Counselling Internship Programs

Providing Psychotherapy and Couselling supervision services for academic interns pursuing registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Next Available Internships:
May 2024 (Full)
September 2024
January 2025

Counselling Internship at
Christina Janiga Psychotherapy

Christina Janiga Psychotherapy (CJP) offers counselling internships for Masters level graduate students.

Our internship program specializes in providing services to individuals 18 + in the perinatal phase. We offer counselling and psychotherapy services to help with symptoms of anxiety and depression, difficulties with the transition to parenthood, relationship difficulties, and stabilization with past or current trauma. We have in person services in Burlington, Ontario and serve all of Ontario virtually.

About You

You are a committed student who is looking to learn the critical skills of becoming an ethical and skilled Psychotherapist in Ontario. You take your ethical responsibilities seriously and practice evidence-based care, within the scope of your skills and knowledge.
You are available for at least 3 days a week (Mon & Wed 10am-5pm and Tuesdays 1pm-5pm to start).
A black pen rests on a notebook, to indicate booking a CRPO-approved clinical supervision session

Supervision is provided by Christina Janiga and includes:

  • 1 hour weekly individual supervision
  • Group supervision
  • Case Consultation
  • Review of record keeping/progress notes
  • Therapeutic Modality Education
  • Training
  • Ethical Guidelines
  • Average of 6-10 clients a week
  • Shadowing opportunities

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Masters-level education in related field.
  • Seeking registration with an Ontario Ministry of Health regulated College for the purposes of providing Psychotherapy. 
  • A trauma-informed lens is important and if not yet trauma certified, must be willing to complete a trauma certification within 6 months. *Must complete graduate level trauma course.
  • Must be very comfortable with technology and willing to use technology in daily practice.
  • Must have your own student liability insurance.
  • Must have access to consistent high-speed internet, a private home office space, and the ability to conduct teletherapy sessions.
  • Interest and demonstrated continuing education is crucial. 
  • You support and contribute to a healthy work place that embraces lifelong learning, diversity, clinical teamwork, privacy, and adherence to professional standards of practice.
  • Assets: Experience and/or further Certifications in perinatal mental health, trauma, CBT, DBT, IPT,  or *EMDR.

* as a student intern we are aware that you cannot  practice EMDR but you will be provided opportunity to learn the AIP model, observe sessions and EMDR consultation groups.

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and 2 letters of reference w/contact information to:

AND complete our Counselling Internship Questionnaire.

Cover letters can be addressed to Christina Janiga, RP, Clinical Supervisor

Cover letters must address your skills related to your experience and skills with the following:

Self-management skills: 

  • Time management
  • Attend monthly (virtual) meetings/supervision of the group practice.
  • Participate in weekly supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize, monitor progress on learning goals.
  • Schedule and organize your own appointments through Jane (our electronic health record).

Administrative skills: 

  • Complete the necessary documentation, in advance, to qualify for participation in practicum.
  • Take direction from the Clinical Supervisor in all aspects of the practicum.
  • Complete record keeping/progress notes daily.
  • Answer emails from clients and staff within 48 hours via the email that is provided by the site. 

Therapeutic skills: 

  • Develop a set of goals for your practicum, based on your therapeutic interests and the needs of the practice site.
  • Understanding and implementation of basic counselling skills such as reflection of feeling, reflection of meaning, paraphrasing, and active listening. 
  • Demonstrate and understand cultural competence and social/political issues clients may face including low income, discrimination, racism, and language barriers in order to work with a variety of clientele, in addition to higher socioeconomic status clients. 
  • An established self-care routine.

Ethical skills: 

  • Acting in accordance with provincial regulatory (CRPO) ethics and professional behaviour at all times throughout your practicum.
  • Recognize the limits and competency of your training.
  • Commitment to work through the practicum as a professional commitment.


    • Vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check. 
    • 2 past work references – Letter & contact info.