Therapist, Mental Health - Residential

Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program Austin, Texas
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December 13, 2022
Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program
Austin, Texas
Company Description

Discovery Behavioral Health (DBH) is a national leader in behavioral healthcare and one of the fastest growing companies in the field. DBH offers world-class treatment for those struggling with eating disorders, mental health, and substance use and places a high priority on seeking employees who share our passion for improving the lives we serve.

Since 1997, Discovery Mood and Anxiety Programs, DBH’s Mental Health Disorder Division, has helped thousands of patients discover their path to the full and rewarding lives they deserve with evidence-based and inclusive treatment options.

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our clinicians with their professional and personal development by providing:

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Healthcare benefits

  • Vacation and sick days

  • Employee referral program

  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.

  • Resources to obtain certification in EMDR, CBT Trauma Focused therapies

  • Support for pursuing multi-state licensure

  • Continuing Education (CE) programs and training

  • Supervision hours

  • Networking opportunities and development of professional relations

  • Weekly training opportunities

  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Job Description

The Therapist works in a dynamic multidisciplinary team providing treatment services according to the Discovery Clinical Model. Therapist responsibilities include ensuring patient safety, providing milieu interventions, leading psychoeducational and process-oriented therapy groups, facilitate clinical assessments, conduct individual and family therapy sessions, and other case management tasks, as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensures clinical documentation is completed timely throughout the course of treatment.

  • Establish therapeutic rapport with patients and families/loved ones.

  • Carries a case load of 5-6 patients.

  • Facilitates admission assessments and the admission process for new patients with professionalism, courtesy, and a welcoming attitude.

  • Participates in weekly treatment team and communicates weekly treatment goals with all team members.

  • Completes appropriate number of therapy sessions weekly for patients, including family/support system sessions aligned with the patients’ level of care.

  • Facilitates process orientated and psychoeducation groups one to two times, daily.

  • Facilitates multi-family groups, family program, and/or family weekend.

  • Provides utilization reviews to insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial authorization and continuing stay authorization, as necessary.

  • Communicates with the Utilization Review Department and Business Department regarding authorization and payment.

  • Begins discharge planning on day of admission for all patients.

Provides on-call support to facility at least 1x per month and returns all program phone calls within 20 minutes, while on call. Communicates appropriately with On Call Administrator or Regional Director regarding pertinent facility issues, while on call.

This is a full time position.
For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at


  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in relevant field, required

  • Completion of state requirements and state clinical license to conduct therapeutic interventions required

  • Obtain CPI certification within 90 days of hire

  • Obtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within 90 days of hire

  • Must possess a current driver’s license and be in good standing

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.

Additional Information

Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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