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Private Practice Counselor

Private Practice Counselor

Independent Contractor – Job Description

Our Mission is to be the central resource for mental health in Camas and we are seeking providers with diverse specialties who will support our clients. We also want providers who align with our values of being professional, having integrity in their work, and who desire collaboration.

Licensure: Position is open to candidates with LMHC, LMHCA, LMFT, LMFTA, LICSW, LICSWA

Position Overview: Provide counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups for the clients of Lacamas Counseling. Priority is offered to counselors who are trained in working with couples and families, or who have niche specialties, trainings, or certifications.

Role: Positions are Independent Contractors. Candidate must function both independently and collaboratively.


  • Active clinical license in Washington State (LMHC, LMHCA, LMFT, LMFTA, LICSW, LICSWA, PsyD/PhD)
  • Active business license in Washington State (e.g. Sole Proprietor, LLC, PLLC, S-Corp)

Perks & Benefits

Competitive Salary:

The salary is a percentage compensation of the direct services that each counselor provides.

Pay scale:

  • Associate Counselor
    • 15-19 apts/week: 55% compensation (take home is approx. $82-110/apt.)
    • 20-31 apts/week (60+ completed apts/month): 60% compensation (take home is approx. $90-120/apt.)
    • 32-38 apts/week (100+ completed apts/month) 65% compensation (take home is approx. $97-130/apt.)
  • Fully Licensed Counselor
    • 15-19 apts/week: 65% compensation (take home is approx. $104-$136/apt.)
    • 20-31 apts/week (60+ completed apts/month): 70% compensation (take home is approx. $112-$147/apt.)
    • 32-38 apts/week (100+ completed apts/month): 75% compensation (take home is approx. $120-$157/apt.)
  • Child & Family Counselor & Supervisor
    • 20-31 apts/week: 75% compensation (take home is approx. $120-$157/apt.)
    • 32-38 apts/week (100+ completed apts/month): 80% compensation (take home is approx. $128-$168/apt.)

Lacamas Counseling spends effort, time, and money reaching the local community through marketing, networking, and offering free community resources. The referrals from these efforts are shared with the all of the providers at Lacamas Counseling.

Group Practice Electronic Health Record system:

All client care is coordinated through the group practice Electronic Health Record (EHR) (i.e. scheduling, client demographics, billing, payments, insurance, out-of-network superbills, clinical assessments, treatment plans, progress and psychotherapy notes, HIPAA compliant client communication, and electronic storage of additional documents). Lacamas Counseling client record management is completely electronic; no paper files are kept on site. The centralized EHR also allows Lacamas Counseling to provide administrative support to streamline and simplify client care for all providers.

Lacamas Counseling Branding and Marketing:

Logos, branding, and group marketing will be available to all providers. We also provide business emails that allow for HIPAA compliant communication between Lacamas Counseling providers, fax, and Lacamas Counseling business cards.

Partially Furnished Office:

Offices are ADA accessible and have basic furniture. Counselors are allowed to personalize their office and incorporate the tools needed for their client populations. 

Client care:

Furnished and clean waiting room with children’s area, check-in kiosk to notify clinicians of client arrival, and water services.

Clinical Templates:

We have optional templates available for clinical assessments and client care.

Administrative Support:

Administrative support is available so that you can focus on counseling and client care. Administrative support can assist you with incoming client referrals, scheduling, billing and payments, insurance questions,  troubleshooting, mail, faxes, scanning, and client records.

Clinical Consultation:

Scheduled and spontaneous clinical consultations are available. We value warm, open, and collaborative professional work that encourages clinical and peer consultations in order to provide the best client care. Group Consultations are available twice a month. Clinical Licensure Support by a Licensed Mental Health Counselor will be optionally available twice a month for provisionally licensed counselors who are seeking supervised hours for licensure.

CEU’s and Trainings:

Optional Continuing Education Units (CEU) and trainings will be made available as the Leadership Team is able to create and organize opportunities.

Warm and Collaborative Office Culture:

Lacamas Counseling tries to foster an environment for developing relationships, connection, and collaboration. We believe that healthy, warm, and enjoyable collegial relationships allow us greater capacity to meet the needs of our clients. Our kitchen and breakroom are set up to allow for communal breaks and shared meal times. Many people also enjoy spontaneous walks through the neighborhood.

Room for Autonomy and Individualized Businesses:

Lacamas Counseling intentionally created a business model that hires Independent Contractors as this allows us to provide counselors with the most autonomy to create a work-flow and balance that best represents their intentions, values, and business plan. Each provider can decide the amount of work hours that are healthy and sustainable for their individual and business needs; pursue the trainings and certifications that are relevant to their professional interests, passion, and clientele; customize clinical documents for their practice needs; establish their own session rates representative of their training and experience; customize and individualize work schedules that fit their personal and professional needs; and versatility in deciding how you want to offer client care (i.e. in-office, online, outdoor).

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