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Working as Licensed Therapist at Authentic Alliance
Authentic Alliance, A Licensed Clinical Social Worker Professional Corporation is currently taking applications for licensed therapists in California. 

We are seeking licensed therapists to be a part of an LGBTQIA+ -focused mental health practice where clinicians provide telehealth services and may also offer consultation services to other clinicians. We welcome therapists who have an interest in working with youth as well as those who have an adult focus. The practice is also open to therapists who enjoy working with polyamorous and/or clients in the kink community.  The ideal candidates would build and maintain a full-time caseload of 20+ clients. We are open to employing therapists who are based anywhere in California. We have an in-person site in Oakland, CA. We prefer each of our therapists to run at least one telehealth or in-person therapy or consultation group.  Therapists building towards full-time can choose to be 100% remote or we will consider establishing a hybrid telehealth/in-person practice in their area.


We are especially interested in hiring clinicians who have a specific interest in providing psychotherapy or consultation related to work with gender diverse clients. The practice owner, Lisette Lahana, LCSW (LCS #23663) is a seasoned gender therapist and has 25 years of experience serving sexual minorities, transgender, non binary people and their loved ones.  Our practice has an established administrative structure, intake coordinator, social media contractor, and offers competitive compensation.  Licensed clinicians take home 55% of client fees and $25/non clinical hour.  We handle the business maintenance so you can focus on supporting your clients. As we are a newly established group practice, you’ll have an important role in building our practice’s supportive team culture and professional reputation. 


The hourly position can accommodate up to a full-time position (over 20 hours), but will consider part-time (minimum 15 hours).  We are primarily a self-pay based practice. Therapists can expect that building a self-pay caseload often take time, as well as the licensed therapist’s partnership with the practice’s marketing efforts.


In addition to client hours, therapists should expect to dedicate 2-4 hours each week for documentation, an optional monthly gender-focused consultation group, case management, marketing, meetings or educational trainings (paid at non-clinical rate of $25/hr). Staff will have a role in choosing monthly educational topics, focused on trans and queer mental health, trauma and evidence based care.


For those who have been licensed for at least two years, you may be considered for the additional role of supervisor, where the fee for those hours will be negotiated based on your level of experience and expertise in working with LGBTQIA people.

Authentic Alliance strives to provide services to our diverse community in California. We are establishing a team that reflects the identities of the clients we serve. All interested individuals, but especially those who identify as BIPOC, neurodivergent, disabled, transgender, intersex, and/or non binary, are urged to apply. Bilingual therapists are encouraged to apply.


We are a trauma-informed practice and prefer our clinicians to have expertise in at least one trauma therapy (Eg. EMDR, Brainspotting or Cognitive Processing Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Pronlonged Exposure Therapy,or Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). 


You may apply for the position through this google form.

Please pass this on to colleagues you feel might be a great fit.

Questions? Please reach out to the practice owner, Lisette Lahana, LCSW at (707) 596-9696


 Benefits and Pay


•Pay: $55 - $110 per clinical hour (55% of your client paid fees) and $25 per non clinical hour

• Group therapy income is often higher depending on fees received

• 401K with 3% match vested after 1 year

•Expected hours: 20 – 28 per week

•Flexible schedule

•Sick Leave

•Consultation group and peer consultation opportunities 

•Monthly staff educational trainings 

•WPATH group mentorship to meet WPATH certification requirement

•Reimbursement for Psychology Today listing, Bay Area Open Minds and Gaylesta membership

•Up to 5 weeks unpaid leave allowable per year


Full Time Clinicians


•Reimbursement of 50% of health insurance premium up to $500/month

•Yearly continuing education reimbursement up to $1200




- Conduct individual and group therapy sessions with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

- Provide mental health counseling to individuals in your desired age-range 

- Perform comprehensive assessments to determine appropriate treatment plans and referral letters for gender-related medical interventions

- Develop and implement treatment interventions relevant to our practice’s common clinical diagnoses including depression, anxiety disorders and gender dysphoria

- Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to coordinate care

-Advocate for or teach self-advocacy for clients within systems such as schools, hospitals, medical practices, and institutions

- Utilize evidence-based interventions in therapy sessions

- Provide crisis intervention services as needed

- Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records

-The possibility of supervising pre-licensed associate therapists and providing consultation to therapists




- The applicant will have graduated from an accredited doctoral or master’s program and obtained a current California based license including LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, PhD or PsyD

- Obtain required licenses

-Professional Individual Malpractice Insurance (in addition to the practice’s group insurance)

-Have an individual NPI Number

- Ability to maintain client confidentiality and follow HIPAA policies

- Ability to develop individualized treatment plans for clients 

- Clinical experience and interest in transgender, non binary, gender-questioning and sexual minorities required. WPATH membership and/or certified WPATH members encouraged to apply

-Expertise in at least one trauma therapy

-Comfortable with conducting therapy and/or group therapy as a telehealth provider

-Completion of a BBS required 3-hour telehealth CE course

-Ability to utilize electronic medical records systems

-Strong wifi and own a computer for telehealth sessions (phone, laptop and utilities for remote work reimbursed)

-Proficient in Google programs such as Google Docs and Google Sheets

-Open to feedback from manager/consultants and have the ability to use it to make improvements

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage well in staff meetings and/or consultation groups.

Join Us!

Through the google form you can submit a CV, cover letter with your timeline for a hire, any relevant training, clinical experience or other experiences related to our mission and client population. 

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