Contract Therapists

Earn up to $100-$150 per clinical hour (dependent upon licensure/certification). Practice within your own area of expertise.

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  • Updated: February 2, 2024
  • Department: Clinical
  • Type: Contractor (1099)
  • Location: Virtual, In-Person, or Hybrid in Silver Spring, MD
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General Overview:

Darby Integrative Counseling, LLC has multiple openings for Contract Therapists to join our thriving practice. Psychotherapy services are offered to adults, couples, children, and families using EBP’s to facilitate the healing client’s need. 

Contracted clinicians make up to $100-$150 per clinical hour*

The practice is in-network with most BCBS plans and is out-of-network for all other insurance plans. Contract Therapists are currently providing services via telehealth only and have the option to be in or out-of-network with BCBS.  We are 100% out-of-network with all other insurance plans. 

*Hourly Fees are  Dependent Upon Level of Licensure and/or Certifications

Contract Therapists Engage In:

  • Psychotherapy within their own area(s) of expertise: adults, couples, children, and/or families.
  • Completion of short progress notes, minimalist treatment plans, and reports as is clinically necessary
  • Collection and retainment of client payments so there is immediate cash flow from the start of your contract with the practice

Contract Therapist Attributes:

  • Independently licensed (LCSW-C, LCPC, LCMFT or PsyD/PhD) candidates preferred
  • LGPC’s and LGMFT’s will be considered dependent upon clinical acumen
  • LMSW’s are not eligible based upon contract position and new COMAR regulations beginning 1/2020
  • Licensure in Maryland is required
  • Dual licensure in DC or VA preferred
  • Clinicians who are well organized, empathic, open-minded and curious
  • Experience treating some(or all of the following): Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Additions and Trauma (PTSD, C-PTSD, Attachment)
  • Preference for clinicians with advanced training in trauma, addictions, and working with the LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and Kink/Poly communities
  • Preference for therapists with interest in 15+ clients a week with flexibility for days, evenings, and weekends

We Provide:

  • Current wait listed pool of referrals to immediately build your caseload quickly!
  • Generous and increasing fee schedule based upon length of time in the practice and number of clients maintained
  • Be your own boss with the freedom of choice in the number of clients and populations you want to serve 
  • Assistance in maintaining a thriving psychotherapy practice by teaching you best practices to ensure legal and ethical compliance to reduce liability
  • Administration and billing support so you can focus on your clients and the clinical work you love
  • Fast credentialing with BCBS and obtain quick payments as an in-network provider
  • Assistance getting you the highest reimbursement rates in the industry 
  • Joining our group practice enables entrance into you to see BCBS clients immediately
  • Assistance and education on negotiating the highest out-of-network rates with policies like Aetna, United, and Cigna
  • Billing and insurance guidance to teach you on how to guide your clients (and yourself) through the maze of healthcare reimbursement requirements and guidelines
  • A beautiful and comfortable, newly renovated office suite: 
    • A relaxing waiting room with relaxing soft music and lighting
    • Brand new furnishings
    • Windowed rooms with ample clocks and lighting A high floor that is quiet from above, below, and next door
    • Phone chargers in every room for all phone types, printer and internet access, office supplies, hand sanitizer, and upon the end of COVID, a coffee/tea/water bar for clients and clinicians. Our client’s comment on how our office feels like “home.”  
    • We have thought of almost everything, but are always open to clinician feedback on how to improve the office even more!
  • Electronic medical record software enabling you to make your own hours and see clients where and when you want
  • HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Platform and Email, in addition to the full Google Workspace suite for business
  • Informed Consent documents to get you started in building a legal, ethical, and HIPAA compliant practice (Intake Questionnaire, Clinical Screening Tools, Credit Card Authorization, Termination letter, Release of Information and more!)
  • Introduction to a wide professional network with other psychotherapists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, primary care physician offices, hospitals, group practices, and inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities
  • In-House weekly consultation groups
  • Collaboration with our team of 12 seasoned and diverse therapists for guidance
  • Multiple open houses a year to help you build an informed and ethically-driven referral network