Contracted Mental Health Provider

Contracted Mental Health Provider description

Grand Valley Counseling is a small practice that serves Western Colorado. We provide individual counseling currently, and group counseling is on the agenda. We are poised to expand our operation to serve the 22 western counties covered by RMHP/UHC Medicaid. This can be an online/telehealth or in-person position depending on the client needs.

Job details

We are looking for a licensure-candidate therapist to contract with our practice. Candidates should be self-starters, authentic, independent, experienced, collaborative, and professional.

Job Type: Independent Contractor, also called a 1099 contractor.

Pay: A percentage of fees collected, starting at 60% for LPCC.

Please understand this is not an employee-type position, but instead the opportunity to be your own boss and run your own private practice in order to see medicaid clients from Grand Valley Counseling. You are allowed and encouraged to run your own practice and see clients from other agencies as well.


  • Currently we are seeking only Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates (LPCC) but may be seeking other LPC/LCSW/MFT in the future.

What you need:

For online work, you must have a confidential office space (home or elsewhere), a computer that supports online video sessions, and a strong WiFi connection.  (We have an office and laptop you can use if needed in our Grand Junction office.)

A strong desire to help people, and ability to work independently.

The desire to grow your own practice.

What you will get:

You are in charge of your schedule and have an opportunity to further develop your own style. We’re seeking a caring and dynamic counselor who wants an independent and hands-on approach to counseling and deciding your own course.

  • Free clinical supervision toward licensure.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Build your clinical skills while working with a variety of clients.
  • Create your own treatment goals and plans with clinical freedom
  • All clinical notes done using SimplePractice software that we provide

What our clients need:

  • Seeking a dedicated mental health professionals who can see clients at varying times. (It’s YOUR schedule, but you also have to negotiate with the clients to see when they are willing and available.)
  • You should be able to work independently and confidently.
  • You possess solid or developing clinical skills to work with your client’s needs.
  • This is a contract position. You are paid for each client you see, not how many hours you work.
  • We offer a competitive fee-split contract rate.
  • We expect that contractors will attend clinical supervision to ensure client safety and progress.
  • Contractors must be able to pass a background check and also pass a drug test.
  • Must carry liability insurance.
  • Must be licensed with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
  • Contractors must be willing to obtain their own business name before we contract. (We can help advise how it’s done)
  • Contractors will be expected to complete all documentation in a timely manner.

Application Procedure

Let’s start with a phone call. There is no job application to fill out because this is not an employer/employee relationship. This is a business opportunity for two businesses to work together. Let’s explore mutual goals, areas you want to focus on, skills you have or need, and in general see if we are a good fit for our businesses to work together. If you are just starting out and don’t have your own business yet, I can give you information on that as well.

If we decide this could be a good fit, then we’ll talk about the contract, proof of qualifications, insurance, etc.