Therapists-in-training are graduate students currently pursuing their Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Psychology, or Social Work. Their coursework covers an extensive range within the field of psychotherapy, from evidence-based interventions to diagnosis. As a part of their school programs, graduate counseling students are required to fulfill 600 hours of clinical internship, which is where Sol Health comes in!
Yes, all our therapists-in-training are supervised by experienced, licensed psychologists, LMHCs, or LCSWs. Our supervisors work closely with their therapists-in-training to develop personalized treatment plans for our clients. In addition to weekly supervision, Sol Health provides a best-in-class training system to ensure the highest quality of care.
Generational differences can play an important role in building a strong therapeutic alliance with your therapist. In today's complex cultural, political, and digitized landscape, it is often difficult to find a therapist that can truly understand the struggles of being a college student.
As students themselves, our therapists-in-training have faced many of these struggles first-hand, providing them with the necessary experience to understand, empathize with, and help overcome these obstacles.
Additionally, our therapists-in-training receive weekly individual supervision under a licensed therapist. Each supervisor works with their therapist-in-training to develop personalized treatment plans, monitor patient progress, and provide ongoing support to clients.
Our therapists-in-training provide therapy at a much more affordable price than licensed therapists.
Traditional in-person therapy can cost anywhere from $150 to $300 per session. Teletherapy platforms like BetterHelp and TalkSpace offer therapy services at a slightly reduced price of roughly $80 to $100 per session, which is still too high for the college student budget.
Sol Health offers therapy at a price of $30 a session - on par with the typical insurance copay for in-network therapy. In addition, clients can avoid the month-long wait times that come with finding in-network therapists.
Our therapists-in-training have a weekly caseload of approximately 10 clients a week. In addition to greater flexibility around scheduling, this lighter caseload allows them to devote more time and attention to each of their clients, including greater accessibility during off-session hours.
In comparison, the typical licensed therapist may see over 40 clients a week due to the nationwide therapist shortage. This heavy caseload has led to scheduling difficulties and overworked therapists, which in turn has resulted in increasing complaints over reduced patient care.