Discovery Counseling Center 
of the San Ramon Valley
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(925) 837 0505

Discovery Counseling Center 

Clinical Training Opportunities 

Post-Masters or 2nd Year Students in MSW/MFT Program

Doctoral Practicum Students

The Discovery Counseling Center is a nonprofit community-based counseling center serving the San Ramon Valley. Established in 1969, Discovery Counseling Center provides a wide range of  outpatient mental health services for all ages, children through seniors, in our clinic; multiple programs in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District; and Mental Health First Aid offered to the community. The Discovery Counseling Center is committed to providing affordable mental health services and to offering high quality training for the mental health professionals of the future. The Discovery Counseling Center is located in Danville.

Placement Options

School-Based: Interns in the School Counseling and Intervention Program (SCIP) work in the schools with at-risk youth in individual and group counseling. Interns are assigned to elementary and middle schools in the San Ramon Valley School District, and may be given additional opportunities to work with the families at the Discovery Center clinic. The internship is approximately 12-18 clinical hours (2-3 school days) plus 5 hours of training and supervision per week, with 10-month commitment. Applicants should have a minimum of 1 year's experience working with children and be able to work independently at the school site (supervision is off-site). This option might be applied toward dual MFT/PPS hours as well. 

Clinic: Interns in this program work with adults, children, couples and families in our clinic. Additional responsibilities may include community outreach and participation in agency events. Psychological testing oppurtunities may be negotiated. The internship is 15-20 hours per week including a minimum of 10 clinical cases and 3 hours of supervision, with a 12-month commitment. Some evening and/or weekend hours are expected. Applicants must be a registered intern or 3rd year doctoral student with significant clincial experience. 

School/Clinic Combination: Interns may choose to work in both the schools and clinic. These interns will carry a caseload consisting of one school and 5 clinic clients. Training and supervision are the same as above. Interns must be post-masters or 3rd year doctoral level. 

The agency provides individual and group supervision by licensed Psy.D., MSW, and MFT staff. Bi-weekly didactic trainings are conducted by staff and professionals from the community on a wide variety of topics relevant to the treatment of children and families.   

 MFTI Trainees and Interns 
*Please submit a resume and two letters of reference to: 

Discovery Counseling Center 


Attention: Carol Axton, LMFT
115A Town and Country Drive 
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 837-0505 ext. 407
Fax: (925) 837-0568

*Email or mail-in application

Application Deadline: Until all positions are filled
Interviews begin in late January, Please apply early 

Doctoral Programs 

Please send application materials to:

Jennifer Oellerich, PsyD

115A Town & Country Drive 

Danville, CA 94526

Phone: (925) 837-0505 ext. 311

Fax: (925) 837-0568

We are members of Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC). For BAPIC applicants, please follow uniform application guidelines and procedures. These can be found at 


"I have gotten so much out of my time at Discovery! The school placement has been very fulfilling and has taught me so much. The supervision has been awesome and the support incredible. I love the emphasis on a positive intern/staff community; I feel I can totally focus on my learning experience. The didactic training has been excellent as well. You cant go wrong here!!" 

-Doctoral student