Game to Grow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the use of games for therapeutic, educational, and community growth. Game to Grow’s weekly therapeutic social skills groups help over 150 participants around the world become more confident, creative, and socially capable using games of all kinds, most notably Dungeons and Dragons and Minecraft. Game to Grow developed Critical Core, a beginner’s box for therapeutically applied role-playing games. Through its comprehensive training program, Game to Grow trains mental health professionals, educators, and community advocates to use innovative game-based strategies to enrich their own communities.
Game to Grow’s counseling program focuses on providing therapy and assessment services to individuals and families. Psychologists serving as counselors at Game to Grow are familiar with, and welcoming towards, geek and gaming culture to inform their practice. Many participants of Game to Grow’s social enrichment programs using games will be referred to the individual and family counseling program and vice versa.
This position is for a psychologist interested in building their practice within Game to Grow. This position is clinical and primarily dedicated to evaluation and provision of psychotherapy services to individuals and/or families. The Individual and Family Psychologist position is partially remote, with psychologists working from home to provide counseling and aspects of assessment services through the electronic health record telehealth platform. Game to Grow maintains an office space in the Lake City Way area, which can be utilized by psychologists to conduct in-person assessments, as needed.
- This position is considered full time (30 hours per week), requiring that psychologists engage in 16 client contact hours or more per week (on average), through counseling or assessment services. Psychologists are paid a flat hourly rate for non-client contact hours.
- Income Details
- Psychologists are paid on commission based on client fees – 65%
- Psychologists can set their own rates for clients.
- Psychologists are paid an additional flat hourly rate for paperwork time, including meetings, client notes, internal training, and time spent promoting their practice.
- Estimated Annual Income: Between $95,000 and $195,000 per year (Based on a full caseload; 16-20 client sessions per week, engagement in assessment services, and depending highly on the client session rate set by the clinician).
- Full Time Benefits
- Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
- Clinicians are categorized as W2 employees
- As a full time employee at a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, clinicians may qualify for federal loan forgiveness
- For further benefit details, please see our Counselor Benefits Document
- A Doctoral degree in psychology.
- A full, current, and unrestricted license to provide psychological services in the state of Washington.
- Unlicensed candidates who are currently working towards licensure may be considered if they hold a valid license for providing counseling services, under supervision, such as LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPCC or equivalent.
- Ability to build strong rapport with clients.
- An understanding of behavior, as well as developmental milestones.
- Experience applying a wide range of professional psychological treatments or assessment methods to a variety of patient populations.
- Experiencing designing and implementing effective treatment strategies.
- Experience incorporating new clinical procedures.
- Ability to perform all roles and responsibilities as listed.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills in a professional setting.
- Basic computer and word processing skills.
- 21 years of age.
- Experience with Neurodiverisy preferred.
- Personal or professional familiarity with geek and gaming culture.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Game to Grow counselors are expected to be responsible for the therapy, case management, diagnosis, treatment planning, intervention, and eventual discharge planning of their clients.
- Counselors are able to apply a wide range of professional psychological theories and assessment methods to a variety of patient populations.
- Counselors develop coherent treatment strategies and effectively incorporate new clinical procedures.
- Counselors are knowledgeable of, and able to effectively present, complex technical mental health information about diagnoses and co-occurring disorders to clients, family members, and in some cases, other staff who may have limited knowledge of the subject matter.
- Counselors are knowledgeable of, and ready to engage in, ethical reporting procedures involving safety issues related to clients.
- Counselors are expected to build their own caseload, including advertising, networking, and follow through with referrals. Counselors will receive support in building their caseload from supervisors as needed.
- Counselors are expected to work independently in scheduling clients and accepting payment for services.
- Counselors are expected to provide timely documentation using our electronic health record and follow all state and federal laws regarding counseling documentation.
- Counselors protect printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and other applicable laws, federal regulations, and Game to Grow statutes and policy.
- Counselors are expected to maintain their own licensure in good standing, including following all ethical guidelines of professional licensing.
- Psychologists administer, score, and interpret a variety of psychological assessment tools. Psychological interviews, testing, and assessment skills are utilized for a variety of client conditions. Psychologists must be aware of complicating factors, such as substance abuse/dependence, medical conditions, personality, and other psychological functioning factors (e.g., comorbidity).
- Psychologists are responsible for preparing psychological reports and providing feedback to clients.
- Counselors regularly consult with other staff regarding various client care issues. As such, it is necessary that the counselor communicates and interacts well with other disciplines and treatment providers.
- Counselors actively participate in the clinic’s performance improvement projects aimed at evaluating inefficiencies within the program and developing strategies to remedy identified issues.
- Counselors maintain awareness of culturally relevant issues while performing any and all job-related duties.
- Counselors maintain appropriate professional presentation and communication when performing any and all job-related duties.
- Counselors plan and provide patient care under, and report to, the Director of Counseling Services for professional, administrative, and programmatic supervision.
- Counselors are accountable for keeping the supervisor informed of administrative matters, professional activities, significant occurrences, and identifying problem areas that should be brought to the attention of the supervisor and management.
- Counselor’s clinical work is reviewed by their supervisor through regular individual conferences at the request of either party.
- Clinical supervision is facilitated through review and co-signature of treatment records, as well as weekly meetings to discuss current cases.