Trauma Focused Therapist Trainee

$3000 HIRING BONUS: $1500 after 90 days of employment + $1500 after 1 year of employment

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being, a 501c3 non-profit, is one of Minnesota’s primary providers of outpatient mental health services in Anoka County, Hennepin County and surrounding areas. A beacon of hope and healing for over 40 years, our mission is to provide exceptional and affordable mental health services to families, children, youth, and adults.


Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being is recruiting Therapists I to provide services to individuals and their families,  (particularly in our Children’s Therapeutic Services and Support (CTSS) program). This position is working towards goal of a becoming a Trauma Focused Therapist with the potential of working in our Intensive Treatment in Foster Care (ITFC) program. The primary objective of this position is to provide mental health assessment and therapy to a wide variety of referrals for children and their families, including children in the foster care system.

An ideal applicant will have a passion for trauma-informed care and increasing their knowledge and experience in this area. This position will work alongside a team of trauma experts, learning from them, and learning about how to grow fully into that role. Our team will work to equip you to become a trauma specialist by providing the trauma-informed supervision and training necessary to do this important work. Opportunities for shadowing trauma experts, participating in trauma-focused consultations, coaching while working with clients, and learning to navigate referent relationships, (especially the foster care system,) will be available.

Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Qualified Clinical Trainee actively pursuing licensure in MN in one of the following credentials; LICSW, LPCC, LMFT, LP.
  • Comfortable with in-home work and knowledgeable of boundaries and ethics related to in home work.
  • Experience working with a range of ages with developmental trauma and attachment based difficulties.
  • Organized, self-sufficient, works well with an interdisciplinary team as well as alone.
  • Experience providing family therapy and psycho-education to family from a trauma-informed lens.
  • Experience with foster-care populations, day treatment or residential, preferred but not mandatory.

 Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive salary based upon experience, plus hiring bonus for several programs
  • Choice of 2 HealthPartners health plans, dental and vision insurance, employer paid life insurance and long term disability, 403(b) Retirement Account with company match, and Employee Assistance Program available.
  • Generous time off, including 3 weeks of personal time, as well as 10 all-agency days off.
  • Opportunities for internal career advancement
  • Reimbursement of license exam, license renewal fees, and mileage when applicable
  • Competitive training program in evidence-based practices
  • Professional Development Plan supported by the agency, as well as opportunities for internal career advancement
  • Organizational commitment to staff wellness, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Working closely with a team of diverse and committed mental health professionals to make a difference in the community

To apply please send a resume and cover letter with interest to

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Women / Protected Veterans / Disabled.

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. If you have a disability or impairment and as a result you not able to complete an online application, please contact the Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being Human Resource Department at 763.780.3036 ext 835.

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being does not discriminate against any qualified applicant or employee because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance in implementing the policy concerning non-discrimination based on national origin or religion.