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.
93% of our clients demonstrated improvement in depression and anxiety symptoms when measured before treatment and after one month of treatment. These are measured by gold-standard clinical outcome tests.
We measure patient progress once a month, and periodically, your therapist-in-training will work with you to evaluate your progress, reflect on your goals, and continue with the best clinical path forward.
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.
Our therapists-in-training provide therapy at a much more affordable price than do 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.