Manor, TX

Sage Recovery Villa is a 15-bed, 35-day residential treatment center for adults struggling with substance use, specializing in treating professionals and their families struggling with substance use. This luxury treatment center is located on 24-acres of countryside estate, east of Austin, in Manor, TX.

Sage Recovery Villa is currently seeking a full-time therapist, who specializes in the treatment of substance use and trauma.

Position Title: Substance Use Therapist

Position Schedule: Tues – Sat 8am – 4:30pm

Reports to: Clinical Director

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Facilitate daily process groups and psychoeducational groups with adults in early recovery
  • Facilitate individual and family therapy
  • Conduct psychosocial, diagnostic assessments
  • Assist the Clinical Director with helping further develop the program’s clinical curriculum
  • Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork including daily treatment notes, master treatment plans, treatment plan updates, and discharge summaries
  • Distribute and collect urine drug screens from clients, when necessary
  • Help clients develop relapse prevention plans, promote continuity of care, and assist clients in the step-down process from treatment; referring clients or family members to community resources or specialists as necessary
  • Maintain contact with each client’s professional and personal support system, pending client consent, involving support system in discharge planning
  • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding and supporting clients
  • Help facilitate Family Visitation and Family Weekend, when necessary
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, consultation meetings, and on-site trainings
  • Maintain requirements to keep license (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LCDC) current
  • Attend occasional marketing events off-site. This may include an evening or weekend event.

Skills & Specifications:

  • Trauma-focused treatment specialties, such as EMDR or Somatic Experiencing, required
  • Desire for experiential therapy opportunities, such as psychodrama, integrative breathwork, and art therapy
  • Experience working with individuals in early recovery and families of individuals affected by substance use
  • Experience working in a residential treatment center setting, a plus
  • Passion for working with individuals with substance use and mental health disorders
  • Proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders
  • Knowledge of effective treatment and management of clients with chronic substance use and mental health issues, using a trauma-informed and social justice geared approach
  • Knowledge of 12-Step and alternative sober support groups
  • Knowledge of evidence-based frameworks and interventions relevant to mental health conditions, i.e., disease model, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Knowledge of basic psychopharmacology and medical terminology
  • Familiarity with the stages of change
  • Case management skills and knowledge of local resources for outside referrals
  • Minimum 4 years, post-graduate experience working in substance use and mental health field


  • This is a full-time position, Tues – Sat 8am – 4:30pm
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours, as needed

Education & Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work from an accredited institution
  • Experience in a substance use residential treatment center for adults required.
  • Fully licensed in Texas as either an LCSW, LPC, or LMFT
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) a plus, or willingness to become licensed
  • Acu Detox Specialist (ADS) and/or Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) a plus, or willingness to become certified


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, and Short Term Disability
  • Health Care Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Acu Detox Certification Training

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