Mental Health Therapist
Fully Remote Remote Worker - N/A
Job Type

Hand to Hold® is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides compassionate in-person and virtual support to NICU and bereaved parents before, during and after a NICU stay.  All programs are designed with the emotional, physical and social needs of NICU families to help them feel more secure during a highly stressful time.  This early intervention mental health support is available at no cost to NICU families across the United States.  

As a 2022 & 2023 Best Place for Working Parents® business, our dynamic, growing organization seeks a part-time Mental Health Therapist to join our team who is passionate about improving support for NICU and bereaved families. Parents whose child(ren) is experiencing, or has experienced, a NICU stay due to preterm labor, a prenatal diagnosis or anomaly, and/or medical complications at birth are at higher risk for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

The ideal candidate must have experience in maternal mental health and/or perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Reporting to the Director of Programs, this committed and thoughtful individual will coordinate scheduling and intakes, provide assessments, such as the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS), and treatment to individuals using a trauma-informed perspective. Therapy provided can be from different theoretical approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), or other Solution-Focused therapies. Treatment can include, but is not limited to: processing their child’s birth, processing trauma and grief, enhancing parental coping skills, reducing or overcoming perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, processing perinatal loss and adjustment to bringing baby home.

Personal experience with Hand to Hold’s mission is preferred, but not required.

What You’ll Do

Essential Functions

  • Contact individuals or couples who are interested in Hand to Hold’s counseling services to complete intake paperwork and coordinate scheduling for therapy sessions.
  • Conduct necessary assessments and work in partnership with clients to define their treatment goals.
  • Provide short term treatment using appropriate therapy modalities; currently counseling sessions are virtual using a telehealth system.
  • Track and report program data within program timelines to collect demographic information, and measure impact, satisfaction and overall program effectiveness.
  • Communicate promptly and regularly with clients and stakeholders.

Other Duties

  • Attend Hand to Hold staff meetings and support programs team as needed 
  • Attend recommended trainings or professional development opportunities.
  • Submit weekly and monthly reports – program data, timesheets, expense reports – in a timely fashion.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Programs. 


  • Report to the Director of Programs
  • Participate in evaluations and an open exchange reviewing experience and performance
  • No counseling supervision provided (ex: supervision from a LPC-Supervisor)

Additional Information:

  • Compensation starts at $25/hour based on experience
  • Part-time, hourly, non-exempt position: 15-20 hours per week
  • Included Benefits:
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 12 days of Sick Time accrued annually
    • 30 hours of Paid Time Off annually
    • 2 paid holidays per year: Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Open to applicants within the following states: Texas, Florida, California, Illinois, New York

To apply, attache a cover letter and resume


We need you to have:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field.
  • Licensed Practitioner in the state of Texas- LPC/LPCC, LCSW, LMFT, or Licensed Psychologist. (Licensed Interns or Associates, and LMSWs, are welcomed to apply.)
  • Experience serving diverse populations and providing services in a culturally-competent manner.
  • Experience performing mental health assessments, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Ability to abide by best practices, confidentiality and ethical standards, and be HIPAA compliant.

We prefer you have:

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational skills and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work both independently and on teams.
  • Ability to think proactively, address problems creatively, and take initiative appropriately.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Hand to Hold’s mission.
  • Personal experience with a child or loved one in the NICU is a plus. 
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Salary Description
25.00 per hour