his Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a particular interest in helping those in the ADHD and Autism communities. As a practicing Buddhist, he feels that meditation and mindfulness are important skills one can use to cope with many mental health issues. He’s passionate about normalizing mental health care for men, as well as advocating for inclusion and equality for all.

Sarah Kahn, Counseling Intern

Sarah Kahn is a current graduate student from LaSalle University’s clinical counseling program.  Sarah joins CFCE  after years of experience as an educator. She has experience running peer support groups as a volunteer for the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). As a licensed yoga instructor and practitioner, Sarah is deeply drawn to helping clients through mindfulness, meditation, and embodiment to help de-stress, feel and manage all emotions.

Katie Latona, Counseling Intern

Katie Latona joins CFCE as a graduate student in Northwestern University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Katie has years of experience working in a nonprofit setting and volunteering in social justice and community activism spaces. She has also volunteered as a domestic violence response advocate for the Camden County Women’s Center. Katie is committed to counseling as a non-judgmental and collaborative process where clients can feel heard, validated, and empowered to make changes for themselves.

Brighid Shea, Counseling Intern

Brighid Shea is graduate student in the Professional Clinical Counseling program at La Salle University. Operating from an insight-oriented, client-centered approach, Brighid is passionate about helping clients of all ages navigate unique challenges related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and developmental transitions. Brighid is committed to creating a warm environment where clients feel validated, understood, and respected.

David Smith, Counseling Intern

David Smith is a current graduate student from LaSalle University’s Clinical Counseling program. He has a strong interest in helping children, adolescents, teens and young adults balance the stress of academic expectations, social interactions and family relationships. David is excited to assist clients of all ages in navigating stressful situations and life changes, while providing clients with a safe and comfortable space to share their thoughts and feelings.

Susan Speas, Counseling Intern

Susan Speas currently attends the Ed.S. in Counseling Services program at Rider University. Susan comes to the Center for Counseling and Education with twenty years of school counseling experience. She specializes in working with adolescents experiencing difficulties related to their school environment. Some of these difficulties may include depression, anxiety, trauma, bullying, school avoidance, gender identity, relationships, family life, substance misuse, along with other issues that are social, emotional, or behavioral in nature. Susan is looking forward to working with teens and is equally eager to transfer her skills and knowledge to counsel both children and adults.