We are not currently hiring any pre-licensed positions. However, you are welcome to apply following the instructions below. We will review current applications as positions become available.

We are looking for pre-licensed therapists with a dedication to our mission of empowering girls, young women and families. We provide a training sequence that builds on skills and competencies needed to prepare for independent practice. In addition, the Institute provides socialization into the mental health profession via the integrated modalities of mentoring, didactic exposure, role modeling, enactment, observational/vicarious learning, supervision and consultative guidance. The Institute therapists work collaboratively, providing the experience of team consultation, creative program development, and more. Planned activities address the integration of current and evolving psychological knowledge, principles, and theories to the professional delivery of therapeutic services to the public. The emphasis in our practice is services to girls, young women, and families. Our clinical training promotes effective interventions for girls, women, and families. We also provide treatment for transgender and non-binary youth. Consultation and training addresses clinical, legal, and ethical concerns and responsible practice management skills as well as professional development in community building and public speaking skills.

We have positions available for: Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Interns, Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Interns, Associated Clinical Social Worker Interns.

Our Master’s level supervisor is certified in supervision by CAMFT and AAMFT.

Our Postdoctoral fellowship is accredited by CAPIC.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Carrying a caseload of individual clients and groups (20-25 clinical hours per week).
  • Leading weekly therapy groups for children or teens, with a range of goals, based on interest and experience.
  • Engaging in supervision with the Institute leadership team to meet board requirements.
  • Participating in weekly team-wide Case Consultation meeting.
  • Working collaboratively with our DBT Specialty team.
  • Attending Institute Professional Trainings; an educational stipend is provided for trainings related to area of interest.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Master’s or doctoral degree and at least 700 hours of clinical experience.
  • A background in working with children, adolescents, families, and groups.
  • A passion for working with girls, young women and their families.
  • Motivation for training, practice building and professional development.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required for all candidates.
  • Knowledge of current research and theory on girls’ development is desirable.

More about our Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice: The specialists on this team provide treatment and assessment to girls ages 3–19. Specialists work with a variety of issues including emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, attention and executive functioning, social skills, health concerns, grief, and adjustment to challenging life situations. Parent counseling and postpartum/perinatal clinical services are also provided. Modalities and approaches to treatment include individual, family, and group therapy. Our specialists work and supervise from a variety of theoretical orientations, including CBT, mindfulness-based, developmental, and cultural-relational approaches.

Full Time: This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week. Supervised activities include clinical hours in individual, family and group therapy; supervision; training; orientation; practice development; and some research opportunities. Clinical hours are generally mid/late morning into the evening hours; some weekend hours are an option.

Consultation and Training:  Supervision meets the standards required by the BBS. Additional training and consultation are provided.

Diversity:  The Institute for Girls’ Development embraces diversity in our staff and in the clients we serve. Bilingual/bi-cultural applicants are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: Base salary $32,000, 2 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays and sick pay, group health insurance plan, 401k plan, annual educational and professional memberships stipends.

To apply:

  1. Email your cover letter, explaining your interest in this training position. Include your curriculum vitae and 3 letters of reference.
  2. Email to Dr. Melissa Johnson, CEO at HR@InstituteForGirlsDevelopment.com.
  3. In the subject line, specify your interest — Training: Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice.