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Graduate Student Internship

Southeast Psych is proud to offer graduate level training for students completing their Master’s in Counseling. These trainees are supervised by licensed psychologists. On a 4-month rotation, these practicum interns provide individual and group therapy for a variety of issues. Our trainees are able to offer discounted therapeutic services. If you are interested in services, please contact our office.

If you are a graduate student interested in a applying for a placement for the fall, spring or summer semester, please email Elise Howell: ehowell@southeastpsych.com


Current Intern:

Graduate Counseling Intern: Johnia Murray

Johnia Murray is a master’s student on the Clinical Mental Health track within the Counseling program at UNCC. She will graduate in May of 2022 and pursue licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. Johnia received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University.

Johnia believes that everyone is doing the best they can with what they have and deserve to be respected, heard, and feel safe while doing so. She strives to create a sacred space for clients to explore and name the most vulnerable parts of themselves. Johnia has experience working with adults with issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief. Johnia works intuitively with clients to tailor their sessions to their unique needs, in addition to utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. When away for the day, Johnia enjoys reading, baking, spending time with loved ones and traveling!


Graduate Counseling Intern: Claire Gouch

Claire believes that everyone deserves to share their story and feel safe and seen while doing so. She works to create an environment where clients can feel free to be themselves and explore even the darkest parts of themselves. Claire has experience working with adults and teens with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, boundaries, and grief. She tailors therapy sessions to her individual clients and their needs, but has utilized Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Client-centered therapy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University and is currently obtaining her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. When not in the office, Claire enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing board games!