Shemiah Derrick, LCPC, CADC
6127 South University Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States
Ph: 773-424-2007


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If this is you, we'd love to hear from you! Email us with a 2 paragraph cover letter and your resume.

  • Someone just looking for a job to clock in and out of
  • Someone who doesn’t feel passion for our mission, vision, and values or isn't sure about couples work
  • Someone who’s not a team player or prefers not to work collaboratively
  • Someone who doesn’t like to hop in and help others get their work done - we highly value teamwork
  • Disorganized or has difficulty with time management and simultaneous priorities
  • Someone who has difficulty communicating and diffusing client issues.
  • Someone who needs a lot of direction.

this position is not right for you if you're:

  • Aligned with Profound Peace’s mission, vision, and values
  • Certain that you want to build a specialization in couples therapy, most notably Gottman Method
  • Energized by helping others in a team and contributing to the growth of Profound Peace
  • Social justice-oriented and practice anti-racism work
  • Creative, engaged in doing good work, and excited by furthering our mission to making wellness and mental healthcare an approachable process
  • Professional but down-to-earth 
  • Able to take direct and constructive feedback and apply it

this position is perfect if you:

We are dedicated to taking great care of our employees and interns, empowering them to succeed. This enables them to focus on providing excellent care to our clients. We offer the following benefits:
  • PTO
  • Flexibility with your schedule 
  • No-Show Protection
  • Support with referrals to build a caseload within the first 90 days
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance available for full-time staff
  • A W2 employment model with access to a 401k program with a 4% employer match after 6 months of employment
  • Operational support team for scheduling and client service with extended hours
  • Autonomy and encouragement to build a professional identity
  • Amazing team culture and clinical support
  • Malpractice Coverage
  • Access to office space
  • Career advancement opportunities

what we provide:

  • Clinical staff are paid an hourly rate for sessions conducted as well as allotted time to complete administrative tasks.


  • Must have a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Mental Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a similar discipline with related coursework in clinical issues as defined by the DSM-V.
  • The ideal candidate will have completed Gottman Level 1 or 2 training, or planning to do so. 
  • Must have availability to attain and maintain a caseload that supports continuity of care and engagement in weekly supervision. Part-time caseload is 12 sessions per week. Full-time caseload is 25 sessions per week.
  • Must commit to a minimum service period to maintain ethical, quality care.
  • Must demonstrate willingness and ability to adhere to all standards of practice outlined by the APA, Illinois & Wisconsin State Licensing Boards, and other professionally relevant psychological bodies under the direction of the supervising clinician.
  • Must align with Profound Peace’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Must have good time management skills.
  • Be organized and detail-oriented.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be able to work independently on tasks assigned.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

qualifications & requirements:

  • Work collaboratively with Lead Therapist to grow and expand couples therapy offerings.
  • Provide in person and virtual counseling services to couples dealing with problems such as communication, infidelity and affairs, issues with trust, potential of divorce, custody issues, blended family challenges, and mental illness.
  • Utilize empirical, professionally approved and appropriate methods in treating couples and providing therapeutic services.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history to identify problems, diagnoses, and service needs.
  • Utilize clinical knowledge and consultation to develop, document, and implement customized, effective treatment plans in collaboration with Lead Therapist.
  • Write timely progress notes and related documents that relate directly to the outcomes described in the treatment plan.
  • Administer clinical assessments to assess for mood disorders as indicated to assess and track symptomology for outcome measures.
  • Monitor clients' progress and compliance with the treatment plan.
  • Identify areas of risk and seek consultation for appropriate action.
  • Engage in weekly supervision with clinical supervisor for consultation, feedback, and planning.
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of all information obtained from clients and collateral sources, in accordance with ethical standards and HIPAA.
  • Adhere to all standards of practice outlined by the APA, Illinois & Wisconsin State Licensing Boards, and other professionally relevant psychological bodies under the direction of the supervising clinician.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Founded by Shemiah Derrick, Profound Peace Psychotherapy Collective is a diverse counseling practice treating clinical issues (i.e., stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief) through a relational lens. PPPC provides cognitive-based psychotherapy to individuals and families as well as Gottman Method Therapy to couples.

Who We Are

A pre-licensed or provisionally licensed counselor who has experience or wants to develop a specialty in couples therapy, primarily utilizing the Gottman Method. 

In this position, you will provide professional counseling and therapeutic services to assess, diagnose and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders and primarily with couples. This position will work directly with and be supervised by the Founder/CEO and Lead Therapist who is Level 3 Gottman Trained and has developed a couples therapy practice. 

What We're Looking For

If you're interested in joining the team, email us a 2 paragraph cover letter and your attached resume to:

Couples Therapist

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