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We hire on a rolling basis for compassionate, trauma-focused clinicians to work with us and our adult clients!

We are a small but busy insurance-based practice invested in building greater access to high-quality care for clients with PTSD, C-PTSD, and other trauma and stressor-related experiences. We are currently a team of two, plus our support staff, with an active and ever-growing inquiry list and so we're excited to find a new colleague to help us expand and meet client needs.

We hire associate and fully licensed mental health clinicians (LMHCA, LMFTA, LICSWA, LMHC, LMFT, LCISW). The right addition to our team will be systemic-minded, neurodiversity-affirming, understand wellness from HAES, and committed to a high standard of trauma-informed and non-shaming approaches to therapeutic care.

We might be a good fit for you if:
  • You align with our values and team culture! We uphold a humanistic, nurturing, and compassionate working environment that emphasizes sustainable practice and collaboration.

  • You want the freedom of private practice without the administrative burden of running everything by yourself. We're clinician-run and therapist wellbeing is integral to the way we operate. Focus on providing therapy in an environment that creates sustainability and support for therapists without the compassion fatigue and burnout!

  • We provide consistent support for all aspects of practice such as consultation for clinical concerns, managing progress notes, maintaining sustainable boundaries, access to trainings, and expanding your skill set.

  • We are active in helping you develop a trauma-informed approach across all aspects of practice - from the intake process to conceptualization, facilitation, and documentation.

  • Most of our client inquiries are still requesting telehealth appointments so this position can be remote or hybrid remote/in-person. Work from the comfort of your own home, our office space in Edmonds or Everett, or a pre-existing work space that you love.

  • Our administrative team will handle all of the marketing, intake inquiries, scheduling, self-pay and insurance billing, and any other busy work you don't want to deal with!


What you'll be doing:
  • Managing a customized caseload with clients that are a good fit for you. You won't be pressured to take on every client inquiry!

  • Conducting trauma-sensitive intake assessments and ongoing therapy with your clients.

  • Providing individual therapy to clients on a weekly basis and/or as needed.

  • Developing trauma- and/or neurodiversity-informed conceptualizations, treatment plans, and, when needed, safety support plans.

  • Upholding Acorn Therapy's practice policies and procedures, HIPAA compliance, and clinical policies so as to privilege both client safety and clinician wellbeing.

  • Representing the values of Acorn Therapy in your work with clients and among the larger community.

  • Maintaining professional licensure status, competency, and skills via self-directed learning, practice-led learning, and continued education opportunities.

  • Adhering to all current federal and state laws, regulatory requirements, and ethical codes.


What you need:
  • Master's degree in clinical psychology, mental health counseling, social work, or equivalent.

  • Active and unrestricted mental health counselor license (or equivalent) in Washington State or be able to provide proof of forthcoming licensure.

  • Particular desire to focus on trauma care and possess, at least, foundational knowledge of key areas such as developmental/attachment trauma, shock trauma, complex trauma, and relational trauma.

  • Basic competency in trauma-focused treatment planning, case conceptualization, and overarching trajectory for the therapeutic processes.

  • If limited history of working with trauma, then a strong willingness to learn about and adopt trauma-focused approaches to care.

  • Ability to view clients and their world through a neurodivergent- and disability-affirming lens.


What would be ideal:
  • Knowledge of additional co-occurring issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, dissociative and somatoform experiences, and personality "disorders."

  • Knowledge of contemporary trauma theories that incorporate concepts such as attachment and safety-seeking, developmental psychology, affective neuroscience, psychophysiology, systemic/social-environmental factors, and grief in the context of trauma.

  • Knowledge of specific trauma experiences such as intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, childhood bullying, and child neglect.

  • Training and/or certification in one or more trauma treatment approaches such as EMDR, Narrative Exposure, IFS/Parts/Ego States, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, NARM, CPT, etc.

Hourly pay and benefits:

This is a W2, hourly, flexible schedule position that can be part-time (at least 15 clinical hours) or full-time (usually ~25 clinical hours).

Clinicians seeking W9 positions are welcome to apply; however, we do not offer full-time contractor positions so as to comply with WA L&I  regulations. Pay for W9 clinicians is structured differently than W2.

Starting pay:

$55 per clinical hour with 3% raise each year (currently a flat rate model, not a fee split). Plus $30 per administrative hour. 


Pay transparency: Our hourly pay rate is based on the average reimbursement we receive from insurance for a full clinical hour. Of the reimbursement, 51% becomes your direct pay, 30% goes towards maintenance expenses so that we can keep the practice open, 15% goes towards taxes that we pay on your behalf and withhold from wages, and 5% goes towards profit that gets invested into growth of the practice


  • Medical benefits via Galileo Health, FSA, and optional short-term disability benefits after 90 days of employment.

  • PTO accrual and WA State sick leave.

  • Optional 401K after one year of employment.

  • CEU stipend/reimbursement.

  • Insurance credentialing for eligible clinicians

  • HIPAA-compliant EHR, phone, fax, email, and telehealth platform.

  • Access to clinical supervision, consultation meetings, and office space.


To apply:

Thank you for your interest in working with us! If you'd like to apply, please send your resume to


Applicants who meet requirements will be sent our supplemental application form and then invited to either an in-person or remote interview.

Please note that a W2 position will require you to be residing within WA or FL State during the term of employment. W9 positions have flexibility for clinicians working remotely from any state as long as licensure is held in WA.

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