Supervise with Depth Counseling
Open call for Psychoanalytic Supervisors
Many counseling and social work students graduate from their programs in the Chicago area with an interest in psychoanalytic ideas and the hope to begin practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It is difficult, however, for many of them to find full-time employment in a place that openly fosters and encourages this ambition. In many cases, they will learn to translate psychoanalytic ideas into cognitive and behavioral terms in order to find jobs and complete their hours towards licensure. While there is merit in being adaptive and in learning to communicate with other mental health professionals, there is a greater merit, I believe, in being able to practice openly and unapologetically in the way one finds most personally compelling.
I started Depth Counseling in 2017 with ICSW alumna Jenna White and a small group of recent graduates in the hopes of creating a space where new clinicians could practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy. We have now grown into a group of over twenty therapists, with a billing staff, a lecture series, and a need-based scholarship for therapists of color to pursue psychoanalytic education. We pride ourselves in offering recent graduates a competitive income, top-notch health insurance, steady referrals, a warm community of peer support, and high-quality supervision.
The applications to join our group have recently begun to surpass the number of available supervisors. I am writing to invite you to join in our efforts by supervising one or more recent counseling and social work graduates. These graduates are motivated, engaging and fun to work with. They come from diverse backgrounds and from programs with strong psychodynamic traditions, including the Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW), Northwestern University’s Family Institute, and the University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice. Many are pursuing advanced training in the doctoral programs at ICSW or in the training programs at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.
We offer supervisors the following compensation, commensurate with number of years of fully licensed clinical experience:
1-7 years: $100/meeting
7-15 years: $150/meeting
15+ years: $200/meeting
The supervisor-supervisee relationship has to be a good fit in order to be successful. For that reason, we ask our supervisors to meet with any prospective supervisee for a brief interview before agreeing to work with them.
All supervisees are covered by our group’s malpractice insurance. Our administrative team handles all insurance and billing issues. Supervisors and supervisees can focus 100% on clinical work.
We do not believe in non-compete clauses. Our supervisees are free to work with us and simultaneously with any other clinic. They are also free to leave with their patients at any time, should another opportunity present itself. We want people to stay because they want to, because of the quality of our group and its support services, not because they are obligated to do so.
We are in-network for Medicaid through Blue Cross Community Solutions. This means that, by supervising a recent graduate, you will not only be helping to launch someone’s career; you will also be making psychoanalytic psychotherapy available to people who might not otherwise have access.
If you are interested in working with us, please click the button below under ‘How to Apply.’
We hope you will join Depth Counseling in creating a work environment where our talented pre-license therapists can practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy with expert supervision while they pursue licensure.
Gregory S. Rizzolo, PhD LCPC
Faculty, Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, Institute for Clinical Social Work
Clinical Director, Depth Counseling Services, P.C.
How to apply
Click the button below to begin the process by filling out a short form.