Internship Program

Gotham Psychotherapy offers a comprehensive and enriching internship program for graduate school students pursuing a degree in mental health counseling. This program is designed to provide hands-on experience, mentorship, and professional development within a supportive and collaborative environment.

Program Components

  • Learning Objectives
    • Develop proficiency in conducting intake assessments, diagnosing mental health disorders, writing progress notes, and creating treatment plans.
    • Gain experience in providing evidence-based individual counseling to diverse patient populations.
    • Enhance clincial skills by utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques, including crisis intervention, risk assessment, and ethical decision-making.
    • Understand the administrative aspects of how a private psychotherapy practice is operated, including scheduling, record-keeping, and professional networking.
  • Clinical Experience
    • Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with patients under the supervision of Carla Mannino, LCSW-R, CAS, CCTP, CAMS. This includes: conducting intake assessments, providing individual counseling sessions, writing progress notes, and developing treatment plans.
  • Supervision and Mentorship
    • Interns will receive weekly individual and group supervision sessions. This allows for in-depth discussions on cases, therapeutic interventions, diagnosis, treatment planning, and psychotropic medications.
    • Additionally, interns will attend a weekly training and support meeting with Internship Program Director, Talia Rosenberg, LMSW to ensure an optimal internship experience.
  • Collaborative Environment
    • Our practice values collaboration and encourages interns to engage in interdisciplinary teamwork.

University Affiliations

Columbia University - Master of Education in Counseling Psychology

Columbia University prepares students to practice mental health counseling. Their program is dedicated to the preparation of professionals who 1) facilitate the optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations through 2) strategies of prevention, intervention, and remediation that are 3) culturally-relevant and psychologically-appropriate across the lifespan.

New York University - Master of Arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness

New York University is committed to generating, advancing, and disseminating knowledge related to all aspects of research and practice in counseling. They teach their students to understand people across the lifespan in cultural contexts, promote equity and social justice in our work, and help all people craft lives of wellness, health, and meaning.

Fordham University - Master in Education in Mental Health Counseling

Fordham University prepares graduates to work in diverse settings such as mental health clinics, hospitals, university counseling centers, social agencies, corporations, and private practice.

William & Mary - Master of Education in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

William & Mary’s master’s in clinical mental health counseling program, centered on social justice, prepares students for their next steps to become a licensed professional counselor. The curriculum blends diverse theoretical perspectives and practical applications with research and quantitative methods. The courses challenge students and help develop their understanding of patient intervention and advocacy methods.

Lehman College - Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Lehman College's master’s in clinical mental health counseling program prepares students to work in varied environments such as: private practice, substance misuse counseling, not-for-profits, community-based organizations, business, government agencies, and healthcare.