Staff Therapist (Master's-Level)

Western Washington University,

Counseling and Wellness Center
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Last Posted:

Mon, Nov 21st, '22


Application review begins November 28, 2022

Start Date:

Position is open until filled.

Last Updated:

Mon, Nov 21st, '22

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  • Full Time

The Counseling & Wellness Center at Western Washington University is seeking a permanent (11-month cyclic) Master's-level Staff Therapist to join our team. The Staff Therapist is a member of the senior staff clinical team, serving as a full-time therapist. The Counseling & Wellness Center is committed to upholding equity in mental health. The Staff Therapist provides culturally-informed therapy, consultation, supervision, and outreach and works to promote well-being and health within the university.

This is a permanent cyclic position that is active 11 months of the year (typically one month off over summer). Relocation assistance may be available. The CWC offers a generous annual professional development benefit of $800. Some remote work is possible.

Our Staff Therapist will have opportunities to:

  • Provide culturally informed, time-limited clinical services (individual, couples, and group counseling)
  • Provide triage and crisis intervention
  • Facilitate groups and workshops in response to student needs
  • Provide programming to support the holistic wellness of WWU students
  • Provide consultation and outreach to faculty, staff, families, student organizations, and other campus offices
  • Support the doctoral psychology training program by leading intern seminars, supervision, and consultation

Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department:

The WWU Counseling and Wellness Center's mission is to facilitate student success and psychological well-being through culturally sensitive clinical services, outreach, and consultation. In addition to providing clinical and outreach services for all Western students, the Center contributes to the development of the mental health professions by serving as a training site for graduate students in psychology and counseling.

The WWU Counseling and Wellness Center provides clinical and outreach services for currently enrolled WWU students. We utilize a multiple pathways to healing model. Students may participate in consultations, workshops, and intensive group therapy & intensive brief individual therapy sessions. Visit our Multiple Pathways to Healing page or our Scope of Services page for more information.

  • Master’s degree in mental health discipline.
  • Eligible for licensure as a mental health professional in the State of Washington and obtain licensure within 36 months of starting position.
  • Ability to provide brief and focused counseling.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience providing risk assessment and crisis response.
  • Experience working as a part of a collaborative, team-based approach to clinical services in a fast-paced work setting.
  • Graduate of a CACREP-accredited or CSWE-accredited graduate program.
  • Experience working in a college or university counseling center (practicum/internship may be included).
  • Experience with substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, Latinx mental health, AAPI mental health, trauma recovery, ecotherapy, or neurodiversity.
  • Ability to provide therapy in a language other than English.

This position is open to Master's-level therapists who are licensed at the Associate level or at the independent level. Monthly salary starts at $5237 (Associate) or $5,499 (Independent) and is commensurate with experience. Start date is negotiable.


All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. Please include the names and contact information of three professional references. References will only be contacted for finalists.