Mental Health Therapist (Licensed or Provisionally Licensed)

Clinical Team · Chicago, Illinois
Department Clinical Team
Employment Type Full-Time

Looking to join a thriving group practice with a supportive and team-oriented culture? Apply to Lincoln Park Therapy Group!


Lincoln Park Therapy Group is a boutique private practice in Chicago’s Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods. We are looking for a full time therapist (25-28 clients a week) who is enthusiastic, easy to connect with, adaptable, and professional to join our fun, dynamic and collaborative group practice in our Lincoln Park and Lakeview offices. Requirements include being licensed (provisionally licensed or in process of applying for provisional license is acceptable) in the State of Illinois, preferably with private practice experience.


The therapist will be exposed to various modalities of treatment including individual, couple, and family counseling and will be expected to conduct diagnostic assessments to formulate DSM 5 diagnoses and complete treatment plans to support therapeutic interventions. The candidate must have experience working with individuals in 1:1 traditional sessions, have utilized clinical interventions and diagnostic skills in their current or previous work experience. Candidates must hold a license, or provisional license and must be working towards clinical licensure in the state of Illinois. Therapist must have experience working with our ideal client—individuals, primarily women, but comfort and expertise with men as well, in transition experiencing anxiety, depression and relationship issues; as well as comfort and competence working with couples.


In addition to the above, the ideal candidate would also bring expertise in a unique treatment modality, demographic, or specialty to Lincoln Park Therapy Group. Lincoln Park Therapy Group provides a steady stream of referrals to each therapist. Typically our clinicians are at full time status in an average of 2 months depending on availability. Candidate must be: independent, driven, collaborative, organized, detail oriented, and able to enhance our positive-minded group of clinicians. Candidate will be employee status. Compensation is fee per client based, and paid out monthly.


We provide:

  • Steady stream of clients to build and maintain a full caseload (seeing 25-27 clients per week)
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with level of experience
  • A medical biller to coordinate benefits/eligibility, collect payment, submit claims and communicate this information to clients
  • An intake coordinator who answers calls and schedules intake appointments so you can focus on your clients
  • Weekly clinical supervision with approved supervisor to earn hours towards licensure
  • Monthly peer group case consultation
  • Supportive and fun team environment
  • Social gatherings
  • Comfortable and well-decorated office space
  • Access to employer-funded group healthcare plan
  • Strong marketing by employer
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Sick leave
  • Flexible vacation policy


Requirements are:

  • Current State of Illinois license as a LCSW, LSW, LMFT, LCPC, LPC or License Eligible Post Grad
  • Willing to work weekends and evenings
  • Caseloads will start small, with the opportunity to grow into full-time
  • Minimum 1 year experience counseling our practice’s demographic
  • Prior private practice experience is a plus but not required
  • The expectation is that you’d immediately be able to block out a minimum of 12-14 hours per week for at least two shifts at Lincoln Park Therapy Group
  • Good computer skills–we use Google Docs, TherapyNotes, & 8x8 voicemail app
  • Organized, professional, conscientious, timely and responsible.


Responsibilities are:

  • Provide individual and couples psychotherapy
  • Complete electronic notes, current treatment plans
  • Formulate DSM 5 diagnoses
  • Schedule & re-schedule clients for ongoing psychotherapy sessions with you
  • With support from clinical team, manage client’s emergencies if/as they arise
  • Consult with other providers, psychiatrists and family members when appropriate
  • Continue to learn and grow to remain competent in serving the practice’s demographic and your caseload’s unique challenges
  • General tidiness of the office you are using and the common areas


To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter directly through Indeed. Please be sure to include information about the following in your resume and/or cover letter:

  • Are you fully or provisionally licensed in the State of Illinois. If not, when do you expect to receive your license?
  • Graduation date from master's program.
  • Information about your specialty. Include any certifications, previous experience, or any other information that informs us about your ability to work with that population(s).
  • Which populations you are interested in working with, and specifically if you interested in working with couples or learning more about working with couples.
  • Whether you are looking for full-time (25+ clients hours/week) or part-time position and what your availability is for daytime, evening, and weekend shifts.
  • Whether you have any experience or interest in speaking, networking, and/or community outreach for marketing purposes.
  • Your comfort level working independently and being able to follow through on scheduling your existing clients, taking copays or payment, keeping notes accurate and timely, responding to emails in a timely fashion, and staying organized?
  • Why you are interested in working in private practice and why you are applying at Lincoln Park Therapy Group, specifically.
  • Anything else that sets you apart from other candidates.
  • Three professional references


As part of our application process, you will be required to submit your resume, cover letter, 3 references, and a brief 30-60 second video stating why you believe you would be a good fit for our practice. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and 3 references through this posting, and send the 30-60 second video to hiring@lincolnparktherapygroup.com and cc christine@lincolnparktherapygroup.com.


**If you are unable to send a video via email, please email us to let us know that you need to send the video via text. We will then provide you with a phone number to text the video to.


You will only be considered for this position upon receipt of all materials. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


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  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Department
    Clinical Team
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time