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    Welcome to Solid Foundations Therapy, Your Gateway to a Fulfilling Career in Mental Health!

    Located in the heart of Downers Grove, IL, Solid Foundations Therapy stands as a beacon of hope and support for those navigating the complexities of life. Our practice, bustling with activity and rich with diversity, is more than just a workplace—it’s a vibrant community where professionalism and dedication are front and center.

    At Solid Foundations Therapy, each therapist is not just a part of our organization; they are integral members of a supportive and dedicated team. We believe in nurturing a culture where each staff member feels valued, connected, and continuously evolving both personally and professionally.

    Our expertise lies in addressing the intricate dynamics of individual adult therapy and couples counseling, with a special focus on romantic relationship issues. Our clients often grapple with challenging relationship issues such as communication issues, intimacy challenges and divorce along with standard mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, and overall life stress. 

     What additionally sets us apart is our commitment to inclusivity. We proudly serve a diverse clientele, embracing multicultural perspectives, the LGBTQ+ community, and those in consensual non-monogamous relationships.

    Join us at Solid Foundations Therapy, where your career in therapy isn’t just a job—it’s a journey towards making a profound difference in the lives of others, while being part of a team that cares about you just as much as you care about your clients.

    Unlock a World of Rewards at Our Company: Where Your Growth and Well-being Matter!

    1. Competitive Compensation: Dive into a rewarding career with us! Earn compensation that respects your expertise, including payment for billable hours, meetings, administrative tasks (including notes!), and the potential to earn bonuses.
    2. Paid Time off: We value your well-being. Relish the peace of mind with paid time off, holidays, sick days  and training days, ensuring you have the time to recharge and grow.
    3. Hassle-Free Professional Environment: Embrace our ‘no worry’ philosophy. With no intake scheduling, insurance, or claims duties on your plate, and marketing taken care of, you can focus on what you do best – helping clients.
    4. Health Insurance Support: Stay healthy with our health insurance plans, we offer employer contribution to a variety of BCBS plans. 
    5. Future Security with 401K: Plan for your future with our 401k plans, featuring employer contributions.
    6. Monthly Student Loan Reimbursement: Ease the burden of student loans with our monthly reimbursement program, supporting your financial freedom.
    7. Steady Client Flow: Thrive in a dynamic environment with consistent client referrals, keeping your professional skills sharp and engaged.
    8. Licensing Support: We’ve got your back with coverage for licensor exam fees and license renewals, ensuring you stay at the forefront of your profession.
    9. Comprehensive Insurance Coverage: Feel secure with our comprehensive liability and workman’s compensation insurance policies.
    10. Continuing Education Support: Expand your expertise with a $250 CEU stipend that grows annually, plus access to paid training events and our extensive library of training materials, fueling your continuous professional development,
    11. Weekly Group Supervision: Engage in weekly group supervision sessions, fostering a supportive learning environment and enhancing your therapeutic skills.
    12. Collaborative and Progressive Career Path: Grow within a collaborative team environment, with opportunities for promotion and professional growth.
    13. Quarterly Team Outings: We step away from our offices to have fun, bond and recharge during team outings. These events are crafted to foster connections, create lasting memories, and offer a break from the daily grind.
    14. Premium Office Snacks: We fuel productivity with a diverse array of snacks, because it’s hard to focus on an empty stomach. 

    Join us and be a part of a company that not only cares for its clients but deeply values and supports its team. Your career journey with us will be enriching, rewarding, and filled with opportunities to make a lasting impact.

    Our Culture 

    Teamwork and Community: We cultivate a nurturing environment that fosters personal and professional growth. Our culture encourages seeking support, sharing knowledge, and offering encouragement within our team, reinforcing a strong sense of community.

    Connection: Private practice can feel lonely but creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere is essential to us. We value the importance of connection, and creating spaces for joy and camaraderie. Through open doors when possible , quarterly team lunches, and events, we cherish and nurture our team’s bond.

    Open and Honest Communication (Radical Candor): Transparency and honesty are the cornerstones of our communication. We embrace difficult conversations as opportunities for growth and improvement, fostering a culture where every voice is heard and valued.

    Driven by Ambition: In the center of our culture lies a hustling spirit, where ambition, motivation, and eagerness are not just encouraged but celebrated. We are a community of go-getters, constantly seeking to elevate our work, innovate, and achieve the extraordinary. Our environment is for those who are passionate about making a significant impact and thrive on challenges. 

    Diversity and Inclusion: Our team is a mosaic of unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We celebrate this diversity, recognizing it as a source of strength and inspiration that enriches our collective understanding and enhances the care we provide.

    Our Core Values

    Client Care: At the heart of our practice is a profound commitment to our clients. We engage with them with utmost respect and empathy, prioritizing their individual needs and aspirations. Our approach is to meet clients where they are and empower them on their journey towards achieving their personal goals.

    Integrity: Our actions are anchored in a robust ethical foundation, reflecting both our personal values and professional standards. Accountability, adherence to policies, and a commitment to follow-through are the hallmarks of our integrity.

    Continuing Education: We are dedicated to perpetual growth and learning. By embracing new ideas, methodologies, and tools, we ensure our practice remains at the forefront of therapeutic innovation, enhancing the support we provide to our clients.

    Research-Based Concrete Skills and Tools: We equip our clients with evidence-based, practical strategies for change. Our focus is on teaching actionable skills for better thinking, being, and interacting with the world, extending the impact of therapy beyond our sessions.

