Licensed Psychologist

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Summary of the Position:

Relational Psych is seeking to hire a psychodynamically-oriented psychologist with an unrestricted license in the state of Washington. The psychologist will work from a psychoanalytic/psychodynamic lens and provide 20+ hours of remote/in-person psychotherapy to adults and/or children. The psychologist will preferably have specialties in trauma and neurodiversity. Preference will go to those open to working with couples or children, and to those who are open to supervising pre-licensed clinicians.

FLSA Status Class Start Date
Non-exempt Full-time Employee Spring 2024
Location Degree Required License Status Direct Clinical Manager
Seattle, WA PhD, PsyD Active, Unrestricted Psychologist License in Washington Carly Claney, PhD

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Direct clinical manager: Local site office manager, Carly Claney, PhD

Required Clinical Hours:

  • Minimum of 20 clinical hours (45 min) per week consisting of:
    • Individual Adult Psychotherapy
    • Additional clinical services based on your areas of expertise:
      • Couples Therapy
      • Individual Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy (and parent sessions)
      • Group Therapy

Training & Support (2 to 5 hours per week):

  • Weekly consultation groups, as scheduled
  • 2-4 hours of didactic or advanced trainings per month
  • ">Optional individual consultation with advanced psychoanalytic clinician
  • Monthly administrative meeting with office manager
  • Monthly team meeting

Administration (1 to 3 hours per week):

  • Complete documentation within a timely manner (24 to 48 hours) - Permitted 1 hour administrative time per 10 clinical hours (up to 2 hours per week for 20 clinical hours)
  • Consultation calls with prospective clients, as scheduled (15 min per call)
  • Optional duties available with approval:
    • Coordinate community event
    • Host psychoeducational classes
    • Network on behalf of the group
    • Other approved marketing tasks


  • Maintain a high retention rate for psychotherapy clients
  • Respond to messages within 24 hours during business hours
  • Coordinate care with other providers as necessary
  • Maintain licensure and abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics

Required Education and Experience

  • Doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, or similar mental health studies
  • Active, Unrestricted Psychologist License in Washington
  • Grounded in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories with high interest to specialize and deepen in psychoanalytic sensibility
  • Neurodiversity affirming
  • LGBTQIA affirming and competent
  • Value for diversity, social justice, and anti-oppression

Preferred Qualifications & Competencies

  • Commitment to working in a group practice for the long-term (at least 2 years) and interest in opportunities to grow within the practice
  • Open to difficult conversations, open to being wrong, open to being right, open to being impacted, open to being changed
  • Reliable with professionalism, honesty, trustworthiness, and respect
  • Value of clinical boundaries and online data privacy
  • Efficient and organized. Able to prioritize
  • Balance autonomy with collaboration. Self-starter and independent learner
  • Flexible and able to adapt when things change or are less than ideal
  • Attentive to detail with interpersonal dynamics, administrative tasks, and communication
  • High value of excellence


Category Pay Rate - Clinical Pay Rate - Admin
Licensed Psychologist - Psychotherapy & Testing $87.90 $25.50

Sample Salary: Licensed Psychologist - Psychotherapy & Testing

Clinical Hours Admin Hours Weeks Pay
20 5 50 $94,275 per year + Bonus
25 5 50 $116,250 per year + Bonus

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Clinical Admin Support:

  • All business support so that you may prioritize your clinical work. Our administrative support includes quality referrals, marketing, practice management tools, paid memberships to directories, and office space.
  • Structure and support in how you hold the therapeutic frame for the clients. This may include but is not limited to the medium of sessions (online and in-person), fees and cancellation policies, frequency and scheduling of sessions.
  • Paid group consultation and training as a reflection of our high priority and value of ongoing development.
  • Paid individual consultation with advanced clinician, even while fully licensed. We believe that ongoing professional development & support is protective against burnout and necessary for depth oriented psychotherapy and psychological testing. This is optional and not intended to be prescriptive or burdensome.
  • Paid administrative and marketing time.
  • Flexibility to offer reduced fee to clients without reducing your direct compensation; the company will absorb the difference in revenue based on individual goals.
  • Malpractice insurance.

Health & Wellness Benefits:

  • Health Insurance group plan for Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • W-2 Tax Benefits including Social Security, Medicare taxes, Unemployment insurance, Workers comp insurance, Family Leave/Medical Leave Insurance (approximately 10-15% of gross salary)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 32 hours worked)
  • Yearly bonuses


  • Office snacks, coffee, and sparkling water
  • Paid parking or equivalent metro pass
  • Flexibility to work from home 2+ days per week
  • 4 day work-week (condensed or split)
  • Company-owned equipment & software for employee use
  • Password manager (including 10 free subscriptions for friends/family)
  • Company provided VPN for internet security and data privacy
  • Quarterly happy hours and other events for the team
  • Access to library of clinical books & input in investing in learning resources
  • Possible career advancement and leadership opportunities as the group grows

About the Practice: Relational Psych

Relational Psych, PLLC is a growing group practice providing individual and couples psychotherapy and psychological testing in Seattle, WA. Relational Psych values relational psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories at the core of clinical work and provides services that prioritize long-term growth. Some of our specialties include childhood developmental trauma, young adults experiencing transition and development with their identity, adolescents, chronic depression and anxiety, neurodiversity, and personality assessment.

Relational Psych is fundamentally relational and values long-term relationships with the team, our clients, and the community. The team dynamic is process-oriented and balances mentorship with collaboration and training. As a business, we desire to provide clinicians with the structure, resources, leadership, and community to foster your growth and success. We believe that the clinician is the best tool in the room and thus the most valuable part of the business. We seek to develop individual strengths by supporting your interests as they align with the practice values and provide you with professional opportunities to grow within the group and community.

We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. We believe diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.

The primary intent for psychotherapists at Relational Psych is to be supported in continuously developing their psychoanalytic sensibility while expanding their competence and providing excellent care. For testing psychologists, it is to be supported in continuously developing their assessment skills, deepening their capacity to conceptualize, expanding their competence, and providing excellent care. For leadership, it is to support others from an integrated and grounded perspective that balances the needs of the clinic with the needs of the individual.

We are diverse in our professional qualifications and lived experience and aligned in our desire to grow, to be good humans, and to provide excellent psychological care.

Physical Demands

To successfully perform the essential duties of this position, an individual must be able to sit in a chair or at a desk for four or more hours a day, and use office equipment, including phones and computer keyboards, for four or more hours per day. Individuals must be able to engage clients over the phone and video and in-person by voice. While some absences may be protected by federal, state and/or local laws, regular attendance is an essential function of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work performed; it is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and required skills for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. Pay and responsibilities may vary depending on experience and hours worked. We cannot guarantee clinical hours.

Applicants must have completed psychotherapy courses, have good writing skills, and pass necessary background checks. All materials, office space, supervision provided but independent clinical skills are essential.


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