The San Francisco Marriage and Couples Center provides a range of services including couples counseling, family therapy, and individual psychotherapy in the bay area. We offer an internship program for pre-licensed clinicians pursuing MFT, LCSW and LPCC licenses.

Our center has provided therapy to over 10,000 couples, and has built its reputation specializing in couples therapy. While as an intern, you will be working with both couples and individuals, we offer a unique opportunity for clinicians seeking to specialize in couples therapy or experience working with couples.


The San Francisco Marriage and Couples Center can be your launchpad in launching your career as a therapist, We provide our interns with

  • An opportunity to work with individuals and couples. Our center will provide you with clients and office space

  • Professional clinical enrichment and support, including quarterly training workshops, supervision and guidance

  • 24 months of no-cost weekly group supervision provided by experts in couple therapy

  • Access to dozens of therapists working at the center, and willing to provide guidance and support

  • Access to a network of fellow interns

  • Listing on our website

  • Opportunities for professional development

  • The opportunity to continue at San Francisco Marriage and Couples Center as a licensed therapist once you become licensed

  • Administrative staff providing intakes and referrals for you


We conduct an informational gathering every April. Date for 2019 will be April 7, 2019 from 11-1p.

Apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to by Tuesday May 1, 2019.

Interviews will be conducted during the first two weeks of June, 2019, and you will receive a notification if your application is accepted.


Supervision is conducted Michael Klein, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at CIIS, where he has been teaching since 1995 and Anna Benassi, MA MFT, adjunct professor at CIIS teaching couples therapy.

Michael Klein is a somatically oriented psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He specializes in treating couples, and also leads several training and supervision groups for clinicians working with couples. His work integrates AEDP, EFT, IFS, and other current mindfulness-based models of treatment. Michael is also a certified teacher of the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) through CCARE (The Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education) at Stanford University.

Anna Benassi is an attachment focused marriage family therapist in private practice in San Francisco. She specializes in couples therapy using a combination of different theories and is familiar with PACT, AEDP, EFT, IFS, and the Developmental Model. Anna teaches many different theories and methods to help her students understand how to approach treatment with their couples.


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