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Child and Family Focused Nature Informed Therapist

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Maryland, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Nature informed therapists are mental health professionals who embrace principles of ecopsychology. At the Center for Nature Informed Therapy, we believe that reconnecting to nature can improve mental health while encouraging people to uncover new solutions to long-standing mental health challenges. We are seeking to add to our team of nature informed therapists. 

Therapist Job Responsibilities: 

  • Establishes positive, trusting rapport with clients. 

  • Diagnoses and treats mental health disorders. 

  • Creates individualized treatment plans according to patient needs and circumstances. 

  • Meets with clients indoors and outdoors regularly to provide counseling, treatment and adjust treatment plans as necessary.

  • Conducts ongoing assessments of client progress. 

  • Maintains thorough records of client meetings and progress. 

  • Contributes to practice by accomplishing related tasks as needed. Potential for leadership role with the Center for Nature Informed Therapy.


Therapist Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience working with and a continued desire to work clinically with children and families

  • Strong interest in integration of nature and the outdoors into the clinical practice

  • Excellent communication and listening skills

  • Ability to build rapport quickly

  • Team oriented work style

  • Ability to communicate with compassion and empathy

  • Strong ability to manage time and prioritize tasks

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field

  • 1-2 years experience providing psychotherapy to children under the age of 12 and their families

  • Current with all state licensing requirements, LG/LM and LC level clinicians welcome.

  • Certified Nature Informed Therapist or willingness to complete the Certification Program in Nature Informed Therapy.

Compensation & Benefits


  • Competetive base salary

  • Annual bonus base on average Clinical Billable Hours (CBH)

  • Annual Profit Share – Everyone is a part of CMHC’s success! Each year, CMHC will take out a portion of the pre-tax profit and share it with all employees at the owner’s discretion.


  • Flexible hybrid work schedule of your choice. Work in our beautiful office, or from the comfort of your own home, or a combination of two. You design your own work hours.[1]

  • Medical Insurance with CMHC subsidized premium[2]

  • Dental and vision option

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays[3]

  • IRA retirement plan with CMHC match

  • Free weekly supervision counts towards your license status by a certified clinical supervisor

  • Free in-house training and professional development

  • Discount on CMHC facilitated offsite training, CEUs, and other events

  • External CEU reimbursement[4]

[1] CBH needs to be between 7 am to 8 pm

[2] 3 options of CareFirst BCBS to choose from

[3] 6 paid holidays: New Year Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

[4] Up to $250 per year

About the Company

Center for Nature Informed Therapy (CNIT), a division of Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative, is a community of mental health professionals including social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, and mindfulness practitioners who have dedicated their professional lives to the advancement of nature informed mental health work.

Our Missions:

A Mental health focused community that assists people in cultivating a healing reconnection with the natural world.

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