Internship Opportunities

Stepping Forward Counseling Center is inherently a teaching center for those who want to learn how to provide expert mental health care. We work with local colleges and universities to find motivated and passionate interns who are searching for:

  • Supervision
  • Real-life hands on training opportunities
  • An enriching and unique learning environment
  • Working directly with psychiatrists and a clinical team

  • Flexible hours and great locations

Our internship program is designed to support our interns in an experience that will give them the full scope of an intense program. Interns are challenged to grow and expand their abilities in their field of interest. Interns work closely with our clinicians and staff and quickly gain the knowledge and experience to move forward in their educational and career goals.

If you are committed to learning about holistic treatment strategies for mental health care and identify as a passionate, curious, hard-working and open-minded person, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us today for more information.

“Our employment philosophy is the 3 P’s. Anthony, Peony and I support our people to develop and execute programs that provide the profit for us to all grow. ” – Christine Robertello, LCSW, CEO

People – Staff, Providers, Vendors – support for continual education, flexible hours, child care, recreational activities, vendor appreciation program.
Programs – That build on success and grows from challenges. Thinking outside the box support for innovating programs that reach our clients.
Profit – Sustainable business results and corporate social responsibility. We currently support a school and orphanage in Haiti.

We are now accepting inquiries and applications for internships for 2021 and 2022 and hiring like-minded professionals in all locations.​ If you are interested, contact us today and include a resume, relevant experience and intent, and a cover letter. Send all applications to our Contact Us page.

Clinical Supervisors

Jill Pringle, LCSW is qualified to supervise students as a field instructor for any school of social work in the tri-state area. Jill is also a clinical supervisor.

Dr. Ghahary, PhD has extensive experience in teaching and supervision of Master’s and Doctoral level students and post-doctoral trainees. Dr. Ghahary is a Psychologist as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey.

Dr. Mitchell Shaffer, PhD, LMFT leads the clinical supervision programs at Southern California, Irvine location at SFCC. Shaffer is very supportive while challenging our team of licensed Clinicians, MFTs, Social Work Interns and Master level trainees.

Melyssa Zive, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and clinical supervisor at our SFCC Yorba Linda, California location. She is experienced in ABT, CBT, and DBT. Melyssa helps supervise Social Work interns, MFT interns, and Master Level trainees.

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Three locations to serve you

Stepping Forward Counseling Center, LLC has three locations to serve you.
Please contact our offices for questions, applications, programs, and events.

15375 Barranca Parkway Building D
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 333-1209

New Jersey
26 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928
Phone: (973) 635-6550

22343 La Palma Ave. Unit 116
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
Phone: (714) 340-0511

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