This is a marathon not a sprint ~ and you've got LOTS and LOTS of support with student debt, affordable psychotherapy, articles on the journey to licensure and more!

Scroll down for help with your financial woes and to read essays that will inspire you to keep on keepin' on!

Affordable Psychotherapy

Self-care does not have to be out of your price-range ~ Open Path Psychotherapy Collective allows you to receive psychotherapy at an affordable fee while you get you’re finishing up your hours.

CAMFT Educational Foundation

Click for scholarships and grants available to students, interns and even licensed members. Annual deadline is usually December 31st.

CA Student Loan Repayment Programs

Yes, you CAN get ahead of student debt! This resource is specific to California.

Located outside California? Check for resources in your state.

Three essays to nourish you!


Want to make the most of the required 3000 hours of supervised experience, especially the post-Masters’ internship phase?

Three experienced therapists break it down in a way you won’t forget!

Dancing Naked on the Bridge

Dancing Naked on the Bridge is a case study that was published in the third volume of the Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health. It is an essay about culture shock and vicarious trauma.

The Prelicensee Paradox 

This guest post by Laura Siniego encourages you to practice self-advocacy and self-care while unpacking an interesting paradox: Enthusiastic student clinicians and interns are at the greatest risk for burnout and vicarious traumatization!