Compassionate Counseling, LLC

Compassionate Counseling, LLC is an outpatient mental health clinic that provides individual, family, couples, and group therapy.  Compassionate Counseling, LLC offers a Powerful Play Parenting Group and Trauma & PTSD Support Group for Women at select times. Compassionate Counseling, LLC specializes in Play Therapy with children and parents of minor children, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder with teenagers and adults, as well as co-occurring mental health / substance abuse disorders.  Compassionate Counseling is a Veteran and Christian owned mental health clinic that treats all clients equally regardless of faith, ethnicity, and / or military background.  

NOTE: Internship hours can be scheduled according to the intern’s availability; however, there might be some evening hours where you will need to be available to observe sessions and / or therapy groups.  Compassionate Counseling, LLC is only open Monday through Fridays and closed on Federal Holidays. Internships are not guaranteed to be available every semester.

Duties: 

  • Meet once a week for a minimum of 30 minutes face to face with Elizabeth either on an as scheduled basis or as needed by intern after observing a client session as schedule availability allows 
  • Observing and conducting screening calls with potential new clients  / Returning Phone Calls to Clients  
  • Observing Intake Assessments
  • Observing individual therapy sessions as approved by clients(s)
  • Observing and assisting with group therapy when group(s) are in session
  • Learn and maintain electronic health records as requested  / Record-keeping  
  • Training in and completion of case management / administrative responsibilities
  • Reading assignments and / or trainings about HIPPAA, Confidentiality, ethics and other related topics  / (i.e.: Comparison of Psychology versus Social Work ethics and clinical considerations)

Pre-Requisites:

Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.

  1. Required courses: PSYC 311 – Abnormal Psychology, PSYC 315 – Foundations of Clinical Psychology
  2. Recommended courses:   PSYC 394 – Psychopharmacology

Other Requirements:

Be respectful of Mission and Religious Beliefs of Compassionate Counseling, LLC (e.g., please do not use the name of Jesus Christ in vain or denigrate members of the military)

Assessment:

  • 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)
  •  Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final
    paper

Agency Contact:

Elizabeth Taylor   LCSW, CSAC, RPT-S, CETP (elizabethtaylor.lcsw@gmail.com)

 (540) 850-4930 

5601 Cambridge Drive, Fredericksburg, Virginia  22407

Website: https://www.compassionatecounselingllc.org/