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Intake Therapist

Clinical-Admin · Bellevue, Washington
Department Clinical-Admin
Employment Type Full-Time

 Intake Therapist - THIRA Health - Bellevue, WA

Job Type: Full-time

Level of Experience: Entry-Level, Mid-Level, or Experienced

Required Education: Master's

Required Experience: Mental Health: 1 year (graduate internship qualifies)

Required License or Certification: WA State Associate Licensure or license eligible


THIRA Health is seeking a qualified Intake Therapist to work in our Intake Department who is passionate about helping adolescent girls and women. The candidate must have strong clinical assessment, interpersonal, and administrative skills, be familiar with HIPPA polices, and have experience professional working with mental health patients and their families/supporters in a behavioral health setting. The candidate must be a strong multitasker and able to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment.

The Intake Therapist will conduct initial psychosocial intake assessments for individuals seeking services and support provide program orientation to new patients and families in our Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs.


Who We Are : THIRA Health offers transformative mental health treatment programs for women and girls age 13-65. THIRA Health programs are based on decades of work with women and girls and are designed to offer a truly transformative, sustainable recovery. Each person has a unique journey to recovery. At THIRA, we address behavioral health needs and promote sustainable recovery by leveraging support systems in all areas of the individual’s life. It is our goal to help each person reach their full potential through recovery. THIRA offers patients solutions that care for the whole person, including nutritional meals, yoga, art therapy, movement therapy, and more.

Our Leadership: THIRA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mehri Moore, brings with her over 35 years of experience, which she applies in her care and guidance over each individual’s experience. THIRA’s Clinical Director, Dr. Kathryn Korslund, recently transitioned to THIRA after spending her career as research scientist at UW’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) and working alongside Dr. Marsha Linehan on further developing and evaluating Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Our multi-disciplinary team is comprised of passionate clinicians from a variety of backgrounds in order to serve each individual in a holistic manner.

“What We Offer”: THIRA Health was founded in 2015 and offers elements of both start-up culture and working for a small family business. THIRA is growing rapidly with the expansion of multiple programs and service offerings and is seeking passionate, hard-working, and energetic staff members. THIRA offers its staff 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match, a 100% employer-sponsored comprehensive healthcare benefits package, a generous allotment of Paid Time Off, a fun and supportive workplace culture, and the opportunity to make a significant impact within both the company and the lives of patients.


  • Conduct in-depth psychosocial assessments with women and adolescent girls with mood and anxiety disorders, as the first step of treatment in the Intensive Outpatient and/or Partial Hospitalization levels of care
  • Assess for risk and safety concerns during intake assessments. Create safety plans with prospective patients and their family members. Facilitate referral and admission to inpatient psychiatric facilities when patients are determined unsafe for outpatient level of care offered at THIRA Health
  • Document intake assessments in electronic medical record using clinical terminology that is compliant with both patient insurance and state regulatory requirements. Use DSM 5 to diagnose presenting mental health conditions
  • Conduct prior authorizations with third party payers (insurance companies) for all new admits
  • Quickly build rapport with patients and their families during their initial on-site visit and provide comprehensive answers to questions about THIRA program offerings
  • Provide psychoeducation about DBT Treatment Model and orient patients/families to program rules and expectations
  • Facilitate new patient orientations on day of admit to new patients and their families/supporters

Required Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related therapy field
  • Minimum of at least one (1) year of social service and/or related direct experience with clinical populations
  • Washington State licensure as LMHC, LICSW, LMFT, or Associate Level license with outside supervision
  • Crisis management experience required 

Preferred experience:

  • Training in clinical assessment
  • Experience working in PHP, IOP, or IPU environment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and/or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) training

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