Job Application: Seeking Talented, Experienced Part-Time and Full-Time Couples Therapist(s) at Couples Counseling ATL (Group Practice) [FULLY LICENSED, GOTTMAN TRAINED PREFERRED]
Hello! My name is Stephanie Cook, LCSW, and I am the executive director of Couples Counseling ATL, a group counseling practice located in Atlanta, GA. We specialize in providing Gottman method couples counseling, and we are passionate about helping people improve their relationships using research-based therapy.
As Georgia's first certified Gottman therapist and a certified Gottman educator, I regularly provide a couples workshops based on the Gottman research, called "The Seven Principles Program". As our group practice's executive director, I also provide supervision our therapists, and regularly host continuing education events for clinicians in the area that our clinicians are also welcome to participate in.
Our practice has been full for quite some time, and we have three staff members. We are warm and collaborative, and regularly attend continuing education trainings together. We are also planning to begin hosting more continuing education events as a group practice.
We are looking to hire an amazing psychotherapist (preferably fully licensed) as a team member we can grow with. Our two offices are located in the Poncey Highlands neighborhood and the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta (I work mainly from this location). We plan to hire, train, and onboard new clinician(s) over the next 6 months.
If you are 1) at least preliminarily licensed, 2) looking to work at least 20 hours (part-time) or 40 hours (full time), 3) passionate about couples and individual counseling focused on improving relationships, 4) are interested in working both evenings and weekends and 5) know you want to be part of an amazing group practice, please consider applying! Primary consideration will be given to those who are able/interested in working evenings/weekends. We will also give primary consideration to those who have already completed specialized couples therapy training (minimum Gottman level 1 and EFT is a plus). Part time clinicians are expected to see at least 12 - 15 weekly clients per week (includes 2 weeknights and one weekend shift). Full time clinicians are expected to see 20-30 clients weekly (at least 3 weekdays including weeknights and at least one Saturday or Sunday). Those who are able to consistently fill their schedule may be eligible for bonuses.
This position may be a good fit for you if you:
-are licensed in Georgia
-want to be part of a collaborative, supportive group practice
-are passionate about helping couples and adults to improve their relationships (together or alone)
-are interested in seeing clients both in-person as well as online
-are dedicated to continuing education
-are interested in using evidence-based therapeutic modalities (Gottman, EFT)
-are looking to join an already thriving group practice
-want someone else to deal with the operations and running the business side of private practice
-have no interest in your own solo private practice
-want to dedicate yourself to good clinical work, seeing your clients, completing your paperwork, and then leave at the end of your shift (great work/life balance)
-have no interest in setting up your own business, paying taxes, rent, EHR systems, dealing with initial scheduling (we have a virtual assistant)
-have no desire to participate in marketing, finding clients, etc. (I handle all of this)
-ARE open to do some basic marketing, including a video introduction or community networking
--are interested in the possibility of hosting continuing education events, or community workshops
-have experience working with those from diverse populations including those from various cultural, ethnic, racial, socio-economics, sexual-orientations, and Faiths.
-believe in feedback-informed therapy techniques, such as using the ORS (Outcome Rating Scale) and SRS (feedback-informed measures for tracking progress), and are willing to use these to enhance your skills and effectiveness.
Thank you, and I look forward to reviewing your application! Apply here:
Stephanie Cook, LCSW
Name (First name last name)
What is your degree, and when did you complete it? (minimum requirement of masters degree in counseling, social work, or marriage and family)
Are you currently licensed in Georgia?
What hours are you available and interested in possibly working? (check all that apply)
Mondays 7am - 1pm
Mondays 2-10 pm
Tuesdays 7am - 1pm
Tuesday 2 - 10 pm
Wednesdays 7am - 1pm
Wednesday 2 - 10 pm
Thursdays 7am - 1pm
Thursdays 2 - 10 pm
Fridays 7am - 1pm
Fridays 2 - 10 pm
Saturdays 8 am - 6pm
Saturdays 11am - 6pm
Sundays 8am - 4pm
Sundays 10am - 6pm
Sundays 12pm - 8pm
Sundays 2 - 10 pm
Available start date?
Do you currently, or have you ever had your own private practice? Please describe.
What is your current employment status?
Employed full time
Employed part time
Please tell me more about your employment status, including current job title/role or reason for unemployment period:
Have you completed any of the following:
Gottman Level 1 Training
Gottman Level 2 Training
Gottman Level 3 Training
Gottman "Seven Principles" Workshops
Gottman "Bringing Baby Home" Workshops
EFT Basic Training
Other specialized couples training (please list in next section)
Other specialized family therapy training
Other specialized training
Graduate school coursework
No specialized training, but willing to be trained
If you have completed any other specialized counseling training(s) in working with couples, family, or teens, please describe (including when completed):
Do you have any experience and/or interest in seeing clients via online platforms (HIPAA-compliant platforms such as VSEE?
Please describe your clinical interests:
If you were hired for this position, would you keep additional employment? If you plan to continue working elsewhere simultaneously, please describe the nature of and schedule for your other employment (days of week, hours, location):
Please describe your therapeutic style:
Submit your resume by providing your resume URL, or copying and pasting here:
Please list 3 references, including at least 1 current or former employer, and at least 1 person who has supervised your clinical work.
Why are you interested in this position?
Why are you interested in working in our group practice?
Approximately how many couples have you seen clinically?
What type of work are you interested in?
What type of compensation are you most interested in?
How long have you been counseling couples?
Not yet; I hope to receive training
Less than 1 year
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