Join the Team!

Interested in working with the Gustavus College Counseling Center team? Don't miss the information below!

2016-17 Practicum Students:

Kelly Nelson - University of St. Thomas
Aaron Geringer - Minnesota State University
Katie Dietz - Minnesota School of Professional Psychology

Practicum/Internship Opportunities


The practicum/internship program is designed to meet your individual needs and current experience. It will provide a comprehensive practicum experience, fulfilling requirements for both master’s and doctoral level programs. It is a 20 hour per week, two-semester long training experience, though hours can be flexible according to individual need. Practicum students will primarily be providing individual counseling to Gustavus students. In addition, practicum students will have opportunities to co-facilitate groups, provide outreach programming and assist in training of student leaders. Practicum students are welcomed as members of Counseling Center staff, and will be expected to attend staff meetings and to consult and work with other student affairs departments, especially Health Service, Alcohol and Drug Education and Residential Life.


Practicum supervision includes up to two hours of weekly individual supervision as well as weekly group case consultation and consultation with Health Service. Practicum students choose their supervisor in consult with Counseling Center staff and will work with a different supervisor each semester. Our counseling staff represent a variety of theoretical orientations, training experiences and personal backgrounds:

Hannah Godbout, Psy. D. L.P. (MSPP at Argosy).  Theoretical focus: Cognitive-Behavioral, Systemic, and Interpersonal.  Interest areas: Panic, Anxiety, perfectionism, dysfunctional thinking, ADHD, identity development and interpersonal functioning.

Jennifer Ehalt, Psy. D. L.P. (MSPP at Argosy). Theoretical focus: Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Acceptance and Commitment.  Interest areas: Anxiety and mood concerns, eating and body image issues, interpersonal and family dynamics, and identity development.

Lisa Rinehart, M.S., EdLd, LPCC, LMFT (Minnesota State University, Mankato). Theoretical focus: Cognitive behavioral, Interpersonal, Narrative and Strengths based. Interest areas: Depression, anxiety, identity, development, perfectionism, family dynamics and positive psychology.

About Gustavus:

Gustavus Adolphus College is a residential, liberal arts college, serving about 2,300 undergraduate students, of which about 14% are students of color. Gustavus is located in St. Peter, Minnesota, about an hour southwest of the Twin Cities and 10 minutes north of Mankato. A vanpool runs from the Twin Cities most days of the week.

Additional Benefits:

  • Opportunities to engage in special outreach projects
  • Opportunties to co-facilitate or start a therapy group
  • Free parking permit
  • Free use of Lund Recreation Center
  • Stipend of $600

Past Prac/Intern Comments:

My internship at Gustavus provided me with the opportunity to meet with a variety of different clients and gain valuable experience providing these clients with counseling on a variety of different issues. The environment of the counseling center is very warm and supportive, and I truly appreciate the relationships I had with the staff psychologists and other interns, both professionally and personally! - RG

"My practicum experience at Gustavus was remarkable. Initial training was extremely beneficial and over the course of the year I was able to provide individual therapy to clients with a wide variety of presenting concerns. I learned a lot about providing resources both on and off campus for clients. My greatest level of appreciation comes from the support and care devoted to my development as a therapist through supervision." - AC

"Great supervision, freedom to develop your style, opportunities for collaboration, access to knowledgeable professionals, and a wide variety of client concerns are just a few of many reasons the Gustavus Counseling Center is a great site for practicum/internship." - TG

“My supervisor gave me conscious and realistic feedback about my personal development and has been very patient with my professional training”. - LV

Application process:

We welcome applications from both master’s and doctoral level students in counseling, family therapy and psychology programs. Candidates are expected to have basic interviewing and case conceptualization skills and priority is given to those with more extensive training or life experience that is relevant to working with a university student population. Prospective applicants should submit, by January 20th, a letter of interest, resume, and three references via mail or email to:

The Counseling Center
c/o Lisa Rinehart
by email:
by mail:
800 West College Avenue
Johnson Student Union, Room 204
St. Peter, MN 56082

Phone: 507-933-7027

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.