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Sutter Health Integrative Psychotherapist in Sacramento, California

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for providing integrative psychotherapy to individuals, children and families in one on one and group settings at the Institute for Health & Healing Clinics. The position provides comprehensive integrative assessment and counseling support for mental, emotional, social and behavioral issues that arise for patients with chronic or life threatening illness. In addition, the integrative psychotherapist assists patients in learning effective tools to cope with stress, grief and loss, and to make healthy behavioral changes. This position works in partnership with IHH physicians, other allied health practitioners and administrative staff on care coordination and treatment planning, and is the principle team resource for all mental health matters. The position also collaborates with the other IHH psychotherapists to implement and sustain best practices in the area of integrative psychotherapy and guided imagery, and to stay abreast of research and best practice in the field of behavioral health and integrative medicine.



-Masters Degree in Mental Health Discipline is required.

-Preferred training in Integrative Medicine education.

-Must be a Licensed Therapist, Professional License (ex: LCSW, LPCC, MFT, PsyD) maintained for a minimum of 5 years.


-Knowledge and experience with at least two integrative psychotherapeutic methods such as guided imagery, expressive arts, EMDR, EFT, mindfulness Meditation ect. is required.

  • Internship hours in a medical setting is preferred.

-a minimum of 5-7 years of counseling experience, preferably in a medical environment and with those who have experienced a health crisis is preferred.

Skills and Knowledge:

-Candidate must have a genuine interest in integrative medicine, a commitment to the mission and vision of the Institute for Health & Healing and the capacity to contribute value to patients within Sutter Medical Foundation and the Sutter Health system.

-Ability to assess the needs of the patient, provide high quality integrative psychotherapy, guided imagery and other evidenced based approaches as indicated.

-Knowledge of holistic assessment, care plan development and outcomes tracking methods.

-Capacity to work within the integrative medicine model as practiced at the Institute for Health & Healing and in line with most recent research findings regarding behavioral health in the ambulatory care setting.

-Candidate must have strong desire and ability to work as an active member of an interdisciplinary practice team led by physicians.

-Required to have knowledge of the most recent Board of Behavioral Science requirements and adhere to them.

-Prefer knowledge of recent literature and models use to advance practice of behavioral health in a medical setting.

Organization: Sutter Medical Foundation - Central

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 64

Applications Accepted: All Applications Accepted

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.