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Clinical - Therapist

Southaven, MS, USA Req #55
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Vertava Health is a leading national behavioral healthcare system for mental health and substance use disorders, providing a full continuum of services based on the individuals' varying needs at different times in their health and recovery journey. We apply evidence-based treatment modalities at every level of care and embed digital health tools to enhance and amplify clinical outcomes. With a growing list of Joint Commission accredited inpatient and outpatient locations across the country, a virtual care platform and a national network of healthcare providers, Vertava Health pioneers care that empowers people so that they can live out their best future.

Job Summary: 

As a Therapist at Vertava Health, you will have a primary role in the planning and delivery of evidence based treatment to a cohort of adult and/or adolescent patients with behavioral health disorders. You will conduct therapeutic sessions with individuals, groups, and families. You will use your understanding of different therapy modalities; motivational interviewing (MI); and the tenets of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help patients progress towards their goals and live out their best future. 


Depending on the location of the facility, this role is appropriate for Master’s level candidates who are currently licensed, or license-eligible with experience in mental health and addiction treatment. 


You will work closely with counselors, case managers, and the entire treatment team in a supportive, team-based approach that models collaborative, solution-based problem solving, and authentic communication.  


Priority responsibilities include: 


Assessments and Treatment Planning 

  • Conduct comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments with newly admitted patients  

  • Assess and document risk of harm to self or others 

  • Develop a treatment plan with patient-specific goals, interventions, and timeframes  

  • Collaborate with treatment team to plan appropriate aftercare 


Individual, Group, and family therapy  

  • Conduct individual therapy sessions with patients 

  • Lead process groups on a range of topics related to addiction, recovery, and wellbeing 

  • Facilitate family sessions  

  • Develop and lead specialty groups or sessions unique to your interests and expertise 

  • Leverage de-escalation skills to ensure patient safety and reduce AMA risk 

  • Maintain and promote healthy boundaries  

  • Promote and protect each patient’s independence, privacy, dignity, and emotional and physical well being 



  • Complete progress notes for individual, group, and family sessions 

  • Update treatment plans to reflect patient progress and challenges 

  • Capture any safety concerns and interventions or referrals initiated 

  • Document all clinical assessments as required 


Training and Competencies 

  • Learn and follow company-established policies and procedures 

  • Remain current with all required trainings and certifications 

  • Receive biweekly supervision  

  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor 

  • Practice respectful, compassionate, supportive communication with patients and colleagues 


Other duties as assigned 


Requirements by state: 



  • Master’s degree required 

  • State certification 

  • Experience in addiction and mental health  


Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to use hands and fingers, talk or hear 

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk and reach continually. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch frequently 

  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds 

  • Close vision required to see computer monitor and read documents 

  • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions 


Vertava Health is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Southaven, MS, USA