Professional. Collaborative. Current.
Hi! We're Jamie and Justin, a husband and wife team and founders of The Psychology Group Fort Lauderdale, LLC! Jamie is a licensed clinical psychologist and Justin is a digital marketing expert. Founded in 2018, The Psychology Group (TPG) is a concierge psychology private practice specializing in highly attentive, personalized therapy for our clients. TPG is a prominent resource for its next-level psychotherapy, first-class milieu, and its in-house marketing division, which catapults brand recognition and community outreach.
Jamie worked in several agencies and a couple of different group practices over the course of her career. TPG was built with those past experiences in mind by incorporating the aspects she liked and leaving the rest.
We are seeking top-tier candidates who are poised to meet the high caliber of professionalism our clientele is accustomed to find within our practice. Our selection initiative will be in full force for the next several months as we onboard approximately four new team members.
Thank you for applying at TPG and, if we see a potential fit, we'll reach out to you soon!
We are looking for the right fit
Are you a licensed clinician who is tired of being overworked, undervalued, and underpaid? Are you interested in private practice but don't want the insecurity and instability of self-employment? Are you realizing that you take home less money as a self-employed clinician than you would as a salaried therapist? If so, then we have an amazing opportunity for you!
Who are you?
Your pals tease you because you’re always the first to arrive anywhere you go. To you, if you’re five minutes early, you’re already ten minutes late.
Those closest to you say you’re detail-oriented and hungry to achieve. But that doesn't make you rigid; rather you’re quite warm, generous, and pretty darn fun to be around. 🙂
When it comes to relationships, people can count on you. You’re confident and honest. You value communication and don't shy away from hard conversations. To you, good things are just on the other side of those tough talks.
You probably demand extraordinarily high performance of yourself and truly enjoy learning. You are the “nerd” that took three pages of notes at that last training. You are a true professional, always striving to be your best and helping others be their best.
You are mission driven in a way that makes you want to improve the world around you in various ways; whether it’s returning the grocery cart or offering words of comfort to someone who needs it. Your ultimate drive is to do the right thing and make a positive impact. And that's what drove you to this career. You love psychology and are committed to the exceptional practice of it.
You’re awesome and we’re pretty awesome too
Being a part of our practice will provide you with meaningful, rewarding work—elevating your career and personal growth. As a team member, you'll be empowered to continue learning and growing through mentorship and trainings, within a supportive and fun company culture.
Our concierge, self-pay business model enables us to bypass health insurance restrictions and slow the hustle of the workday, remain energized, and spend more time with our clients. That’s important because we practice what we preach and hold deep respect for a balanced and healthy lifestyle. We’re serious about our work but will never walk away from taking a break and sharing a good belly laugh with our work family.
So, are we a match? If so, we cannot wait to hear from you.
After you've submitted your CV, cover letter, and any other application materials, please complete our employment questionnaire.
Licensed Psychologist—Full-Time (Salaried)
Licensed Psychologist—Part-Time (Salaried)
Licensed Master's Therapist—Full-Time (Salaried)
Postdoctoral Residency—Full-Time (Salaried)
(3 of 3) Licensed Psychologist - Per Diem
The Psychology Group Fort Lauderdale's Company Culture
“People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me. The more principle-centered we become, the more we develop an abundance mentality, the more we are genuinely happy for the successes, well-being, achievements, recognition, and good fortune of other people. We believe their success adds to…rather than detracts from…our lives.” Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Abundance. We're committed to truly and completely operating from a perspective of abundance. This means that we believe there is enough business to go around and we can support someone else’s growth without being preoccupied with how it could take away from individual success.
Collaboration. If you need a mentor, we've got you. If you have something to teach us, we're listening. We ask that you come to us with ideas, complaints, suggestions, or otherwise.
Support. We contribute to each others' professional and personal growth, hold each other accountable, and support one another in building the career of our dreams!
How we think about our team members is simple. They're family.
I'll never forget one of the most impactful (and not positive) moments of my career. I was working for a large mental health agency and after a long, stressful day of busting my butt, — actually after YEARS of stressful days busting my butt — I was told by an executive that every employee was replaceable.
I recall hearing a proverbial record scratch in my mind. "Replaceable? What?!"
After I resumed the typical hectic day of back-to-back therapy in a fluorescent-lit cell with old, uncomfortable, dingy furniture, I made myself a little promise. I assured myself that if I ever got out of that dead-end job, I would create something so much better. Not only for myself, but for anyone who worked alongside me.
