Counselor at DSM University

May 22, 2019

    Des Moines University is currently accepting applications for a Staff Counselor, who will be responsible for providing psychological services to students in all University programs, including intake assessments, individual, couples, and group counseling, and crisis intervention. In addition, the Staff Counselor will provide consultation and outreach programming to the campus community. The mission of the Student Counseling Center (SCC) is to provide a range of psychological services that serve to empower, support, and assist students in the pursuit of their personal, professional, and academic endeavors. In pursuing the mission of the organization, the SCC makes policies, decisions, and strategic plans in alignment with the following values: integrity and ethical practice, social justice and multicultural competence, holistic approach, and collaborative partnerships.
    Founded in 1898 in Iowa’s capital city, DMU is a graduate medicine and health sciences university comprising three colleges – College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and College of Health Sciences – that offer eight graduate degree programs. DMU combines the top advantages in medical education available today: an expert faculty, a rigorous and relevant curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, a dynamic and diverse research environment, and a supportive, inclusive community of students and faculty active in learning and service. By consistently producing outstanding graduates who excel in their careers, DMU maintains one of the strongest reputations in the sphere of American medical education.
Qualifications include:
  • Master's degree in counseling or clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, or related field.
  • At least two years post-degree experience required. Experience providing psychological services in a university counseling center preferred.
  • Licensed in the state of Iowa preferred. Consideration will be given to candidates who have obtained temporary licensure status; candidate must obtain full licensure within 6 months of hire.
  • For complete job description, benefit summary, or to apply visit
      Please submit CV, cover letter including reason for interest in the position, and contact information for three professional references at time of online submission. CV review and/or interview scheduling will commence immediately and continue until position is filled.
      Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Therapist wanted in Urbandale

May 17, 2019

Mental Health Therapist 515 Therapy and Consulting is interested in adding a fully licensed professional to our team of exceptional providers in Urbandale! (Both part-time and full-time inquiries encouraged to apply.) Contact Crystal at or 515.556.3668 for more information!

LMHC Working with Senior Adults, FT/PT

November 2, 2018

Are you ready to make a difference and impact the lives of our vulnerable, aging adults and their families in rural communities? Are you an LMHC who wants to serve Seniors but has not due to your inability to bill Medicare? Our model allows you to provide therapy for Medicare-eligible seniors while working under our Medical Director in an outpatient, critical access hospital setting.

We welcome you to become part of a strategic team with support from an innovative, and rapidly-growing private company, Senior Life Solutions, a national program managed by Psychiatric Medical Care. In 2018, our outpatient, intensive group therapy programs will impact more than 4,875 senior adults in our 70 programs in 20 states.

We have results—from satisfied patients, referring hospitals, physicians, and community members about the positive outcomes from our unique programs. Our model provides intensive outpatient group therapy in rural hospitals. Our patients are older adults typically over the age of 65 who struggle with symptoms of depression and anxiety often related to aging. With our program, our patients enjoy other benefits as well—including socialization. Our resulting growth to date this year, 20 new programs in 2018, demonstrates that our model is working and changing lives of our rural seniors and their family and community members.

We are seeking a special therapist, a licensed LMHC who is passionate about providing excellent patient care. Join us and help us change the way behavioral health is accepted, promoted, and delivered in rural communities. In Iowa, we have an opening in Corning for a fulltime therapist. Part-time, PRN roles are also available throughout the state. Relocation assistance may be available.

We offer future career growth for our team members among other very generous benefits for our fulltime staff:
  • Competitive compensation/pay rates
  • Accrue up to 24 days of paid time off (PTO) each year
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Extremely competitive medical insurance rates/deductibles for employee only and family coverages
  • FREE dental and vision insurance for employee only coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with 100% company match up to 4% – immediate participation and vesting!
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with generous company contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Company-paid Short-term Disability (STD)
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD) available
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health and Welfare Planning Tools, and Health Advocate program
  • Other Voluntary benefits available: Critical Illness Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Accident Insurance, Group Legal Services Plan, Identify Theft, Term Life Insurance, Group Universal Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Auto and Home Insurance, Pet Insurance
  • Perks include Continuing Education Assistance, Employee Referral Bonus Program, and Corporate Discounts available

    To apply, please go to our Careers Page. For questions or inquiries about PMC careers and joining our team, email us at

    Founded in 2003, Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) operates in-patient and outpatient programs located in rural communities across the country. Founder and Chief Medical Officer, James A. Greene, M.D., a geriatric psychiatrist, was born and raised in a rural community, which today hosts a rural hospital. He developed PMC with the sole mission to improve the quality of life of older adults living in rural communities. PMC, which operates the Senior Life Solutions outpatient program and Green Oak Behavioral Health inpatient facilities, is one of the largest geriatric mental health management companies within rural hospitals across the United States.
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PT Mental Health Therapist in Des Moines

November 1, 2018

Counseling Associates of Central Iowa (CACI) is looking to hire a part-time mental health therapist (LMHC or LISW) with the option to become full-time. If you are interested in working within a supportive, friendly and flexible (establishing work hours that fit your schedule) work environment, please send your resume to or feel free to contact us with any questions (515-255-2224).

