a Part Time Experiential Therapist - Wellness and Wisdom

Part Time Experiential Therapist

Sage Recovery Villa is currently seeking a part-time mental health therapist, who specializes in expressive arts and experiential work with individuals in early recovery. This position reports to the Clinical Director and is approximately eight hours per week, occurring on Saturdays. Additional PRN hours are available at both Sage locations.


Sage Recovery Villa is a 35-day, 15-bed residential treatment center for adults struggling with substance use, specializing in trauma and co-occurring disorders. This luxury treatment center is located on 24-acres of countryside estate, just east of Austin, in Manor, TX.


Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Facilitate weekend experiential process groups and psycho-educational groups with adults in early recovery.

  • Facilitate individual and family therapy, as needed.

  • Conduct psycho-social, diagnostic assessments, as needed.

  • Assist the Clinical Director with helping grow and further develop the program’s clinical, experiential curriculum. This includes, but is not limited to, psychodrama, breathwork, art therapy, outdoor activities, music therapy and movement work.

  • Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork including daily treatment notes.

  • Distribute and collect urine drug screens from clients, when necessary.

  • Help clients develop relapse prevention plans, promote continuity of care, and assist clients in the step-down process from treatment; referring clients or family members to community resources or specialists as necessary.

  • Maintain contact with each client’s professional and personal support system, pending client consent, involving support system in discharge planning.

  • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding and supporting clients.

  • Help facilitate Family Visitation and Family Weekend, when necessary.

  • Attend weekly staff meetings, consultation meetings, and on-site trainings.

  • Maintain requirements to keep license (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LCDC) current.

Skills & Specifications:

  • Knowledge and skill in facilitating experiential groups, such as psychodrama, art therapy, breathwork, or music therapy.

  • Passion for using a holistic framework in the treatment of substance use disorders.

  • Embraces creativity and flexibility in the clinical process.

  • Experience working with families of individuals affected by substance use.

  • Experience working in a residential treatment center setting, a plus.

  • Passion for working with individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.

  • Proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.

  • Knowledge of effective treatment and management of clients with chronic substance use and mental health issues, using a trauma-informed and social justice geared approach.

  • Knowledge of 12-Step and alternative sober support groups.

  • Knowledge of evidence-based frameworks and interventions relevant to mental health conditions, i.e., disease model, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy.

  • Knowledge of basic psychopharmacology and medical terminology.

  • Familiarity with the stages of change.

  • Case management skills and knowledge of local resources for outside referrals.

  • Minimum 2 years, post-graduate experience working in substance use and mental health field.


  • This is a part-time position, intended for Saturday OR Sunday coverage. 8 hour shift to be worked (required per state regulations). Additional PRN hours may be available at both Sage locations.

  • Approximately 8 hours per week; additional hours could be an option as client census grows.

Education & Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work from an accredited institution.

  • Fully licensed in Texas as either an LCSW, LPC, or LMFT.

  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) a plus, or willingness to become licensed.

  • Acu Detox Specialist (ADS) and/or Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) a plus.

  • Certification through appropriate expressive arts credentialing board is highly desired.

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