Seattle Anxiety Specialists, PLLC Clinical Psychologist Seattle, WA · Remote · Full time

Providing psychotherapy, testing, and assessments for patients as well as supervision for interns.

Description

Ability to set your own schedule

  • You can work whatever days of the week you want - and you won't have to work outside of normal business hours to fill your caseload.
  • You can work whatever hours you want - and staff that work at least three day per week have total autonomy over their schedule.
  • You can choose to work from home for part of your work week if you want (assuming enough of your patients are okay with being seen via telehealth).
  • You get to define your own scope of practice and get to make decisions with respect to which clients you work with.

Beautiful office space

  • Our offices are located in a beautiful historic building just blocks from Pike Place Market (a great place to spend your lunch break).
  • All our offices are furnished with beautiful high-end furniture, art, a variety of lush live plants, and so on - all thoughtfully put together to create a therapeutic space both for clients and for our clinicians.
  • Full time staff have the ability to customize the decor in their office to better suit their needs and personality.
  • All cleaning and plant care is provided by our administrative team, so you never have to worry about vacuuming, watering, or taking out the trash.

Ability to earn much more than you would in another setting

  • One reason our therapists earn more than therapists in other settings is that they're consistently full.
  • We also command higher fees than other practices in the area (owing to a number of factors, including our great reputation in the community for offering competent, specialized, evidence-based care).
  • Our pay structure also plays an important role here. We have one of the most generous compensation structures in the industry. We pay our employees extremely well, not just in absolute terms, but also as a percentage of the revenue they generate.
  • Our pay is commission based, so you earn more the more you work. A psychologist at SAS could earn $100,000 working three days per week and up to $250,000 working five days per week.

Access to great benefits

  • Our clinicians have access to great benefits including health insurance plans, reimbursement for continuing education, Family and Medical Leave, Workers Comp, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, as well as 401(k) retirement matching, and more!
  • We also provide the peace of mind that you're a W2 employee, rather than 1099, which provides enhanced benefits and better liability protection for you.

A great team

  • We have a great admin team that will take care of everything from bookkeeping and accounting, to scheduling and faxing, to billing and marketing, and so on and so forth. We even have plans to bring on an additional admin assistant in the near future to make sure the needs of our clinical team are always seamlessly met.
  • The other clinicians at the practice are kind and thoughtful people who love their work and love working with one another. They'll be available for consultations - and in teaming up with them as part of a care team you'll be able to provide holistic and comprehensive care.
  • We have an active and growing internship program, so they'll be plenty of opportunities for you to engage in mentorship where you have the desire to do so. There is also the possibility of developing an externship/fellowship program, as well as a psychiatric residency program, down the road.

You get to focus on what matters

Normally, in private practice, you have to spend an inordinate amount of time working (or waiting) to get people in the door . . . either that, or you have to spend half of your working hours on the phone arguing with insurance companies. Joining an established and respected private pay clinic means you get to spend much more time on professional development, reflecting on your time with clients, discussing your work with colleagues, and taking good care of yourself, than you would otherwise—and you get to spend less time getting burned out on the endless busywork and stress associated with building and running a business or dealing with insurance companies.

Freedom from expenses

A traditional worry that plagues those in private practice is “what if all (or most of) my clients leave and then I’m suddenly not only not making any money but I’m also on the hook for all these expenses!" These expenses include things like their commercial lease for which one must sign a personal guarantee. In the worst case environment, practice expenses can easily exceed $50,000 per year when you factor in the marketing/advertising expenses you could easily be incurring trying to turn things around.

You won’t ever make negative money at our practice. Even in the most catastrophic of circumstances, you’re never on the hook for any practice expenses. The practice will cover malpractice insurance, continuing education trainings, commercial lease payments, accounting, marketing, and everything else required to keep the lights on and help you do your job as effectively as possible. You get to focus on being a great clinician without the burden of worrying about the financial health of the practice.

Pay substantially lower taxes (tens of thousands of dollars lower)

In private practice, and in most group practice settings, you are forced to pay much higher taxes on your income because you’re treated as a sole proprietor or an independent contractor. In these arrangements, you’re forced to cover the employer portion of payroll taxes that are owed on your income. We treat you as a full fledged W2 employee, with all the benefits that entails, including covering the employer payroll taxes, so you don’t have to worry about a tax bill sneaking up on you at the end of the year. This means that you will save thousands of dollars each year that you would otherwise have to pay.

Earn substantially more than you would in a typical private practice

Although the compensation of our clinicians varies depending on a number of factors, our clinicians reliably earn more than their colleagues that work in other medical, group practice, or private practice settings. This has a lot to do with not having to spend their time doing anything other than seeing clients and focusing on their professional development. It’s also a function of the huge number of clients that reach out to us every week. When all other business related tasks are taken care of, it’s easier to see more clients; and with the large number of referrals we receive, it’s easier to stay consistently full. This means less stress and a bigger paycheck.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Seattle Anxiety Specialists does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

This policy applies also to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, organization members and customers, the clients we serve, our use of contractors and consultants, as well as dealings with the general public.

Salary

$100,000 - $250,000 per year