Mental Health Therapist
Job ID: R0030787 | Health Services Professional | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
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.
  • Provide clinical mental health services (evaluation, diagnosis, and individual and group therapy).
  • Provide case management for clients, including making referrals when necessary.
  • Coordinate provision of care with other UVA offices when necessary.
  • Maintain case notes.
  • Assist with care management for people seeking services when the wait list is full.
  • Contribute to outreach and wellness programming.
  • Participate in continuing education and other professional development activities. Attend conferences and professional development activities.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Clinical or Counseling psychology
  • One year of experience providing individual psychotherapy to adolescents or adults in a college setting, including 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 600 hours of face-to-face counseling experience in their 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.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.


If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.


Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Quality of Life

Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.