Employment at BAPTI

We train psychotherapists who are passionate about helping the community through building a strong private practice


We at BAPTI are a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit, public benefit corporation founded over 20 years ago. Our mission is to provide high quality training to pre-licensed psychotherapists while providing therapy services to clients in local communities including Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Canyon, Pleasant Hill, Concord and Walnut Creek in the San Francisco East Bay area.


Paid Internships

BAPTI offers employment to exceptional applicants who possess a master’s degree or doctorate in Counseling Psychology or other appropriate degree from an accredited university program. Our Marriage and Family Therapist Associates (formerly Interns) and Psychological Assistants have a passion for helping the community while developing their skills as a therapist in private practice.


Private Practice

BAPTI utilizes a private practice model that provides training and support for pre-licensed psychotherapists and guides them in developing, marketing and managing their own practices in preparation for licensure.  BAPTI also offers a school-based program that supports therapists in creating alliances with schools and allows increased training opportunities while supporting the young people in our community.



For information or questions about employment opportunities or to apply for a job at BAPTI, please contact

Cheryl Clift, MA, LMFT, Program Director

Email director@bapti.org.