Telecommute Mental Health Therapist – Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Experience – Telehealth

Lyra Health Inc

California, United States Full-time in Healthcare & Medical
    • Job ID 1651994

    Job Description

    About Lyra
    Lyra is transforming mental health care through technology with a human touch to help people feel emotionally healthy at work and at home. We work with industry leaders, such as Morgan Stanley, Uber, Amgen, and other Fortune 500 companies, to improve access to effective, high-quality mental health care for their employees and their families. With our innovative digital care platform and global provider network, 10 million people can receive the best care and feel better, faster. Founded by David Ebersman, former CFO of Facebook and Genentech, Lyra has raised more than $900 million in funding to support our mission of improving access to high quality mental healthcare.

    About the Role

    Lyra developed an innovative video therapy program called Lyra Care Therapy: blending live video sessions with between-session digital psychoeducation and customizable skill building tools. We also have a powerful program called Lyra Renew, specializing in substance use and mental health recovery. This role combines the strengths and benefits of these two programs, providing resources and support to ensure that your clients get better-all while improving access to mental health care from your home or preferred setting.

    Daily: As a Lyra Care Therapist, you’ll provide short-term, evidence-based outpatient treatment via live video. You’ll assign digital lessons, videos, and assessments to your clients to enhance learnings and monitor outcomes between sessions.

    In addition to the core Lyra Care Therapist role working with diverse mental health presentations for 80% of caseload, Renew therapists work in our interdisciplinary team providing specialized outpatient substance use support for 20% of caseload. You will have the flexibility to dedicate more of your caseload to substance use treatment to further diversify your clinical work, according to your interests.

    An important note: Lyra’s clients come from a multitude of different backgrounds and experiences, and have varying needs and abilities. We strive to continue to meet their unique needs by delivering culturally responsive care-an approach that accounts for the impact of cultural backgrounds on each person’s care experience. In Renew, we recognize that words matter in the mission to overcome societal and healthcare stigma around alcohol and substance use. We intentionally use language and communication to destigmatize treatment and promote our clients’ overall well-being within their cultural context.

    Regularly: Our Lyra Care therapists enjoy connecting with their peers. You will find instant community with other providers from AUD/SUD training backgrounds (inpatient, outpatient, acute settings) who share a passion for providing evidence-based care. You’ll attend one-on-one and peer group clinical consultation meetings. You’ll attend a Renew multidisciplinary team meeting, where you’ll have access to medical consultations with an expert physician. You’ll attend ongoing, robust training to enhance your clinical skills, including Renew workshops on AUD/SUD clinical topics.

    You always have a team behind you if a crisis comes up. You’re never alone, even while working remotely within the US.

    This role is a great fit if you’re a California licensed clinician with experience in addiction treatment from a clinical setting, or have training in substance use treatment, who would like to join our interdisciplinary team providing specialized substance use support through individual outpatient teletherapy sessions. If you would enjoy a balanced caseload of clients with diverse mental health presentations (80%) and those with primary AUD treatment needs (20%), then this role is for you!

    Renew clients are part of our outpatient program working with Lyra therapists and physicians to develop the best treatment plan. Renew clients have peer recovery support through groups and 1:1 meetings to enhance their care.

    • Master’s degree from a clinical track (e.g., MSW, MFT, MC, MMHC)
    • Unrestricted LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, PsyD, PhD, or equivalent license (i.e., able to work independently, without supervision from a licensed supervisor) without current, past, or pending disciplinary action
    • Experience and commitment to providing evidence-based treatments (e.g., ACT, CBT, CPT, DBT) and clinical best practices (e.g., measurement based care, promoting skills practice)
    • Substance use treatment experience in settings such as Intensive Outpatient or Residential Rehabilitation and/or training in substance use treatment
    • Experience providing video therapy
    • Experience maintaining a full clinical caseload of adult and/or adolescent clients/week
    • Ability to work full-time, approximately 40 hours per week
    • Full-time resident of the United States

    As a full-time Licensed Mental Health Therapist, you will be employed by Lyra Clinical Associates P.C. We manage the business operations so you can focus on providing high-quality mental health care. Here are just some of our perks and benefits:

    • Competitive compensation for your session work and administrative work
    • Comprehensive healthcare coverage (including medical, dental, and vision, FSA/HSA, life and disability insurance)
    • Flexible scheduling to set your own availability for full-time hours/week
    • Competitive time off with pay policies, including 4 weeks vacation, sick days, and company holidays
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • 401k
    • Retirement benefits
    • Equity in the company through discretionary restricted stock units
    • Free live and recorded webinars with CE approval from APA, ASWB, and NBCC
    • Malpractice liability insurance policyLicensure renewal reimbursement-up to 5 state licenses
    • Opportunity for cross-licensure sponsorship and support, if eligible
    • A caseload of motivated clients from diverse industries and backgrounds
    • A new Chromebook, dedicated business support from Operations, HR, and IT professionals, and a monthly technology stipend

    We hear it a lot-that therapists are going through unsustainable pressure. Roles are changing, balance is disappearing, and burnout feels like it’s here to stay.Here are some of the practices, perks, and benefits Lyra offers to support our therapists’ wellness and resiliency:

    • Lyra for Lyrians; coaching and therapy services
    • Quarterly self-care bonus to use as you see fit
    • Limited number of substance use cases to prevent burnout-20% of total caseload
    • Dedicated time for clinical consultations to download after challenging cases
    • We like to spread joy throughout the year with well-being perks and activities, surprise swag, regular community celebration and more!

    The anticipated starting base salary for this role is $84,000 annually. The base salary is determined by role, and placement within the range and will depend on a number of job-related factors, including but not limited to your skills, qualifications and location.

    At Lyra, base salary is only one aspect of an employee’s total compensation package, which may additionally include annual variable performance-based compensation earnings of on average $22,000, discretionary restricted stock unit awards, comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement benefits and time off with pay. The role may also be eligible for a discretionary bonus.

    Please note that although our application mentions a cover letter, we do not require a cover letter in order to be considered for this role.

    For questions about this position, please reach out to

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other category protected by law.

    By applying for this position, your data will be processed as per Lyra Clinical Associates, P.C. Workforce Privacy Notice . Through this application, we will collect personal information from you including your name, email address, gender identity, employment information, and phone number for the purposes of recruiting and assessing suitability, aptitude, skills, qualifications, and interests for employment with Lyra. We may also collect information about your race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, which is considered sensitive personal information under the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Providing this information is optional and completely voluntary. If you are a California resident and would like to limit how we use this information, please use the Limit the Use of My Sensitive Personal Information form . This information will only be retained for as long as needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, as described above. Please note that Lyra does not “sell” or “share” personal information as defined by the CPRA. For more information about how we use and retain your information, please see our Workforce Privacy Notice .

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