Clinic Director - Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda | US-MD-Cabin John
Clinical & Therapy
Position Type
Regular Full-Time



Salary Range: $105,000 - $120,000 (Depending on Experience)


$10,000 Sign on bonus


Location: 7945 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 201, Cabin John, MD 20818 (On-Site)


Are you prepared to spearhead meaningful change in the lives of young people? Join our dynamic and expanding team in a stunning setting. As the Clinic Director, you'll lead with the support of an adept Leadership Team, an Area Executive Director, Enrollment Director and Administrative Team, all committed to fostering enduring positive transformations for youth and their families. Embark Behavioral Health is actively seeking a visionary leader dedicated to alleviating adolescent anxiety, depression, and suicide. Take the helm of our OP/IOP/PHP clinic in Cabin John, MD.


About Us


Embark Behavioral Health stands as the nation's premier network of family behavioral health treatment centers, spanning 15 states. We offer a comprehensive range of services, from residential and wilderness programs to therapeutic boarding schools, outpatient care, and transitional living options. Our mission is to provide a full continuum of care, ensuring support for adolescents, young adults, and their families.


Discover more about our proprietary CASA treatment framework, dedicated to enhancing the well-being of teens and families, fostering joy through co-regulation. Click here to learn more. Join Embark Behavioral Health and be the catalyst for change.




  • Uphold the highest standards of clinical integrity, ensuring strict adherence to policies, implementing effective therapeutic interventions, and championing our unique Embark clinical approach.
  • Lead and guide the clinical team with authority and compassion, overseeing the collection of outcome measures, providing adept crisis management support, and ensuring meticulous documentation practices.
  • Foster regular collaboration with the onsite treatment team, clients, and parents to maintain a seamless and client-centric care environment.
  • Develop and maintain robust systems, processes, and procedures that not only support operational metrics but elevate them to new heights, working in close partnership with the Executive Director.
  • Ensure unwavering program compliance and actively collaborate with staff, admissions, enrollment, and leadership to uphold operational standards and meet regulatory requirements.
  • Play a pivotal role in recruiting and retaining top clinical talent, leveraging your expertise to assemble a high-performing team dedicated to our mission.
  • Cultivate and maintain a culture of employee engagement and satisfaction, understanding that a fulfilled team is essential for providing exceptional patient care.
  • Provide comprehensive training and development opportunities for both clinical and non-clinical staff, ensuring continuous growth and excellence across all facets of the clinic.


Minimum requirement: Masters Degree: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or a related discipline.

  • Fully licensed to practice in the State of Maryland. (Must be licensed for a mininum of 2 years)
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision to unlicensed clinicians.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or equivalent.
  • (2) years of hands-on experience in operations/management/director of a clinical team.
  • (1) year of proven supervisory experience and/or demonstrated ability in building and leading a team of licensed and associate therapists.
  • (2) years of experience as a licensed therapist, providing individual, family, and group therapy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with clients and families, with a deep understanding of the intersectionality of marginalized identities.
  • Mental health therapists with specialization or experience in providing adolescent, teen, young adult and OCD treatment.
  • Proficiency in incorporating clinical diagnostic and assessment instruments (e.g., PHQ-9 or GAD-7) to monitor client progress and treatment outcomes.
  • (1) year of experience with medium to high acuity populations, preferably in inpatient, residential, and/or IOP/PHP settings.


    • Unlock your professional potential with a personalized growth plan, featuring Mastery Program courses in our exclusive clinical approach, training alongside nationally recognized industry leaders, and company-sponsored certifications.

    • Enjoy a comprehensive Benefits Program, encompassing medical insurance with a generous company contribution towards a high deductible plan, dental insurance, vision insurance, voluntary life and AD&D insurance, long-term disability, 401K with company matching, and paid maternal leave.

    • Revel in the balance of Company Paid Holidays and a PTO accrual schedule.

    • At Embark, we and our team members embody core values of empathy, trusting relationships, service, growth, and results. Join us in making a meaningful difference.

Embark is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Embark is committed to enriching the therapeutic and healing experience it offers through the diversity of its employees and community. Embark seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse staff who will contribute to the organization's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.


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