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Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health Counselor

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Are you a mental health counselor who is passionate for unique outpatient care, pediatrics, and hippotherapy? Strides of Strength Therapeutic Services, Inc. is seeking a part-time mental health counselor to provide services in a unique outpatient setting that specializes in the use of hippotherapy as a treatment tool. 

Strides of Strength is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization founded in 2018.

Strides of Strength Therapeutic Services, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sex or sexual orientation, marital or family status.

This is an on-site position


  • Candidates must have completed Level 1 with American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. or be willing to complete within 90 days, or at first available local, in-person course. Please refer to the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. website, for more details.
  • Minimum of one year of post-licensure experience in providing mental health therapy, counseling, or related services.
  • Have appropriate South Carolina licensure
  • Valid state licensure or certification as a professional counselor (LPC/LMHC), marriage and family therapist (LMFT), or clinical social worker (LCSW).
  • Proven experience in conducting counseling sessions and providing therapy to individuals or groups.
  • Strong knowledge of therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, or solution-focused brief therapy.
  • Excellent communication and active listening skills.
  • Empathy, compassion, and a nonjudgmental approach to counseling.
  • Ability to establish rapport and build trust with clients.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to ethical guidelines and professional standards.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and an understanding of cultural competence.
  • Proficiency in using electronic health records (EHR) and other counseling software is preferred.
  • Have pediatric experience


  • Effectively manage and adapt your consultation schedule to ensure accessible and timely support for your patients, catering to the dynamics of your specific medical specialty.
  • Maintain high ethical standards and ensure strict compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to services in your medical specialty, including patient confidentiality and professional conduct.
  • Conduct individual counseling sessions with clients to assess their needs, goals, and challenges.
  • Develop personalized treatment plans based on clients' unique circumstances and desired outcomes.
  • Help clients explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to gain insight into their challenges and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
  • Assist clients in setting achievable goals and developing action plans to address their concerns.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as physical, occupational, and speech therapists, to coordinate comprehensive care for clients.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential client records, documenting progress, treatment plans, and any relevant information.
  • Stay updated on current research, therapy techniques, and best practices in the field of counseling.
  • Provide support and guidance to clients in navigating challenges such as relationship issues, addiction, grief, stress, or mental health disorders.
  • Complete documentation in a timely manner in accordance with facility and professional guidelines
  • Direct and supervise support personnel and/or volunteers
  • Educate patients and families as needed on the course of treatment, tools, and/or any items relevant to their continuing care
  • Uphold our mission, vision, and values

What we offer:

  • Flexible day-work schedule (Monday-Saturday)
  • Start with flexible PRN schedule with the ability to develop schedule for full-time
  • Treatment supplies and resources
  • Support personnel and volunteers

Additional Info

Job Type : Part-time, Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree, Masters

Experience Level : Entry Level, Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : Customer Service

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