Therapist
Job Description Template

As a therapist, you will support clients’ mental and emotional health. You’ll use evidence-based techniques to help their clients identify, understand, and modify behaviors that cause them pain or unhappiness. This could include providing advice on areas like confidence building, career development, relationships, life transitions, and more. The ultimate goal is to provide the client with strategies that enable them to cope better with life’s challenges, develop strategies for personal growth and healing so that they can live a more fulfilling life.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Establish trusting relationships and collaborate with clients to set achievable goals and outcomes. 
  • Conduct thorough assessments of clients’ mental health and emotional well-being.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for clients through assessment, diagnosis, and review of available resources.
  • Utilize evidence-based counseling techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.
  • Identify and address potential risks to client safety or wellbeing.
  • Facilitate communication between clients and other mental health professionals
  • Assist clients in managing and coping with crises and emergencies, and create safety plans when necessary.
  • Monitor clients’ progress, modify treatment plans as needed, and provide feedback to clients.
  • Create appropriate documentation such as clinical notes, progress reports, and treatment plans.
  • Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with legal and ethical standards.
  • Stay current with developments in the field of psychology and therapy through ongoing professional development and training.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a mental health field such as counseling, psychology, or social work.
  • Licensure or certification from relevant state board (e.g. LCPC, LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist).
  • Previous experience providing mental health services to individuals, couples, and/or families, with clinical or therapeutic settings preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain empathy, compassion, and a non-judgmental attitude toward clients.
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws related to the practice of therapy.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic techniques and modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.

Skills

  • Interpersonal and communication skills, especially active listening. 
  • Accurate and thorough record-keeping.
  • Empathy and understanding of clients’ perspectives.
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking abilities.
  • Conflict resolution and mediation ability.
  • Time management skills and flexible planning abilities.
  • Cultural competency, awareness, and sensitivity. 
  • Ability to manage challenging conversations and maintain resiliency.
  • Ability to adapt to different client needs, preferences, and treatment approaches.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries at all times.

Salary Range

The salary for the Therapist position typically ranges from $31,260 to $87,360 annually, depending on your experience and qualifications.

Brand Voice

[Company Name] is a [industry] innovator dedicated to [brief description of what the company does]. With a passion for [key aspect of company purpose], we have been [brief company history or background]. Our mission is [insert mission statement]. 

We are guided by a set of core values, including [list core values, e.g., integrity, innovation, teamwork]. These principles drive every decision we make and every action we take.

Over the years, we have achieved [mention significant achievements and milestones, e.g., industry awards, record revenue growth]. These accomplishments reflect our company culture is built on a foundation of [describe the main characteristics of your company culture, e.g., collaboration, creativity, diversity]. 

We offer [list of employee benefits, e.g., healthcare, 401k, profit sharing, flexible scheduling, tuition reimbursement, development opportunities, etc.]

We invite you to consider joining our organization, where your talents will be nurtured, your ideas valued, and your career ambitions supported.

Application Process

You should submit a complete application package that includes your resume, cover letter, and references to {Insert Company Email}. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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