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Full-Time Therapist position: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Centered Therapy Chicago (CTC), is a female-owned group private practice in the Ravenswood/Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. We view clients from a holistic perspective and take a mind/body/spirit approach to our work. We utilize a feminist, relational, strength-based, collaborative approach in our work. We offer a range of evidence-based practices and integrate mindfulness, meditation, movement, creative/expressive therapies, and somatic approaches as needed.

We are looking for full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow(s) to join our growing group practice. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, relational, and team-oriented therapist who would like to grow as a clinician, supervisor, and leader in a supportive community focused on training and learning. Someone who is open, curious, independent, driven, collaborative, relational, creative, fun, connected, and social justice-minded would be a great fit for CTC.

We are open to clinicians who would like to work primarily in person, with some availability for remote work.

CTC values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages people of all genders, sexual identities, ability statuses, religions, immigration statuses, and racial and ethnic identities to apply. CTC is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual identity, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

We provide: 

  • A fun, engaging, respectful, relational, supportive learning environment that is focused on lifelong learning, growth, and professional development  
    • Weekly individual supervision until fully licensed (biweekly after therapist is independently licensed)
    • Weekly training didactics during the academic training year
    • 3 team meetings a month with a focus on practice/professional development, ethics, and peer consultation (CEs offered to licensed clinicians)
    • Participation in our CTC Training Program with a focus on growing as a supervisor and leader
    • Participation in our CTC Training Center with a focus on supporting training center events and building curriculum and/or presentation skills
    • Member of our marketing committee and honing skills related to building a personal marketing plan, relational networking, building a professional referral network, and hosting and attending networking events.
  • A supportive environment that takes care of the operational and business aspects of our clinical work so that the clinician can focus on clinical skills.   
    • Intake coordination
    • Abundant and intentional referrals with attention to promoting client assignments that are a good fit between therapist and client
    • Billing support which includes insurance billing, coordination of benefits/eligibility, and claims submission
    • Marketing support
    • Beautifully decorated and comfortable office space as well as an office with a common area for therapists to gather and connect
  • W-2 Employment status and benefits
    • Competitive Salary
    • Employee-funded health insurance plans (CTC pays 25% of individual premium)
    • Retirement plan with matching after 2 years of full-time employment
    • Paid time off
    • Liability Insurance
    • Technology stipend
    • Talk Route Phone Number/Extension to protect clinician’s private phone number


*Completion of Doctoral Degree requirements prior to employment.

  • Experience with a variety of client populations and clinical issues, particularly trauma, attachment, relational and/or relationship issues, grief and loss, life transitions, eating concerns, and/or identity issues.
  • Multicultural competence and ability to demonstrate respect and appreciation of cultural issues and how they impact the therapeutic process.
  • Strong ability to work from a multicultural, feminist and/or relational cultural framework. Must have a strong understanding of identity issues and sociocultural influences
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Two or more of the following:
    • Trauma-Informed Care: A strong understanding of trauma-informed care and/or a strong ability to work with developmental/complex trauma
    • Body-Oriented Psychotherapy: Training in body-oriented psychotherapy such as Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR, NARM, Yoga Therapy, or willingness to gain additional training in this area after starting employment
    • Couples/Relational Therapy: Couples training and experience (EFT or Gottman preferred) or willingness to gain additional training in this area after starting employment
    • Child/Adolescent Therapy: Play therapy training and experience with young children, children, or adolescents or willingness to gain additional training in this area after employment
    • Family Therapy: Parent-child and/or Family therapy training and experience or willingness to gain additional training in this area after employment
    • Eating Concerns: Training and experience working with disordered eating from HAES, Intuitive Eating and/or other non-diet approaches or willingness to gain additional training in this area

This is a full-time position (40 hours a week)

To Apply:

We require an individualized cover letter, CV, and list of 3 references.  We will not review incomplete files.  We will begin reviewing files immediately and continue until the position is filled. Email if you have any questions.

CTC Post-Doctoral Fellowship Structure

  • At least twelve consecutive months full-time (40 hours a week with a minimum of 35 hours per week as required for licensure)
  • Illinois licensure eligibility requires 1750 hours of supervised practice (Sufficient Direct Service, Indirect Service, Training, and Supervision hours are easily attainable at our site)

To Apply

  • We require an individualized cover letter, CV, and list of 3 references. We will not review incomplete files. We will begin reviewing files immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Apply here: Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Email if you have any questions.