We recognize the health disparities of people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people. We believe that the experiences of these communities must be valued in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.  For immediate consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter with our application form.

Portland Mental Health & Wellness is a thriving private practice and training practice with three locations in NE, SE, and SW Portland. We are a collaboration of psychologists, psychiatric prescribers, counselors, marriage and family therapists and our trainees. We emphasize relationship first and foremost and diagnosis and treatment from within that relationship.

We strongly emphasize trauma informed care, cultural competency, establishing comfort and safety for patients, and coordination of care with primary care doctors, specialists, pediatricians, schools, and other mental health clinicians.

Lead Licensed Therapist for Intensive Outpatient Program

Position: IOP Lead Therapist (IOP is Currently Online Only)

Supervisor: Director of Intensive Outpatient Programs

Hours: 35 Hours

Compensation: $88,000.00 with opportunities for additional clinical commission and profit sharing.

Job Summary:

  • Independently licensed clinician to provide evidence-based group, individual, and family therapy to adults in our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Therapist will assist patients using best practices of group counseling techniques. 
  • Lead therapist will also provide direct support for pre-licensed associate clinicians and pre-doctoral externs.
  • Present for IOP programming and associated staff meetings (3 days a week/4 hours a day), along with an individual caseload of 9 patients (18 clinical contact hours per week)

Essential Responsibilities

Performance Requirements:

  • Provide group and individual therapy
  • Provide family/relationship therapy
  • Assess patients regularly (everyday in IOP) for safety, ADLs, and mental status
  • Treatment planning and regular assessment of patients’ progress, including need for higher or lower level of care, transition plan, and/or discharge planning
  • Engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with program psychiatrist and staff, to ensure quality continuation of care 
  • Engage in ongoing training and education in best practices within IOP programs


  • Understanding and compliance with state laws and regulations, as well as the ethics code for your profession
  • Competency in clinical documentation (initial treatment plans/updates, progress notes, discharges)
  • Group therapy dynamics and IOP curriculum (largely CBT, DBT, ACT)
  • Follow all guidelines set by HIPAA
  • Knowledge of general office machines, telephone systems, and other information systems


  • Competency in delivering evidence-based group and individual therapy
  • Skills in de-escalation strategies
  • Develop creative program material and curriculum and adjust group therapy content to fit group needs
  • Communicate with patients’ family members, support systems, and outside providers as needed
  • Competent organizational and time management skills


  • Collaborate with Director and program staff to provide accurate clinical information for ongoing utilization reviews 
  • Support Director in planning, scheduling, and implementing curriculum
  • Familiarity with and capacity to strengthen skills for working in a Google Suite environment.
  • Comfortable working paperless, using and saving files electronically
  • Must be able to see, hear, carry, bend, sit and use a keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Able to focus in an open office environment which may include direct or indirect interruptions.
  • Must be able to tolerate exposure to fluorescent lights and computer monitors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Active Clinical License in the State of Oregon, LCSW, LPC, or LMFT 
  • Minimum 2 years postgraduate experience working with adults in higher levels of care (residential, inpatient, PHP, IOP), community mental health, or outpatient settings
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with staff of diverse backgrounds, training, and levels of experience and to promoting teamwork in a multi-disciplinary environment

Equipment Operated: Standard office equipment, including computers, fax machines, copiers, printers, telephones, etc. 

Work Environment: When working from a PMHW office, the position is in a well-lighted office environment. Varied activities including sitting, standing, walking, reaching, bending, and lifting.

Mental and Physical Requirements: Involves sitting approximately 90 percent of the day, walking or standing the remainder. Ability to tolerate mental and emotional distress as an anticipated aspect of the position. May require working under stressful conditions. 

This description is intended to provide only the basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as the practice’s needs evolve. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of every job.

Portland Mental Health & Wellness offers a competitive benefits package for full-time therapists that includes:

  • Paid health leave (40 hrs to start)
  • Paid holidays (48 hours)
  • Paid vacation (accrued based on encounter expectations)
  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Employer Paid Life/AD&D
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability
  • Monthly TriMet Transportation Pass covered at 50%
  • 401K retirement with 3-4% company match once eligible
  • Quarterly profit sharing
  • Enrollment with Student Loan Tutor
  • Loan-repayment program opportunity through the Oregon Health Authority’s Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative 
  • Opportunities for provision of supervision and training
  • Annual CE allowance
  • Weekly consultation groups
  • 20% discount on vitamins & supplements through Wellevate

This description is intended to provide only the basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as the practice’s needs evolve. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of every job.

The requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. By signing below, you acknowledge that you are able to perform the Essential Functions of this job, with or without accommodation. If an accommodation is needed, you have an opportunity to discuss this with the People & Culture Manager.

For immediate consideration, please submit a CV and cover letter with our application form.

Portland Mental Health is an equal opportunity employer. We support and encourage diversity.