Hi Interns,

Welcome!  I am happy to provide some information to those of you practicing in the Mid-Peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area.  Most of this information will be geared toward private practice but I will update agency jobs and interesting trainings as I find out about them.  Check out my resource page here for other ideas to help your clients and you.  

If you are thinking of going into private practice make a checklist of all the free ways you can market yourself.  Go through this list each month and update your posts, workshop offerings, and new job skills.  Keep your resume current and think about what topics you could offer talks on.  What unique skills and insight can you give to your community?  You can use the list I have created here to get you started.  Please share new ideas and I will update this list with your ideas too!  It takes a village.

For free support each month click this link to learn about the SCV-CAMFT pre-licensed support group that meets in Mountain View, CA.

Always check the BBS for procedures and specific guidelines necessary on your path toward licensure:

This blog post discusses different types of internships:

Free therapist Listservs in the Bay Area

1) Mhprofessionalnetworking group (email to be added)

2) Peninsula Therapists (email to be added)

A sample business plan for private practice

Website to help therapists in private practice:

This is a link to a Private Practice Internship Contract (please check with a lawyer if needed or CAMFT lawyers as a bare minimum before starting your private practice internship)

These are ideas for *possible paid* and *unpaid* intern positions in the bay area

South Bay:

Almaden Valley Counseling,

Cassy Bay Area

Santa Clara Unified

Beth Proudfoot- Family & Children’s Services

Jeff Nugent,

Los Gatos Teen Therapy- Lindsay Smith

Therapy Works- Maalia Wilbur

Evergreen School District in San Jose. Bich Nguyen-Hamilton, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor


Cabrillo Unified School District (Half Moon Bay) Caroline Morton at or (650) 455-2547

Pyramid Alternatives in Pacifica Diane Ritter, MFT, Clinical Manager, at (a bit unclear if this is paid)

Star Vista

BHRS ( San Mateo Count Mental Health

SF Paid:

I don’t have any links in the city at this point.

craigslist is an option for finding work

Here is a blog about finding a paid internship

Free CEU's with Lotus Collaborative in SF

Self Care link