Washington University in Saint Louis,

Mental Health Services
Last Posted:

Mon, Apr 26th, '21


May 14, 2021

Start Date:

August 2, 2021

Last Updated:

Mon, Apr 26th, '21

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  • Full Time

Essential Functions: Mental Health Services within the Habif Health and Wellness Center at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a newly approved position as a staff psychologist with strong generalist skills in the areas of time-limited individual, couples, and group counseling, outreach/consultation, and crisis intervention. The ideal candidate will possess particular interest and experience providing outreach to and counseling services for the LGBTQ+ student community.

Position: Full time, 12-month position. Anticipated starting date of August 2021. For full-consideration, candidates should submit their application materials no later than May 14, 2021. Decision-making will begin early May and continue until the position is filled.


About the Center: The Habif Health and Wellness Center at Washington University in Saint Louis supports the academic mission of Washington University by providing the student community with premiere, student-centered health, mental health, and health promotion services. Mental Health Services is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, and professional counselors. MHS has been expanding and is adding 2 new positions for the upcoming fiscal year, with plans to further expand the staff for the following year. The development of a training program is on the near horizon with the eventual goal to design, build, and move to a new health and wellness facility within the next several years.

About the University: Washington University in St. Louis is a moderate sized, selective, private university of over 15,000 full and part-time students, evenly divided between undergraduate and graduate/professional students. The university consists of eight schools, five of which have both undergraduate and graduate programs. Students come from diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds, representing all 50 states and over 100 nations. 90% of undergraduates are from out of state.

About the Region:  Situated at the confluence of two great North American rivers — the Mississippi and the Missouri — the St. Louis region has been a favored destination since Lewis & Clark began their historic westward "Corps of Discovery" here in 1804.

Today, the pioneers of St. Louis are the engineers, scientists, business leaders, educators, artists and other innovative and creative professionals who are working at the forefront of a multitude of fields and endeavors. Home to several key Fortune 500 corporations, St. Louis has developed into a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science.

Consistently ranked among the nation's most affordable and best places to live and raise families, the St. Louis region offers many opportunities to watch or participate in a wide range of sports, recreational activities and cultural events. Not far from St. Louis' urban core are the beautiful rolling hills of the Ozark Mountain region and outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and spelunking in some of Missouri's more than 6,000 caves.


Required Qualifications:  A doctorate in either Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited program and completion of an APA approved internship. Two years of prior experience working in a university counseling center setting. A license or license eligibility in the State of Missouri is also necessary. Applicants must become licensed in the State of Missouri within 18 months of hiring date.


Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to seasoned candidates with: 1) a proven track record working in a university counseling center setting with service to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, 2) particular experience providing clinical services to diverse individuals of various sexual orientations and gender identities including transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive individuals, 3) experience and interest working with clients experiencing disordered eating,  4) well-developed clinical skills including an interest and demonstrated experience with the provision of various types of group therapy, 5) demonstrated ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advanced planning, 6) a collaborative spirit and ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary staff of health and mental health professionals, 7) excellent oral and written communication skills, and 8) a familiarity or interest in learning about the use of technology in the delivery of mental health interventions.


Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.


Applicant Special Instructions:  Applicants should provide with their application a letter of interest outlining how their work experience applies to the position and the preferred qualifications. Please apply online at and reference Job ID #51457