Mental Health Professional – Early Childhood DT

Join one of our Day Treatment teams as a mental health professional and make an immediate impact on the communities we serve.

  • Job Title: Mental Health Professional – Early Childhood DT
  • Direct Supervisor: Program Manager
  • Compensation: 70,000-85,000/yr
  • Location: Chaska, MN or Rosemount, MN

Lorenz Clinic is known for its distinctive approach to child and family psychology that integrates developmental, systemic, experiential, and trauma-informed models. In addition to their outpatient psychotherapy caseload, child-focused Mental Health Professionals serve as local clinical experts among our staff—resources on best practices and ethics unique to child work. Our clinic realizes the distinctive role relationally-focused child and family providers have within the mental health profession. The position is full-time and will be housed at either our Chaska, MN or Rosemount, MN location depending on candidate preferences.

Job Duties

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Carry psychotherapy caseload as defined by clinic, including 3 hours per day in direct day treatment service provision
  • Work with co-therapists to provide scheduled group services
  • Lead a group environment that demonstrates courteous communication, safety, consistency for clients and staff, as well as high expectations in regard to limit setting and encouragement
  • Intervene directly and safely maintain children’s physical and emotional safety and use therapeutic approaches to support the prevention of aggressive, destructive or harmful behavior
  • The provision of clinical services including conducting diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and discharge planning for early childhood, child, adolescent, and adult patients of the clinic, as well as day treatment caseload
  • Ability to use and apply therapeutic strategies which include verbal de-escalation
  • Provide fill in support to cover group settings for co-therapists when needed
  • Provision of clinical and administrative supervision within the clinic’s training program—if credentials allow
  • Attending and participating in individual supervision, monthly case consultation, Grand Rounds, business meetings, and other meetings as required by Clinic
  • Compliance with clinic documentation standards
  • Compliance with licensing board rules and APA and AAMFT Codes of Ethics
  • Maintain professionalism in all interactions with staff, patients, and business associates of clinic
  • Keeping abreast of billing issues and discussing same with patients when necessary
  • Assisting in intermittent peer-reviews of patient files
  • Adherence to directives by applicable direct clinical and administrative supervisors
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A master’s or doctoral degree in Psychology, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, or Social Work from a regionally-accredited academic program
  • Full, unrestricted licensure as a Mental Health Professional in Minnesota
  • Full vaccination for Covid19 or documented exemption
  • Designation as a board-approved supervisor with respective licensing board (preferred)
  • Ability and willingness to service patients primarily on an outpatient basis
  • The ability to competently and independently provide psychotherapy to families and children of all ages
  • Flexibility to meet when patients are available to meet
  • Evidence of a high level of professionalism within the field
  • Strong clinical acumen and competence providing outpatient psychotherapy to children
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to provide services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, or families as assigned
  • Ability to respect diversity and integrate issues of culture into case conceptualizations
  • Ability to engage with patients who may be ambivalent about treatment
  • Ability to adapt interventions to patients’ strengths, skills, and developmental levels
  • Commitment to empowering patients to solve their own problems when necessary
  • Ability to intervene decisively, when necessary, to protect patient safety
  • Ability to comply with clinic documentation standards and best professional practices
  • Ability to maintain a full caseload as defined by clinic
  • Working knowledge of child protection reporting requirements


Full-time employees are eligible for paid time off, paid holidays, access to employer-sponsored group medical and dental insurance, 401(k) with employer match, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a generous continuing education allowance. The hiring range for this full-time, exempt, salaried position is competitive and dependent on program fit, qualifications, experience, and credentials.

To Apply 

Email your resume and cover letter in PDF format addressing your suitability for the role directly to You can also apply online through our employment portal, and your application will be directed to the appropriate hiring manager.