Licensed Clinician – DBT and Group Therapy

Job Description/Announcement

Kindred Psychology is currently hiring a doctoral-level psychologist or MA/MSW clinician who is licensed or license-eligible to practice in the state of Nebraska. We seek a psychologist or clinician to contribute to our group therapy program as well as provide individual therapy, with DBT Certification or experience preferred. This position requires demonstrated training and enthusiasm for working with LGBTQ+ clients using an inclusive and affirming approach.

Mission Statement:

Kindred Psychology is a thriving multi-specialty psychology and psychotherapy practice. We exist to provide exceptional psychological services to individuals, groups, and families of all configurations. We offer a progressive approach to mental healthcare, providing services that are personalized, relational, and scientifically supported. Kindred Psychology is an inclusive and affirming Counseling Psychology practice.

Core Values:

We are a unique strengths-based workplace culture shaped by the core values of:

  • Client and clinician engagement
  • Personal investment in progressive cultural change
  • Honoring diversity with cultural humility and a lens of intersectionality
  • Collaborative care of ourselves and each other
  • The unwavering belief that transformation is possible

Position Summary:

We seek a fully licensed (or license-eligible) doctoral-level psychologist (Ph.D.) or MA/MSW-level clinician to join our expanding team of clinicians. This position is open to candidates with specialized practice experience and/or interest in conducting group therapy as well as individual therapy using a DBT approach. This position requires experience providing culturally responsive services to LGBTQ+ populations. Other practice opportunities of this position include supervision of provisionally licensed clinicians, program development, and support for social justice pursuits within areas of practice specialization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Licensed Psychologist or MA/MSW clinician provides exemplary assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of client concerns such as: mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma exposure, identity development, adjustment, sexual health difficulties, and life transitions. It is desirable for the Licensed Psychologist or MA/MSW clinician to possess Dialectical Behavior Therapy certification, or experience or willingness to pursue DBT training with support from Kindred Psychology.

This position involves the management of sensitive client information and requires strong adherence to professional ethics. The Licensed Psychologist or MA/MSW clinician must display an absolute ability to maintain a strict standard of confidentiality consistent with Nebraska mental health law.

The Licensed Psychologist or MA/MSW clinician must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills; sensitive and direct interpersonal skills; commitment to engaging in a collaborative team atmosphere; dedication to progressive cultural change, professional appearance and hygiene practices; and a kind and supportive demeanor. In order to be successful in this position, the Licensed Psychologist or MA/MSW clinician will demonstrate an ability to work with a high degree of independence, a strong work ethic, and exemplary ability to balance self-motivation and self-care.

About Working with Kindred Psychology:

We provide comprehensive mental health services for young adolescents through older adults. Our experienced and highly engaged practitioners specialize in LGBTQ+ populations, transgender health and resilience, life transitions, coping with military deployment of partners and family members, traumatic experiences, infertility and reproductive – mental health difficulties, sexual health and sexuality concerns, mood and anxiety disorders, young adult and college student mental health.

Why should you join Kindred Psychology?

  • Schedule autonomy. With 24/7 access to your private office and our practice, you have the freedom to schedule clients in alignment with your preferences and client needs. We only require 3 client hours per week to be scheduled after 5 pm, or 1 therapy group to be scheduled at 6 pm or later. The remainder of hours are scheduled according to your preferences and client needs.
  • Support for specialization. As a rapidly growing practice we are experiencing a demand that is greater than our supply of available clinical hours. We are seeking a licensed psychologist or MA/MSW clinician who wishes to focus their clinical interests using DBT as their preferred modality.
  • Professional development support. We are dedicated to supporting the career aspirations of our team members. In addition to individual and group therapy, your practice may include tele-health, family therapy, professional consultations, supervision, workshops, and/or speaking engagements.
  • You are supported administratively. Credentialing, billing, and administrative services are provided to promote access to services for clients, and to allow clinicians to focus on providing the highest quality services.
  • You are not isolated. Our team values collaboration and peer consultation and is well-connected among traditional healthcare practices as well as complimentary and alternative medical practices in the area.
  • Working for social justice. At Kindred Psychology, we are passionate about serving our community, both in an out of the therapy room. It is an expectation for all clinicians to support community activism congruent with their practice specialization.
  • An atmosphere of balance. We are dedicated to modeling healthy lifestyles through an emphasis on clinician self-care and a healthy work/life balance.
  • Excellent earning potential and job security. Kindred Psychology uses a progressive compensation structure designed to mitigate the risks and reduce the tax burden of private practice, while allowing practitioners scheduling autonomy and the freedom to dictate income based on the number of clients seen.
  • As W-2 employees, clinicians are eligible for Health Insurance, Vision and Dental Insurance, paid time off, 9 paid holidays, parental leave, workers compensation insurance. Malpractice insurance is covered by the practice, and we provide up to 18 hours/year of Continuing Education credits through Affirmative Couch. Financial support for pursuing additional training with DBT-Linehan Board of Certification can be negotiated as part of this position.

Requirements

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, or MA/MSW in a related discipline. 
  • Must have or be eligible for a valid license to practice psychology, mental health, or social work in Nebraska. Relocation assistance is available.
  • Must desire to develop a practice specialization in individual and group therapy using a DBT approach. Applicants must be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about serving the LGBTQ+ community.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Dr. Camie Nitzel at camie@kindredpsych.com.