Child Therapist Position Available; Des Moines

October 30, 2018

Child Therapist Position Available with Family Legacy Counseling

Family Legacy Counseling is expanding our services. We’re looking for a seasoned clinician with experience working with children, providing both individual and family therapy. This position as an independent contractor offers the opportunity to work within a private practice group setting. The ideal candidate possesses excellent professional training, experience and clinical skills, along with the values of compassion and integrity in dealing with patients.

Well-established in the Des Moines metro area, Family Legacy Counseling has provided mental health services for the past 25 years. The practice is greatly involved in providing service to the Des Moines area church community, local medical professionals, and to the community at large. Our referral base is solid, drawing from a wide area of the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities in central Iowa.

While we’re a group of independent practitioners with a variety of backgrounds and training, we share a common Christian faith and enjoy working together as colleagues. As a group practice, we value the benefits of consultation and camaraderie, and prioritize a work environment characterized by supportive relationships. Our staff encourage one another in our individual endeavors of speaking, writing, and church and community involvement. In addition, we occasionally partner together in presentations offered to the community.

Part/Full Time Job Description: - Conduct formal clinical assessments of newly admitted clients - Provide outpatient counseling to help children experience success, have hope, and build resiliency in their lives - Evaluate and assess children, adolescents, and families and develop specific mental health treatment plans - Offer clinical consultation to parents, extended family, teachers and other adult caregivers as needed - Develop clinical practice through networking with pastors, physicians, schools - Perform psychological and psychoeducational evaluations (optional) - Outstanding Compensation: typical range of 100-125k for 25-35 clinical hours on 48 week calendar of work

Job Requirements:
Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology or related field OR Master’s degree in a clinical discipline (i.e., clinical or counseling psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy).

Minimum Licensure Requirements: Licensed as a PSY. D, LISW, LMSW, LMHC, or LMFT. Pre-licensed LMHC’s and LMFT’s will be considered.

Qualified candidates wanting more information may contact our office at (515) 727-1338 and ask to speak with Dr. Joel Ashby. Or email Dr. Ashby at
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Director of Counseling Services at Augustana College (IL)

October 30, 2018

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois

Augustana College welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Director of Counseling Services. For full consideration for this position, submit an application by November 23, 2018. The Director of Counseling Services will join Augustana at an exciting time under the direction of the college’s newly appointed Dean of Students, Dr. Wesley Brooks. As an expert clinician and administrator, the new director will collaborate with Dr. Brooks to refine and shape Augustana’s counseling practices to meet the changing needs of the campus community. The college also will hire an inaugural Director of Student Well-Being who will engage in pro-active offerings in conjunction with our Counseling Services.

Augustana College is a private, selective, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences with enrollment of 2,600 students. Our current cohort of students includes 29% first-generation students, 23% Pell Grant recipients, 21% students of color and 9% international students. The director and two licensed counselors, one full-time and one half-time, provide counseling to enrolled students without charge. Our beautiful, residential 115-acre campus is located in Rock Island, Illinois, part of the Quad-Cities metropolitan area along the Mississippi River, 165 miles west of Chicago. Augustana awards the Bachelor of Arts in about 90 majors and related academic programs. The college has had a Phi Beta Kappa chapter since 1950, and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. President Steven C. Bahls is Augustana’s eighth president.

As an excellent liberal arts college that will continue to thrive throughout the 21st century, Augustana seeks a Director of Counseling Services who is committed to pursuing the college’s strategic goals, to promoting a safe and healthy campus that is welcoming and inclusive of all students who want to learn here, and to supporting students mental and emotional well-being both while they are on campus and beyond.

  1. Serve as the senior member of the counseling team. The Director of Counseling Services will be a working clinician, providing psychotherapy services to students for a wide range of mental health needs. The director will supervise and work with staff members, providing oversight of case loads and provision case consultation.
  2. Provide leadership to Counseling Services including strategic direction of the department consistent with best practices in college student mental health, as well as administrative oversight of services, policies, budget and reporting. A key challenge will be working collaboratively on a model of service to meet the increasing demand from a diverse student population.
  3. Develop a counselor-on-call protocol and schedule that are equitable, sustainable and readily communicated across staff and campus partners.
  4. Work collaboratively with the inaugural Director of Student Well-Being and Dean of Students to engage faculty and staff across campus in assisting in the work of supporting the mental and emotional well-being of all students.
  5. Serve as a key member of the risk assessment team, evaluating individual circumstances to create the best outcomes for students and the campus community.

  • A STUDENT-FOCUSED PROFESSIONAL who sees the education, safety, growth and well-being of students as the utmost priority, and who also builds collaborative relationships with other members of the college community to support the education and experience of Augustana students above all
  • A SKILLED COUNSELOR who is invigorated by the work of providing general counseling services to an undergraduate student population
  • A STRONG ADVOCATE FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION who brings experience and knowledge to advance Augustana’s commitment to building an exemplary community that cherishes diversity of all kinds
  • A PROBLEM-SOLVER who is committed to navigating the mental health issues and challenges facing students, families and educators today
  • A MOTIVATIONAL MANAGER who is capable of managing, leading and developing staff within the counseling office, and who also has the administrative skills to manage budgets and records
  • A COLLABORATIVE PROFESSIONAL who enjoys working with others across campus to solve problems and improve the student experience
  • A VALUES-CENTERED PERSON who leads by example, and for whom honesty, integrity, caring and inclusion matter in both work and personal life
Education & Experience: Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology or master’s degree in social work or counseling, with 7-10 years of professional experience providing services and/or leading mental health professionals. Experience working with student populations and/or experience in a higher education setting is highly preferred. Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed in Illinois.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, including salary requirements, and résumé to no later than November 23, 2018, for full consideration. Résumé review will begin immediately.


Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer. It is Augustana College’s intent and policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.
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Iowa State University: Director, Student Counseling Services

October 22, 2018

Iowa State University strives to be the most student-centered public research university in the nation. It is a place where adventurous minds are encouraged to accomplish amazing things. As a major international university ranked among the top public universities by U.S. News & World Report and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Iowa State offers a student experience rich in social and academic diversity. Nearly 35,000 students choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars, and hone their leadership skills in more than 850 student organizations. Students from all 50 states and more than 125 countries converge on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Big 12 sports and a tradition of cultural and popular performances make campus life fun and memorable. Iowa State is a land-grant university, has set enrollment records the past nine years, and is the largest university in the state of Iowa. Iowa State is located in Ames, a community of 60,000 situated approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and was recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation and among the top 10 best places to live in America.

The Position
The Director of Student Counseling Services (SCS) will report to the Assistant Vice President for Student Health & Wellness within the Division of Student Affairs. The Director serves as a member of the Health & Wellness leadership team and works collaboratively and cooperatively with the directors and deans within the Division of Student Affairs to serve students’ needs. The Director will provide strategic, clinical, fiscal, and administrative vision and leadership regarding the provision of counseling services on campus, including assessment, crisis intervention, short-term individual therapy, referral services, outreach programming and student support groups for a variety of different topics. The Director will oversee and direct all services provided by SCS and will be responsible for ensuring that services meet the needs of a diverse student body and that SCS is in strict compliance with Iowa law, HIPAA law, and American Psychological Association professional ethics.

The Director serves as one of the key liaisons to University departments, administrators, faculty, and staff on student mental health issues, policies and practices; provides supervision, professional development, and evaluation of professional and support staff; manages the operational budget and setting of priorities for resource utilization; directs clinical and consultative services, including crisis intervention and outreach; and leads SCS in the strategic planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and continual improvement of comprehensive behavioral health initiatives that incorporate multicultural diversity, inclusivity and social justice concepts and principles to support overall student wellness. This position is responsible for the management of a budget of approximately $2.1 million and a team of 19 professional staff, two support staff, four interns, and ten graduate students.

The successful candidate will be an experienced, strategic, and interpersonally strong leader with an excellent record of progressive operational, administrative, and management experience; possess an in-depth understanding of the psychological challenges and mental health needs of a globally diverse university student body; have an understanding of a systems perspective with regard to strategic outreach and providing holistic and integrated health and counseling services to students; and have demonstrated expertise in crisis intervention and management. Communication skills are critical and the successful candidate must have a good understanding of cross-cultural communications and possess strong writing skills and the ability to represent the University at the highest level.

Minimum required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and eight years of related experience; OR a master’s degree and six years of related experience; OR a PhD or other professional degree and three years of related experience. Preferred qualifications include a PhD, PsyD, LISW, LMHC, or LMFT, as well as experience working in a university counseling center which has an APA-accredited doctoral internship program; working with diverse client populations; leading a university counseling center; supervising professional psychologists and mental health clinicians; and strong crisis management skills.

License Requirement: applicants must currently hold independent licensure as a PhD Psychologist, PsyD, LISW, LMHC, or LMFT in any state or Canada and will be required to obtain Iowa licensure within six months of their start date and must maintain that licensure throughout the duration of employment.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Iowa State University website at

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.
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Counselor Position at Buena Vista University

August 10, 2018

Buena Vista University invites applications for the position of University Counselor.

