Licensed LCSW, LMFT, or LPC

Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, & Training Center is a leading center of evidence-based practice. In addition to high-quality, inclusive, and evidence-based mental health services, we also provide professional education and research on innovative topics such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and psychedelic and MDMA-assisted therapy. We are seeking full-time LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCs to join our team.

Are you interested in the freedom that comes with private practice without all of the work and worry of doing it yourself? We provide the administrative and business support you need to focus on what you do best – excellent therapy – without the hassles of paperwork, billing, marketing, or bureaucracy.

Are you seeking a supportive atmosphere that helps you be your best and that supports you to continue to develop your skills, but also encourages you to live a balanced life and not overwork? We provide lots of support for staff professional development and prioritize ongoing learning. But we also encourage and support staff in finding balance so that they can have a great life outside of work as well.

Do you value diversity and inclusivity in your work? We do too and are continually working to do better in being more inclusive, just, and more culturally sensitive in our work. Our team is multicultural and anti-racist. Our diversity includes staff who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ, first generation immigrants, first generation college students, neurodiverse, and others. We are seeking to expand the diversity of our staff to further expand who we can be of service to.

Do you like the idea of working alongside people who are actively engaged in research so you can benefit from ongoing advancements in science? We are a unique setting that truly integrates research and clinical practice. We have several staff members who are actively engaged in research we are conducting at the center. Clinical staff and our clinician researchers share ideas through our robust continuing education program.

Do you want to work for a local company that really cares about their team and their community versus some online company or huge organization with lots of bureaucracy ? We are a local business with about 25 employees and have worked hard to develop a culture that makes this a great place to work with lots of flexibility and support. As a social enterprise our bottom line isn’t about creating profits for our owners, but rather it is to have a meaningful impact in our community and in our field.

If this sounds good to you, reach out to us so we can talk about possible options.

Salary Range – About $100K for about 20 client-contacts per week and $120K for 24 client-contacts per week, with variation depending on level of experience. Pay ranges based on clients seen, so you can make significantly more than that if you choose to see more clients per week. It’s really up to you.

What we offer:

  • You control how many and which clients you see
  • Clients matched to your areas of interest and expertise
  • We provide customized EHR system and do all the billing
  • Minimal paperwork
  • Very strong administrative support
  • Beautiful and ADA accessible office space and support for telehealth
  • Hybrid work, if desired (part time from office, part time from home)
  • Flexible schedule (many of our clinicians work a 4 day work week)
  • Free access to our extensive training resources
  • Established connections with the community and a strong reputation with colleagues
  • A great place to work that supports you in your development, maximizes your autonomy, and allows you to focus on seeing clients and doing excellent therapy

Job description

  • Either schedule your own clients or ask our awesome admin staff to do it for you
  • Conduct therapy as you deem best with minimal interference from anyone else
  • Attend weekly team meetings one hour/week
  • Use our EHR system for billing and charting
  • Focus on what you do best, excellent therapy, and continue to enhance your skills
  • Maintain and advance your cultural competence and ability to provide culturally sensitive and antiracist treatment


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Employee retirement plan with 3% match
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Stipend for professional education
  • Dedicated stipend for training related to anti-racist practice, diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Free attendance of any of our many workshops and classes we offer through our continuing education and internal training programs
  • Ability to bring your well-behaved animal companion to work
  • Access to funds (including salary support) for special projects you might wish to do such as community outreach or scholarly work
  • Paid onboarding
  • Relocation assistance
  • Optional opportunities to supervise trainees
  • Optional opportunities to conduct trainings, classes, and workshops
  • Opportunities to connect with your colleagues at happy hours and other events
  • Supervision to help you develop skill in new areas of practice
  • Professional development assistance


Ideal candidates:

Self-directed and organized

Positive attitude

Minimum 3-year commitment

Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), DBT, behavior therapy, emotion-focused therapy, compassion-focused therapy, or newer forms of CBT.

Adds to the diversity of our staff

Must haves:

Current license as a LCSW, LMFT, LPC in Oregon or license-eligible (we do not have openings for associates)

Excellent references

Kind disposition

Utilizes in evidence-based practices in therapy

Committed to antiracist and culturally-informed therapy approach

To apply for this position, please fill out this form:  and then send a cover letter and CV as indicated at the end of the form. We are currently only looking for full-time employees.

More about Portland Psychotherapy

At Portland Psychotherapy, our commitment extends beyond clinical excellence. Rooted in a socially conscious business model, our work touches lives in diverse ways:

  1. Local Community Impact: We’re more than a clinic; we’re a community cornerstone. By offering Medicaid services, comprehensive psychotherapy training, and workshops, we not only elevate the standards of mental health care but also nurture the next generation of therapists through rigorous supervision and support.
  2. Global Reach and Research: Our influence spans the globe. We’re dedicated to advancing mental health science through research and scholarship, sharing our breakthroughs, and actively engaging in national and international forums. Our work in evidence-based therapy, especially in cutting-edge fields like psychedelic-assisted therapy, places us at the forefront of innovation.
  3. Employee Well-being: We believe in nurturing our team. Our employees enjoy a supportive, enriching environment that balances professional growth with quality of life.
  4. Environmental Responsibility: Our commitment extends to the planet. We’re conscious of our environmental impact and strive to operate sustainably.

Reinvesting in Our Mission: All profits at Portland Psychotherapy are reinvested into these pillars of social good. From funding Medicaid services to providing scholarships for our training programs, we ensure every dollar serves a purpose. Profit also goes to fund our research endeavors, offering stable funding for our scientists that allows them to concentrate on science rather than chasing grants. More information about our unique business model can be found here. A listing of our scientific publications can be found here.

Our center is housed in two homes that have been converted to office space, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere for clients and staff alike. For more information about our building please see our website.

What Makes Us Unique

Portland Psychotherapy is a clinic, research & training center with a unique business model that funds scientific research. This results in a team of therapists who are exceptionally well-trained and knowledgeable about their areas of specialty.