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Staff Therapist - W2 Position

 

 

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.

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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.

 
Compensation 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, maximum 30 hours).

Starting pay:

  • Associate level: $50 per clinical hour

  • Fully licensed: $55 per clinical hour

  • Indirect hours: Paid at $25 per hour

Pay transparency:

Our pay offering is reflective of being an insurance-based practice. We use a flat rate model in order to maintain equity across employees. The hourly rate is based on the average reimbursement we receive from insurance for a full clinical hour. The starting pay for associates is reflective of the costs of providing increased consultation, supervision, and oversight.

Benefits:

  • Medical + Dental benefits

  • Standard WA PTO accrual

  • Standard WA paid sick leave accrual

  • Protected unpaid time off (five weeks)

  • Optional 401K after one year of employment

  • Annual CEU stipend and/or reimbursement

  • Coverage for cost of licensure and liability insurance

  • Individual insurance credentialing for eligible clinicians

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

  • Access to other tools such as Note Designer and bilateralbase

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

Applicants who meet requirements will be invited to either an in-person or remote interview.

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