Mental Health Therapist

Counseling Center

Openings: 1


Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full time, 40 hours per week/ten months per year position of Mental Health Therapist in the Gustavus Adolphus College Counseling Center to begin August 15th, 2023.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, MN that prepares 2,200 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in liberal arts and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education, both curricular and co-curricular. 

The Counseling Center’s mission is to provide a safe and inclusive environment which fosters the wellbeing, resiliency, and holistic development of all students. You can read our full mission statement, including how we strive to promote equity and inclusion for our diverse student body here:

Major/Essential Functions: The primary purpose of this position is to have a positive impact on the mental health, wellbeing, and academic success of all students by providing high quality mental health services within the Gustavus community. This position requires strong, generalist clinical skills to assess and intervene with a wide range of presenting student concerns within a time-limited, comprehensive-care treatment model.  The therapist provides initial triage and brief intake assessments, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, assessments regarding danger to self or others, referrals, outreach, psychoeducational workshops, and consultation.  The therapist may be asked to supervise practicum students and/or other therapists as appropriate. 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in a counseling related field.
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to intersectionality and multicultural competency.
  • Clinical experience in psychology/mental health counseling and crisis intervention.
  • Background and interest in the provision of community/campus-based outreach services.
  • Licensure (or license-eligibility) in Minnesota as a psychologist, counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist.

Additional skills/experiences of interest at this time

  • Ability to provide ADHD Assessment (materials on site)
  • Interest/experience working with college athletes
  • Interest/experience working with eating disorders/disordered eating

Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications; 
  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address therapy experience and effectiveness).

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 29th, 2023. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.


Hannah Repp (Godbout) | | 507-933-7027

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2023

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