Employment and Internship Opportunities

Full-Time Opportunities

Adult Therapist

As an Adult Therapist, you will be a part of the multidisciplinary team providing individual, couples and/or group therapy to a diverse population. The Adult Therapist will work with individuals/families with behavioral, mental and/or emotional problems that may interfere with their daily lives and help develop client and/or family centered therapeutic treatment goals to support client success. 

Please submit your resume and email cover letter to Sarah Wiemeyer at swiemeyer@thrivecc.org, to apply. 

Advanced Crisis Therapist

Stabilizing individuals within the community who are experiencing crises, promoting accessibility of services to all members of the community, and improving the ability of clients to cope with stresses of their environment and make healthy choices. 

Please submit your resume and email cover letter to Elaine Phillips at ephillips@thrivecc.org, to apply. 

Please submit your resume and email cover letter to Elaine Phillips at ephillips@thrivecc.org, to apply.

Engagement Specialist

Thrive’s Crisis Team is available 24/7 to respond to the needs of our community immediately. As part of the Statewide 988 program, Thrive’s Engagement Specialists are on-call, waiting and ready to travel to a mental health emergency in Oak Park or River Forest. We are seeking fearless individuals who have personal experience with mental illness who are committed to helping others with similar challenges.  Employees will be fully trained to respond to crisis calls and will receive support from a team of licensed therapists.  Both full-time and part-time positions are available with the option to work weekends and overnight shifts.

Please submit your resume and email cover letter to Elaine Phillips at ephillips@thrivecc.org, to apply.

Youth Therapist

This is a full-time clinical position within the agency’s Outpatient Youth Services Team. The person in this role would be responsible for providing individual, family, and group therapy to youth and adult populations. The person in this role would be responsible for working weekday evenings and/or Saturdays including maintaining a productivity target of a minimum of 23 kept sessions/week. Full-time staff would be eligible for monthly continuing education, participation in the loan forgiveness program, 403(B), health benefits, paid time off, sick time, professional development stipend, case consultation, end of year wellness week, and clinical supervision. Master’s Degree in a related mental health field required, clinical licensure preferred. Past experience with Medicaid Rule 132 and IM+CANS preferred

Please submit your resume and email cover letter to Daisy Rios at drios@thrivecc.org, to apply.

Part-Time Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides direct support to the President/Executive Director and Board of Directors preparing materials, scheduling appointments, gathering and summarizing data, and coordinating small events and meetings. The position plays a critical role within the Development Department overseeing gift processing and database management. The Administrative Assistant will also support the senior leadership team as needed, and fill receptionist duties upon request. 

Please submit your resume and email cover letter to Jenny Ochoa at jochoa@thrivecc.org, to apply. 

Youth Therapist

This is a part-time clinical position within the agency’s Outpatient Youth Services Team. The person in this role would be responsible for providing individual, family, and group therapy to primarily youth populations with opportunity to also work with adults. The person in this role would support working weeknights and/or Saturdays to meet the needs of the community with a minimum of 5 sessions per week. Part-time staff would be eligible for monthly continuing education, participation in the loan forgiveness program, and clinical supervision. Master’s Degree in a related mental health field required, clinical licensure preferred. Past experience with Medicaid Rule 132 and IM+CANS preferred.

Please submit your resume and email cover letter to Daisy Rios at drios@thrivecc.org, to apply.

Internship Opportunities

 Administration Intern

This is a full-time (30 hrs+) or part-time (20 – 30 hrs) internship for college students and recent grads looking for opportunities to gain experience and learn more about non-profit, community mental health or counseling organizations.  The Administration Intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in nonprofit management, social media and website administration, data analysis, fundraising and marketing, public administration, social work and community outreach.  This is a non paying internship opportunity.  Click here for an Internship Program Overview.

Please submit your resume and email cover letter to Amanda Lopez at alopez@thrivecc.org, to apply.

 Counseling and Social Work Intern

The Counseling and Social Work Internship is for 2nd year Master’s level students in counseling or social work who are interested in working with youth and families in a community based mental health setting.  Thrive Counseling Center (TCC) is a diverse agency for out-patient community mental health.  You will have the opportunity to gain experience in direct therapy with youth, families, and adults, group therapy, case management and assessment and diagnosing.  Interns must be available to work evenings and Saturdays for a minimum of 24 hrs per week.  This is internship is onsite and is a non paying internship opportunity.   Click here for an Internship Program Overview.

Please submit your resume, email cover letter and 2 – 3 letters of recommendation to our Internship Coordinator at internship@thrivecc.org, to apply.

 Crisis Intern

The Crisis Internship is for 2nd year Master’s level students in clinical counseling or social work.  Thrive Counseling Center (TCC) is a diverse agency for out-patient community mental health.  Internships area hybrid of managing a therapy caseload, mobile crisis response and assisting the Access Department by answering inbound calls.  They will work closely with a team including former TCC  interns actively working towards licensure, LCPC’s and intern peers.  This intern will be able to pivot in situations to respond to a mental health crisis or cover a shift last minute when needed.  We are looking for interns with a passion sitting with people when they are in a mental health crisis and working hands-on within the community law enforcement, fire departments, hospitals and schools.  This is a non paying internship opportunity.   Click here for an Internship Program Overview.

Please submit your resume, email cover letter and 2 – 3 letters of recommendation to our Internship Coordinator at internship@thrivecc.org, to apply.


Thrive Counseling Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.