This position is responsible to provide for the mental health needs of Buena Vista University students. Primarily, the position provides outpatient consultation, assessment, and counseling through individual and/or group sessions. As a member of the Student Affairs staff, the University Counselor will also develop and implement proactive educational experiences to address the mental health needs of faculty, staff, and students.

A Master’s degree is required.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker; Licensed Psychologist or the ability to obtain a license in the State of Iowa is required.
The ability to supervise other mental health and/or substance abuse providers based on experience and/or licensure is preferred.

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

To apply please complete the following items:
An electronic application (BVU Employment Application);
and Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways:

  • Email:
  • Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588
  • Fax: 712.749.1449
  • Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.
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    Director of Counseling at Augustana College (IL)

    July 16, 2018

    Job Title: Director of Counseling Services
  • Revised: June 2018
  • Status: Full-time; 12 month schedule; Exempt
  • Reports To:     VP of Student Life/Dean of Students
  • Overview:       This position plans, organizes, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all operations, activities, programs and services of the Counseling Department.  Working with the VP of Student Life/Dean of Students, oversees department planning and program development to meet the needs of students and goals of the college.  Serves as the first response during crisis intervention situations and serves as a member of Augustana's behavioral risk assessment team.
    • Student Counselors : 1 full time and 1 part-time counselor.  Each work during the academic year only.
    • Administrative Assistant:  30 hours per week during the academic year.

    Primary Duties:
    1. Oversees work of the counseling staff, assigns work load and evaluates program offerings.  Serves as a resource for student counselors on strategies for success and effectiveness.
    2. Meets with individual students to provide counseling for a wide variety of needs during office hours.  Work with students to resolve issues, involving others on campus as needed.
    3. Collaborates with community partners both internally and externally to meet student needs.  As needed, makes referrals for off-campus services for student issues
    4. Consults with faculty, staff, and parents on current, on-going or potential issues, needs and prevention techniques.
    5. Plan, conduct and evaluate psycho-educational group presentations as needed and requested.  Revise offerings to fit the needs of the campus community.
    6. Provides training to students, staff, faculty and professional staff on a range of issues related to mental health and well-being as requested.
    7. Document student meetings within the established protocols of the office.
    8. As appropriate and requested, consult with members of the faculty and other campus community members regarding students concerns.
    9. Provides recommendations to the VP and Dean of Students regarding a student's suitability for enrollment.
    10. Serves as a member of the college's Risk Assessment Team.
    Additional Duties:
    1. Serve as a confidential reporting resource for survivors of sexual assault or other crimes.
    2. Attend division wide meetings to understand and support the efforts of others within the student life division.
    3. Serve on task forces, committees, or other campus organizations as needed to further the goals of the department.
    4. Participate in local, regional and national associations, conferences and meetings to stay abreast of trends and suggest strategies for college's continued improvement in student mental health issues and counseling.
    5. Other duties as assigned
    Skills & Knowledge:
    • Demonstrated skill in providing counseling services to the 18-22 year old population.
    • Ability to effectively deliver generalist clinical counseling to a diverse student population.
    • Ability to make effective decisions with limited time and input from others.
    • Ability to communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of campus partners including colleagues, students, and community stakeholders.
    • Ability to mentor, lead and supervise professionals and student staff.
    • Budget creation, tracking and management skills.
    • Ability to use Titanium or other recordkeeping data base system.
    • Deep understanding of the unique issues that arise with an academic, competitive, residential liberal arts institution.
    • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision to accomplish work outcomes.

    Education & Experience:  Doctoral degree in clinical psychology or Master's degree in social work or counseling.  7-10 years of professional experience providing services and/or leading professionals in this area.  Experience working with student populations and/or experience in a higher education setting is highly preferred.   Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed in Illinois.

    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.   Must be able to lift 15 pounds on a frequent basis.  Also required is the ability to listen, hear, speak, read, write, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and stand for intermittently long periods of time.  Must possess finger and hand dexterity for using small tools and equipment.  Must be able to use a computer to accomplish a variety of job tasks.

    Travel & Work Hours Little to no travel is expected for this position.  This position will be required to be available for crisis intervention and/or assessment during weekend and evening hours.

    EEO Statement: Augustana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is Augustana College's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

    Note: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities are subject to change at any time with or without notice.   

    Application Instructions Interested applicants should send a cover letter including salary requirement and resume to no later than July 19, 2018 for full consideration. 

    Private Practice in WDSM

    June 30, 2018

    Counseling for Growth & Change, L.C. is recruiting licensed mental health counselors to join our group private practice in West Des Moines. 3+ years post-licensure experience is preferred. We are seeking associates who will see 12 or more clients per week with the possibility of partnership for candidates with established caseloads. Clinicians with a variety of fields of expertise and clinical interests are encouraged to apply. Email your cover letter and resume or CV to