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What’s your motivation for becoming a therapist?

You became a therapist because you are passionate about humans being humans. Their relationships, their individual behaviors, their sexuality, their thoughts. Sometimes being human can be rough, but you became a therapist because you know that it’s okay to express your pain and help others express theirs and move beyond it. Now balance that with the hundreds of thousands of student loans you have… to get the degree…to get the license… to be able to help people express pain to you.

All day.

Therein lies the conundrum, my new therapist colleagues. If you are lucky enough to have a full time job as a practicing therapist with a salary and an office view- congratulations! You aren’t reading this. You are reading this because there are more therapists in New York than there are jobs. You are reading this because you didn’t go to school to be taught by psychologists and now be supervised by a social worker. You went to school to become a therapist (be it MFT or MHC) and you want the opportunity to make that thing happen that you’ve been planning for for so long! All of those exams and late nights learning how to run a business, learn SEO, marketing, PR, establish media contacts… oh- you didn’t do that?

The art and science of running a therapy practice in NYC

Our placements are devoted to what you needed to be taught in graduate school about the realities of running a therapy practice in NYC. We will work together to help you hone your craft and find your voice as a rational emotive behavior therapist, cognitive behavioral therapist, existential therapist, relationship counselor, and/or sex therapist / clinical sexologist. Our clinical work in session is the most important part what we do- but there’s a lot more involved to make that session happen including training, marketing, reading, public speaking and working with the media - all the things that help you establish a point of view as a therapist, credibility and expertise, and most importantly- visibility. No one is going to see you as a therapist if they don’t know you exist.

Are you a licensed mental health counselor or licensed marriage and family therapist or training to be one?

To be considered for placement we ask for the following:

  • detailed cover letter and resume- your cover letter is your chance to tell us how you would be a great fit for this private practice

  • a sample blog article on a therapy topic of your choice - think Vice or Bustle type of tone, not an APA style college paper- this is your chance to get across abstract psychological concepts to people who are looking for therapy- what do you have to say?

  • a professional photo of yourself that you would want to use for people to see you as a private practice therapist for the first time

  • include letter of recommendation from 1 clinical, 1 academic, and 1 professional reference (or in the case of student clinicians, 1 academic, 1 professional, and 1 personal reference- this is your chance to show us who knows you and your work, but also about how you would be a great fit for this private practice

Please include these items in one email, attached as pdf’s (and a jpeg for your photo), and mail to: staff@mytherapist.nyc and someone from our team will reach out to you if we are able to schedule an interview.

Feel free to include any social media presence you have that relates to your professional identity.

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We’re going to google you. (To be fair, that is how you found us…)

Clinical Supervisor

Supervise post-graduate mental health counselors and/or marriage and family therapists and/or sex therapy trainees earning their hours towards licensure. Just like you were! AAMFT Approved Supervisors and AASECT Approved Supervisors especially encouraged to apply. Minimum 2 years experience supervising MHC’s or MFT’s only. Willing to commit to the entire clinical supervision (at least as secondary supervisor) to a supervisee at the graduate or post-graduate level (limited permit). This is 1500 hours of MFT’s and 3000 hours for MHC’s. (Preference to someone licensed in both.) Hourly. Can be remote.


LMHC/LMFT

Are you a licensed mental health counselor or licensed marriage and family therapist? Do you want to learn to build an effective, successful practice before trying to fail at one on your own? This is a crash course in running a business as unique as a therapy practice in NYC. Our per diem (hourly) rate starts at $45 and up for more clinical experience and expertise. Days, evenings or weekends available in our suite. Electronic billing and scheduling. We do not work with insurance.

Although we work with contractors on occasion, we are more interested in clinicians who want to establish themselves as successful therapists in this private practice as well as respected clinical supervisors and therapist/counselor educators. We aren’t perfectionists here, but we have very high standards, and a reputation for them.

