Couples Therapist Position

Individual and Relationship Therapy Center was founded by Laura Cross, LMFT, who was inspired to create a thriving community of relationship therapists, passionate about helping clients heal and grow through Emotionally Focused Therapy and other attachment focused models such as Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) . Though we specialize in couples counseling, we also work with individuals, often in support of their couples work. We all share the common core value of maintaining a positive work environment which naturally promotes collaboration and a sense of support for each other!

We are expanding and looking to invite one more skilled and dedicated couples therapist to join our team. If you are excited to commit to a growing caseload and would like to be part of a thriving private practice, we would like to connect with you.

As an employee of IRTC, you will work with your clients independently, while benefiting from a supportive environment of collaborative EFT therapists. Our weekly and monthly meetings provide an opportunity for supervision, case consultation and EFT consultation towards certification. We also take these opportunities to learn and grow from each other’s experiences. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Provides exceptional care to their couples and individuals, using Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory

  • Demonstrates a commitment to professional growth by seeking training and supervision as an Emotionally Focused Therapist

  • Possesses an ability and willingness to contribute to increasing their caseload through networking and collaborating with other therapists and mental health professionals

  • Can quickly learn our practice electronic record and calendar

Professional Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 year post graduate clinical work experience - private practice preferred

  • Completed Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or related mental health field from an accredited University program accompanied by a post-graduate MFT certificate program (i.e. DFI)

  • Colorado Licensure (preferred) or pre-licensure status, currently working with a Supervisor

  • Enrollment in, or completion of, EFT Externship and/or Core Skills (or the sincere intention to do so)

  • Possesses effective written communication skills

  • Feels competent with practice technology including online scheduling, credit card processing and online client records

  • Adapts well to change and growth

  • Provides ethical care with high integrity by honoring their strengths and seeking collaboration & support from colleagues when necessary

  • Works independently to provide clients with an exceptional therapy experience by representing IRTC through excellent judgment and professional conduct at all times

Ideal Candidate:

  • Experienced in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, with the ability to effectively see couples' distress from an attachment perspective

  • Ability to work with individuals through an attachment lens on relationship issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma

  • Provide ethical care with high integrity by honoring your strengths and seeking collaboration & support from colleagues when necessary

  • Work independently to provide clients with an exceptional therapy experience by representing IRTC through excellent judgment and professional conduct at all times

  • You are not interested in building your own private practice. If you are currently in private practice, you do not intend to continue in that position should you join IRTC

Benefits for IRTC therapists Include:

  • Lots of client referrals – couples and individuals

  • Working with other EFT & attachment oriented therapists in a collaborative, supportive environment

  • Paperless client record system and Online Calendar

  • Spacious, beautiful office with beautiful views of Downtown and the mountains

  • Eligibility for financial support for related trainings after one year of tenure

  • Eligibility for 1-week of your vacation to be PAID after two years of tenure

  • Great income with customizable work hours

  • Automatic participation in IRTC’s Peers-Teaching-Peers Community events

  • Potential to receive One hour/week of case consultation (MFTCs and LPCCs can count this towards DORA's supervision requirements)

Schedule

  • This position is a full time therapy position which means 20+ client hours/week in addition to time necessary to successfully tend to the administrative tasks associated with a busy private practice case load

  • This job will require four work days, three of which will involve evenings.

Application Process:

Please submit a resume and a cover letter that answers ALL of the following questions. Please answer every question. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Professional letters of recommendation are welcomed. Thank you!

  • What most piqued your interest about this position? What do you hope to gain from it?

  • Please describe your experience working specifically with couples. Please list the amount of experience, primary modality and what you find most fulfilling about working with couples.

  • Please list all completed Emotionally Focused Therapy trainings. Why did you you decided to take these trainings and become trained in EFT?

  • Please explain how you approach couples and individuals from an attachment perspective.

  • What types of clients are you least comfortable with? Most comfortable with?

  • IRTC is an LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming practice. Cultural competence is important. Please share any informal or formal training you've experienced in developing cultural competence and your plan for continuing your development in this area

  • How would you compare/relate your previous or current clinical experience to this opportunity?

  • What work environment do you thrive in?

  • Please clearly state your licensure/pre-licensure status (i.e. Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LCSW, Registered Psychotherapist etc)

Thank you for your interest in IRTC! We look forward to hearing from you and will hopefully connect with you soon.