Licensed Psychotherapist

Operations - Clinical · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Operations - Clinical
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Licensed Psychotherapist


About the position


Field Trip Health is looking for a licensed psychotherapist to join our innovative psychedelic psychotherapy practice. We are looking for a clinician with a trauma informed approach to care, strong interpersonal skills and a desire to be an integral part of a dynamic and rapidly growing team dedicated to transforming the mental health care system. 


Field Trip is currently offering ketamine assisted psychotherapy with the vision of incorporating other psychedelic therapeutics once FDA expanded access is granted. Ketamine is emerging as an effective option in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health issues. Our treatment philosophy is an integrative, collaborative approach emphasizing the importance of therapeutic alliances, cultivating self-agency and creating optimal conditions through set and setting to support a person’s inner healing intelligence. We believe that the biochemical antidepressant and neuroplastic properties of ketamine are amplified when a person is well prepared for their journey and results maximized when there is space for new insights and perspectives to be integrated into their narratives.


The role will include administering psychotherapy intake assessments, utilizing screening instruments (online), developing individualized treatment plans, and providing ongoing therapeutic support throughout a client’s course of treatment. This may include conducting both individual and group therapy sessions designed to assist clients in developing insights, improving coping strategies, improving day-to-day functioning, fostering integration experiences, and enhancing overall wellness and quality of life. Being part of a pioneering movement is dynamic and requires an adaptable, process oriented, “how can I help” team approach. While a therapist’s primary responsibility will be clinical, participation in downtime projects and initiatives will be a key part of the role. We seek people eager to bring their gifts and passions to this exciting phase of growth and evolution at Field Trip Health. 


Why Field Trip?


As an initial hire for our clinic, you would help to implement and evolve a groundbreaking approach to treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD using ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. As a key member of a multidisciplinary team, your work would be an integral part of a growing network of practices dedicated to providing the best in class psychedelic care. 



Primary Therapist Responsibilities


  • Assess clients to determine appropriateness for treatment with regards to motivation, insight and safety, as well as external factors that may be contributing to their presentation. 
  • Develop and implement an individualized psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy treatment plan, based on one of our available protocol frameworks), that includes both preparation and integration strategies to enhance client response. .
  • Facilitate healing during medicine exploration sessions by holding space and following the lead of the client’s inner healing intelligence.
  • Participate in on-going group and/or individual Supervision sessions.
  • Collaborate with clinic leadership on evolving projects and initiatives


Clinic hours are primarily 9-5 M-F, but evening and weekend shifts may also become available for those staff members interested in working these hours.


Qualifications


Acceptable candidates must have:


  • Completion of a master's degree in one of the following disciplines: Social Work; Clinical or Counselling Psychology; Marital & Family Therapy. Other disciplines may be considered depending on licensure.
  • Membership/license in the appropriate regulatory body that authorizes engaging in psychotherapy (ideally one that allows independent practice).



Experience


  • Minimum 2 years of independent clinical experience in adult individual and group therapy specifically focused on addressing common and complex mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, somatic disorders, and chronic pain, and trauma and stressor-related conditions.
  • Trauma-informed care approach/training.
  • Background in psychedelic-assisted therapies, mindfulness-based therapies, Somatic Experiencing, and similar modalities is a plus.
  • Integrated, lived experiences that support clinical competencies are acknowledged and welcomed.
  • Experience working with diverse adult client populations. 
  • Experience managing client flow and working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment is a plus.


 Key Attributes


  • Desire to be an integral part of a rapidly growing team dedicated to transforming the mental health care system.
  • Can rapidly establish deep rapport with a significant variety of people.
  • Authentic, non-judgmental, focused presence, intuitive sensitivity, empathic while maining supportive structure, nuanced self discovery, warmth, respect/appreciate different life trajectories.
  • Experience with adversity and an active commitment to personal growth.
  • Understanding of the physical and psychological effects of psychedelics.


At Field Trip Health we accept, celebrate, support, and thrive on difference for the benefit of our patients, our employees, our products, and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Operations - Clinical
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced