Hiring Trauma Therapist, specializing in Sexual Trauma

Job Title: Trauma Therapist, specializing in Sexual Trauma

Job Summary: Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, LLC is seeking to add talented licensed mental health practitioners to our team. An identified area of need in our community is for a trauma informed therapist that has specialized training in treating sexual trauma, particularly in young adult and adult populations.

Employer Description: Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, LLC is an outpatient private practice that offers a wide range of therapeutic services from an integrative systemic perspective. Our practice values the well being of our providers as much as our clients, and as such we approach things differently from most practices. To ensure that our therapists are able to provide their best to clients, we limit the number of clients scheduled to no more than seven in a day with at least two breaks in the day. With an emphasis on collaborative and integrative care, we meet weekly for peer consultation and case review. Management decisions are made balancing the needs of the client with the needs of the therapist. We try to keep a focus on long term health and success over short term profit.

At Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, we understand the challenges that our clients face are complex and multifaceted, and so we attempt to gain a full understanding of the various systems that influence those challenges. Regardless of the model of treatment that our therapists utilize, we share a commitment to see our clients as more than a diagnosis; we are all on a unique journey searching for healing and wholeness. As a group of providers, we share a common belief in our Christian faith. While this is an important part of our identity, we recognize that it’s not shared by everyone. For those clients that desire faith to be a part of their work, we are happy to incorporate that, and those clients that do not will still receive the same professional quality of care and treatment.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide evidence based, theoretically grounded therapy to clients
  • Creative and effective treatment planning that incorporates larger systems into recovery work (Couples, Children, Parents, etc)
  • Maintain an adequate client load that is primarily, but not exclusively, focused on your area of expertise
    • Maintain minimum of 25 billed client hours a week averaged over each quarter
    • Maintain scheduled availability of 28 to 35 hours a week, with a target of 28 scheduled client hours a week averaged over each quarter
  • Timely and appropriate record keeping following ethical and legal requirements
  • Scheduling of current clients and processing of client payments
  • Ongoing continuing education and professional development
  • Agreement with our philosophy of practice

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Eligible for licensure in state of Pennsylvania
  • Masters or Doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, or marriage and family therapy (Preference given to marriage and family therapists)
  • Proficiency with (or willingness to learn) electronic medical records and scheduling/billing software

Compensation

  • Salary of $55,000 annually
  • Health Reimbursement Account of $5,000 annually
  • Employer matched SIMPLE 401k (Matching up to 3% of salary)
  • 15 days of Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Week of Christmas to New Years off with pay
  • May be eligible for bonus based on average weekly client hours

Hiring Adolescent Therapist, specializing in Self Harm and/or Eating Disorders

Job Title: Adolescent Therapist, specializing in Self Harm and/or Eating Disorders

Job Summary: Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, LLC is seeking to add talented licensed mental health practitioners to our team. An identified area of need in our community is for an adolescent therapist, preferably that has special training in treating self-harm and/or eating disorders.

Employer Description: Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, LLC is an outpatient private practice that offers a wide range of therapeutic services from an integrative systemic perspective. Our practice values the well being of our providers as much as our clients, and as such we approach things differently from most practices. To ensure that our therapists are able to provide their best to clients, we limit the number of clients scheduled to no more than seven in a day with at least two breaks in the day. With an emphasis on collaborative and integrative care, we meet weekly for peer consultation and case review. Management decisions are made balancing the needs of the client with the needs of the therapist. We try to keep a focus on long term health and success over short term profit.

At Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, we understand the challenges that our clients face are complex and multifaceted, and so we attempt to gain a full understanding of the various systems that influence those challenges. Regardless of the model of treatment that our therapists utilize, we share a commitment to see our clients as more than a diagnosis; we are all on a unique journey searching for healing and wholeness. As a group of providers, we share a common belief in our Christian faith. While this is an important part of our identity, we recognize that it’s not shared by everyone. For those clients that desire faith to be a part of their work, we are happy to incorporate that, and those clients that do not will still receive the same professional quality of care and treatment.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide evidence based, theoretically grounded therapy to clients
  • Creative and effective treatment planning that incorporates larger systems into therapeutic work (Couples, Children, Parents, etc)
  • Maintain an adequate client load that is primarily, but not exclusively, focused on your area of expertise
    • Maintain minimum of 25 billed client hours a week averaged over each quarter
    • Maintain scheduled availability of 28 to 35 hours a week, with a target of 28 scheduled client hours a week averaged over each quarter
  • Timely and appropriate record keeping following ethical and legal requirements
  • Scheduling of current clients and processing of client payments
  • Ongoing continuing education and professional development
  • Agreement with our philosophy of practice

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Eligible for licensure in state of Pennsylvania
  • Masters or Doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, or marriage and family therapy (Preference given to marriage and family therapists)
  • Familiarity with family systems theory and systemic conceptualization and treatment
  • Proficiency with (or willingness to learn) electronic medical records and scheduling/billing software

Compensation

  • Salary of $55,000 annually
  • Health Reimbursement Account of $5,000 annually
  • Employer matched SIMPLE 401k (Matching up to 3% of salary)
  • 15 days of Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Week of Christmas to New Years off with pay
  • May be eligible for bonus based on average weekly client hours

 

Hiring Addictions Therapist, specializing in Relational Treatment

Job Title: Addictions Therapist, specializing in Relational Treatment

Job Summary: Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, LLC is seeking to add talented licensed mental health practitioners to our team. An identified area of need in our community is for an addictions therapist that shares our conviction that the most successful recovery includes treating the couple, family and larger context of the individual.

Employer Description: Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, LLC is an outpatient private practice that offers a wide range of therapeutic services from an integrative systemic perspective. Our practice values the well being of our providers as much as our clients, and as such we approach things differently from most practices. To ensure that our therapists are able to provide their best to clients, we limit the number of clients scheduled to no more than seven in a day with at least two breaks in the day. With an emphasis on collaborative and integrative care, we meet weekly for peer consultation and case review. Management decisions are made balancing the needs of the client with the needs of the therapist. We try to keep a focus on long term health and success over short term profit.

At Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, we understand the challenges that our clients face are complex and multifaceted, and so we attempt to gain a full understanding of the various systems that influence those challenges. Regardless of the model of treatment that our therapists utilize, we share a commitment to see our clients as more than a diagnosis; we are all on a unique journey searching for healing and wholeness. As a group of providers, we share a common belief in our Christian faith. While this is an important part of our identity, we recognize that it’s not shared by everyone. For those clients that desire faith to be a part of their work, we are happy to incorporate that, and those clients that do not will still receive the same professional quality of care and treatment.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide evidence based, theoretically grounded addictions recovery treatment
  • Creative and effective treatment planning that incorporates larger systems into recovery work (Couples, Children, Parents, etc)
  • Maintain an adequate client load that is primarily, but not exclusively, focused on your area of expertise
    • Maintain minimum of 25 billed client hours a week averaged over each quarter
    • Maintain scheduled availability of 28 to 35 hours a week, with a target of 28 scheduled client hours a week averaged over each quarter
  • Timely and appropriate record keeping following ethical and legal requirements
  • Scheduling of current clients and processing of client payments
  • Ongoing continuing education and professional development
  • Agreement with our philosophy of practice

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Eligible for licensure in state of Pennsylvania
  • CAADC credentialing (or eligible for credentialing)
  • Masters or Doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, or marriage and family therapy (Preference given to marriage and family therapists)
  • Proficiency with (or willingness to learn) electronic medical records and scheduling/billing software

Compensation

  • Salary of $55,000 annually
  • Health Reimbursement Account of $5,000 annually
  • Employer matched SIMPLE 401k (Matching up to 3% of salary)
  • 15 days of Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Week of Christmas to New Years off with pay
  • May be eligible for bonus based on average weekly client hours

Hiring Marriage Therapist, specializing in Domestic Violence

Job Title: Marriage Therapist, specializing in Domestic Violence

Job Summary: Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, LLC is seeking to add talented licensed mental health practitioners to our team. An identified area of need in our community is for a marriage therapist specializing in treating cases of Domestic Violence from a systemic integrative perspective.

Employer Description: Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, LLC is an outpatient private practice that offers a wide range of therapeutic services from an integrative systemic perspective. Our practice values the well being of our providers as much as our clients, and as such we approach things differently from most practices. To ensure that our therapists are able to provide their best to clients, we limit the number of clients scheduled to no more than seven in a day with at least two breaks in the day. With an emphasis on collaborative and integrative care, we meet weekly for peer consultation and case review. Management decisions are made balancing the needs of the client with the needs of the therapist. We try to keep a focus on long term health and success over short term profit.

At Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, we understand the challenges that our clients face are complex and multifaceted, and so we attempt to gain a full understanding of the various systems that influence those challenges. Regardless of the model of treatment that our therapists utilize, we share a commitment to see our clients as more than a diagnosis; we are all on a unique journey searching for healing and wholeness. As a group of providers, we share a common belief in our Christian faith. While this is an important part of our identity, we recognize that it’s not shared by everyone. For those clients that desire faith to be a part of their work, we are happy to incorporate that, and those clients that do not will still receive the same professional quality of care and treatment.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide evidence based, theoretically grounded therapy to clients.
  • Creative and effective treatment planning that incorporates larger systems into recovery work (Couples, Children, Parents, etc)
  • Maintain an adequate client load that is primarily, but not exclusively, focused on your area of expertise
    • Maintain minimum of 25 billed client hours a week averaged over each quarter
    • Maintain scheduled availability of 28 to 35 hours a week, with a target of 28 scheduled client hours a week averaged over each quarter
  • Timely and appropriate record keeping following ethical and legal requirements
  • Scheduling of current clients and processing of client payments
  • Ongoing continuing education and professional development
  • Agreement with our philosophy of practice

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Eligible for licensure in state of Pennsylvania
  • Masters or Doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, or marriage and family therapy (Preference given to marriage and family therapists)
  • Proficiency with (or willingness to learn) electronic medical records and scheduling/billing software

Compensation

  • Salary of $55,000 annually
  • Health Reimbursement Account of $5,000 annually
  • Employer matched SIMPLE 401k (Matching up to 3% of salary)
  • 15 days of Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Week of Christmas to New Years off with pay
  • May be eligible for bonus based on average weekly client hours

The Fountain (2006)

The Fountain (2006)

Director: Darren Aronofsky

What to Expect: Mature meditations on love, mild sexuality, mild violence, and mild language

Summary: Spanning over one thousand years, The Fountain tells the story of three men (all played by Hugh Jackman), fighting to preserve the women they love (all played by Rachel Weisz): a Spanish conquistador trying to free his captive queen; a doctor trying to cure his ill wife; an interstellar traveler heading towards a dying star.

Review: Darren Aronofsky has made a career of making films about obsession (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan), but The Fountain is arguably his most intimate film and the one in which we’re most likely to look past the obsession because it’s something of which we’re all capable.

At first glance it would seem that you’re in store for a melancholy affair – after all, within the first 20 minutes the loving and devoted couple of Tommy and Izzi Creo are rocked by the diagnosis of Izzi’s cancer.  But as the film progresses it becomes clear that the news has hit Tommy by far the hardest as Izzi is at peace with her ultimate fate.  The scattered jumps back and forth through chronologies will foster their own discussion – are they actual realities?  Are they metaphors for something else?  Are they all part of the same timeline? – but the most intriguing aspect from the perspective of a couple is the source and focus of Tommy’s obsession: love.

The Fountain is, if nothing else, a portrait of a man obsessed with love.  While it may not seem immediately negative for someone to be obsessed with love, one must remember that love at its purest entails total sacrifice, the complete conceding of one’s desires for another’s needs.  Tommy is so obsessed with his wife’s well being that he rejects Izzi’s desire to die in peace because he wants her to live.  It’s a love that is so self-centered that it appears selfless and it’s a very real danger for anyone who hasn’t considered all that sacrifice implies.

Like Crazy (2011)

Like Crazy (2011)

 

Director: Drake Doremus

What to Expect: Mature meditations on love, mild sexuality, brief strong language

Summary: British student, Anna (Felicity Jones), and American student, Jacob (Anton Yelchin), meet and fall in love during their last year of college.  When the summer comes, the two decide to spend the months together, but after overstaying her visa Anna is deported and they must learn to deal with the challenges of a long distance relationship.

Review: Like Crazy is emotionally taxing, especially to any of those who may know all too well what’s it like to have loved and lost.  At certain points, the film will bring tears to your eyes with its moments of pure and genuine intimacy while its subsequent stretches of unavoidable heartache and futility will send those tears rolling down your cheeks.  Part of this is due to the palpable on-screen chemistry of Yelchin and Jones, who improvised the vast majority of the film’s dialogue, but even the finest performances would go to waste if Doremus didn’t take a realistic look at the collateral damage inherent in a relationship struggling to stay alive across thousands of miles.

A cynic would look at Like Crazy and say that it’s pessimistic about relationships, but I find that opinion shortsighted.  What Like Crazy actually does is recognize that love carries a tremendous gravity with it and that a relationship that blooms under the wrong circumstances can have long lasting effects on the people involved.   Along the way, it dissects love into its two components – the feeling and the act – and asks, without handing the viewers any answers, what happens when you have one without the other?

5 Common Marriage Myths: # 2 Your spouse should fulfill all of your needs.

We all have certain myths that we just love to believe. From the guilty pleasure of believing in the Hollywood fairy tale, to still wondering if there is a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow, myths abound in our society. Unfortunately, myths also abound in our marriages. This series of posts will explore 5 of the common myths found in our marriages.

Marriage Myth #2: Your spouse should fulfill all of your needs.
The knight in shinning armor, the symbol and beacon of salvation from all relational woes. Many times we enter marriage with the hope that our partner will rescue us from [enter thing here]. I was going to let you down easy, but for the sake of time: it rarely ever works out that way. For a multitude of reasons, the rescued partner ends up feeling either betrayed, abandoned or resentful; while the rescuer either continues on to find another to rescue (savior complex) or finds themselves in a pattern of perpetual rescuing which exhausts them and breeds resentment. Entering marriage with the expectation that your spouse will fill all of your needs will quickly leave you empty and bitter. One person was never intended to fulfill all of your needs. While it is appropriate to rely on your spouse for some of your emotional needs, it is also just as important to have other friends to support you and to fill some of them yourself.

If you are the damsel in distress (may be male or female), take some time to evaluate why you must rely on someone else to rescue you from your problems. I believe in you, and in your own ability to take care of (some) of your issues. Learn how to meet some of your own needs, how to care for your own wounds. Not because we are meant to be in isolation, far from it; rather if we are able to at least sort through and collect our mess to be able to present it to those that can help us we are far better off. We are then joining others in meeting our needs, not relying on them to do it for us.

If you are the proverbial knight in shinning armor (again, not necessarily a guy), consider why you’re always placed in the position of rescuing. Who is caring for you? Many times we place so much energy and focus on saving others that we fall apart ourselves. Sometimes we focus on rescuing others to ignore or avoid the self and our own issues. Are you helping others with their needs out of an abundance of your own health, are you meeting others in a place of mutual need and shared responsibility, or are you neglecting your own shadows to tend for theirs. I would challenge you to consider your own internal needs, take the necessary steps within yourself and with others to care for them. Offer the gift of giving others support but space to sort through and met their own needs, offering help only when needed.

5 Common Marriage Myths: Myth # 1

We all have certain myths that we just love to believe. From the guilty pleasure of believing in the Hollywood fairy tale, to still wondering if there is a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow, myths abound in our society. Unfortunately, myths also abound in our marriages. This series of posts will explore 5 of the common myths found in our marriages.

Marriage Myth #1: Love is all you need.

One of the most commonly held myths about marriage, that all we need for a happy and healthy marriage is love, love, love. (Sorry The Beatles) If only it could be that simple! We deeply want to believe this truth, that our deep and unending love for one another will be the energy source that carries us through life to marital bliss. The danger of this myth comes when your emotional love begins to falter. If you have been married for any length of time, you can attest to the fact that the emotional experience of your relationship has changed and possibly diminished over time. Welcome to real life, this is natural and normal! However, if you put all of your trust in the emotional experience of love to support your relationship, than if you don’t feel the love anymore the marriage must be doomed, right? This is not the case at all!

Every marriage and relationship will go through ups and downs and experience periods of time in which the feeling of love is diminished. While this is a warning sign, it is by no means an “abandon ship”. Love within a marriage is a commitment, it is a conscious choice to love your partner even when you don’t feel like loving them. It also takes conscious effort to strengthen and develop your feelings of love and intimacy to sustain your marriage. Emotions follow actions, so start taking action to build your love! It takes much more than the mushy stuff of Hollywood chic-flicks to sustain a marriage.

Have you bought into this myth in the past? Tell us about your experience in the comments below, feel free to include any tips for other couples on how to keep the romance alive in their relationship.