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  • ABA Therapist (Part-Time) - VA

    As a growing ABA therapy provider, Verbal Beginnings offers a fun and rewarding atmosphere for our staff. ABA Therapist / Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Verbal Beginnings is a leading Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy provider serving children diagnosed with autism. Our ABA therapists are an integral part of our team at Verbal Beginnings, as they provide medically necessary ABA-based therapy services to clients diagnosed with autism. Verbal Beginnings will cover the cost of the training and the exam once passed. The ABA therapist / Registered Behavior Technician collects and records data to monitor the progress of a treatment plan and works in collaboration with the clinical supervisor to update the treatment plan as necessary.
    $23-29 hourly19d ago
  • Substance Abuse Counselor HIRING EVENT 5/10/23

    * Fredericksburg, VA 22408: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required) *FCCR Fredericksburg Hiring Event - Wednesday, May 10th* Fredericksburg, VA 22408
    $45k-60k yearly41d ago
  • Behavioral Health Professional

    The Behavioral Health Professional performs risk assessment of inmates; coordination of care with interdisciplinary team including medical staff, community providers, psychiatric hospitals and corrections; and discharge planning. The Behavioral Health Professional co-leads group therapy, one on one therapy, and crisis therapy. The Behavioral Health Professional assists in planning and implementing the goals and objectives of programs and projects. The Behavioral Health Professional utilizes clinical skills such as prioritizing treatment needs; crisis management; brief clinical interventions including CBT and Motivational Interviewing. The Behavioral Health Professional will work as part of a multidisciplinary team with all other disciplines on the Behavioral Health Unit to provide a proactive and collaborative approach in serving the patient population. The Behavioral Health Professional provides the necessary preparation of documentation, necessary records and reports. VitalCore Health Strategies, (VCHS), an industry leader in Correctional Healthcare, has an opening for a Qualified Behavioral Health Professional at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia!
    $28k-46k yearly est.60d+ ago
  • Remote Family Therapist (Telehealth)

    We are seeking counselors/therapists with comprehensive based therapy and psychological testing skills that range from adults to pediatrics. We are seeking a Licensed Family Counselor (LPC; LCSW; LMFT; Psychologist, PhD) to contract with our team. Recognizing the profound impact Autism has on the family and support system, we seek to provide broad collaborative care. Qualifications: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Psychologist, PhD, in the state of Virginia, Maryland, and/or D.C.(DMV)
    $45k-67k yearly est.4d ago
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

    ARS Treatment Centers specialize in outpatient treatment for those suffering from opioid use disorder.
    $43k-64k yearly est.22d ago
  • Family Counselor-Outreach

    Highfields, Inc. is a COA accredited non-profit that has been providing a range of services to children and families since 1962. This position will be working with clients in Lansing and Clinton County. Highfields is a diverse, equitable, and all inclusive employer and offers a family work environment. The outreach services family counselor provides supportive assessment, treatment, and resource development for individuals and families.
    $33k-42k yearly est.4d ago
  • Remote Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

    Thousands of licensed providers already work with Path, making us one of the largest behavioral health teletherapy group practices. At Path, we handle the administrative work (new client marketing, verifying insurance, credentialing, billing, support, EHR, audits, and compliance) so that you can Path s executive team includes a licensed provider engaged in business decisions and planning, ensuring the provider perspective is always included. This includes setting up your Path profile and training you on our guidelines and HIPAA-compliant EHR system. The amount of time you allocate to Path clients is entirely up to you! Path is a national behavioral health network that makes it easy for individuals, couples, and families to find the right provider covered by their health insurance. Path offers a thriving provider-only online commun Path takes care of the insurance credentialing process. Path pays you even when the patient no-shows, cancels late, or the claim is denied
    $47k-62k yearly est.10d ago
  • Behavioral Health Revenue Specialist

    Under the direction of the Billing Supervisor and Manager, this position is responsible for the accurate billing and collecting of Behavioral Health claims to maximize reimbursement. Prefer experience with Behavioral Health collections. #CLSTF Location: Valleywise Health System Patient Financial Services Must have current knowledge of AHCCCS Behavioral Health and CMS rules and regulations.
    $17.5-25.9 hourly60d+ ago
  • Behavioral Health Licensed Clinical Professional / Remote / Day

    Behavioral Health Licensed Clinical Professional / Remote / DayLocation: Regular If you are a positive and personable individual looking for a satisfying and fun opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people with intellectual, developmental disabilities, and people facing mental health, and substance use challenges, join our team at RHA Health Services! The position of Licensed Clinical Professional calls for a licensed professional clinician with direct experience and skill in treating a range of behavioral health issues.
    $26k-32k yearly est.60d+ ago
  • Direct Support Professional - Weekend Overnight Residential Assistant III

    ** Experience may include supervised internships, practicums, field experience, and other volunteer or related experiences as evaluated by Grafton prior to hire. Teamwork and commitment to the mission, values and vision of Grafton
    $17-19.1 hourly5d ago
  • Family Services Worker - Second Shift

    Opportunities for advancement and professional development LOCATION: Office is located in Kenosha, WI.
    $20 hourly3d ago
  • LMFT Resident in Counseling

    Masters Level Residents at Thriveworks receive supervision from some of the top Licensed Mental Health Professionals in the country. A career at Thriveworks isn't just about finding a job that pays the bills. Thriveworks is a clinician-founded national private practice group with locations in 48 states. Thriveworks Counseling is seeking individuals pursuing Virginia State Licensure as a LMFT in Reston, Virginia. Our recruiters and other team members will only email you from an "" email address. Who we are - about Thriveworks: Thriveworks is dedicated to helping and empowering clinicians to succeed, so they can focus on client care. Thriveworks is a clinician-owned National outpatient mental health private practice group
    $71.2k yearly20d ago
  • MSW - Hospice Social Worker / Chesapeake

    City/State Norfolk, VA Sentara Healthcare prides itself on the diversity and inclusiveness of its close to an almost 30,000-member workforce.
    $43k-50k yearly est.2d ago
  • Unaccompanied Child Advocate (PILS, Post-release Initial Legal Services)

    : Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice - formerly FIAC), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and a multilingual staff. DUTIES: AI Justice is seeking a qualified, Unaccompanied Child Advocate for its work in providing post-release initial services (PILS) to unaccompanied immigrant children who were released from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody.
    $43k yearly13d ago
  • Field Behavioral Health Specialist - Baton Rouge, LA

    Independent, Licensed Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling, or Licensed Ph.D., or an RN with 4+ years of experience in Behavioral Health Assess patients for Behavioral Health disorders, symptoms and conditions including substance use 4+ years of experience providing direct clinical care in a behavioral health treatment setting with emphasis on assessing patients for Behavioral Health disorders, Substance Use, providing crisis intervention and case management of this role At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. Provide real time triage to a variety of Behavioral Health and substance use (sm) *All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy The Clinician is responsible for screening, assessing, triage and treating patients with various behavioral health and psychological conditions to include all levels of acuity. Develop triage planning for patients requiring behavioral health treatment with community partners outside of the organization
    $35k-49k yearly est.4d ago
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

    * Pinnacle Treatment Centers is a growing leader in addiction treatment services. * Act in accordance with Pinnacle Treatment Centers' policies and federal confidentiality laws (42-CFR, Pt 2) * Assessing client for substance abuse diagnosis using DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) criteria in determining the appropriate level of care based on ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria
    $45k-55k yearly60d+ ago
  • Client Advocate (Employee Benefits)

    We're recruiting the Client Advocate, both Full-Time & 100% Remote, for a Leading Strategic Insurance Advisory Firm focused on driving business growth for employers of all sizes. Ascendion is a full-service digital engineering solutions company.
    $39k-58k yearly est.16d ago
  • Behavior Therapist (Chesterfield)

