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LGBTQIA+ Therapist

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Does this sound like you?

You know you have the potential to do big things, you’re excited to learn and grow, but you've just not found the opportunity. You don’t want to work at big agencies where you are just a cog in the machine. Maybe you get passed over because you "lack experience" but you know if someone would give you a shot you could exceed their expectations.

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Who We’re Looking For:

You might be a great fit at Inner Balance if you:

  • Are passionate about serving the LGBTQIA+ community

  • Like having the support of a team

  • Want to discuss cases and work in a collaborative environment

  • Feel comfortable working independently at times

  • Are eager to learn and grow!

How We Invest In Your Growth

We believe in investing* in our therapists--and even put our money where our mouth is. In addition to tons of support and the ability to grow, Inner Balance provides each counselor:

  • EMDR basic training (or Dissociation training if already trained in EMDR)

  • Continuing Education Units (CEU) Credit ($500 every 6 months)

  • Weekly supervision to help you continuously improve

  • Marketing to help you grow clientele

  • Front office staff support for administrative needs

  • Billing services

  • Insurance credentialing

  • Fully furnished space to meet with clients

  • Electronic Health Records (EHR) with telehealth ability

  • Phone services

  • An Inner Balance email address

  • Business cards

  • Additional group training

  • EMDR certification training

*(In one year, this amounts to about $45,000 that I am willing to invest in my therapists and that my therapists save!)

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Hungry. Humble. Smart.

If you are hungry to grow in your knowledge base and see measurable success in your efforts, possess a humble attitude, and have the emotional intelligence to understand, connect, and empathize with others effectively, we’d love to hear from you.

  • EMDR training is strongly preferred - or willingness to get trained within three (3) months after hire.
  • Good standing with AZBHE or one of the following:
    • Current holding of non-independent licensure
    • LAC application pending, or
    • (for interns) Ability to apply for a temporary license after graduation
  • Willingness to (build up to) dedicating to a minimum of 24 client hours per week (full time), as well as the additional time needed for case management, consultation and record keeping
  • Willingness to work evenings as needed (till 6pm and 7pm one night a week)
  • Willingness to comply with documentation protocol necessary for best practice
  • DSM-5 diagnostic competency
  • Competency with documenting “medical necessity” in progress notes and treatment plans
  • Completion of notes and other required documentation within 24 hours of completion of session
  • Possess some knowledge of assessment and crisis intervention and community resources
  • Pass background check, drug screen, and active Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Equipment: Must have a smartphone, computer access, and be comfortable with technology
  • Must provide own private practice liability insurance
  • In lieu of some skills listed above, we will consider an enthusiasm for learning in making a hiring decision
Compensation & Benefits
  • Contract-based employment (1099) position with room for growth
  • $35-55/hr based on experience (per direct client/billable hour)
  • Flexible schedule and caseload
  • Supervision hours for independent licensing from Samantha Colone, LPC
  • Consultation towards becoming an EMDRIA approved EMDR Certified Therapist
  • Use of Inner Balance facility and office space
  • Use of cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant, record-keeping software
  • Professional growth and development, including:
    • Funding for half of EMDR basic training
    • $500 credit towards training of your choice every six (6) months of working at IBC
    • Additional trainings provided throughout the year
  • Support with developing your own interests and specializations
  • Billing services
  • Insurance credentialing
  • Business cards
  • Phone services
  • Office scheduling support

To Apply

We are only accepting applications for full time contractors.
To apply for this position please submit the following to

COVID-19 Considerations:
Within our office space, clients and therapists are spaced at least six feet apart with sanitizing between each client as well as clear face masks when requested. Providers may also work remotely for part of their schedule (telehealth).

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About Inner Balance Counseling

Providers at Inner Balance Counseling specialize in treatment for Complex Trauma, Dissociation, and the disorders that are comorbid with trauma (Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, OCD, Self-harm, Substance Abuse and Codependency/love addiction). 

We utilize treatment methods that include, but are not limited to:

  • CBT
  • EMDR
  • DBT
  • Structural Dissociation
  • Any and all solution-focused, person-centered, and strength-based approaches
About our clinical director

Samantha Colone, MA, LPC is an outpatient Licensed Professional Counselor and Arizona Board approved supervisor. She is trained in EMDR and has extensive background working with the LGBTQIA+ population. 

Sam devotes her practice to helping gender diverse and LGB/Queer adults with a variety of psychological needs including trauma, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. She also provides gender-affirming care to her clients and has training in offering letters of support for clients who wish to seek gender affirming surgery or other affirming needs. 

Sam is happy to support therapists-in-training and new professionals develop their skills and discover their unique assets as affirming therapists.

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Want to get EMDR Certified?

We offer EMDR certification training for both individuals and groups. Find out how our EMDR training packages can help you better serve your current and future clients.

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Inner Balance Counseling

1234 S Power Rd Suite 252
Mesa, AZ 85206

1414 W Broadway Rd Suite 122
Tempe, AZ 85282

Front office: Monday - Friday 9am-3pm
By appointment only.

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