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Therapist – Family/Psychodynamic

Full Time, Part Time
Newport Beach, CA
Posted 7 months ago

We are looking for a highly skilled therapist to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in various aspects of our addiction program including group therapy, family therapy and individual therapy.

Required experience

  • Psychodynamic and/or Family system modality
  • Must be able to manage case load of 10 to 12
  • Substance Abuse/Mental Health field preferred
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with trauma, addiction, eating disorder or mental health disorders
  • Is skilled in EMDR, somatic work, brain-spotting and other therapeutic modalities, or is willing to seek training
  • Has experience with insurance care coordination and utilization reviews
  • Has experience with clinical intake processes
  • Is creative, responsive, and passionate about their treatment approach with patients
  • Interested in bringing creative ideas, passion, and expertise to further enrich and develop our dynamic program
  • Has background and experience with psychodynamic, family systems, DBT, CBT, attachment-focused, and humanistic approaches
  • Can cultivate a compassionate and empathic healing space for our clients
  • Has ability to recognize countertransference issues and can actively seek supervision and peer support


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree or working on completing Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • MFT Trainee, Associate or Licensed.
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification, TB test. & ability to pass Live Scan fingerprinting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to Executive Clinical Director
  • Conduct individual, group, and family therapy sessions for Residential clients
  • Participate in case management and care coordination, including utilization reviews and treatment team meetings
  • Maintain appropriate and timely contact with referring professionals
  • Detailed and timely documentation, including: biopsychosocial assessment, weekly goal setting and treatment planning, session progress notes, discharge reporting/recommendations
  • Participate in collaborative therapeutic, work environment

Akua Behavioral Health is a nationally recognized Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Eating Disorder treatment program for adults. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Akua meets the highest quality standards for behavioral health and client care.

Job Features

Job CategoryTherapist
BenefitsStarting Salary ($45k-$55k) Based on Experience
 Comprehensive medical benefits for Full-Time

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