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Low Cost Therapy Option

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 and newly graduated professional services are offered at a lower rate than other therapy services at ICFE, with a standard 50-minute session costing $40. 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. 

Interns and Licensed Associates are supervised by Dr. Davenport, ICFE Owner and Director. 

Please contact us now to schedule your appointment.

Tania Ortiz, MS, LMFT-Associate 

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate.  I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of San Diego in 2004.  I then went on to complete a Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University in California.  I have facilitated groups and have worked with individuals, families and couples.  I also have experience working with individuals who have substance abuse issues and children who have been placed in the foster care system.  I have an interest in working with couples, children and women’s issues.  I am fluent in Spanish and can offer therapeutic services in Spanish.    

I use solution-focused techniques with clients to help identify and set goals.  I also enjoy using solution-focused techniques to help clients attain motivation and to facilitate growth and identify strengths.  

I am a Pre-Clinical Fellow in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and a member of the San Antonio Association for Relational Therapists (SAART).  

I have been married for 12 years and have two daughters and a son who keep me quite busy.  I enjoy watching movies, traveling, indulging in self-care techniques, reading books and trying new and fun places to eat.  

I look forward to working with you and helping you along this journey! 

 

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