Welcome!Welcome to the blog for Pfeiffer Institute Reach. On this blog, you will find introductions from some of our clinicians, information about mental health topics, and announcements about events from Reach and other agencies. Be sure to check out our webpage www.pfeiffer.edu/reach, our Facebook page www.facebook.com/pfeifferreach, and our Twitter feed @PfeifferReach.
Pfeiffer Institute Reach is a low-cost clinic offering individual, couple, and family therapy services to the community. Sessions are $30 (university students: call to find out about our special rates!), and we have a sliding scale fee for those with financial need. We do not take insurance (including medicaid/medicare), credit cards, or debit cards. Sessions are confidential within the limits of the law.
Clinicians at Reach are graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Pfeiffer University, Raleigh/Durham campus. Some people get nervous at the thought of getting help from someone who is "just" a student. Let me try to put your mind at ease. Technically, the clinicians are interns, which means they are being closely supervised by licensed faculty. As a client, you are unlikely to ever interact with the supervisor -- although you can if you want -- but you still benefit from their experience and expertise. You're getting two therapists for the cost of one -- and a very low cost at that!
In addition, the students have at least 21 credit hours in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, and have been repeatedly evaluated for competence to enter the clinic. They come with a wide range of life experiences, and have shown themselves willing to learn from professors, supervisors, and clients alike.
I am very proud of the clinic and the services we offer here. I hope in these posts you will learn more about the clinicians and how we at Reach can help you with your individual and relationship issues. If you have any questions about our policies, please don't hesitate to ask.
Laura Bryan, PhD, LMFT
Clinic Director, Pfeiffer Institute Reach