COntract Therapist

The Refuge Center is made up of Staff Therapists, Interns, Post-Masters Volunteers, and CONTRACT THERAPISTS. As an essential part of who Refuge is, we are so grateful for their contribution. 

Therapists for the Contract Program will provide excellent services to individuals based on the mission of The Refuge Center for Counseling. 


Specific Duties

A Contract Therapist will maintain weekly contacted caseload of individual and family clients, attend regular meetings with Director of the Contract Program, support policies and procedures of The Refuge Center, and demonstrate administrative and ethical excellence in notes, files, reports, EMR, etc.

Critical Qualities

·      A passion for The Refuge Center’s mission, vision and culture to offer affordable, professional counseling services in order to empower, educate and support individuals, couples and families in need, an understanding of the importance of mental health, therapy, and the confidential nature of our work, the ability to be flexible and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced, changing work environment, the ability to be self-directed and show initiative, and to maintain ethical documentation.

Skills, Education, and Experience

·      Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or related field.


·      Current licensure in the state of Tennessee or necessary Individual Licensure Supervision.

·      Strong written and verbal communication skills. Participation in continuing education opportunities as required by State License and The Refuge Center.

Why the Refuge Center?

  • You’ll be part of a team that allows you to connect

 and consult with other therapists

  • Flexible office hours(office open Mon. – Sat.)
  • See clients on a sliding scale- allowing the opportunity

 to meet the needs of many clients

  • Contract between 15-22 client hours a week
  • Opportunities for trainings and continuing

 education in brainspotting, EMDR, TBRI, etc.

  • Gain hours for licensure