Private Practice Lead Therapist

Vertava Health Memphis, TN $60000.00 to $80000.00 per year


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.

In order to make this possible, Vertava Health is seeking an exceptional Lead Therapist to join our team!

Job Summary:

The Lead Therapist will be responsible for managing all of our licensed, private practice therapists at your specific outpatient clinic. As a team, you will deliver evidence-based treatment to patients with a variety of behavioral health disorders. You will ensure that treatment and documentation aligns with all applicable legal, ethical, and regulatory standards. You will work closely with other healthcare professionals and clinicians, so a team spirit and positive attitude is vital.

While you will not carry a caseload of patients, you will conduct (or assign) comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments with all newly admitted patients. You should also be available to cover groups or sessions for your team members as needed. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Develop and supervise a team of therapists

  • Work with the People Team to recruit, hire, and train a team of licensed clinicians to meet established staffing ratios
  • Maintain and adjust a staffing schedule that addresses fluctuations in census
  • Assign caseloads and cohorts
  • Ensure the completion of biopsychosocial assessments within 72 hours of admission
  • Conduct biweekly supervision with direct reports
  • Facilitate opportunities for students and interns 
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, communication, positive energy, and compassionate support for patients, peers, and oneself

 Review and uphold clinical policies and practices to advance: 

  • Standards of care
  • Safety
  • Measurable positive outcomes
  • Efficiency and workflow
  • Patient and staff satisfaction
  • Compliance with all applicable laws and regulatory standards

 Improve and oversee processes related to:

  • Assessments and referrals
  • Treatment and aftercare planning
  • Documentation expectations
  • Utilization Review
  • Training and competency checks

Collaborate with other departments, teams and stakeholders, including: 

  • Local and Senior Leadership Teams
  • Business development teams
  • Medical Director, Medical and Psychiatric Providers
  • Nursing Department
  • Patient families
  • Local hospitals and providers
  • Utilization review team and insurance companies 
  • Local colleges and universities
  • Professional organizations

All other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Skills, & Abilities: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other related field required
  • Must possess an LCSW or LPC-MHSP in TN
  • Previous experience managing or supervising a team of clinicians strongly preferred
  • Previous experience working with a variety of behavioral health disorders helpful
  • Manage multiple tasks and be detail-oriented
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, use hands and fingers, talk and hear continually.  Ability to stand, walk and reach continually. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch frequently.
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
  • Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine.
  • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled.  Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.


Vertava Health is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

Vertava Health is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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