Mental Health Therapist
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

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The University of Virginia seeks a Trauma Counselor to join the Counseling and Wellness team at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center. Founded in 1989, the Women's Center is an academic support unit at the University of Virginia. The Women's Center serves students and the University community by developing leadership and compassion through academic community engagement and supporting students' goals for their time at UVA though counseling and wellness services. The Women's Center embraces the value of diversity in creating knowledge and preparing future leaders; read more about the Women's Center mission here.

Mental Health Therapists provide clinical mental health services (evaluation, diagnosis, and individual and group psychotherapy) to clients of the UVA Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center. They provide case management for their clients, including making referrals for necessary services, and assist with care management duties. They also have outreach and wellness responsibilities. The position requires expertise and experience in the role of cultural, racial, gender and sexual identity in mental health, as well as experience/training working with issues of interpersonal violence, trauma, and related psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, and substance misuse.

Job Description:

  • Provide clinical mental health services (evaluation, diagnosis, and individual and group therapy).

  • Provide case management for clients, including care coordination and referrals.

  • Coordinate with academic, Title IX and other UVA support services as necessary.

  • Maintain case notes and other documentation.

  • Assist with the Counseling Program care management and management of the wait list.

  • Contribute to outreach and wellness programming.

  • Participate in continuing education, conferences, and other professional development activities.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Clinical or Counseling psychology

  • One-two years of experience providing individual psychotherapy to adolescents or adults in a college setting, including work with minority/under-represented identities.

  • Current licensure as an LPC or LCSW in the State of Virginia; Virginia-licensed LPC residents who have completed at least 1500 hours of face-to-face counseling in a Virginia residency will also be considered.

  • Training in evidence-based approaches for helping college populations such as Motivational interviewing, CBT, EMDR, or Seeking Safety.

Physical Demands:
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

This position will remain open until filled. Review of Applicants will begin July 15, 2022.

This is an exempt level, benefited position. Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000-62,000 commensurate with education and experience. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit

As a student-facing support unit, the Women's Center is working in-person; staff members have the option to work remotely 40% of the week at this time.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0037512 . Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • CV

  • Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA's standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via Skill Survey during the final phase of the interview process.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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