Psychedelic Therapist

Employer: Ellie Mental Health
Date Posted: Nov 12, 2023
Employment: Full Time
Focus / Industry: Therapy
Minnesota, USA
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Intero Psychedelic Therapy (Intero) is an Ellie Mental Health Specialty program dedicated to the advancement of psychedelics in the field of mental health. This position is located in Mendota Heights, MN.

Intero therapists are a group of like-minded individuals who are passionate about integrating psychedelic medicine into their clinical practice. Being a therapist at Intero is an excellent opportunity for eager and experienced therapists to have a mixed practice of individual therapy and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy utilizing ketamine which is the only legal psychedelic substance available for clinical use currently. We rely on our entire team to be involved in innovation in the field. We are extremely proud of our current model, which we feel is the gold standard in psychedelic medicine. This position is open to clinicians who have varying degrees of experience in work with ketamine and psychedelics, and we offer complete training to meet and develop each clinician’s expertise.

In a typical week as Mental Health Clinician at Intero, you’ll lead part of your caseload through the psychedelic assisted treatment model and maintain part of your caseload as either psychedelic informed psychotherapy or other therapy modalities that you find fulfilling.

We draw expertise from many schools of psychology, medicine, and philosophy, as well as cultural and spiritual traditions, to provide people with the best available tools for healing the mind. One of the newest and most exciting of these tools is also one of the oldest. Psychedelics gave been used for thousands of years by people all around the world looking to heal, to explore their minds, to foster empathy within their community, and to reconnect with nature.

This job might be exactly what you are looking for, or may have just peaked your interest. If you want to talk with our team more before applying, we would love to hear from you, email

Our clinics are structured to remove many of the obstacles that get in the way of providing world-class mental health services. We make the clinician’s experience a priority by offering excellent compensation, benefits, training, flexible scheduling (FT/PT), CEU’s, and an incredibly inclusive environment. Additionally, we provide centralized administrative support, technology, referral support, scheduling, client/therapist matching, and more.

Responsibilities And Duties Include

  • Evaluate client’s mental health diagnoses, create, and implement appropriate treatment plan with accompanying documentation in a timely fashion.
  • Engage in-depth on-the-job training and consultation with clinical leadership team to ensure ethical practice and service delivery.
  • Provide Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (currently Ketamine) following the Intero protocol, including the 4-phase process of assessment, preparation, treatment, and integration.
  • Work in collaboration/co-facilitation with medical professionals throughout the 4-phase process
  • Maintain excellent customer service for clients while collaborating with a dynamic team to further the mission of filling gaps in our community.
  • Utilize creativity in interventions to help clients achieve and exceed goals.
  • Coordinate services with case managers, families, work personnel, medical personnel, other Ellie staff, and school staff as needed.
  • Attend and participate in all clinical staff meetings and trainings.

Required Qualifications And Skills

  • Fully licensed mental health professional (LICSW, LMFT, LPCC, LP) and have a master’s degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university. LICSW preferred.
  • Required completion of approved Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy training (most often completed modules 1 and 2 from Polaris Insight Center), or approved equivalent.
  • Experience with completing DAs, treatment plans, clinical case notes; clinical experience across multiple domains of mental health work; clinical experience to assist clients in de-escalation.
  • Experience working with various mental health concerns including trauma.
  • Eclectic theoretical orientation and open to learning new psychotherapy modalities.
  • Ability to demonstrate and model stable, appropriate boundaries with clients.
  • Comfort and familiarity working with a diverse client base.
  • Empathic presence and ability to develop trust quickly.
  • Openness to a wide understanding of spiritual beliefs, practices, and experiences
  • Experience in helping clients navigate non-ordinary states of consciousness.
  • Knowledge of the effects of psychedelics: Ketamine, and desire to learn about new psychedelic substances as they become available.
  • Self-awareness and engagement in self-as-therapist practices
  • Proficiency in complementary techniques, orientations & frameworks

Ellie Mental Health is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the operation of the business.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Seeking creative & collaborative humans with a passion for changing mental health care in fun and meaningful ways.

Don’t meet EVERY requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Ellie Mental Health is devoted to purposefully building an inclusive and diverse workplace where all of our humans can be their authentic selves! (Authenticity is one of our core values, after all…) If you’re excited about the chance to be a change-maker with us, but your past experience doesn’t perfectly align with every single qualification of the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. Our mental health jobs need dedicated individuals from every background who are willing to care for others. And who knows, you might just be the perfect candidate for another role!

Employee Experience

We take care of our people. It’s that simple. From investing in their financial future, to providing wages that shatter the ceiling in our industry to reasonable caseload expectations we ensure that our people are happy. Happy employees do better work and provide better client care! No matter what it is that you do in your mental health career at Ellie, our clients depend on us cultivating an environment where our employees can thrive so that they can thrive too!

Y’all, jobs in mental health are tough jobs with a high risk of emotional fatigue and burnout. At Ellie, we use all of our core values of humor, creativity, authenticity, acceptance, determination, and compassion not just out in our communities, but we turn them inwards too! Our employees have clear growth paths for advancing their careers.

We have created a culture that reminds us that our employees are our leaders!

Company Structure

Ellie is a socially responsible for-profit business, which allows us to be flexible and responsive to our community’s needs. Many mental health and wellness-focused companies are non-profits or government agencies, which rely on the general public, grants, or large donors for funding. This model often results in little creativity and lower compensation for employees, promoting a work culture that just makes people feel “blah.”

Feeling blah doesn’t help employees stay motivated, engaged, or even in their jobs for a very long time! So we created a new model: one that puts flexibility, innovative decision-making, creativity, and our people first, while remaining a socially conscious and responsible for-profit business focused on changing how we treat mental health.

In short, we’re just people helping people. Wanna join the herd?

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Last updated: Dec 06, 2023