    The Behavior Therapist is primarily responsible providing one on one intervention with a child with autism, or related disabilities, in the home, clinic, or community. If you want to be part of a team where you can have more than just a job, where you can care for people AND be cared for in return, then Dominion Care is looking for you! Working with Dominion Care is more than just a job, its a promise of care that we make...not only to the people we serve but also to the dedicated and caring people on our team.
    $32k-46k yearly est.48d ago
  • Virtual Teletherapy ELL Special Education Intervention Specialist Needed | Ohio

    Virtual Teletherapy ELL Special EducationIntervention Specialist Needed - Ohio
    $37k-51k yearly est.13d ago
  • Residential Counselor

    Elk Hill was honored as a Responsibilities of a Residential Counselor: Longevity. Primary Function of a Residential Counselor: Elk Hill is celebrating 50+ years of supporting youth and families across the Commonwealth of Virginia! In addition to that honor, Elk Hill also received the National Culture Excellence Award for Purpose and Values within the Top Workplaces Community. Maintain any Board of Counseling certification as a QMHP-C or QMHP-Trainee and provide a copy of yearly certificate to Elk Hill human resources If you would like to work for a Top Workplace organization where the decisions YOU make can impact youth and families of Central Virginia, then Elk Hill Farm, Inc. is the place for you!
    $32k-44k yearly est.4d ago

Average Salary For a Mental Health Specialist

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Mental Health Specialist is $47,321 per year or $23 per hour. The highest paying Mental Health Specialist jobs have a salary over $71,000 per year while the lowest paying Mental Health Specialist jobs pay $31,000 per year

Updated June 4, 2023
Average Mental Health Specialist Salary
$40,013 yearly
$23 hourly

5 Common Career Paths For a Mental Health Specialist


A therapist is responsible for improving the patients' health conditions by evaluating their needs and providing physical and mental support. Therapists are licensed, medical professionals who specialize in different areas to perform treatments and bring relief to patients. Some of their duties include diagnosing patient's problems, performing counseling services, monitoring medication progress, customizing therapy activities for pain management, and consulting other health professionals as needed. Therapists must have extensive knowledge with the medical industry to detect patients' conditions easily and provide effective medications.


A clinician specializes in providing diagnosis, treatment, and direct care to patients with different illnesses. A clinician's duties mainly revolve around conducting extensive research and analysis, providing medical care through various therapies, and improving one's overall health condition. Furthermore, a clinician must obtain and analyze a patient's complete medical history, provide diagnostic tests, always monitor the effects of treatment on a patient, provide prognosis and consider the overall impact on a patient's health and well-being.

Social Worker

Social workers help their clients get through problems that they may be facing. Social workers help identify individuals or groups of people, usually families, who may need assistance, generally through a set of pre-determined criteria. They then determine the best ways to help their clients by interviewing them, getting to know them, and understanding the context of their lives. They create plans that will help their clients become better, such as integrating into a new environment, assisting them in their needs, or even rescuing them from their current place. Social workers have good interpersonal skills and communication skills.

Mental Health Therapist

The job of mental health therapists is to guide individuals, groups, couples, and families with problems that are impacting their well-being and mental health. Their duties and responsibilities include encouraging clients to talk about their experiences, examining issues that may affect mental health such as substance abuse and bullying, and assisting clients in defining their goals and action plans. Mental health therapists are also responsible for developing therapeutic processes, referring clients to other services or resources like psychologists, and helping them adjust to life changes.

Program Coordinator

Program coordinators are mid-level employees who are assigned to work on a program of a specific department. They handle the communications between their department and any other department that they may need to collaborate with. They coordinate action plans and activities to ensure that the departments are aligned. They are present during the planning stage for the program so that they will be familiar with action items. They are directly involved in the implementation by liaising with the involved departments. Program coordinators should have good communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organization skills.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Mental Health Specialist

Mental Health Specialist Jobs FAQs

What Mental Health Jobs Are In Demand?

Mental health jobs that are in demand include addiction specialists, therapists, mental health counselors, and psychologists. Many types of mental health care professionals can help a person achieve their mental health goals.

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