We recognize that many potential clients seeking therapy cannot afford the rates of our therapists who do not take insurance, and/or do not have insurance benefits to adequately cover therapy services. Therefore, we also offer a low-cost therapy option of therapy services with a therapist-intern. The ICFE is a training site for graduate students engaged in Master’s degree programs in mental health fields (for example, marriage and family therapy, counseling, social work or psychology programs). Students with an interest in couple, family, and child therapy select the ICFE as a training site due to the reputation and experience levels of ICFE clinicians. Student-intern services are offered at a lower rate than other therapy services at ICFE, with a standard 50-minute session costing $30. Clients receiving low cost services from student-interns consent to video-recording of sessions for supervision. Recordings are destroyed after supervision and are not part of therapy records.
During their internship, student-interns receive weekly supervision based in part on video recordings of their sessions to allow the supervisor to ensure quality therapy services and student learning. Student-interns also receive supplemental educational experiences focused on expanding their skills and knowledge within their chosen area of clinical focus (such as play therapy, couples therapy, or trauma therapy) beyond the general training received in graduate training programs. The ICFE only accepts student-interns with strong academic credentials, faculty recommendation, and successful completion of ICFE interview process.
Student interns are supervised by Dr. Davenport, ICFE Owner and Director.
Meet our 2018 ICFE Therapist-Intern, Kristina Martinez Fields
Kristina is a graduate student in the Psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University. She is scheduled to graduate with honors in December, 2018. Her previous clinical experiences include working with couples, children, families, and individuals from diverse backgrounds. She has worked with concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, relational conflict, and life transitions.
Her professional background is in psychological research, where she worked alongside a team of psychiatrists and medical professionals. Her research experience has allowed her to work with growing families, children, active military members, and veterans.
She is a student member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as the Christian Counselors of Texas, Inc. Her passion is working with couples and families to promote a healthy and stable environment where the family can thrive.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.