Associate and Supervision Services

I offer associate positions that include supervision and private practice development to psychotherapy graduate students, associates, psychology assistants, and licensed therapists of all kinds. My private practice offers psychotherapy and supervision in California, and in-person in San Francisco, with remote and in-person clinical supervision and consultation across the Bay Area. I have training and professional experience in agencies and settings in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond. The practice holds open opportunities for psychological assistants and associates to continue to develop clinical skills, build private practice knowledge, and expand professional identities.

Private Practice Supervision for Pre-licensed Associates

I welcome associates on the path to licensure for a variety of psychotherapy licensure types: Psy.D., Ph.D., ASW, AMFT, and APC. In our practice, we can sign off on hours, provide structure and support for developing a private practice when you are licensed, identify and express your professional identities and styles, deepen your clinical skill sets, identify additional clinical areas of interest, and assist you in creating a path to licensure that is as smooth as it could be.

I am grateful for the opportunities I had in supervision to learn about my own process as a therapist, and our practice is developed to support you as you continue to strengthen your own professional self. I supervise from a relational, feminist, trauma-informed, anti-oppression perspective, and welcome all therapeutic styles and methods that integrate well with those ideas.

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Licensed Associate Positions

At Divergent Worlds, we have opportunities for licensed therapists who share our values to join us. We can connect with you around building or re-energizing your practice, developing referrals, expanding your relationships with various communities, learning business and private practice skills, and connecting to like minded colleagues. As a member of our team, we offer referrals as they are available, support you as you generate your own, documentation and policies to get you started, and support as you build and expand your own clinical and professional focus.

Agency and Practicum Supervision

I have experience with providing supervision for individual and group therapy. Additionally, I have conducted process groups for students as an introduction to providing therapy. I believe it is important to understand our own strengths, and to create a path in therapy work that feels authentic. 

 

I have been an adjunct supervisor for graduate therapy students in training at The Pacific Center In Berkeley, CA. and Queer LifeSpace in San Francisco, CA. I am not currently working directly with any outside agencies.

Inquire About Joining Us

Joining our practice usually starts with an introductory meeting to explore your goals and interests, learn more about our practice, and chat about what a position with Divergent Worlds might look like.

 

If you have any questions about my supervision services or would like to inquire about joining the practice as a licensed or pre-licensed associate, send your CV and any questions to rachel@drrachelrobbins.com. Your CV can be your version of your experience and doesn't need to follow any specific format or include explanations for your own process or experience.

 

Therapy Benefits

  • The opportunity to retain working with your current clients, if you are able

  • Support in identifying and supporting your niches and unique clinical style and focus

  • Support in deepening your clinical skills

  • Encouragement in learning and practicing new ideas that inspire you

  • Opportunities to explore and deepen trauma work and modalities

  • Access to weekly individual and group supervision options

  • Opportunities to expand your practice and supervision options as you gain referrals

  • Flexible expectations and options for building and maintaining a client schedule that works for you

  • Access to our community of folks also working towards building unique and inclusive practices

  • Referrals of prospective clients, and support in developing your own referral network

  • Opportunities to accept insurance through Medi-Cal in San Francisco

  • Support in marketing your practice and continuing to develop new referrals

  • Support in adapting your practice through pandemics, social movements, and your own life changes

  • Opportunities for independence and professional development

 

Private Practice Benefits

  • Flexible start and end date

  • An opportunity to earn an income as an employee 

  • Support in developing and sustaining a private practice

  • Guidance in navigating the financial and business aspects of a private practice

  • Review of the regulations related to building and maintaining a practice, for licensed and pre-licensed therapists

  • Access to our forms and policies and opportunities to adjust them to reflect your own style

  • Assistance in navigating remote and in-office locations, including finding office space

  • Support in identifying and exploring your own visions for your practice

  • Flexibility regarding practice/office location 

  • Support in incorporating additional professional endeavors in your own private practice model (teaching, assessment, etc.)

  • Retirement plan with optional matching

  • Inclusion on our website  

  • A practice flex spending plan to cover expenses involved in launching your practice

  • Access to our billing support staff as you build your own models

As different licensing boards and local policies change, requirements and options will be adjusted to include your needs and goals as best as possible.

Our associate positions include a fee splitting model that starts with a 40% take home and increases as your practice builds. The fee model is flexible and can be adjusted based on the practice you imagine creating.


At Divergent Worlds we embrace all of elements of a private practice environment: therapy relationships, business development, and the privileges and challenges of creating a healing practice.

In therapy, we work with queer, trans and gender expansive, non-monogamy, BDSM, nerd subcultures, complex trauma, and folks who feel different, integrating a variety of trauma informed, liberation focused practices. Associates are welcome to create and focus on their own niches and clients as well, when they align. 

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