    Current Openings

    Lead Therapist (supervisor)

    Join Our Team as a Supervisor Therapist: Where Leadership and Clinical Expertise Intersect!

    Are you passionate about clinical work and yearn for a leadership role where you can inspire and manage a dedicated team? Look no further!

    We are excited to invite a dynamic and driven Supervising Therapist to join our team. This role offers the unique blend of hands-on clinical practice paired with the gratifying responsibility of guiding and nurturing a group of talented therapists.

    Your Role: A Catalyst for Growth and Excellence

    • Mentorship and Leadership: Supervise and support 2-3 therapists, fostering their professional growth through regular group supervision and one-on-one guidance.
    • Upholding High Standards: Ensure that you and your team consistently meet and exceed the standards and requirements at SFT, maintaining our commitment to excellence in therapy.
    • Strategic Involvement: Play a pivotal role in hiring decisions, shaping the future of our team, and collaborate closely with the practice owner and other leaders to drive strategic initiatives.
    • Clinical Expertise: Continue to engage in clinical work, particularly with couples, leveraging your passion and experience to make a profound impact on our clients.

    What We’re Looking For:

    • Educational Background: A Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or an equivalent field.
    • Professional Certification: Current LMFT, LCSW, or LCPC credentials.
    • Experience in Leadership: Proven track record in supervision and/or management roles.
    • Couples Therapy Expertise: Demonstrated experience and enthusiasm in working with couples.Two years of minimum experience required.
    • Availability: Commitment to 30 client sessions across 4 days per week (including 2 weekday evenings and either Saturday or Sunday), typically seeing 25 clients/week, plus 2-3 additional hours per week dedicated to supervisory responsibilities.
    • Experience the Energy of In-Person Collaboration: This role is centered in our vibrant office environment, designed to spark creativity, foster meaningful connections, and enhance teamwork. Join us and be part of a dynamic workspace where your presence makes a difference.

    Why Join Us?

    Become part of a team where your clinical skills and leadership will be valued and nurtured. This is more than a job; it’s an opportunity to lead, grow, and contribute to a thriving practice dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives.

    Apply now and embark on a rewarding journey that harmonizes your passion for therapy with the fulfillment of guiding and developing a team of dedicated professionals. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please forward your resume to [email protected] and complete the accompanying questionnaire https://forms.gle/bNJybaXL5LYrNZ689 

    Staff Therapist

    Embark on a Fulfilling Career as a Staff Therapist: Where Your Passion Meets Purpose!

    Are you a dedicated therapist looking for an opportunity to focus mainly on client care without the burdens of private practice management? Join our team and immerse yourself in a role where clinical excellence and collaborative spirit thrive!

    We are excited to expand our team with a talented and enthusiastic Staff Therapist. This W2 position is perfect for someone who is passionate about making a difference, enjoys working in a vibrant, team-oriented environment, and is eager to stay busy with a steady stream of client referrals.

    Your Role: A Journey of Impact and Professional Growth

    • Client Focus: Dedicate your expertise to a diverse clientele of adult individuals and couples, with the freedom to concentrate fully on therapeutic sessions without the distractions of business operations.
    • Collaborative Environment: Thrive in a friendly and supportive setting where teamwork and fun go hand-in-hand.
    • Professional Development: Engage in weekly group supervision, fostering a culture of continuous learning and skill enhancement.

    What We’re Looking For:

    • Educational Credentials: A Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field.
    • Licensure: Active ALMFT, LMFT, LPC, LCPC, or LCSW license.
    • Couples Therapy Interest: A strong desire to work with couples. Experience or training in methods like Gottman, EFT, or RLT is a valuable plus.
    • Availability: Ability to commit to 30 client sessions across 4 days per week, including 2 weekday evenings and either Saturday or Sunday, seeing an average of 25 clients/week..
    • Growth Mindset: A self-motivated, organized, and open-minded individual eager to grow both personally and professionally, with a keen interest in a variety of research-based therapeutic modalities.
    • Experience the Energy of In-Person Collaboration: This role is centered in our vibrant office environment, designed to spark creativity, foster meaningful connections, and enhance teamwork. Join us and be part of a dynamic workspace where your presence makes a difference.

    Why Choose Us?

    Become a part of a dynamic team that values your professional growth and personal well-being. This role offers you the chance to deepen your therapeutic skills, impact lives meaningfully, and grow in a supportive and engaging environment.

    Apply now to join a practice where your passion for therapy is celebrated, and your professional development is a priority!   Please send a resume to [email protected]  and fill out this questionnaire https://forms.gle/C8F4YEZvjTNDiwhJ7

     Masters Level Interns

    We love having the opportunity to have interns at our practice.  Our interns get the opportunity to learn about private practice, be a part of a warm and cohesive team, strengthen their clinical skills through direct client sessions (individual and couples clients), and learn how to work with romantic relationships.

    Candidate requirements:

    • Be in the process of attaining your master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, or Equivalent.
    • Be willing to work 2 days a week in the office ( 1 weekday 1-9 and either Saturday or Sunday  or 2 weekday evenings).
    • Participate in weekly group supervision and weekly individual supervision.
    • Have a strong desire to work with couples and romantic relationship topics.

    If interested in applying for this position please send a cover letter explaining why you wish to intern at SFT and a resume to [email protected]