Licensed Therapist at Door of Hope
Pasadena, CA and surrounding areas

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of families facing homelessness? Door of Hope, a Christian nonprofit that empowers families facing homelessness to transform their lives, is hiring a therapist. At the core of the therapist’s responsibilities is providing high quality therapy, primarily with adults.  This position may also require therapy with couples, children, and families as needed.  The therapist creates a safe therapeutic environment where residents can process their experiences, increase self-awareness, communication skills, and make positive changes.


  • 20 hours/week (flexible days and times depending on client availability)
  • 95% in-person appointments with clients based at our Transitional Homes in Pasadena and surrounding areas
  • 5% telehealth appointments via telephone for alumni residents of the program

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct weekly individual sessions with adult residents for issues related to trauma, domestic violence, depression, and anxiety, in addition to couple’s therapy as needed.
  • Attend weekly case conferencing to learn about resident’s progress and provide input.
  • Administer consent forms, complete initial intakes, and additional assessments as needed, as well as clinical notes each session with clients.
  • Provide psychoeducation to clients on mental health, effective communication, positive coping strategies, problem solving skills, and emotional regulation techniques.
  • Familiarity and application of evidence-based modalities in therapy sessions, including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem-Solving Therapy (PST).
  • Discuss and develop treatment goals with each resident; conduct quarterly goal reviews.
  • Complete quarterly surveys on treatment progress as needed; submit monthly reports.
  • Conduct follow-up sessions with graduates of program for one year after graduating.
  • Perform any other task necessary to support Door of Hope’s mission.


  • LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, or equivalent (ability to provide licensed therapy) preferred.  AMFT, ACSW, APCC or equivalent accepted.  Proof of credentials to provide therapy in California by the BBS is required.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a setting where clinical skills were applied preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking, preferred; Bilingual in other languages welcomed.
  • Must be able to schedule therapy around residents’ schedules.  Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend opportunities for scheduling are available.
  • Preferred experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence, diverse racial and ethnic groups, and unhoused populations.

Compensation & Benefits

Expected compensation (depending on experience):

  • Clinical Rate: $42-58/hr. (~16-19 hours/week, depending on needs and caseload)
  • Nonclinical Rate: $25-32/hr. (~1-3 hours/week, depending on needs and schedule)

Competitive benefits package including:

  • Paid Vacation Accrual: 1 hr./30 hrs. worked
  • Paid Sick Accrual: 1 hr./30 hrs. worked
  • 403(b): 3% dollar-for-dollar match
  • Paid clinical supervision provided if needed
  • Self-care stipend and paid self-care days

Opportunities for Professional Development

  • Annual stipends for training in evidence-based modalities including but not limited to: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), grief therapy, trauma therapy, art therapy, and other approved therapy modalities.
  • Ability to create curriculums and facilitate group therapy for adults, children and families.
  • Opportunities to explore and develop novel ideas and approaches to provide therapy.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with a trained and experienced mental health provider about client cases and determine best practice and clinical approach.

Character (Do you embody Door of Hope’s four core values?)

Christ-centered, expressed through:

  • Faith: We have an active and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Calling: Out of a sense of calling, we go above and beyond to meet our mission.
  • Character: We demonstrate the character of Christ toward colleagues and families.

Empowering, expressed through:

  • Trust: We trust one another, believe in one another, and give each other the freedom to take risks. (Mistakes are learning opportunities.)
  • Accountability: We nurture God-given strengths through coaching and accountability.

Holistic, expressed through:

  • Whole Person:  Our emotional, spiritual and personal well-being matter to one another.
  • Whole Organization: We are on one team with one mission. (We don’t do silos.)

Relationship, expressed through:

  • Family: We love, celebrate, and pray with one another.
  • Reconciliation: We manage conflict, practice vulnerability, and pursue diversity with honesty and grace.


Door of Hope
221 E. Walnut St. Ste. 112
Pasadena, California 91101


Melissa Yee
626-304-9130 x110
[email protected]


Pasadena, CA and surrounding areas
Job type
Part Time
Pay rate
$25-58/hr. depending on experience (different rates for "clinical" and "nonclinical" hours)
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Personal Interaction
Health Care and Social Services
Psychological Services