Mental Health Counselor
Full Heart Family Therapy
Ankeny, IA US
Posted ago
Full Heart Family Therapy
We are actively seeking a compassionate mental health therapist for our clinic who is committed to therapeutic excellence for our patients. You will be responsible for doing diagnostic assessments, making customized treatment plans with goals and objectives, providing crisis intervention as needed, and following up with patients to ensure they are receiving appropriate ongoing care. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of clinical experience working with mental health patients as well as a current LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) license. Apply today if you’re excited about this opportunity to advance your career in the mental health field.
Responsibilities
  • Assess patients’ mental condition based on review of medical information, interviews, observation, tests, and collaboration with other staff members
  • Reassess patient situations and provide appropriate follow-up care based on their current needs
  • Refer patients and family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary
  • Assist with intervention for patients when a crisis occurs
  • Create individualized treatment plans that include goals and objectives for each patient

  • Maintain a caseload of 25-30 clinical hours/week
  • Keep all case files organized and up to date
  • Must be available some evenings
  • Attend monthly staff and case-consultation meeting

Qualifications
  • 1-3 years in a clinical setting working with mental health patients is required
  • CPR and BLS (Basic Life Support) certifications are required
  • State licensure that is current, unrestricted, and in good standing for a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) or equivalent
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical ability as well as outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are needed
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and a bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field; preference to those with a master’s degree

  • MA/MS or PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, or related field
  • Clinical interest in sex and sexuality, sexual addiction, and developmental trauma
  • A high degree of presence and confidence in the room
  • Ability to provide clinical containment for individuals and couples in crisis
  • Experience working with couples and groups
  • Specialized training in trauma treatment (various trauma modalities appropriate)
  • Comfort providing psychoeducation and directive interventions

PREFERABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ASPATS or CPTT trained betrayal trauma certification for working with partners of sex addicts, or willing to pursue certification
  • Addiction/recovery experience and 12-step knowledge
  • CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) or willing to pursue certification

Compensation
$40 - $60 hourly
About Full Heart Family Therapy

Full Heart Family Therapy is a holistic mental health center in Des Moines, Iowa. We focus on helping support our clients with a wrap-around approach to mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual healing modalities. Our mental health team is highly trained and specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families who are healing from the effects of addiction and trauma.


Our team is highly supportive and collaborative. We value being relational and practice it within our center as well as with clients. We believe that caring for our clients starts with caring for ourselves and each other!

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