Behavioral Health Therapist

Job Overview

Lyon Martin Health Services/Women's Community Clinic provides excellent health care to transgender and gender variant people, and to cisgender heterosexual women, bisexual women, lesbians and in a safe and compassionate environment, with sensitivity to sexual orientation, gender identity, race/ethnicity, immigration, and socioeconomic status. With a combined years of service of over 60 years, the clinic strives to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve through quality care. We believe that client-centered care is essential to lifelong well-being and that all people deserve excellent health care. We work hard to ensure that each client feels comfortable and safe using their voice to direct the care they receive.

The Behavioral Health Therapist (BHT) is responsible for providing clinically and culturally competent outpatient mental health and substance use disorder services in a medical setting to clinic patients, including mental health assessments, brief behavioral interventions, psychosocial assessments, supportive short-term counseling/psychotherapy, limited long-term therapy, group therapy, substance use disorder treatment, and appropriate internal/external referrals. The BHT is expected to maintain a high degree of professional competence and the highest possible ethical standards, and to function as part of an integrated healthcare team. The BHT will utilize trauma-informed, gender-responsive, evidence-based, and harm reduction approaches. The BHT may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Key Responsibilities

Clinical Care Responsibilities

  • Evaluates, diagnoses and manages mental illness/substance use disorder within individual client sessions
  • Successfully de-escalates clients in psychiatric or emotional management emergencies; facilitates group therapy which fosters safety and consistency
  • Utilizes appropriate referral and collateral sources to best support each client

Performance and Quality Improvement Responsibilities

  • Meets benchmarks for applicable visit numbers and quality indicators as assigned
  • Meet benchmarks for all contract and grant deliverables
  • Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Adheres to company dress code and maintains professional appearance
  • Completes mandatory trainings within deadlines
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Graduation from an accredited school of social work with a master’s degree or a school of psychology with a Psy-D
  • Possession of a valid California license as an LCSW or Psy-D
  • Experience working with lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients


  • Bilingual Spanish/English fluency

The salary range for an LCSW is $75,000-$80,000 and a Psy.D. $80,000-$85,000. This position also offers a competitive benefits package, signing bonus, and retention bonus. 

Compensation: $75,000.00-$85,000.00
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package
City: San Francisco
Hours/wk: 40

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