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Clinical Therapist Position at Lake Park Counseling

Lake Park Counseling (LPC) is a therapy practice serving Chicago's south side area and beyond and is actively seeking licensed mental health counselors and masters level interns to provide therapy services to the surrounding community.

LPC Values and Vision:

LPC specializes in providing individual and family therapy to clients navigating situational stressors, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, complex PTSD, emotional effects of chronic pain and illness, academic and work stressors, relationship issues, and more.

LPC is committed to serving those who have been historically underserved by the private mental health field. LPC also strives to provide the best services while adhering to the values and ethics of the social work profession. LPC is an intentionally anti-racist practice and organization. We are also queer-informed and allied. Our vision is to serve and support both clients and our therapists by promoting self-care, work/life balance and focusing on providing the highest quality clinical care for our surrounding community.

We strongly value:

  • Service to our community.

  • Social justice. We emphasize work with clients who may have historically been
    underserved by the mental health profession (such as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals).

  • The dignity and worth of all individuals, which we promote within our practice.

  • The importance of human relationships, including open and respectful communication
    and transparency.

  • Integrity, professionalism, competence, and best practices in the field of counseling.

LPC Incentives:

  • Remote telehealth position (with ability to see clients in-person at our furnished, private office in Hyde Park, if desired).

  • Friendly, positive, passionate, and supportive colleagues in an open, supportive environment that emphasizes self-care and work/life balance.

  • Set your own hours with no expectation to work outside those hours.

  • Steady referrals.

  • Competitive compensation.

  • Administrative and billing services.

  • Use of HIPAA-compliant EMR system.

  • Paneling with BCBS, United, Aetna, Cigna, and other insurances.

  • Weekly individual clinical consultation with clinical director.

  • Clinical consultation with clinical director for urgent issues, as needed.

  • Monthly group case consultation / supervision.

  • Quarterly staff meetings to collaborate among therapists.

  • Opportunity to explore clinical interests and to research best practices through writing
    blog posts for financial compensation.

  • Opportunity to build a practice around your individual expertise and specialties.

  • Training, mentoring, and coaching on professional aspects of private practice

Clinical Therapist Job Description:
Job Requirements:

  • Current independent Illinois-licensed, LCSW, LCPC

  • OR current LSW/LCP seeking supervision, working toward Illinois licensure.

  • OR Masters level counseling or social work graduate intern practicing under Clinical Director's license and supervision.

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree from an accredited university.

  • Willingness to work a minimum of 15 Clinical Hours per week and up to 25 hours or

    • ā€’ Full-time is considered 24 clinical hours or more a week.

    • ā€’ Part-time is considered between 15-24 clinical hours per week.

  • Ability to work weekends and evenings.

  • Commitment to anti-racist work, as well as equity and inclusion within the field.

  • Openness to serving under-resourced populations at sliding scale fees.

Good to Have but Not Required:

  • Prior private practice experience.

  • Prior paneling with insurance.

  • A therapy niche or niches (e.g., children, teens, couples, trauma, EMDR, experience.
    working with BIPOC and LGBTQIA clients/families, etc.)

  • Willingness/ability to market and grow your referral base.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, family, couples and/or group psychotherapy to Lake Park Counseling clients.

  • Complete progress notes within 24 hours of sessions.

  • Efficient and timely completion of clinical documentation such as treamtent plans, discharge notes, etc.

  • Efficient and timely communication to LPC regarding any billing issues.

  • Collaboration regarding work schedule upon hiring and ongoing, as needed (i.e., days of
    week, times of day, and number of clinical hours per week.)

  • Attend weekly individual and monthly group clinical case supervision, as well as
    quarterly staff meetings to establish and maintain connection to the practice.

  • Adherence to our values and vision of service, social justice, collaboration, best
    practices, and integrity.

  • Strive to be detail-oriented, timely, transparent in communication style, open to
    professional growth and learning new modes of therapy, and up to date with best practices.

Clinical Therapist Compensation:

  • $55 per clinical hour (i.e., billable session time/documentation) for fully licensed therapists (LCPC, LCSW, LMFT).

  • $40 per clinical hour for provisionally licensed therapists (LSW, LCPs) who will also gain clinical supervision hours towards their license from the practice at no cost.

  • $25 per clinical hour for non-licensed Masters Level Therapy Interns.

  • $18 per hour per administrative hour (i.e., individual/group supervision and staff

  • Health Insurance Benefits

  • 401K Plan

  • $120 per optional monthly blog post

  • $180 annual Tech Stipend

  • $200 annual CEU / Training Stipend

  • We encourage dialogue about other non-clinical compensation!

To Apply:

Please submit a resume or CV and cover letter to Emma Coate at