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Today I want to introduce you to:
Colleen Klintworth, CASAC, MHC-LP, will be working with me as an intern, with her own clients, using my office on the weekend and a couple of days during the week.
The laws pertaining to counselors in New York State are extremely rigorous and infuriatingly split into separate regulations concerning substance abuse counseling and mental health counseling, as if the two fields had any reason to be divided. Colleen already has a great deal of experience in the substance abuse field, she has even been a supervisor; but she lets nothing get in the way of treating her clients in an holistic manner. Therefore, to work in mental health and establish a private practice, she must meet the requirements to be a mental health counselor and come to work with the likes of me.
Her soft southern accent belies the years she spent in North Carolina, raising a family. Like most good therapists, this is her second career. She started off as an editor. Undoubtedly, she will help her clients re-author their own stories and develop sides of their own characters they never knew they had.