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: http://www.bbs.ca.gov
This blog post discusses different types of internships: http://www.reneebeckmft.com/blog/
Free therapist Listservs in the Bay Area
1) Mhprofessionalnetworking group
firstname.lastname@example.org (email to be added)
2) Peninsula Therapists (email email@example.com to be added)
A sample business plan for private practice
Website to help therapists in private practice:
These are ideas for *possible paid* and *unpaid* intern positions in the bay area
Almaden Valley Counseling, http://www.avcounseling.org
Cassy Bay Area
Santa Clara Unified
Beth Proudfoot- Family & Children’s Services
Jeff Nugent, http://www.nugenttherapy.com
Los Gatos Teen Therapy- Lindsay Smith
Therapy Works- Maalia Wilbur
Evergreen School District in San Jose. Bich Nguyen-Hamilton, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Cabrillo Unified School District (Half Moon Bay) Caroline Morton at email@example.com or (650) 455-2547
Pyramid Alternatives in Pacifica Diane Ritter, MFT, Clinical Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org (a bit unclear if this is paid)
BHRS (http://smchealth.org/bhrs) San Mateo Count Mental Health
I don’t have any links in the city at this point.
craigslist is an option for finding work
Self Care link