About the organization

Thresholds is fighting to transform the lives of people living with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. We break cycles of poverty and unemployment. We are path breaking in our innovative research and advocacy.

We also make opportunities. Opportunities for housing, employment, and recovery. Opportunities for families to reconnect. Above all we make hope possible.

Thresholds is a mission-driven agency with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We foster an environment where all feel valued and respected, a place where every employee can be themselves, thrive, and support the agency’s mission.

One of the oldest and largest community mental health organizations in Illinois, we pride ourselves in being a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace and one of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, several years in a row.


The Therapist, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) will provide therapeutic outpatient services within key frameworks to the target populations of adults, children, youth, and families. In addition, this position provides clinical direction through the development and review of appropriate assessments, quality of services, and other service providers within the project.

Provide direct service to members through individual, group, and/or family counseling/therapy, case consultation, and crisis intervention.
Provides brief therapeutic modalities, including but not limited Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-informed CBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, DBT, Behavioral and exposure-based therapy for trauma, harm reduction with a focus on substance use management/safer substance practices, WRAP, Adolescent-based DBT, Internal Family Systems. Conducts assessments of consumers utilizing a structured assessment protocol; ensures that all tools are completed, scored and entered into the EHR according to the protocol guidelines.
Coordinates treatment referrals with community mental health resources.
Designs and delivers educational/therapeutic workshops, classes, or programs to meet the identified needs of adolescents.
Provides crisis intervention services for consumers and related family consumers.
Effectively manages a clinical caseload (up to 26 sessions per week).


Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field required.
Licensed Professional in the Healing Arts (LPHA) is strongly preferred: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Clinical Professional Counselor holding a permanent license from the Clinical Counselor Licensing
At least two (2) years of prior child/young adult therapy experience
Background in systemic psychotherapy, flexibility working across levels of the systems (e.g., individual, youth, couple, family, subsystems) and competence incorporating evidence-based treatment modalities into their practice.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Demonstrated skills and competencies to work with individuals with a variety of behavioral health needs.
Competitive pay – Salary Range: $51,800 - $59,595 annually
Commensurate with education, licensure, and experience
Generous PTO (9 federal holidays, 8 days of sick leave, 15-22 days personal and vacation)
Dental insurance, vision insurance, choice of 4 medical insurance plans
403(b) retirement plan with 3% employer match 
Robust employee assistance program (EAP)
Public service loan forgiveness 
Supervision for clinical licensure at no cost (LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC)


$51,800 - $59,595

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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