1. Clinical
  2. Full-time
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Plano

Lead Therapist - Eating Disorder, Residential

  1. Clinical
  2. Full-time
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Plano

Job description

Company Description

At Discovery Behavioral Health, we know the best way to predict the future of healthcare is to create it.  As a member of our growing team, you will have a voice in the creation of life-changing programs and treatment centers nationwide.  Working collaboratively with the best and the brightest in our industry, you will be part of an innovative team of professionals committed to generating positive and remarkable outcomes for the clients we serve. If you are looking for an organization that thrives on growth, celebrates diversity of thought, and rewards passionate execution, you’ve come to the right place.  Because we put clients first, it is our honor to support and reward those who serve them.

Compensation Range: $66,000-77,000 salary 

Compensation will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience.

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our employees with their professional and personal development by providing:  

  • Healthcare benefits 
  • 401(k)
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Weekly training opportunities 
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization 

Job Description

The Lead Therapist works in a dynamic multidisciplinary team providing treatment services according to the Center for Discovery Clinical Model. Therapist responsibilities include ensuring patient safety, providing milieu interventions, leading psychoeducational and process-oriented therapy groups, facilitate clinical assessments, conduct therapy sessions, and other case management tasks, as assigned. The Lead Therapist works collaboratively with other key facility leadership and is responsible for directing and supporting the clinical staff.


  • Works with Regional Clinical Director to ensure high quality of clinical care 
  • Facilitates weekly treatment team meetings to ensure consistent and effective communication, including proper oversight of patient progress and ensures a team approach is being utilized. 
  • Provides high quality clinical documentation for Utilization Reviews and conducts peer reviews as needed 
  • Leads or co-leads 3-4 process groups and/or any additional clinically oriented groups every week. Provides oversight of all other groups conducted. 
  • Assists in admission processes and understands role in ensuring expeditious access to care for those seeking services. 
  • Completes and responds to documentation requirements and timelines to ensure compliance with the monthly medical record review, per the Medical Record Review Policy. 
  • Ensures clinical documentation is completed timely throughout the course of treatment and meets clinical quality standards outlined in policies.  
  • Completes and responds to documentation requirements and timelines to ensure compliance with the monthly medical record review, per the Medical Record Review Policy. 
  • Completes appropriate number of therapy sessions weekly for patients, including family/support system sessions aligned with the patients’ level of care. 
  • RTC: two individual sessions and one family/support system session 

This is a full time position that will work Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.   For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at centerfordiscovery.com.


  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in relevant field, required
  • Holds active state license, required 
  • Two or more years of experience working in the mental health field, required
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with eating disorders, recommended
  • Obtain CPI certification within 90 days of hire
  • Obtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within 90 days of hire
  • Obtain ServSafe certification within 90 day of hire
  • Must possess a current driver’s license and be in good standing

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.

Additional Information

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/

Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

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