26 Aug
Primary Therapist - Adolescent and Family Therapy

We at Potomac Programs offer a full continuum of behavioral healthcare for youth who are struggling with mental health challenges and/or substance use disorders across the United States.

Our newest behavioral healthcare facility is opening in Alpharetta, GA outside of Atlanta, and we'll offer clinical treatment to families, which includes multi-modal approaches that utilize ACT, CBT, DBT, MI, Family Systems, Social Learning Theory approaches and family immersion where parents involve themselves in everyday activities at the program in addition to individual and multifamily therapy, which amplifies and solidifies change.

This individual will be advocating for client and family care through strong assessments and treatment planning, ongoing progress monitoring with detailed case management, community based support and robust aftercare planning.

Job Title: Primary Therapist EEO Class: Professional

Supervisor's Title: Clinical Director FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Clinical

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides weekly individual therapy session for each of the students on the caseload.

  • Provides weekly family therapy session for each family on the caseload.

  • Conducts group therapy sessions each week as assigned by the clinical director.

  • Dictates notes for each therapy session in a timely and professional manner.

  • Performs a mental health assessment of students and families.

  • Makes mental health diagnoses for each student on the caseload.

  • Communicates weekly with parents and Treatment Team.

  • Communicates with referral sources

  • Aids in crisis intervention outside of regularly scheduled therapy sessions as needed.

  • Creates and adjusts a master treatment plan for each of the students.

  • Coordinates the transition plan with parents, Treatment Team, Educational Consultants and outside agencies as needed.

  • Works in conjunction with the values coaches of each of his/her students to help those complete values assignments and advance through the Values Program.

  • As assigned by the Clinical Director, instructs co-workers on disorders, issues and therapeutic techniques, as a part of the company wide training program.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Company Policies and practices (see training manual)

  • Knowledge of DSM-V disorders and other pertinent issues facing the students and their families

  • Knowledge of the pertinent clinical terminology, and multiple therapeutic interventions and techniques.

  • Knowledge of the laws regarding documentation, reporting, and confidentiality.

  • Knowledge of the values program and level restrictions and requirements.

  • Skill in discernment and therapeutic theory and intervention.

  • Skill in communicating concepts and expectations, and in teaching techniques.

  • Skill in planning, implementing and adjusting a course of treatment.

  • Ability to hold appropriate boundaries with students, and parents.

  • Ability to assess and interpret student behavior.

  • Ability to use basic computer software and hardware.

  • Ability to make critical decisions regarding students based on input from multiple sources.

  • Experience with crisis de-escalation or CPI/Safety Care certification.

  • Experience treating substance use disorders.

  • Experience utilizing trauma-informed treatments.

Education and Experience:

The position requires in -state full licensure (associate level not qualified) that authorizes the practice of psychotherapy. The position requires a Masters degree in a qualifying area of study. Experience with insurance panel submissions preferred but not required.

Physical requirements





Seeing: reading and computer use


Hearing: communication with coworkers, and clients








Fingering/grasping/feeling: writing, typing, phone use


Working conditions: Normal office working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.