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Our group practice consists of mental health providers dedicated to serving families of young children.

More information about current openings on our team can be found below.

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist (1, 2, 3, or 4) 

Job Type: Full time
Pay: Dependent on qualifications and caseload, $40k-$80k


  • Flexible schedule

  • Professional development assistance

  • Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work 

  • Engaged employer and team with ample opportunities for dialogue around the mission and growth of the agency

  • Supportive team that will participate in your development


Work Setting: 

  • In person

  • Office

  • Virtual/Telehealth*

  • Community

  • In clients’ home

*We are not currently hiring for remote positions only and cannot guarantee a certain number of virtual hours* 



  • Master’s degree: Social work, Counseling, or another behavioral health discipline from an accredited college or university is required. 

  • Experience or exposure to evidence-based interventions and practices with young children.

  • If completing in home sessions: Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets with agency insurability requirements 

  • Willingness to obtain full licensure 

  • Natural curiosity and passion for supporting infant, child, and family wellness

  • Experience managing complex client situations, health concerns, and family systems. 

  • Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply

  • Strong written and oral communication skills via phone and face-to-face. 

  • Understanding of HIPAA, protected health information, and confidentiality.

  • Knowledge of relationship-based, psychodynamic intervention and early child development; parent-child relationships and attachment theory; effect of trauma and environmental risks on early childhood. 

  • Openness to learning, capacity for self-reflection, and eagerness to participate in reflective clinical supervision. 

  • Strong commitment to the vision, mission, and goals. 

  • Highly organized, self-motivated, reliable and flexible (including willingness to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends [as needed])

  • Able to work as a part of a team.

  • Individuals who identify as queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, parents, are/have been system-impacted, are immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply.

  • Proven ability to work with a high level of independence, maintain confidentiality, prioritize assignments, and manage time effectively.

  • Strong conflict resolution skills. 

  • Commitment to building trust and engagement with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds. 

  • Demonstrate rational decision-making skills.

  • Knowledge of parenting skills, childhood development stages, etc. 

  • Experience working psycho-therapeutically with culturally diverse children and families, including parent-child therapeutic work and play based therapy techniques with very young children (0-5 years), for a minimum of three years (preferred).

  • Experience providing mental health assessment and consultation to early care and education sites (preferred).

  • Experience providing intervention within diverse home and community settings.

  • Licensed or licensed-eligible (must be able to obtain a preliminary license within two months of employment) Master’s level mental health provider (e.g., LCSW, LMFT, LPC, MA, other).

  • All licenses must stay up to date and valid during employment.



  • Knowledge and utilization of Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC):0-5 & Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

  • Willow Collective’s primary goal is to strengthen the caregiver-child relationship so that it serves both as a protective buffer to unavoidable stress and directly facilitates the child’s emotional, language, and cognitive growth

  • The Clinician engages with both the caregiver and child in a supportive, reflective, and exploratory manner which fosters a protective, nurturing, and responsive parent-child relationship.

  • The Clinician’s therapeutic intervention focuses on: 1) helping caregivers understand typical developmental challenges and expectations; 2) increasing caregivers’ ability to reflect on the meaning and feelings motivating a child’s behavior; 3) supporting caregivers’ problem-solving; and 4) helping caregivers understand the psychodynamic relationship between parental feelings, history, and the caregiver response to the child

  • Engage with community partners (e.g.., Department of Human Services, etc.) in the collaborative process (i.e., gather information from interviews, observations of interactions and play, reviewed records, collateral sources, and standardized measures)

  • Use all available information to develop a thoughtful, well-integrated clinical formulation and Child and Family Plan of Care.

  • Provide home-based psychotherapeutic intervention with young children and their caregivers using relational, dyadic psychotherapy (CPP) and other modalities.

  • Help the caregiver gain insight regarding their personal history (including trauma history), feelings for the child, and current parenting practices.

  • Avert crisis situations by assisting the family in times of urgent need (e.g., risk of harm to child or caregivers, pending child removal), in consultation with Clinical Supervisor.

  • Provide mental health and developmental assessment and consultation within early care and education settings and to other early childhood providers

  • Embrace using videotaping to enhance therapeutic work with families and reflective supervision (when necessary)

  • Engage in weekly/bi-weekly individual, team, and group reflective clinical supervision with Clinical Supervisor.

  • Engage actively in all in-person training, distance learning curriculum, and specialty training when offered. 

  • Keep all appropriate documentation for clinical accountability and reimbursement.

  • Participate in other clinical and administrative activities as appropriate.

  • If offered a Therapist 4 position, you will be responsible for overseeing and motivating a multi-disciplinary team while managing your team’s day-to-day operations.

    • As well as ensuring employees have proper training and providing any additional training if needed

  • Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of leadership.

Application Process:

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