We’re on the Lookout
We are always on the lookout for happy, personable, grounded humans who happen to be highly-skilled, competent, and independently oriented mental health professionals. If you still require supervision, we can work with you and support you in your professional development.
If you would enjoy:
Setting your own schedule and having a manageable (for you) caseload
Having supportive colleagues you can engage and consult with
Letting someone else handle the business backend for you so you can show up, be a kick-ass therapist, submit your notes, invoice and be done
Having a turn-key set-up with support including EHR, a central business phone and email system, and insurance credentialing and billing handled
Having an existing referral stream, scheduling coordinator, and intake process ready to go
We might have the perfect position for you!
Since we’re contract based, we’re open to supporting individuals seeking part-time (10 weekly sessions, 40 monthly sessions) through full-time (up to 25 weekly, 100 monthly) work. If that’s you, we welcome your application.
We compensate using a commission-based reimbursement rate for clinical hours, as well as provide an admin rate for specific, non-clinical tasks (meetings, trainings specific to our practice, etc.). Depending on the number of sessions and exact session rates, our expected pay range starts at $28,000 for part-time hours [10 weekly, 40 monthly, 480 annually].
If that sounds like you, we welcome your application. We might have the perfect position for you!
About Andrew and Mindful Counseling PLLC
Hi, my name is Andrew Burdette. I’m a mental health therapist, and the owner and clinical director of Mindful Counseling PLLC. We’re based in Asheville, but our diverse team provides telehealth services across all of North Carolina. As states permit, some of our providers are able to provide telehealth services to additional states.
I am looking to grow my team by adding experienced mental health professionals interested in part- through full-time contract work with flexible hours. I’m excited to learn more about you, but first let me share with you a bit more about Mindful Counseling PLLC, our core values, and our treatment philosophy so you can decide if our practice sounds like a good fit.
Our team members come from unique backgrounds, training orientations, modalities, and treatment approaches. Our view is that diversity creates strength and we highly value the range of experiences and perspectives others share with us. Regardless of modality or orientation, our team members approach our clients and the work done together as a collaborative, holistic, and transformational process. Our work is trauma-informed and grounded in mindfulness. We educate and empower our clients through skill building, integration work, and assist them with insight development and application for creating a healthier, happier future for themselves.
Our practice is a participating provider with several commercial insurance and employee assistance programs (EAP) companies. We are not currently a participating provider for Medicaid or Medicare, which limits or prevents us from working with clients receiving either of those benefits. Many of our providers are also out-of-network providers for companies we currently do not contract with.
We do our best to provide all of the tools and support needed for you to focus on your work as a therapist. We have full insurance credentialing and billing support as well as an admin / scheduling coordinator handling new client inquiries. We provide an electronic health records (EHR) system with all of the forms, assessments, and tools needed for documentation, scheduling, and client management. Additionally, we have a phone and email system that is HIPAA and HITECH compliant available to all providers. Lastly, although we’re primarily a telehealth based provider, we do have limited office space available for in-person sessions in Asheville, NC. (Depending on how our group grows in the future, additional brick and mortar locations may be established in other areas in NC.)
If you’re thinking this isn’t for you, thank you for your time. If you are still interested, there’s more below about who we’re looking for.
We are looking for therapists (counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychologists) that have solid therapy skills and an identified set of clients you work well with. It’s perfectly fine to have a set of clients that aren’t in your wheelhouse as well (that’s a sign of maturity as a professional). Knowing your expertise, passion, and limits is important to reduce the likelihood of burnout and also to best serve our clients. It’s okay if you don’t work well with eating disorders but do work well with anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, or something else. We ask that you know yourself and are able to recognize when an individual or client deserves a referral to a provider that is a better match.
We’re less concerned with how recently you’ve graduated or whether you’re still practicing under supervision, and more concerned about your depth of experience working with others as a helping professional. Your life experience outside of work matters, as does work you’ve done prior to your graduate training or licensure.
At the moment, if you’re brand new in the field and newly licensed, we may not be able to provide you with the level of support you need to hone in your skill set as a clinician. If you feel that your previous experiences reflect a deeper understanding of the needs of clinical work (such as prior health care or related experience), please feel free to apply. As the practice grows, we hope to be able to provide higher levels of support for newly minted clinicians and interns. If our team feels you need more support than we can provide you at our size, we’ll let you know and likely be able to offer some recommendations for other groups or agencies that may provide you the support you need.
While we are not always a fan of having to use diagnoses and the medical model, we believe in providing ethical care to all our clients. We support personal growth and wellness-oriented clients but believe it is our responsibility to diagnose when appropriate. It is what distinguishes clinical work from coaching or consulting (which we think is really valuable and awesome too). It is also required to establish medical necessity for third parties (insurance, etc.) to pay for services, thus requiring a diagnosis.
If you’re not willing to diagnose when appropriate (which is relevant much of the time, even if it’s a Z code), consider finding a role in a non-clinical setting. There are excellent training and certification programs for coaches and coaching.
Clinical skills aside, we are interested in who you are as your own person, how you interact with others on our team, and in your work with clients.
To quote my graduate school faculty, the “quality of the therapeutic relationship” is the most important aspect of therapy. You can be the best CBT clinician, have invented the next EMDR or DBT, but if your people skills suck your clients aren’t going to get better. Knowing how you work with others in and out of clinical settings, your strengths and weaknesses, and who you do and don’t click with are all crucial skills for providing quality care for others.
I would much rather have someone awesome at working with 2 or 3 specific specific populations than someone who thinks they can fix and heal all of humanity. I also want a team of people that gets along well with one another, even if we’re all not going to be BFFs. We are a collaborative team doing the work of learning more about ourselves and developing our skills in and out of the therapy room.
Still with me? Awesome and thanks! Breathe for a minute, take a sip of coffee, nibble on some chocolate.