Becoming part of our practice.
The therapist must strive to create a new therapy for each patient.
- Irvin Yalom, MD
A human-centered approach.
We respect the emergent and evolving nature of science: how ideas are developed and cultivated by both our past and present human experience. At Whole Wellness Therapy, we too value the exploration of both.
We start from the unshakeable belief that people know themselves best. We see ourselves not as “life-experts” but as students of humanity. That is, we don't try to fit our clients into a box: we understand that what works for one person may not work for another. Instead, we take an “alongside” approach, drawing from traditional and emergent evidenced-based psychology to help clients get reconnected and transcend their limitations.
“Human first, therapist second.”
While we have high expectations centered on furthering clinical excellence, we seek to foster and promote authentic self-expression — we want you to be you, so that your clients feel free to follow suit. This "space" is possible because we take great care to make sure there is a goodness-of-fit when we bring someone in to the practice. This allows for freedom from excessive oversight and creates less work all around.
One of the ways we try to make more room for our clinicians is to dramatically lessen the burden that busywork (i.e. non-clinical work ) can create. Instead, we want your attention on your clients and on your own personal and professional development. For example, our dedicated Client Care Coordinator handles all initial incoming calls, assists with scheduling/re-scheduling requests, emails, and other inquiries. Additionally, the practice covers costly and time consuming expenses, such as marketing, accounting, commercial lease payments, malpractice insurance, continuing education, and all the other expenses that accompany maintaining a thriving private practice.
Create the kind of workplace and company culture that will attract great talent. If you hire brilliant people, they will make work feel more like play.
— Richard Branson
If you’re not intentional about it, being a therapist in private practice can be a distinctly isolating experience. This can make our important and rewarding work feel tiresome and taxing—more, we can miss out on opportunities for enhancing clinical growth.
This is why we believe in a truly collaborative environment. Not only does this lead to better outcomes for the clients who trust us with their care, but is better for us as clinicians who are called to this profession: as the old Hebrew proverb goes, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
More time for what you love.
Providing high quality therapy, for any sustainable amount of time, is not possible when you are overworked and overloaded. That is, the “McDonald’s” approach some therapy practices take when it comes to the provision of therapy is not just bad for the clients, but leads to therapist burnout, devolving the important field of psychology in the process.
We are humbled by the fact that we have garnered the respect of many in our direct community and beyond. This has afforded us consistent and reliable growth. It also means you don’t have to deal with the traditional worries and labor of getting new clients, hassling with insurance companies, or other mundane and time-sucking aspects of cultivating a business.
Translation: you get to focus on the work that you are most passionate about, while making a great living, while having the flexibility to balance your career with other important parts of what makes life meaningful to you.
“I used to often say to myself, I am being paid to do something that I enjoy doing, and I would do it for free, because it just felt so good doing it.”
― Alice Barker
In addition to high-end health insurance options, bonus incentives, administrative pay, and other perks, on average our full-time clinicians earn considerably more than their peers in other health-care, agency, group practice, and private practice environments.
We invest in you so you can focus on investing in your clients.
As an added benefit to our collaborative learning-environment, we offer a generous yearly stipend for our clinicians to pursue areas of special professional interest — this is over and above any advanced training(s) the practice directly sponsors.
Much like the investment of therapy, we are rooted in the radical notion of life-long personal and professional development; namely, we believe those who invest in what they are most passionate about do more excellent and rewarding clinical work. Thus, if you are growth-minded and consider yourself a life-long student, you will be amongst like-minded individuals, as well as encouraged and supported in your pursuits.
Peace of mind and less taxes.
The “business” of therapy does not come without its considerable risks. Expenses alone can quickly exceed well over $15,000 per year — not including taxes. Unlike other private practice settings where you earn substantially less and are treated as a sole-proprietor or independent contractor, we treat you as a traditional W2 employee. Not only does this entitle you to all of the protections and benefits that accompany this designation, but you will pay considerably less (i.e. thousands) in taxes at the end of the year — we cover the payroll tax portion you would normally pay, putting more money back into your pocket.
Further, as 2020 has intimately taught us, should the unthinkable happen, you will never have to worry about shouldering the expenses of the practice. Instead, you get to continue to focus on your work with your clients, while we take care of advancing the practice.
Whole Wellness Therapy does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Whole Wellness Therapy is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
"YES! HOW DO I MOVE FORWARD?"
The right person to join our practice will embody the values described above as well as add to them. They will show themselves to be clinically sound, creative, hardworking, bright, trustworthy, and undeniably human (empathetic, vulnerable, authentic, curious, collaborative and warm). This should be clearly evident through their professional references, cv/resume, and during their formal interview.
We are open to both licensed and pre-licensed therapists, especially those with remarkable backgrounds. That is, beyond clinical competency, what we are interested in most is passion: how you got here, where you want to go, and why you “give a shit” - Author Unknown.
If this resonates with you, and you would like to be considered for a position at Whole Wellness Therapy, please email your cv/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest!