Job Summary

Would you like to expand your client base and income by adding up to 10 sessions per week while continuing to work in your current office?
We are currently interviewing skilled therapists practicing in the mid-Peninsula to the South Bay in the Bay Area. The right therapist will receive ongoing client referrals and advanced training to help expand your own private practice as an independent contractor. We believe diversity of thought, background, and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our clients and our team.

Responsibilities and Duties

As a Couples Institute Counseling Services Therapist you will continue to improve your couples therapy skills by working closely with a group of highly trained therapists as well as two internationally recognized couples experts, Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson.

Qualifications and Skills
  • Have your own office in the mid-Peninsula Bay Area between Burlingame and San Jose
  • Licensed psychologist, social worker, or marriage counselor

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience seeing clients and couples

  • Passionate about working with couples

  • Available to see clients one week night or one weekend day (Sat/Sun) per week

  • Participation in our monthly in-person team meeting at our Menlo Park office

Next steps:

For more information contact us here. Or to apply for this opportunity please send a cover letter and resume to Stacy Lee, LMFT at

Feel free to pass this opportunity along to a colleague.

Thank you and we look forward to talking with you!

“I’ve been a therapist of The Couples Institute Counseling Services for over 25 years. The CI has been instrumental in helping me create and grow my practice as well as develop my clinical skills. I am forever grateful.”

Peter Klein, Ph.D.

“Working as a therapist with The Couples Institute Counseling Services has really boosted my skills and confidence as a couples therapist!  I enjoy working with couples more than ever, and continue to learn and grow in the developmental, neuroscience, and attachment models as a foundation for my couples work.  I look forward to meeting with my fellow therapists at our team meetings where we share cases, teachings, and laughter.  I am going on my fourteenth year with our group, and I continue to enjoy the benefits in my personal and professional life.  I hope you can too!”

Lori J. Collins, M.S., MFT

“Working with a community of therapists doing the same work enriches everyone and adds to your expertise.  Therapy can be a lonely profession, but not when you have like-minded colleagues.”

Ellyn Bader, Ph.D. co-founder The Couples Institute

“I love working with Couples Institute Counseling Services because I know I am exposed to top notch, current training. The staff is wonderful, supportive and skilled. I couldn’t ask for a better place to be a part of.”

Michelle Joy, M.A., MFT

“Being a part of The Couples Institute Counseling Services is an incredible opportunity to learn from the masters and to belong to a warm, smart group of therapists who help break the isolation of private practice.”

Robert Solley PhD, Your Content Goes Here