Mental Health Therapist - $5000 Sign-On Bonus

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



Mental Health Therapist


Salary Information: $65,000 - 95,000 per year 




Location: 7945 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 201, Cabin John, MD 20818


Graduate level clinicians are encouraged to apply!


Embark Behavioral Health is seeking experienced therapists to help us drive adolescent anxiety, depression, and suicide rates to all-time lows. Our ideal candidate has a heart for bringing about systemic change in struggling families alongside colleagues who value empathy, trust, service, growth, and meaningful results. Our Cabin John location serves ages 13-28 and their families in person at our beautiful clinic close to walking trails along the C&O canal.


About Us

Across 15 states and growing, Embark Behavioral Health is the nation’s leading network of family behavioral health treatment centers, residential and wilderness programs, therapeutic boarding schools, outpatient clients, and transitional living options for kids struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health and substance use issues.

At our Cabin John clinic, we're expanding our programming to include specializations in OCD, Trauma, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The ideal candidate would present with experience in any of those areas, family therapy, or treating substance use disorders, or a strong desire to grow their career to gain mastery in those areas.

Our proprietary CASA treatment framework strengthens the functional, mental, and physical health of teens and their families by helping them experience joy through co-regulation. Learn more at

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  • Manageable caseloads that allow for establishing good rapport with clients.
  • Meet treatment standards through implementation of required notes and MTP standard requirements.
  • Meet desired program goals through implementing and meeting outcomes testing and standards.
  • Ensure program completion and discharge requirements are met for all students.
  • Discharge plans for all students should be completed and reviewed with students and family members.
  • Opportunity to foster relationships with adolescents, young adults, and their families, create joy in their lives, and heal generations.
  • Join a team of nationally recognized industry leaders who provide you with a framework of training, support, and long-term advancement opportunities.
  • Embark and team members embrace the core values of empathy, trusting relationships, service, growth, and results.


  • Master's Degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or a related field is required.
  • LMSW, LGPC or
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Associate level clinicians, or equivalent.
  • A passion for counseling teens and young adults.
  • Strong clinical skills and a commitment to evidence-based practices.
  • Ability to incorporate clinical diagnostic and assessment instruments to monitor client progress and treatment outcomes.
  • Experience in an outpatient (IOP/PHP) setting using relational, experiential, and systemic modalities (preferred)
  • Ability to pass a state background check
  • Preferred - Two years of working experience as a licensed therapist leading individual, family, and group therapy sessions.
  • Preferred - One year of experience using relational, experiential, and systemic modalities.
  • Preferred - Multilingual candidates.
  • Experience practicing DBT and/or TF-CBT a plus!


When you join Embark’s mission to create joy and heal families, expect to stay engaged and inspired with:

  • A customized professional growth plan, including Mastery Program courses in our proprietary clinical approach, training with nationally recognized industry leaders, and company-paid certifications.
  • Opportunity to train with experienced clinical supervisors in many evidence-based modalities and practices, including DBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, EPR, and more!
  • Support from an experienced executive director and administrative team who are unified in facilitating lasting positive change for young people and their families.
  • Manageable Caseloads. We give you time to build rapport.
  • Flexible scheduling! 
  • 401K retirement savings plans 
  • Teambuilding and volunteer days to connect with coworkers
  • PTO and paid holidays
  • Opportunities to travel to other Embark clinics for learning and development
  • Many other perks and programs!


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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