Licensed Mental Health Professional (Full-Time & Part-Time)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Posted
Apr 01, 2019
Closes
May 06, 2019
Hours
Contract

Virginia licensed mental health professional  wanted as an independent contractor for thriving group private practice for children and families with specialization in working with trauma.  Investment and passion about providing quality services a must, and specialized training in related areas desirable.  Must have at least three years experience working with children and families as a licensed professional and prior training in childhood trauma.  Familiarity in expressive therapies highly desirable. Candidate must be able to see clients during the afternoon/ evening hours and/or Saturdays. Looking for a candidate who is ready to make an investment in maintaining a caseload of 6 to 15 weekly client hours, depending on their availability.  For additional information, contact us at: gilinstituteplay@gmail.com. 

Our Mission

Gil Institute is an evidence-based group private practice that provides trauma- and practice-informed mental health services to individuals, especially young children, who have endured traumatic experiences. Our specific goals are to empower clients to access reparative energy, to acknowledge and express their pain in a variety of verbal and nonverbal ways, and to reduce the power of a traumatic event or relationship, so that healthy choices become real options.

Our clinical staff is especially trained to work with children, families, and adults in individual, group, couples, or family therapy formats. In addition, our clinicians have ample familiarity with trauma-related issues such as attachment, emotional dysregulation, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, and related symptoms such as self-injury, dissociation, eating concerns, loss issues and sexual behaviors. We remain conversant with the current literature on the subject of trauma and effective treatments, and we offer a holistic approach, sensitive to brain development, physical and somatic impact, as well as emotional, psychological, behavioral and social difficulties.

Our Philosophy

Our clinicians offer their young clients therapeutic approaches that are child-sensitive, developmentally appropriate and maintain sensitivity to gender-differences and gender variances. We believe that children have the innate capacity towards self-repair and are uniquely equipped with the capacity for mastery. Some children may need to be invited or encouraged toward mastery opportunities so integrated approaches may be needed.

Our clinical interests include a focus on guiding parents to utilizing attachment-building strategies that are widely recognized as effective (Theraplay and Circle of Security Parenting Program). In addition, we provide a range of expressive therapies to children and families, including sand, play, and art therapy that are purposefully applied to promote treatment goals.

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