Albuquerque Outpatient Therapist Wanted

Southwest Family Guidance Center, a growing and thriving counseling agency in New Mexico, has an opening in the Albuquerque area to join our team as a Mental Health Therapist (Children and Families).

The Therapist provides individual, family, or group psychotherapy and coordinates assessment, treatment planning, and progress with the supervisor, including collaboration with other therapists, supervisors, and/or stakeholders as appropriate. This includes, but is not limited to, preparation for sessions, consultation with the supervisor, professional and ethical facilitation of therapeutic sessions, timely completion of clinical documentation, and active engagement in the supervision process.

This is an office-based position that involves delivering services to school-aged children and families. After-school hours are required: 3 evenings per week until 7 p.m. and 2 evenings per week until 6 p.m.


  • Provide individual, family, or group psychotherapy in various settings (office, school, or community).
  •  Continually assess the client, utilizing relevant psychiatric, medical, and developmental history and incorporating cultural considerations, family, school, and community reports.
  • Utilize a client-centered, family-focused, strength-based approach.
  • Manage the treatment termination process and discharge planning to enhance clients’ abilities to retain treatment changes and/or use other available support services.
  • Maintain appropriate professional files.
  • Collect necessary information to bill for services and facilitate fee collection.
  • Comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and professional licensing board and third-party payor requirements governing the provision of behavioral health services.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling
  • Current LMHC, LMFT, LMSW, LISW, LPC, LPCC, LCSW, etc. or other license accepted by the State of New Mexico for the provision of counseling or social work
  • Knowledge of mental health disorders and treatment methods
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and families
  • Familiarity with clinical operations and procedures, Medicaid services, and community mental health resources
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and computer skills, including proficiency in Word and Excel, and the ability to use Electronic Health Record (EHR) system software
  • Flexible availability in order to coordinate with client schedules, routine training, supervision, and/or administrative meetings
  • Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English (Spanish highly desirable)
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • Passing of CYFD and any other required entity-specific (e.g. school district) background check


$42,000–58,000 per year
Monthly financial incentives range from $500–2,100
Comprehensive benefits package