Work with Us
Urban Wellness is currently looking for several amazing people.
Urban Wellness is a clinician-focused, female-led private practice in Chicago on a mission to eliminate mental health stigma by creating awareness of, appreciation for, and acceptance of mental health self-care. We strive to help members of our communities reconnect with the things that are truly important and thrive both in their own lives and in their relationships. Our team is multicultural and inclusive. Our clinicians represent a wide range of racial and ethnic groups and religions. Our diversity includes clinicians who identify as Black, Asian, Latinx, LGBTQ, 1st generation citizens, as neurodiverse and more. We make wellness a down-to-earth practice starting in-house with the team that we have built.
We have four office locations in various Chicago neighborhoods; Edison Park, Sauganash, and Old Irving Park, and a newly opened office in Forest Park.
It is important that our providers align with the mission and values of Urban Wellness. We believe in creating the best atmosphere for our clients and employees, to give back to our community, and being committed to social justice and anti-racism work. Our mission is to help members of our communities thrive, both in their own lives and in their relationships.
Our Old Irving park office is only available Friday/Saturday/Sunday.
Create Strong Relationships
Building strong, meaningful relationships is a basic need for all of us. We value building relationships within our community and helping our clients do the same. It’s also a hallmark of our business to promote strong, lasting bonds within our team and to work collaboratively both in the office and out in the community.
Part of our mission is to contribute in promoting wellness within the community through community involvement, speaking engagements, and financial contributions. It is our goal, that through regular outreach in the community, we can reach more people and provide psychoeducational services to students, teachers + administration, and businesses in the community.
We’re committed to providing the best atmosphere for our clients and our team. It’s seen in our beautiful workspace for our employees and a comforting space for our clients to offering the extra touches like coffee + tea stations, fun music, and a collaborative environment for our team and wrap around services for our clients. We promote continued education for our clinicians through quarterly trainings in evidence based practices so clients can feel safe knowing their therapist is always growing in their skill.
We promote hiring clinicians of varying backgrounds, beliefs, and specialties to better serve the diverse and unique experience of our clients. It’s also important that our office promotes the foundation of diversity, equity, and inclusivity in its culture and practice.
If you feel you can bring your whole self and be part of a practice that wants you to come as you are, please be advised of the following when applying:
Urban Wellness is excited to launch our UWGrows program!
Urban Wellness has created an innovative, supportive training program for new grads and provisionally licensed therapists. We can’t wait to meet you.
UWGrows is a workplace support pathway for LPCs and LSWs. This program offers a myriad of benefits that are essential for personal and professional growth as a clinician. Engaging in UWGrows will enhance your ability to effectively support your clients, cultivate therapeutic relationships, and navigate the challenges of being a new clinician. We offer this program to all provisionally licensed clinicians at UW, from your first day, until you gain your clinical license. UWGrows focuses on (Self)Compassion, Collaboration and Core Skills. UWGrows is grounded in a commitment to anti-racist, anti-oppressive practices, areas in which we are all seeking to learn, grow and take action.
(Self)Compassion: It can be intimidating to be a new therapist. UWGrows fosters confidence in your ability to support clients effectively. You will develop a deeper understanding of your own strengths, limitations, and biases, and how self-awareness can support your growth as a clinician. We also know that counseling can be emotionally demanding. New counselors will learn how to cope with the emotional challenges you may encounter in the work, and strategies for reducing the risk of burnout and maintaining your overall well-being.
Collaboration: Becoming a skilled clinician does not happen on your own. Collective wisdom and learning in community are invaluable resources as you grow into your role. UWGrows includes weekly group professional development sessions with your peers. Topics include transitioning to a group practice, risk assessment, ethical dilemmas, building rapport, setting boundaries, and therapist self care, to name a few. These sessions provide opportunities to build relationships with peers who are in the same career stage, share wins and challenges, and learn from experienced professionals.
Core Skills: We know that as a new graduate, you still have some learning to do. Provisionally Licensed Clinicians receive weekly supervision and feedback from experienced Senior Clinicians as you build the necessary skills to excel in your role. You will discuss therapeutic techniques and interventions, process challenging clinical situations, and access support in developing treatment plans. This is a relationship that provides you with the mentoring and support you need to cultivate independence as a clinician.
As a clinician in UWGrows, you are eligible to receive all supervision hours required to obtain your clinical license, as well as additional support for professional and personal development through Urban Wellness.
To apply for our UWGrows program, LPCs and LSWs can email [email protected] with a resume and complete the application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciA7Wk1rBLIigDEKMZlVpvjokMdqSkdV2pTmlLdAbRO16dsQ/viewform
You must be licensed as an LSW or LPC to apply. Unfortunately we cannot accept applications for those who have not yet received their license number.