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Now Hiring: 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinician


Are you a passionate and driven individual looking to make a meaningful impact in the lives of clients struggling with emotional and behavioral concerns? LakeWest DBT Center is seeking a skilled and dedicated therapist to join our team and help us provide high-quality therapy services to our community.

Who we are:

LakeWest DBT Center is a clinician-owned, small business mindset, private practice dedicated to helping individuals with emotional and behavioral difficulties through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Our center in Westlake, Ohio offers evidence-based treatment and a supportive and collaborative work environment for our team. We provide top of the line training by DBT experts at the clinic and nationally. We value nurturing our clinicians personally and professionally, work-life balance, and client advocacy. As a practice, we strive to be equitable, socially-conscious, and anti-racist in our work.

Your role:

As a DBT therapist at LakeWest DBT Center, you will work with a team of dedicated therapists to provide comprehensive DBT treatment to our clients. You will be responsible for conducting individual therapy sessions, leading DBT skills groups, participating in team consultations, and completing thorough and timely progress notes.

Your Responsibilities:
- Conduct initial intake assessments to determine client's appropriateness for DBT treatment or other evidence-based treatment plan. 
- Conduct individual therapy sessions following the DBT model 
- Facilitate Adolescent DBT Multifamily Skills Groups per the Miller & Rathus (2014) Adolescent Manual, Adult DBT Skills Group per the 

   Linehan Manual (2015), and other DBT-related groups of the clinician’s interest.
- Attend weekly team consultations to enhance therapist adherence and capability 

- Provide telephone consultation to clients in a full-model DBT program 
- Maintain accurate and timely documentation of client progress, treatment plans, and communication with other team members
- Participate in ongoing training and professional development opportunities to strengthen DBT skills and techniques


- Master's or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related field
- Current and active license to practice therapy in the state of Ohio OR pre-licensed and able to work under supervision at our center. 
Experience with behavior theory and therapies

- Autonomy and ambition, balanced with collaboration, vulnerability, and teamwork

- Willingness to do case conceptualizations several times per year, record therapy sessions for supervision and team review to monitor

   adherence, and a general openness around receiving support and feedback for cases

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Empathic and non-judgmental approach to working with clients
- Availability to work 1-2 evenings 

- Prior training in DBT is NOT mandatory! Comprehensive training is included! 

What we offer:

- Competitive salary package and benefits: 

  • High hourly rate commensurate with credentials and experience 

  • Paid time off 

  • CE contributions 

  • Retirement Matching 

  • Health Insurance 

- Four-day workweek 

- Flexible schedule

- Comprehensive training and supervision

- Supportive and collaborative work environment

-The position allows for the clinician to maintain a non-DBT caseload to provide other evidence-based treatments in line with the clinician’s specialization and interests.

-Our team supports and encourages advanced training in DBT specializations including, but not limited to DBT-Prolonged Exposure, DBT- Substance Use Disorders, DBT for Children, and DBT for eating disorders.

If you have a strong passion for evidence-based treatment and a desire to make life-saving impacts in clients' lives, we want to hear from you! Apply today to join our team at LakeWest DBT Center! 

To Apply:

Please attach via email:

  • CV

  • Cover letter detailing your areas of clinical interest and relevant experience providing DBT

  • Contact information for two references

Any additional questions may be directed to Dr. April Sobieralski at or (216) 767- 5898 

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