Mental Health Counselor/Therapist- Sport Focused

Primary Therapists · Seattle, Washington
Department Primary Therapists
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Opal: Food+Body Wisdom is looking for a Mental Health Counselor/Mental Health Therapist/Social Worker/Psychologist/Psychotherapist/Sports Therapist/Experiential Therapist  to offer therapeutic services to our clients.

Opal: Food+Body Wisdom is an eating disorder treatment facility in the University District of Seattle, Washington.  Opal is a local female owned, clinician-led program offering Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and traditional outpatient services. We offer unique exercise + sport programming to all clients in our treatment.  We are looking for skilled individuals who want to join our team to provide quality treatment and work alongside a passionate and caring staff.  Opportunities includes interdisciplinary collaboration that leads to professional learning and growth.  See: for more info about Opal.  

Job Title: Primary Therapist - Sport Focused


  • Provide individual and group therapy for our Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program clients, with a preference given to candidates interested in family therapy
  • Facilitate specific groups based on skills, training and interest
  • Collaboration with other members of a multi-disciplinary treatment team
  • Maintain clinical documentation and other administrative tasks required for competent care
  • Be a part of a multi-disciplinary Exercise + Sport team which may include job responsibilities of co-leading Re-Thinking Exercise + Sport Process group, co-leading Movement group, doing community talks, and being trained to offer exercise experiential therapy for Opal clients.

Educational/Credential/Other Requirements: 

  • Minimum requirement is associate level therapist licensure in the state of Washington: LMHCA, LMFTA, LSWAIC
  • Priority will be given to applicants with full licensure in the state of Washington: LMHC, LMFT, LICSW, LASW or a Licensed Psychologist
  • Experience working with eating disorders strongly desired
  • Experience and interest in the sport or movement world- either through coaching, athletic settings/systems, or personal experience in sport/movement/fitness spaces
  • Interest in ACT and RO-DBT preferred
  • Current credentialing with insurance panels is highly desired

Skill Requirements + Opal Value Alignment: 

  • System approach desired – strong teamwork skills needed
  • Practice therapy and live personally in a way that reflects a non-diet, weight-inclusive relationship with food and body
  • Approachable and compassionate, with an emotional awareness of client’s needs and one’s relationship with the client.  
  • A high degree of confidentiality and personal boundary setting
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • High value of collaboration with multi-disciplinary treatment teams and colleagues
  • Experience working with clients with eating disorders and other mental health concerns highly preferred.
  • Alignment with Opal values – view our website to learn more about our approach


Monday-Friday, 32-40 hours/week


Commensurate to experience, Benefits package includes: Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, PTO, paid holidays, retirement account with employer matching, paid continuing education 

Covid:  All Opal staff are required to be fully vaccinated with either a two-shot series of an mRNA vaccine or the one-shot J&J vaccine along with a booster (by Jan 31, 2022) of an mRNA vaccine if it has been the recommended length of time from your last vaccination. As the CDC updates its recommendation on boosters, we ask our staff to comply with the most current recommendations regarding vaccinations and boosters.   Opal will honor religious accommodations requests under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and medical accommodations via the American Disabilities Act.


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  • Location
    Seattle, Washington
  • Department
    Primary Therapists
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience