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STARS Nashville

Mental Health Therapist –

STARS Nashville


Job Summary

This position is available in multiple counties throughout middle Tennessee.

The STARS Mental Health Therapist will be responsible for providing school-based individual therapy and related clinical services for students in their assigned schools. In cases in which schools are closed temporarily due to health concerns, as is the case with the Covid-19 pandemic, these services may be provided remotely via telehealth.

Job Responsibilities

As a STARS Mental Health Therapist:

  • Provides weekly individual therapy for a caseload of students referred to services for a range of presenting issues, which may include the following:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma-related symptoms
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Struggles related to family transitions, such as divorce or adoption
  • Grief and loss
  • Engagement in oppositional or defiant behaviors
  • Significant challenges with staying focused or on the task in the classroom
  • Difficulties with emotion regulation and communication skills
  • Struggles with a range of social/emotional skills
  • Conflicts with peers, teachers, or family members
  • Provides case management and follow-up services with students, parents, school personnel, and community professionals, which includes making appropriate referral services, as needed.
  • Collaborates closely with school counselors and/or administrators to identify referrals to the program
  • Meets with parents/guardians for orientation and intake meetings to review and sign consents and initiate services
  • Maintains ongoing contact with parents/guardians related to progress toward treatment goals and any other significant developments in treatment
  • Completes all required clinical paperwork according to deadlines (including assessments, interpretive summaries, treatment plans, safety plans, progress notes, and any other required paperwork) and maintains clinical files
  • Collaborates with teachers and offers strategies for supporting student’s progress toward treatment goals in their classrooms
  • Meets weekly with the Clinical Supervisor or Director of Clinical Services to review cases and any issues related to the delivery of services or the ESAP program
  • Engages in all of these services via telehealth in cases in which in-person meetings and interventions are not possible
  • Collaborates with STARS Counselor and school counseling departments to develop and deliver training/presentations as needed on topics related to mental health and wellbeing


STARS Mental Health Therapist Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field required.
  • Licensure as LPC-MHSP, LCSW, or LMFT is strongly preferred; minimum licensure as LMSW or temporary LPC-MHSP is required.

Additional Information


Health, Vision, Dental, Critical Illness, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Life, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, Paid time off, Employee Assistance Program, 401K, 401K match

How to Apply

Please apply here:

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STARS mission is to help young people pursue their unlimited potential by providing hope, health, and connection.  STARS has served some of our most disenfranchised populations by providing school-based prevention and intervention services, as well as intensive outpatient services for adolescents with substance use and co-occurring disorders.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  STARS Nashville does not discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.


  • Date Posted: September 7, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $43,000-$50,527
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk; M-F; school schedule