Behavioral Health Counseling Interns

Alana (A.J.) Lewison, ASW : BHCS Intern III

Alana (A.J.) Lewison, ASW


Originally from Placerville, California, AJ came to San Diego ten years ago to attend college. Following a brief career in fundraising for the San Diego Symphony and UC San Diego, AJ received a master’s degree in Social Work at Cal State San Marcos. AJ is passionate about counseling, social justice, and intersectionality. Previous social work experience includes case management at the Domestic Violence Program at CRC, and the Postpartum Health Alliance. They are currently working for both Palomar Community College and Community Research Foundation in therapeutic roles for young adults.

ASW #103737

Alison Ratermann, ASW : BHCS Intern II

Alison Ratermann, ASW

BHCS Intern II

Alison is a recent graduate from San Diego State University's MSW program and previous intern at Palomar's BHCS. She obtained a BA in Psychology and in Communications at UC Davis. She has a background in providing services to under-served and under-represented populations in the struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use in the San Diego County area. She is passionate about mental health advocacy and in providing support to students through their college journey.

ASW #117550

Kendall Fitzpatrick, B.S. : BHCS Intern I

Kendall Fitzpatrick, B.S.

BHCS Intern I

Kendall is a graduate student from SDSU working toward her Master's in Social Work (MSW). Kendall grew up in Massachusetts, where she earned her B.S. in Psychology at Endicott College. She has worked in diverse settings including psychiatric hospitals, community mental health programs, and for a suicide prevention hotline called the Trevor Project. She has experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, as well as substance abuse concerns. Kendall has a special interest in helping those in the LGBTQIA+ community. She is eager to walk alongside students in their academic journey while at Palomar College.