LOW COST THERAPY
“Creating balance for a better life for a lower fee for our community while providing supervision and learning for graduate level students”
We at PeaceTree believe that everyone should have access to high quality therapy services regardless of ability to pay. We are able to provide this service to the community by offering low cost therapy for $25 a session through our Master’s Intern Program. Our Interns are master’s level students in the final year of their graduate programs who are carefully selected based on life experience and professional training to ensure the highest quality for our patients.
Interns are closely supervised by doctoral level licensed psychologists and postdoctoral interns. They meet with supervisors for several hours each week to discuss their work and to review recordings of their sessions. They also participate in regular training and professional development to increase their understanding and expertise in several clinical areas. PTCC believes that clients receive the best treatment from their interns when their sessions are recorded and viewed in supervision. Interns discuss this option with all of their clients, who can then opt out if they choose. Recordings are treated with the utmost care, protected as required by law, and deleted following review in supervision.
Meet Our Interns:
Alec Iula, Master's Level Intern
I believe in a holistic approach, where I consider all aspects of a person’s wellbeing, including physical, spiritual, social, and emotional conditions. I am a Master’s student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic medicine and am currently being trained in Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), which helps explain the linkage between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This type of therapy can empower the client and allow them to recognize maladaptive thoughts and behaviors that impede their wellbeing. I have some training in motivational interviewing, an evidence-based approach that elicits behavior change, and some experience with mindfulness-based therapy. I have specific interests in depression, anxiety, sport-related mental health issues, and trauma. My goal is to create a warm and welcoming environment for each patient, and I hope to give the necessary skills to help clients thrive in their communities and personal lives.
Jilana Jaxon, Master's Level Intern
My therapeutic approach involves forming a non-judgmental, collaborative space in which clients and I work together to overcome challenges and create positive changes in their lives. As a master's student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, I have trained in cognitive-behavioral interventions, which may be used to explore and address patterns in what we think, feel, and do, as well as techniques for supporting clients’ motivation and mindfulness. I also favor a narrative, feminist approach, in that I strongly value viewing problems from each person’s unique perspective and working to empower clients. As a team, we can build insight into the challenges that are currently preventing you from reaching your goals. I look forward to helping individuals, children, families, and couples find healing, peace, and opportunities for personal growth.