Thrive for the People, PLLC is a high-end group practice providing individual and couples therapy in Seattle, WA. We are located in the Ballard neighborhood. This practice serves clients who identify as helpers, givers, and fixers who are ready to focus on their own mental health needs. Our ideal clients are high functioning, high achieving, psychological minded, and insightful individuals who value mental health and therapy. They are willing to invest in themselves and the therapeutic relationship. We value establishing quality relationships over the number of clients. Finding an excellent match between clients and clinicians is a top priority.
We strive to serve clients sustainably by focusing on caring for ourselves as one of the many people we care for. Here at Thrive for the People, you will join a dynamic team of therapists and administrative staff who value each other and hold a mindset of growth and abundance.
We are looking for a fully licensed clinician (PhD, PsyD, LICSW, LMFT, LMHC) with a specialty in treating trauma and/or working with couples. The clinician will maintain a caseload of at least 20 clinical hours a week. The ideal candidate is a clinician who loves providing depth-oriented, emotionally focused individual and couples therapy, who enjoys establishing strong relationships with colleagues, and who wants to focus on clinical work rather than the business-related tasks of running a practice. Thrive for the People’s leadership and admin team will take care of the business-related tasks while the clinician focuses their time and energy on the care of their clients.
Thrive for the People offers a vibrant, thriving, and busy workplace. This is a process-oriented, relational, and emotionally focused group practice. We have a team of exceptional therapists and administrative staff to meet the needs of our diverse clients. The leadership team is committed to the mentorship and training of all staff. We strive to create a community of like-minded professionals who are invested in each other’s growth as individuals and professionals.
Clinicians who are pursuing their own private practice alongside group practice with Thrive for the People will not be a good fit for this position.
This practice values social justice and anti-oppression and strongly encourages individuals who identify as LGBTQ and/or persons of color to apply. Start Date: April 2022
Masters Level Clinician: $96,000 to $120,000 annually depending on the caseload $100 per clinical hour and $15 per administrative hour $100 x 20 clinical hours a week x 48 weeks a year = $96,000 $100 x 25 clinical hours a week x 48 weeks a year = $120,000
Doctoral Level Clinician: $115,200 to $144,000 annually depending on the caseload $120 per clinical hour and $15 per administrative hour $120 x 20 clinical hours a week x 48 weeks a year = $115,200 $120 x 25 clinical hours a week x 48 weeks a year = $144,000
Duties and Responsibilities
See a minimum of 20 client hours a week
Maintain a high retention rate for clients, an average of at least 20 sessions per client after the first 3 initial sessions
Respond to messages within 24 hours during business hours
Coordinate care with other providers as necessary
Timely documentation within 48 hours; maintain client files that are accurate and up to date
Attend weekly individual supervision and every-other-week team meeting and clinical consultation
Maintain licensure and abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics
Align with the values of this group practice
Masters degree or doctoral degree in psychology, mental health, or social work
Active, unrestricted license (e.g., PhD, PsyD, LICSW, LMFT, LMHC) in the State of Washington (must be fully licensed by start date)
Masters level clinicians must be licensed for 3 years by the start date
Specialize in treating trauma and/or working with couples
Demonstrate commitment toward social justice and anti-oppression
Access to technology and privacy to provide online therapy during and after COVID
Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
Theoretical orientation that supports depth-oriented and relational work
Value continued supervision and clinical consultation for feedback and opportunities to grow
Committed to working in a group practice for long term
Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Overarching feminist multicultural and interpersonal process approach
Theoretical orientation including Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems, Life Span Integration, EMDR, Mindfulness, Health at Every Size, Psychodrama
Efficiency in clinical work and administrative tasks with minimal wasted effort.
Honesty/integrity – demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the professional ethical guidelines as well as ability to reason through complex ethical dilemmas. Earn the trust of clients and colleagues. Do what is right even when no one is watching. Provide feedback directly and kindly to colleagues, supervisors, and clients.
Organization – plan, organize, schedule in an efficient, productive manner. Demonstrate the ability to prioritize
Follow through on commitments.
Attention to detail.
Persistence/worth ethic – demonstrate tenacity and willingness to get things done.
Proactivity – act without being told what to do. Bring new ideas to the practice and actively contribute to the practice culture and outcomes.
Flexibility/adaptability – adjust quickly to changing priorities and systems of a growing practice. Cope effectively with complexity and change.
Enthusiasm – exhibit passion and excitement about the role and the practice. Possess a can-do attitude.
High standards – expect personal performance and team performance to be the best.
Openness to feedback – solicit feedback and ask for help regularly. React calmly to constructive feedback.
Communication – speak and write clearly.
Team work – value a strong relationship with colleagues, supervisors, and clients. Reach out to colleagues and supervisors to establish a cooperative working relationship.
Highly competitive compensation
Paid administrative time commensurate to clinical hours worked
Social security and Medicare taxes (approximately 10% of gross salary)
Worker’s comp insurance
Health insurance (100% of premium for employees and 50% of premiums for depends)
Paid sick leave
Malpractice and license defense insurance
Referrals for high quality clients who are committed to therapy and values their therapist’s time
Clients who are private pay and out-of-network
Simple Practice electronic health record with online therapy platform
Automatic payment processing through Simple Practice
Our administrative staff will screen all new clients and match them to your preferred areas of focus and modalities
Weekly supervision and clinical consultation to facilitate your clinical growth
Membership to the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association
Fully furnished office space (after COVID) in a building full of other mental health care providers in beautiful Old Ballard
Professional marketing and web presence
Remote work and flexible schedule even after the pandemic
Possible career advancement and leadership opportunities as the practice grows
Community with like-minded professionals who share important values
Other benefits will become available as the practice grows