Primary Therapist

Water Gap Wellness Center is Looking for a Primary Therapist!

Water Gap Wellness Center is one of the premier Mental Health and Addiction Treatment facilities in the Northeast US. Located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania on the PA/NJ border, Water Gap Wellness dually licensed to provide an individualized, holistic wellness program to treat individuals who have a primary mental health diagnosis, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorder.

All clients receive intensive clinical therapy regardless of whether they have completed inpatient or residential treatment for a mental health, behavioral health and/or substance use disorder. Clients benefit from a comprehensive, structured level of step-down support that fosters transition to a more independent lifestyle.

The therapist provides individual, group and family therapy, crisis intervention services, psychoeducation presentations and experiential learning groups for clients and their families.


  • Conduct individual counseling sessions (2x a week) 

  • Conduct family sessions as applicable.

  • Facilitate assigned group sessions.

  • Provides clinical consultation for clients and their families, and referents upon request. 

  • Prepare psychosocial assessments, treatment plans and clinical discharge summaries

  • Evaluate the needs of the patient and determine if referrals to other programs or facilities is needed.

  • Ensure all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents are completed timely and in a clear concise manner. 

  • Provide crisis intervention to patient as needed. 

  • Complete discharge paperwork as needed. 

  • Act as a liaison with insurance carriers as requested. 

  • Provide case management duties for patient ensuring individualized quality care. 

  • May assist in the training of new clinical staff and interns, providing direction and clinical guidance. 

  • Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.

Education & Training

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s in counseling, social work, psychology or another counseling-related field required

  • Three (3) years’ experience in social work preferred

  • Experience working with addictions and/or mental health.

  • Experience using a variety of interventions including DBT, CBT, Family Systems,

  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of a variety of models and theories of addiction, mental illness, and related issues.

  • Knowledge of philosophies, practices, policies, and outcomes of models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention and continuing care for dually diagnosed populations.

  • Understanding of diagnostic criteria for dual conditions and the ability to conceptualize modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.

  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultures and gender-specific issues and the ability to incorporate the needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into the practice setting.

  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize workload and work independently.

  • Proficient computer skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Expressive or training in Therapies preferred.

  • CPR/First Aid Certification is required for this position. If not CPR/First Aid certified at the time of hire, certification must be obtained within the state-mandated time frame after the first day of employment.

Special Skills & Requirements

  • Knowledge of addiction and mental health.
  • Ability to work in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental manner with staff and patients to gain confidence cooperation.
  • Ability to function calmly in crises.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and adequately to

Work Environment & Hazards

  • Risk of exposure to communicable disease. 
  • Possible exposure to intoxicated, disruptive and agitated patients.
  • Protected from weather conditions. 

Physical Demands

Light/Sedentary work – lifting 20 lbs maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles such as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Involves sitting and a certain amount of walking and standing occasionally to carry out job functions. Communication is required.

For more information email or call 570-775-3100 extension 110

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