  • Minimum 1 year commitment to working together to build and maintain a minimum 15 hour a week clinical caseload, understanding the administrative hours involved to make that happen

  • Advanced knowledge of REBT, CBT and/or Imago Relationship therapy and/or clinical sexology, sex counseling or sex therapy- CEU’s, Certificates, etc

  • Certified Sex Therapists or Board Certified Clinical Sexologists encouraged to apply (Hello, Modern Sex Therapy Institute)

  • Tech savvy a must!

  • 2 hours of peer supervision per month required (can be remote)


MHC/MFT-LP

Post-Graduate Training and Clinical Supervision

  • Committed to 15 minimum client contact hours per week and 15 minimum admin hours per week (admin hours mostly remote) and committed to building your caseload beyond that as you gain confidence and experience

  • Writing and editing skills - but this isn’t academia- we need blog tone (think Buzzfeed)- you need to be able to get across abstract psychological concepts to folks who are coming to you because they hurt. And we need you to be creative enough to not plagiarize other people’s content (or intellectual property). This is about you learning to establish both your writing voice, but also your point of view as a therapist in private practice

  • Basic foundational knowledge in Albert Ellis and REBT, CBT, human sexuality and modern sexual expression and relationships beyond monogamy, and willingness to build on this

  • This can be a fairly self-directed career at times- and there are possibilities to work remotely, which also requires someone who is technologically savvy as well as organized

  • Driven to complete your hours? Look elsewhere. Driven to have a full caseload and clinical supervisees of your own in the next 3-5 years? We make this happen together by doing good, ethical, effective therapy and not just taking our clients’ money once a week. We make this happen by helping every client become just a little more fluent in the language of therapy, which just might be the language that helps them express themselves most fully, maybe more than they can to anyone else in the rest of their lives. We balance the business of running a therapy practice in NYC with the art of being a human who helps other humans.

  • Part-time Employee- People with LP after their letters cannot be independent contractors in this or any other practice. This means you get a w-2 and taxes taken out of your check each week. We start at $30 per clinical contact hour with generous bonuses as you are building your caseload

  • Clinical and administrative supervision 60 minutes per week required


Clinical Practicum, Internship 1 & 2 (min 1 year COMMITMENT)

  • Committed to 15 minimum client contact hours per week and 15 minimum admin hours per week (admin hours mostly remote) and committed to building your caseload beyond that as you gain confidence and experience, to meet the requirements of your graduate program

  • Writing and editing skills - this isn’t academia- we need blog tone (think Buzzfeed)- you need to be able to get across abstract psychological concepts to folks who are coming to you because they hurt. And we need you to be creative enough to not plagiarize other people’s content (or intellectual property). This is about you learning to establish both your writing voice, and your point of view as a therapist in private practice.

  • Basic foundational knowledge in Albert Ellis and REBT, CBT, human sexuality and modern sexual expression and relationships beyond monogamy, and willingness to build on this

  • This can be a fairly self-directed career at times- and there are possibilities to work remotely, which also requires someone who is technologically savvy as well as organized

  • Driven to complete your hours or find a last minute site placement for 1 semester? Look elsewhere. Driven to have a full caseload and clinical supervisees of your own in the next 3-5 years? We make this happen together by doing good, ethical, effective therapy and not just taking our clients’ money once a week. We make this happen by helping every client become just a little more fluent in the language of therapy, which just might be the language that helps them express themselves most fully, maybe more than they can to anyone else in the rest of their lives. We balance the business of running a therapy practice in NYC with the art of being a human who helps other humans.

  • Although internships are unpaid, we provide perks based on your successes each week (books, subway pass, happy hours, etc)

  • Clinical and administrative supervision 2 hours per week required

  • Minimum 2 semesters- ideally we bring you on as a practicum student, train you, and give you a job once you graduate- we’re not able to accept students for 1 semester or students in multiple internship sites

  • Fall 2019 schedule availability- M/W/F 6-10pm, Sundays 12-6pm, and one weekday 8am-1pm for clinical availability. You only come to the office when a client schedules with you. Much of your indirect hours and supervision will be done remotely. Our goal is to assign our student clinicians a minimum of 10 cases per week

  • Please confirm with your graduate program that you are allowed to complete your clinical training in a private practice setting before applying