The THRIVE Center for Emerging Young Adults


Thrive Center Professional Opportunities

Become part of a collaborative treatment team for Heron's Gate, the struggling-to-launch young adults program of the THRIVE Center, in Columbia, Maryland.

At our growing outpatient mental health practice, clinicians utilize a treatment approach that stresses the value of relationship among patients, family members and the treating practitioners. A supportive, caring relationship is viewed as the root of healing and informs all clinical activities and communications, from diagnosis to treatment planning and review, from initial contact to on-going attention to the patients' satisfaction with care.

Join a team where your professional expertise will be valued, where humor and serious discussion blend to create effective treatments and a sense of vitality, and where high quality care thrives in an atmosphere of mutual support and respect.

We are currently seeking professionals for the following position:

Family Therapist

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Columbia, MD

Currently looking for an experienced Family Therapist to fill an opening with a growing outpatient mental health practice located in Columbia, MD. Interested candidates should hold an active license in Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field without restriction.

Responsibilities of the Family Therapist

  • Ask questions that will help clients identify their feelings and behaviors.
  • Collect information about clients, using techniques such as testing, interviewing, discussion, and observation.
  • Confer with clients in order to develop plans for post-treatment activities.
  • Counsel clients on concerns such as unsatisfactory relationships, divorce and separation, child rearing, home management, and financial difficulties.
  • Determine whether clients should be counseled or referred to other specialists in such fields as medicine, psychiatry and legal aid.

Requirements of the Family Therapist

  • Active license in Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field without restriction.
  • A smartphone (Android/iPhone) with a stable internet connection and clear audio/video capacity.
  • Extensive clinical experience, preferably with skills in clinical team leadership and individual therapy.
  • Utilization of evidence-based approaches such as brief solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing and DBT a plus.   

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to

THRIVE is an Equal Opportunity Employer