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Staff Therapist

Joyful Awakening PLLC is a healing practice rooted in the vision of collective liberation and wellness. Our therapy is trauma-informed, anti-racist, queer/trans-affirming, neurodivergent affirming, fat/body positive, anti-ableist, anti-oppressive, magical and liberatory. We help people feel more well and free in their bodies. 

We are hiring a Staff Therapist (LICSWA or LICSW) registered in Washington state to provide individual counseling services to adults This will start as a part-time employee position (10-19 clinical hours/week) with the opportunity to grow into a full-time (if desired), benefited employee position (20+ clinical hours/week). 

We are looking for an applicant who:

  • Holds Social Work licensure LICSWA or LICSW in Washington State. (Required).
  • Is specifically looking for mentorship and support in the development of a trauma-healing, liberation rooted therapy practice. 
  • Practices from a social justice, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, liberatory lens and who has a deep thirst for the work of trauma healing.
  • Has training in or is specifically interested in learning and practicing EMDR and/or Internal Family Systems (training and supervision provided). 
  • Does not identify as a CBT therapist. 
  • Practices from a strengths-based, non-pathologizing lens and has a desire to hold that perspective while preparing for licensure and learning diagnostic criteria (if relevant). 
  • Has a working understanding of interpersonal, developmental, collective and structural trauma/oppression and is thirsty for a deeper understanding of this. 
  • Cares deeply about intersectional/social justice and wants your social work practice to be in service of healing, liberation and wellness.
  • Believes and practices that healing happens in relationship, at the pace of the body. 
  • Identifies (or wants to learn to work) as a somatic therapist and wants to include the body in your therapy practice. 
  • Loves nerding out about polyvagal theory and the relational neurosciences, wants to nerd out with your coworkers about this, and are craving a work culture that embodies these ways of being. 
  • Can provide strong references.
  • Has availability to work virtually Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and/or Saturdays. 
  • Personal computer required.
  • While we invite applicants wanting to grow in their practice and self-awareness, we ask that (for any privileged identities you hold) you have already done your own work to identify as fat/body positive, queer/trans affirming, neurodivergent affirming and anti-racist. 

Pay Structure:
$20/hr administrative/documentation rate
$55/clinical hr, LICSWA
$65/clinical hr, LICSW

Flexibility on Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Virtual to start.

Part Time Benefits include:

  • Paid clinical supervision for LICSWA applicants
  • Individualized mentorship/apprenticeship in the work of somatic, liberation-rooted trauma healing from a skilled trauma worker with over 20 years of clinical practice experience
  • A predictable hourly wage for clinical hours
  • Paid administrative time
  • W2 employer-paid taxes
  • Marketing & Referrals
  • Paychecks every 2 weeks
  • HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform for remote sessions
  • HIPAA-compliant email access
  • Liability insurance
  • Part-time (10-19 clinical hours/week) to start, with the opportunity to grow into a full-time (if desired), benefited employee position (20+ clinical hours/week)
  • Active support building your own private practice (if desired) after 2 independent licensure and 2 years of employment.

To express interest, send a cover letter and resume/CV to horizon greene, LICSW at Please include the following in your cover letter:
~What speaks to you about the mission of Joyful Awakening PLLC
~ Your theoretical orientation and what about your practice makes your heart sing
~ Your interest in an apprenticeship in the work of liberation rooted trauma-healing