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Denver Tech Center Therapist Position

At Thrive Couple & Family Counseling Services, we always want to meet therapists with great instincts, natural talent, and a hunger to develop and grow. If this describes you, we’d love to learn more about you. We offer a career opportunity to hone your clinical skills in a community of caring, fun and positive therapists.

We currently have a full time therapist position for someone trained in or interested in learning Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Therapist will primarily provide couples and individual therapy for people (mostly adults) with relationship concerns.

We offer regular individual and group EFT consultation, and some clinical supervision. Our pre-licensed therapists typically secure additional outside clinical supervision with an EFT Supervisor.

Job Description

This is an employment (W2) position with growth potential! Schedule and income grows as your caseload grows, but is ideally a minimum of 26 available hours/week, with additional time as necessary for case management, consultation and paperwork.

The current position requires your availability for:

  • ~24-26 hours a week of client sessions
  • Additional hours for note completion, client engagement and communication, consultation, and session preparation
  • A minimum of two evenings a week until 8 PM
  • Saturday or Sunday, six hour shift

Schedule to be determined between the therapist and practice owner and is able to be flexible within the above parameters. Currently, clients are primarily seen remotely via secure video platform.

Eligibility for bonus compensation with higher client contact hours, achievement of licensure and EFT learning milestones, as well as contributions to marketing efforts.

Our practice specialty is couples counseling using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Our goal is to have a community of relationship specialists supported to grow in their EFT skills while providing exceptional care to clients. We are committed to building and nurturing an inclusive, diverse, safe and welcoming community for our staff and our clients. Therapists of color and LGBTQ+ therapists are encouraged to apply. 

Your Duties

  • Provide excellent care to couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy.
  • Commitment to learning and honing your EFT counseling skills, working together on your stuck places and growing edges, and collaborating as needed on cases.
  • See clients flexibly as your caseload grows, ideally 26 hours minimum per week, including one weekend day and at least two days with evening hours.
  • Learn and utilize our systems for scheduling, phone, and billing.
  • Timely completion of notes and other required documentation.

Your Required Skills and Qualities

-Master’s Degree or PhD PsyD in a mental health program, or currently enrolled and graduating this semester. Master’s or Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Mental Health, or Social Work, etc. is encouraged. December, 2020 graduates and earlier are welcome to apply.

-Reside in Colorado, or willingness and imminent plans to move to Colorado

-Experience or interest in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy

  • EFT Externship or imminent plans to attend
  • EFT Core Skills completion or imminent plans to complete
  • Some experience working with couples or families
  • Attachment orientation required

-Eagerness to see lots of couples, and some individuals with relationship concerns. Our new client inquiries are 80-90% couples.

-Practice with integrity and ethics. Know your growing edges and refer to a team member when needed.

-A commitment to ongoing cultural competency development

-Must not be currently in private practice, or no longer interested in being on your own. This position is best suited to those candidates that do not desire to be on their own, running a private practice.

-Must have a smartphone, laptop computer, and feel competent technically

-Ability to see clients at least 2 evenings a week, and a weekend day.

-Dependable and responsive. Grounded and easy to get along with.

-Eager to learn, with a coachable, positive attitude

-Colorado License (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PhD, PsyD) or eligibility for licensure

-Plus if you have additional experience in any of the following:  addictions, trauma, sex/intimacy therapy, child and/or family therapy

Why we think this is a great counseling career opportunity

You get to practice therapy with lots of independence, but also a warm and supportive community, in a private practice setting. You would receive lots of client referrals, office space, marketing support, and all the systems and amenities to operate in a polished and busy private practice. The position is best for someone who would like to be in a private practice setting but doesn’t want to bother with the expense or marketing efforts of opening up your own office. Win-Win!

To Apply

Please email include a cover letter, resume, and answers to the following questions to allison@thrivefamilyservices.com. Professional letters of recommendation are welcomed.

  •  Please describe any previous education or work experience with couples, including approximate number and duration of couple clients, and preferred modalities.
  • Please describe how you approach couples from an attachment perspective. Please also describe your understanding of what would NOT be an attachment approach to couple distress and challenges.
  • Please describe your experience or knowledge of Emotionally Focused Therapy, and/or imminent plans to pursue training. If you have completed any EFT training, please describe. Attendance at an ICEEFT endorsed EFT Externship (4-day training), is a requirement of the position. Imminent plans to attend are required before a job offer would be made. All ICEEFT approved EFT Externships are listed here: http://iceeft.com/events/category/externships/
  • What types of clients do you most want to work with? Are there any client issues or concerns you do not feel comfortable working with, or are beyond your current competency?
  • Please describe your training in anti-racism and cultural competency, and your plan for continuing to learn in this area.
  • What do you hope to gain individually and professionally from this position? What are your 1, 3 and 5 year career goals? How much does couples work and being part of a team factor into those goals?
  • What appeals to you about being in a group practice as opposed to being on your own?
  • Please describe your schedule, availability, current location, and your current employment (if applicable). What, if any, changes would you need to make in your current situation to take this position?
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