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Acadia Healthcare Therapist III in Carlsbad, California


We are currently looking for a Full Time Primary Therapist to join our team.

Job Responsibilities: Ensure mental health treatment services are provided in a way that maximizes client independence and family empowerment. Carry a caseload of patients where you provide individual, couples and family counseling services as clinically indicated to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. Run therapeutic groups that could include DBT, CBT, Relapse Prevention, Body Image, Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Process Groups, etc. Participate in weekly multidisciplinary treatment team meetings, timely completion of all required documentation, and case management as necessary.

Benefits to You: The Acadia working environment is one of mutual respect, encouragement, and a desire to see each staff member grow and excel in their careers. We offer a competitive salary and great benefits that can include Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K.

Requirements: Some experience working with Eating Disorders and or Substance Abuse

Academic: Master's degree from accredited school in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, or relative field.

License: Licensed Therapist (preferred) in the State of CA as a LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, or Psy.D.

Work Environment: Thrive in a fast paced, ever-evolving, rapidly growing company, that requires excellent communication skills, organization, flexibility, superior boundaries, and endless patience. And a good sense of humor goes a long way as well.

Other: Experience working with veterans and/or PTSD not required but a plus.




  • Communication: Advanced

  • Safety Minded: Intermediate

  • Attention to Detail: Intermediate



  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals



  • Masters or better in Psychology

Licenses & Certifications


  • Lic Marriage Family Thera

  • Lic Clin Social Wkr

  • Lic Clin Prof Cnslr

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)