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Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine Therapist LICSW (.6 to FT)

Location: Bellevue, WA | Job ID: R-1687

Compassionate Care for Every Life We Touch

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Interested in working as part of a team that utilizes evidence based care and supports your growth as a therapist. Overlake is the place for you! Below is an example of what our current therapists are offering their patients at the outpatient clinic. We are open to .6 to 1.0 FTE and included benefits!

What kind of psychotherapy is offered?

Evidence supports short-term and goal directed treatment models as an effective approach to fast and sustainable relief of anxiety and mood symptoms. 


A little about short-term psychotherapy:

  • Typical duration is 3-6 months with weekly or bi-weekly sessions

  • It uses a practical, highly active, and supportive approach

  • Emphasizes addressing one or two core problems in the here and now

  • Leverages and reinforces the patient's strengths to achieve change

  • Creates momentum by adopting a therapeutically optimistic stance, refraining from excessive focus on the past

  • Utilizes homework to practice concepts discussed in session

Types of Short-term psychotherapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

  • CBT is the most comprehensively studied psychotherapy and is the first choice for anxiety disorders

  • Focuses on the here and now by examining assumptions and beliefs, and challenges and tests them

  • Based on a cognitive model, examining how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors intersect to determine emotional and behavioral reactions to stressful life events

Interpersonal therapy (IPT):

  • Connects mood symptoms to unhealthy communication styles and patterns

  • Focuses on interpersonal factors that perpetuate depression

  • Helps patients to communicate their interpersonal needs and emotions more effectively through assertiveness training and healthy boundary setting

Solution-focused therapy (SFT):

  • Focuses on what the patient wants to achieve through therapy rather than on the problems that made the person seek help

  • Does not focus on the past, but on the present and future

  • Focuses on the patient's strengths and resources

We are looking for someone that is interested in growing their career and experience at Overlake. Although experience elsewhere in outpatient therapy or groups is a plus, please don’t let that stop you from reaching out to hear more about our program. Especially if you have an interested in becoming certified in CBTI, an evidence based insomnia treatment utilizing CBT groups, the hospital will help you to achieve that goal and broaden the approaches that you can take to help your patients meet their goals.

In addition to in person services we also provide telemedicine care to our patients as assessed as appropriate (Safety first) by the provider and requested by patients. Your office at the clinic will be set up for you to make the most of your visits whether in person or via telemedicine with your patients. We look forward to welcoming you to our team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and therapists at the clinic. Approximately 75% of your time will be focused on outpatient psychiatry (Hidden Valley clinic) and 25% collaborating with Overlake’s Sleep medicine Clinic.   

Education:  Master’s degree required.

Professional Licensure/Certification/Registration:  Candidate must possess one of the following licenses from the state of Washington: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Advanced Social Worker, or Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Experience:  Minimum two (2) years of recent, continuous experience as a psychotherapist required.  Experience in providing psychotherapeutic behavioral health services in an outpatient setting is highly desirable. Needs a background and/or interest in working with insomnia patients providing CBTI in a group setting.

About Overlake:
Overlake’s financial strength and the enduring dedication of our staff has sustained us throughout the pandemic, ensuring that our mission, Compassionate care for every life we touch, continues for many years to come. Overlake Medical Center & Clinics is an equal opportunity employer located in Bellevue, WA. Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with an estimated population of 145,300 (2019). Bellevue is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 150,000 jobs and a downtown skyline of gleaming high-rises. With beautiful parks, top schools and a vibrant economy, Bellevue is routinely ranked among the best mid-sized cities in the country.

Overlake is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.

Job Category: Clinical Professional