Join us May 14 for our virtual Spring Conference! Click here for more details.

Join us May 14 for our virtual Spring Conference! Click here for more details.

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:

Doctoral Intern: Olivia Schmitke

Olivia Schmitke is a Ph.D. student in the School Psychology program at the University of South Carolina. She will graduate in May of 2024 and pursue licensure as a Licensed Psychologist. Olivia received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Union University and previously spent some time at Southeast Psych as a summer undergraduate intern and then served as the Operations Coordinator for a year after graduating from college.

As the clinical intern for this summer, Olivia can offer discounted counseling services for adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and life stress. Additionally, she can offer discounted psychological assessments for school-age children and adults related to attention, learning, and neurodevelopment. She is passionate about prioritizing mental health and collaborating with future clients to navigate challenges and build skills in a judgment-free space.


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!