Adult Behavioral Therapist – Nashville, TN

Adult Behavioral Therapist – Nashville, TN

POSITION TYPE: Behavioral Health Professional

SPECIALTY UNIT: Adult Therapist / Social Worker

LOCATION: Nashville, TN

SHIFT: M-F; 8-4:30pm

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent


Job Summary & Responsibilities:

The Inpatient Therapist coordinates care and provides therapeutic treatment for our patients.


Clinical Skills

  • Provide quality assessments and reports according to training and areas of expertise.
  • Provide quality individual, group, marital, and family therapy according to training, specialties, and effectively manage time in clinical sessions.
  • Facilitate productive therapy sessions and provide growth promoting experiences to patients.
  • Develop initial rapport with patients.
  • Define clear and meaningful treatment goals for patients.
  • Facilitate therapeutic movement towards treatment goals at an appropriate pace.
  • Demonstrate use of various and active interventions.
  • Help develop and evaluate patient-specific treatment plans. 
  • Ensure treatment follows goals outlined in the treatment plan. 
  • Provide or arrange proper family therapy intervention. 
  • Develop and implement appropriate aftercare and discharge plans. 
  • Complete all discharge forms, contracts, and crisis prevention plans with the patient and ensure that aftercare appointments are made prior to discharge. 
  • Contact aftercare professionals/treatment facilities to provide patient information that will aide in a smooth transition of care.


Patient Care

  • Coordinate care with referral sources and other involved professionals. 
  • Maintain regular communication with family members as appropriate. 
  • Return phone calls to professionals and family in a timely manner. 
  • Encourage patients to participate fully in all aspects of the treatment program. 
  • Educate all patients, whenever possible, about ways to facilitate recovery.

Job Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Direct Deposit
  • 401K
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Employee discount program
  • Excellent room for growth and advancement


  • Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, or Professional Counseling.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in mental health. Experience with chemical dependency preferred.
  • Minimum Masters Level Licensure from State Board of Behavioral Health in area of specialty. License in good standing.
  • Successful completion of CPR Certification and successful completion of Handle with Care prior to assisting with a restraining procedure and within 30 days of employment.

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