Therapists in New York who are trained as mental health counselors or marriage and family therapists were able to earn a license in these fields in 2006. Those these are not new license areas in other states, New York has always been a social work state. That said, psychotherapists here have a difficult time competing with social workers for practicum sites, internships, externships and supervision towards their post-graduate hours for licensure.
Dr. Michael DeMarco, having a license in both of these areas, has been supervising, training and employing therapists-in-training interested in working in a private practice setting since 2006. DeMarco has supervised students and post-graduates from programs at Long Island University (LIU), Columbia’s Teachers College, Mercy College, Iona, Toro, John Jay, NYU, Fordham, Yeshiva, City College, and University of Pennsylvania, among others.
Private practice is very different than agency or in-patient work, and therapists are often not trained in the business and marketing side of things (all the things you never learned in your masters program). Therapists-in-training often have a finite amount of time in which to complete their supervised experience, and it takes someone who is passionate about learning the ins and outs of private practice and a willingness to invest some time, money, and energy into building their caseloads to make this happen.
If you are a mental health counselor or marriage and family therapist, whether you are licensed or are still in training, if you are interested in clinical or administrative supervision, feel free to contact us through this website by clicking on the blue contact button to the left of your screen.
Note: We are only able to place graduate students whose programs lead to a license as a mental health counselor or as a marriage and family therapist in the state of New York or if you have graduated and are looking for a limited permit as a mental health counselor or marriage and family therapist in the state of New York.