Counseling interns have completed graduate level schooling and are required to work 600 hours prior to applying for licensure. Under the direct supervision of a licensed practitioner, interns may diagnose and treat a variety of mental health conditions. Our internship program offers quality counseling for the uninsured at a decreased rate.


Sutter Bitterman: I am a student at Saginaw Valley State University, pursuing my Master’s in Social Work degree. My goal as a social worker is to help my clients find stability, health, and happiness in their lives outside of sessions. I plan to help guide them on their journeys to wellness, and I hope to experience the positive outcomes of the process along with them.


Murphy Palmer: I am a student at Walden University pursuing my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on trauma and crisis. My goal is to provide a safe space to meet clients exactly where they are in their journey. I believe it is important as a mental health counselor to help clients make practical and sustainable changes. I will aid clients in this process by addressing the underlying emotional, psychological, and social issues that may be interfering with one's ability to thrive. I am delighted to be a part of the AFBHS team for my internship work.


Tommy Thompson: I’m a Registered Nurse, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student at Michigan State, and a full-time human. Life is hard. We are all flawed and feel sadness, inadequacy, and self-doubt. My goal is to help you redefine your perceived flaws and feelings. I want to help you process, tolerate, and, most importantly, make these flaws and feelings work for you. I believe that each of us embodies intrinsic strengths that allow us to overcome any challenge we face. My approach to psychotherapy is simple: a compassionate, efficacious, human-centered approach unique to you. Life is not a one-size-fits-all, and neither should your therapy. My goal is to uplift, validate, and empower you to embark on a path toward healing and embrace humanity's fullness. Trust me; you can do hard things.