Employment in San Jose & Palo Alto

Picture a private practice setting where you have unmatched training opportunities, an excellent clinical team for support and friendships, motivated clients that match your passions, a culture that highly values evidence based & quality therapy, an excellent compensation package that is fulfilling and honors your value, amazing administrative support, and lots of opportunities for connecting with co-workers.

Be a part of a team that truly cares about their clients and staff, Palo Alto Therapy is for you!

  • Owned by a therapist who believes in the importance of work-life balance
  • Have the type of clients you have always envisioned
  • Receive acknowledgements & specialized training to further your growth

Our team takes care of all the marketing and business needs, so our therapists get to focus on doing quality THERAPY, not case management or paperwork!

Best Place for a Therapist to Work!

I love that you get the feel of working in a private practice but still have co-workers around you. Everyone shares resources and they are team oriented. What I especially liked about PAT is that they really try to match you with the clients that you want to work with and that you are passionate about. There is so much opportunity for training. PAT is the perfect place for a therapist to do what they love-therapy! – PAT Therapist

Supportive and engaging work environment

I have worked at Palo Alto Therapy for many years and really enjoy the supportive and positive environment. There is a lot of emphasis placed on continuing to learn new skills and grow. The care coordinators are excellent and offer support around setting up new clients, billing, dealing with insurance, etc. which allows me to focus on providing quality therapy. It is so nice to work in community with the other therapists who are always willing to offer support and consultation as needed. I would highly recommend working at Palo Alto Therapy. – PAT Therapist

Our Ideal Therapist

  • Eager to Grow, Learn, & Be Part of a Team!
  • Desires a Specialty in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Anxiety
  • Dedication to Strong Client Relationships & High Quality Therapy
  • Wants a Community of Therapists Who Value Professional Development
  • Part Time & Full Time Positions Available (minimum 18 hours per week)

Mental Health Therapist & Counselor Positions!

If you are a Licensed Therapist (Licensed Professional Counselor LPCC, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT, Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW, or Psychologist or Licensed Psychotherapist PhD or PsyD) committed to both high quality care and your professional growth, we want to meet you. Associates that have over 2000 hours are also welcome to apply.

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Benefits with Palo Alto Therapy:

  • Health insurance, including dental, vision, and life
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Yearly training $ funds PLUS Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and OCD Certification
  • Excellent training, CEU’s, & clinical support
  • Clinical consultation & Skills groups, professional development, and great team dynamics
  • Warm, supportive, engaged work culture, and CONNECTION with our team!
  • W-2 Employee: Premium malpractice insurance, employer FICA, & unemployment insurance, & workers compensation
  • Reimbursement for work-related cell phone use & other work incidentals
  • Lots of flexibility with vacation time
Palo Alto San Jose Therapy Team CBT Anxiety OCD Therapists

Comments from past therapists of Palo Alto Therapy
“I was so sad to leave Palo Alto Therapy (PAT). One of the greatest things about working at PAT was the invaluable learning opportunities. Ernie Schmidt was my mentor and opened up a whole new world of therapy techniques that I would not have learned without him and will never forget. He is so dedicated to PAT, clients, and staff and was always available to help me whenever I was stuck with a client and also to provide me with support. The clients at Palo Alto Therapy were also great to work with and I learned a great deal from them as well. I will forever be indebted to Ernie and PAT will always have a warm place in my heart.”
-Sharon Fischer, LICSW

A Great Practice To Do What You Love

Palo Alto Therapy (PAT) is a very positive work environment. The practice goes above and beyond to offer regular consultation and training opportunities and promote a supportive culture. The care coordinators and administrative team are exceptional allowing therapists to focus on their clinical work. There is a fair amount of autonomy with ensuring clients are a good fit via consultations and with scheduling. The systems in place facilitate ease with telehealth and the office space is comfortable and inviting for clients. Overall, one of the best places I have worked. – PAT Therapist

Comments from current employee:

“The kindness and thoughtfulness of everyone at PAT has been something I’m not used to from past jobs. It’s been such a wonderful feeling knowing how much we all care about each other and are there for each other whether it comes to a busy day or just a hard day in general. I’m so thankful to work somewhere where the random acts of kindness are genuine and meaningful and people actually care. I can’t imagine working somewhere else just because of how caring and wonderful the staff is.”

Comments from past therapist:

“Palo Alto Therapy is a rewarding and didactic place to work. The office is truly a team atmosphere with a warm and knowledgeable group of colleagues and administrative staff. I have seen significant and continuous advancement in my effectiveness as a clinician as a result of sophisticated and educational consultation, supervision, training experiences, and leadership opportunities.

In my experience, the clients who seek care at Palo Alto Therapy are motivated, high functioning, very engaged in their treatment, and devoted to doing what it takes to improve their lives.

I recommend this workplace to other motivated clinicians in the field hoping to advance their clinical knowledge, provide excellent care to their clients, and establish a long-term career with a great team.”

Comments from past administrative staff:
“Palo Alto Therapy is a wonderful place to work. The therapists are friendly and energetic and make my work day fun. It is a team environment and Ernie reinforces every employee’s strengths and makes me feel good about the work I do on a daily basis. My tasks include but are not limited to answering phones, scheduling appointments, greeting clients, verifying insurance coverage for out of network PPO plans, creating invoices for clients so they can submit their payments to insurance, corresponding with clients and colleagues via email and mail, collecting payments and verifying that charges for all clients have been received and are up to date on a bi-weekly basis and other office related administrative duties.”

Comments from past employee:

“I really enjoy the team atmosphere and getting to know so many different people. Not only have I developed relationships with the staff and therapists here, but I have a chance to speak with our clients and get to know them on an individual basis. I feel good about the work that I do here and I feel appreciated by Ernie as well as the therapists. It’s a calm and inviting atmosphere and I enjoy the strengths that each therapist brings to this company.”

Comments from past administrative staff:

“If you work for Palo Alto Therapy you can expect to see a diverse clientele and learn about anxiety disorders, depression and their treatments. I’ve learned a lot about cognitive behavioral therapy and the different approaches each therapist uses to help their clients achieve their goals. Ernie likes for all of his administrative staff to develop an understanding of what the therapists do so we can place clients with the best therapist for their needs. I enjoy the work I do on a daily basis and I am happy to be a part of the Palo Alto Therapy team.”