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Golden West Counseling




Position/Job Description:


Golden West Counseling (GWC), PLLC is a private practice group in the heart of Downtown Seattle. At GWC we serve a variety of adults and couples with varying mental health concerns.

Our office is seeking to bring on a Part-Time / Full-Time Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), who is currently licensed in counseling. 

GWC is looking for a dedicated, self-motivated, and compassionate individual who has a strong desire to learn and implement skills for a successful private practice business.

This opportunity is for a counselor who is seeking a solo practice experience in a supportive group setting. This position is designed for the counselor to gain knowledge and experience in both the clinical and business side of private practice (i.e.: obtaining various licenses, website content, note taking system, billing insurance, insurance credentialing, etc.). Once fully licensed, the counselor will be prepared to open their own private practice office with a caseload of cash paying and insurance clients.


• Billing under GWC's insurance credentials to help build your practice and gain clinical hours

• All clients attained remain your clients once fully licensed

• Business coaching

• Clinical Supervision

• In house referrals


Qualification Requirements:


• MA or MS degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

• Licensed as an Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

• Experience working with Adults. Experience with couples strongly preferred, but not required

• Strong multicultural foundation and application

• Strong Mindfulness foundation and application


• Minimum of 1 ½ years UNTIL fully licensed as an LMHC

• Independently create and maintain your business schedule, documents, etc.

• Autonomous/Independent – enjoys working with little direction and enjoys research

• Adaptable/flexible – enjoys doing work that may requires shifts in direction

• Must be willing to see both insurance and cash paying clients

• Create and maintain all paperwork and client files

• Develop individualized treatment plans and monitor implementation of treatment goals

• Must be motivated with a desire to learn and apply skills

• Detail oriented and is comfortable being a self-starter

GWC is aware of the financial struggles with starting a private practice. The counselor will be responsible to pay all fees associated with starting a solo practice (ie: rent, supervision, business license, etc.). Because of this, GWC will provide reduced fees to assist in costs.

Job Type:

• 1099 Contractor


To Apply:

Contact Veronica Anderson
(206) 257-3810


Web Site:

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Call or email us for more information. (206) 257-3810