Interns & Practicum Students
Interns have completed Master's level coursework focusing on theories, methods, and research. Interns are completing practicum hours towards obtaining a Master's degree, which can take up to a year.
Practicum Students are in graduate school, working towards their Master's degree. Practicum Students provide short-term therapy, though they may have the option to continue as an Intern. Interns do have a limited scope of practice as they continue to learn.
The services you receive are regularly evaluated and complemented by input from a state-approved supervisor Cary M Hamilton LMHC-S, CHMS, RPT-S; Sarah Moran, LMFT-S, RPT; and Anita Baruah LMFT-S, CMHS, RPT.
For Interns & Practicum Students, there is a $40 administrative fee.
“At many times throughout their lives, children will feel the world has turned topsy-turvy. It’s not the ever-present smile that will help them feel secure. It’s knowing that love can hold many feelings, including sadness, and that they can count on the people they love to be with them until the world turns right side up again.”
– Fred Rogers
Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and will receive her master’s degree from Northwestern University in early 2024.
Amy earned her BA in creative writing and publishing from Lewis-Clark State College in 2010. After nearly a decade of working with medical insurance and contracting, Amy saw the rising need for mental health professionals, especially in the post-pandemic world, and decided to return to school to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her desire is to work with children and adolescence, teaching coping skills, resilience, and processing trauma. She recently moved to Olympia from Las Vegas with her husband, children, and dogs.
When not in session or buried in schoolwork, Amy enjoys spending time with her family. Weekends are spent watching kid’s sports, exploring the PNW and the unending process of clearing debris from her property to make room for chickens and goats.
Polly Hawver (she/they pronouns)
Polly is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern and will graduate with a Master in Counseling from Antioch University in October 2024. She has completed specialized training in Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy.
Prior to pursuing their master’s degree, Polly was a practicing strength and body image coach for clients of size and GLBTQIA+ folks. Polly has always had a deep passion for body liberation and making movement accessible and joyful for all bodies. She has always been a ‘counselor’ in life and is grateful to have the opportunity to serve others in this unique way. Polly loves working with people of all ages and particularly enjoys working with transgender and queer folks.