Employment in San Jose & Palo Alto

Palo Alto Therapy (Locations in San Jose and Palo Alto) is a growing, high-quality counseling center, an exceptional place to work for our therapists, and delivers excellent mental health services. Our team provides incredible professional development training and takes care of all the marketing and business needs, so our therapists get to focus on DOING THERAPY, not case management or paperwork! Our caseloads are full and our clients (children through adults) are awesome to work with. We help them overcome anxiety & depression related problems using evidence based therapy, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Check us out and you will see the difference!

We are hiring licensed therapists (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, PhD, PsyD), part-time (15 hours minimum) or full time (30-40 hours a week, 2 evenings a week and Saturdays are generally required for full time). This position will be virtual at first due to Covid, but then in either our San Jose or Palo Alto location. Perfect position for a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCC), or Psychologist (PhD or PsyD). Associates that are close to being licensed are also welcome to apply.

Benefits of Being an Employee with Palo Alto Therapy:

  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Yearly training funds, PLUS Cognitive Therapy Certification, & BTTI Certification with OCD Foundation
  • Excellent training programs & support to become skilled in CBT and treating Anxiety & OCD
  • Weekly clinical consultation & training, professional development, and great team dynamics
  • Warm, supportive, and engaged work culture with LOTS of opportunities for connection with our team!
  • 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

Our Ideal Applicant

  • Experience with evidenced based counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • OR a strong willingness to learn
  • Dedication to strong relationships and passionate in providing high level of care
  • Wanting to join a strong community of therapists who value professional development

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 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

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.”

Administrative Support & Care Coordinator Position!

We are often looking to add to our amazing administrative & Care Coordination team! Many administrative duties, Primarily phone answering/scheduling with new clients, care coordination, and other back office tasks. There’s always lots to do in our growing business and there is room for growth and professional development! We are a small business with a friendly, professional atmosphere. You will be working with a team of therapists (and other care coordinators) who provide professional, private, mental health therapy in Palo Alto & San Jose (www.paloaltotherapy.com). Learn about the inner workings of a small health care business and be a part of helping people live healthier and happier lives! Full time (4o hours a week) position available in our San Jose location. Although we are not hiring now, please add your email to our list by clicking the button below, so you’ll be informed when we have openings.