Proudly Serving Montgomery County Maryland
301 Inspiration Lane, Second Floor, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
If you’re within a reasonable driving distance from Gaithersburg, Potomac, Rockville, Germantown, Boyds, Darnestown, Derwood, Olney, North Bethesda, etc., our practice environment and population might be just what you’re looking for.
We are an established (since 2005), exclusively fee-for-service private practice in the heart of the Kentland’s award-winning new urbanist community. Our collaboratively minded, skilled, no drama, collegial clinical staff is well respected in the community. Petra Desmond, our gem of a sweetheart office manager, runs a tight ship with regard to billing and reimbursement and keeps us well supplied to do our job. Our caseload of loyal clients come from the local community of suburban Montgomery County families.
Our practice design allows for scheduling flexibility and our founder strongly supports every member of our team achieving work/life/school/family balance. The practice environment offers spacious, well-appointed offices, high tech office support systems for communication and scheduling, and is located in a safe, picturesque neighborhood bustling with shops, restaurants, and free and easy parking.
Ideal candidates are individuals who are interested in exclusively, or primarily, offering conservative medication evaluations and management to our adults and teens.
Minimum Requirements Include:
Dr. Elizabeth Carr
240-252-3349 ext. 801
If you’re a Senior in High School who has taken or is taking AP Psychology or a College Student or recent College Graduate interested in Psychology who is looking for a high-quality training opportunity, we may be able to help.
Please note: As an exclusively fee-for-service private practice, we are NOT able to offer CLINICAL internships or externships to graduate students at this time. Although you will likely interact with clients on the telephone, or by training clients to use equipment such as Alpha-Stim or Muse (EEG brain training equipment) you will NOT be doing any PSYCHOTHERAPY with our clients. Therefore, our internships will NOT likely meet your graduate-level clinical externship or internship training program’s client contact hour requirements.
Also please note: This is a highly competitive TRAINING opportunity. You will be learning basic counseling skills through regular practice sessions with other interns and supervision with licensed clinicians. You will have opportunities to try our equipment (such as the Muse EEG feedback system). This is a learning, not an income-generating, position at the practice. As such this is a strictly UNPAID position.
Our interns assist in doing background research for media posts, Facebook curating, TV interviews, Advice columns, etc. They collaborate in writing our advice columns with our licensed clinicians, assist in the management of our lending library, assist in public speaking planning and preparation, and update Instagram posts. They can assist our office manager in order to learn about some of the administrative aspects of practice management. They can lead projects such as the Main Street Trick or Treat event and they have limited direct interaction with clients on administrative matters and on occasion assisting patients with using the Alpha-Stim technology.
We do our best to ensure that we have interns in pairs to that they can practice person-centered therapy skills with each other in role-play type mini-sessions. To see a little of what this sort of therapy looks like, watch this video.
We demand much from our interns and will give much back in return.
Candidates must possess the following skills and qualities:
Interns will be given an outstanding opportunity to learn about the profession with a supportive staff who enjoys teaching and mentoring.
Internship Applicants and Placement Directors are invited to initiate inquires with:
Director of Administrative Hospitality
240-252-3349 ext. 807