Training for LPC-Interns, LMFT-Associates, and LMSWs

The Carole and Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center offers internship training for individuals who have completed a graduate degree in a counseling discipline and seek clinical supervision to complete their licensure requirements. Our clinical supervisors are all approved by a state licensing board.

The Carole and Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center trains participants to consolidate and refine their present theory while growing in experience. Participants gain the unique experience of understanding counseling through a faith perspective and are trained to integrate theological insights into their work. Participants sharpen their skills in the practice of different clinical modalities, including working with children, adults, and families. Graduates have excellent clinical skills, can articulate their theory of care, and are ready for licensure.


  • Completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, or other mental health field.
  • Successfully passing the state-required licensing exam
  • Applicants must demonstrate ethical conduct and interpersonal skills appropriate to the professional practice of counseling.
  • Applicant’s interests and aptitudes must be in concert with our program's goals and objectives.

By the End of Your Training Experience:

  • You will have a well rounded clinical training experience that prepares you for independent practice within your clinical profession.
  • You will have the added benefit of learning how to integrate one’s faith perspective into your clinical work.
  • You will have accrued the required amount of clinical and supervision hours to apply for full licensure in the State of Texas.

How to apply:

  • Download and submit application
  • Submit a copy of your most recent Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, and three professional references
  • Submit $125 non-refundable application fee

Application Deadlines:

  • July 31 for fall admission

For more information, contact Dr. Williams at training@samaritanhouston.org.