Mental Health Counselor – Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy – Northwest Ketamine Clinics – Issaquah, WA

Northwest Ketamine clinics is now offering ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP). We are currently hiring therapists at our Tacoma and Bellevue locations. Please apply to this posting if you are most interested in the Bellevue location. (We will be hiring for Seattle also in a few months)

Who We Are:

Northwest Ketamine Clinics is the first and largest free standing ketamine infusion clinic in the Pacific Northwest. We are family owned, nurse practitioner led clinic, and operate on core values of compassion, integrity, and clinical excellence. Patient care and team unity are very important to everything we do. If you find fulfillment in helping others, and you have the skills and experience listed below, then this is the job for you. It is our mission to help as many people as we can, and our privilege to be a part of changing – even saving – lives every day.

Ketamine infusion is consistently shown to have significant and rapid success in reducing and even eliminating the symptoms of Major Depression, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Anxiety and other difficult to treat conditions.

“Ketamine, given intravenously, might be the most important breakthrough in antidepressant treatment in decades.” Thomas Insel, former director National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

This is a rare opportunity to be involved in a rapidly developing field of medical treatment, become an integral part of a growing company, and make a significant impact in patient’s lives. We are a growth oriented organization and offer opportunities for personal and professional growth for all of our team members.

Absolute Requirements:

  • Full Licensure (LMHC or LMFT preferred, Social Worker related licensure considered)
  • Knowledge about the use of ketamine within mental health treatment as demonstrated by a training certificate/diploma, professional experience, or independent study.
  • Welcoming of patients regardless of gender identity, sexual expression, cultural background, religious affiliation, age, education level, etc.

Experience:

  • Professional experience working with adults who are struggling with Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Prospective therapists should have a strong awareness of symptomatology, differential diagnosis, and psychotherapeutic interventions for each.
  • Working with individuals who have experienced significant trauma in their lives. Beyond just trauma-informed care, we are looking for someone that is able to consider multiple ways of treating trauma that can be adaptive to the uniqueness of each individual.
  • Experience working with suicidality and a competence in risk assessment, crisis response, and safety planning.
  • Experience working in collaborative and multidisciplinary spaces that combine the diverse skills of various professionals to address specific needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage personal administrative and clinical tasks (note taking, follow-up contacts, community referrals, etc.).
  • Professional, academic, or independent experience reviewing scientific research, understanding clinical studies, and applying data to clinical decision making.
  • Optional – experience with psychedelic assisted therapy, psychedelic research, and/or cultural/ historical use of psychedelics.

Character & Key Attributes:

  • Genuine and compassionate ability to quickly form a therapeutic alliance with patients.
  • Passionate about providing holistic, adaptive, and compassionate care.
  • Understanding and appreciation for the unique role psychedelics have within our mental healthcare system, and the potential role they may hold in the future.
  • Desire to learn more, and to continue ongoing education in an ever evolving field.
  • Strong interpersonal skills both with patients and peers.
  • Some words that may describe potential candidates include: warm, non-judgmental, present, grounded, hope inspiring, attentive, empathetic, curious, genuine, and supportive.

Job Description:

This position is for a fully licensed therapist (LMHC or LMFT) who will work in an integrative clinic alongside medical staff to provide ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP). As a psychotherapist at Northwest Ketamine Clinics you will hold responsibility for a modest caseload of patients being seen in an intensive outpatient-like program. Psychedelic assisted therapies, like KAP, are a growing field with incredible potential. We are looking for a psychotherapist who is willing to take on the significant responsibility of working within a developing field, who has a passion for this line of work, and who can form meaningful connections with a wide variety of patients.

In this role you will work closely with your patients as they move through our treatment program that includes an initial evaluation, preparation for infusions, the infusions themselves, and subsequent integration therapy sessions. Given the nature of this work, it is essential that applicants have a strong understanding of trauma, depression, anxiety, and other related disorders. You will also be responsible for some administrative tasks (progress notes, external coordination of care, collaboration with medical staff, etc.), but will not be responsible for billing or scheduling. Given the newness of the field, you are also expected to be comfortable navigating research databases and self-driven to continue ongoing independent research.

The KAP program here at Northwest Ketamine Clinics operates from a holistic approach that places a focus on treating the whole person which at times may require spiritual or mystical discussions. An ideal candidate would be able to consider multiple treatment approaches for any given patient, and tailor treatment to meet the unique needs of each individual. Our program is modeled after the MAPS MDMA Protocol with additional guidance taken from both the KRIYA and ASKP3 organizations that are considered leaders within the ketamine field. We operate from a psychedelic rather than psycholytic approach and hold strong reverence for each individual’s Inner Healing Intelligence. We openly welcome all patients as they are irreguardless of sexual expression, gender identity, cultural background, etc. and take an active role in supporting what wellness means for them.

Northwest Ketamine Clinics offers a very competitive salary including paid vacation, sick, and holiday time, medical benefits (health, dental, vision), 401K matching. (Some benefits are not available for per diem or PT positions.) Pay is DOE.

For more information and to schedule an interview, please send your resume, an a cover letter.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $45.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
We follow all Covid 19 regulations as required for a healthcare setting.

Application Question(s):

  • What locations can you work at (Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue)?
  • What days of the week are you available to work?
  • What hours are you available to work? How late in the evening?
  • How many hours a week are you looking for?
  • Are you interested in working Saturday shifts?
  • How soon are you looking to be hired? Is this flexible?
  • What are your salary requirements?

Education:

  • Master’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Mental Health Counseling: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • License (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

Source: Indeed.com
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