Today, my mission is to do just that. I'm committed to being the leader that I wish I had. My like-minded business partner (and husband) and I emphatically believe that people are incredibly valuable. We do not view employees as dispensable.
We believe that everyone wants to succeed and be engaged in meaningful, purposeful work in a place that’s collaborative, fun, and familial. We're driven to inspire a team of people with our vision and we want them to know that this vision is only achievable because of them.
Our business and the folks within it are consistently evolving and growing. Therefore, we hire to compliment our strengths and counter our weaknesses. The result is a more diverse and stronger team.
We choose to work with people that we want to see every day. We will give our employees everything they need to be successful with or without us. And we'll treat them so well that, hopefully, they will never consider leaving us.
Our mission is to change the way people think about mental healthcare. Both the consumers and its providers.
What makes The Psychology Group an awesome place to work:
- Newly renovated professional building in a safe, convenient location just a half-mile from the Atlantic Ocean on Oakland Park Boulevard. Walk to lunch or for a quick Target/Starbucks run
- Our suite is a 5th floor corner unit with beautiful views of Ft. Lauderdale
- EVERY office has floor-to-ceiling windows
- Sound-proof interior walls for quiet and privacy. Doing a meditation exercise with your client? Don’t worry, you won’t hear the party going on next door
- Fiber-wired, high-speed internet. It’s fast!
- Kitchenette and break room equipped with sink, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven and fridge. We're stocked with healthy snacks for in-between session fuel and premium beverages for your clients
- Gorgeous, high-quality decor. Brand new, modern furnishings. And we’ll quickly replace anything broken or worn
- Regular meetings to help you learn the ins and outs of business development
- In-house digital marketer. We have WebbyUp, Inc.—a digital marketing company—within our walls.
- Generous, abundance-focused company culture
- Free access to electronic health records (EHR)
"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."John Wooden
Are We a Good Fit?
True or False:
- I believe practitioners in private practice should be adequately compensated for their work
- I value work/life balance
- My ideal clientele age group is adults and older adolescents
- I do my best work with high-functioning clients who are committed to therapy & personal growth
- I enjoy collaborating and socializing with my colleagues
- I've been told that I'm an excellent communicator
- I believe in abundance and therefore have a collaborative rather than competitive mindset with my colleagues
- I am driven to work hard to generate referrals, be active in the community, and embrace both traditional and digital marketing methods
- I value time and punctuality. I've hardly ever been late to appointments and it's easy for me to end my appointments on time
- I complete my client documentation within 24 hours
- I've been complimented on my time management skills
- I have a can-do attitude
- I am humble and hungry
- Attention-to-detail is one of my strengths
- I hold myself to the highest standards of professional and ethical practice
- I'm committed to principles of cultural humility, inclusion, equity, anti-racism, and anti-oppression
- I'm dedicated to continued personal and professional growth (examples: reading books and articles, listening to professional podcasts, and attending continuing education courses on a regular basis)
If you answered true to the points above, you could be an excellent fit in our private practice.
The Psychology Group's Manifesto
WE BELIEVE people can accept themselves as they are and also change.
WE BELIEVE therapy is part of a healthy lifestyle.
WE BELIEVE everyone has the power to manifest dreams.
WE BELIEVE relationships make the world go 'round.
WE BELIEVE in choosing kindness every day.
WE BELIEVE laughter is contagious.
WE BELIEVE a smile costs nothing.
WE BELIEVE in abundance.
WE BELIEVE self-love is power.
WE BELIEVE vulnerability is strength.
WE BELIEVE in daydream believers.
WE BELIEVE time isn't found, it's made.
WE BELIEVE in work/life balance.
WE BELIEVE in health at every size.
WE BELIEVE in progress, not perfection.
WE BELIEVE love is both hard work and completely worth it.
WE BELIEVE true love is a choice.
WE BELIEVE love is love. 🏳️🌈
WE BELIEVE in true equality for all humans regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, body size, national origin, religion, and age.
WE BELIEVE a life worth living is built through personal effort, active participation, and liberation.
Above all, WE BELIEVE it's an honor to work with you. You're safe here.
Independent Practice Vs Employee Model
When considering working in a private practice vs owning your own private practice, you might be wondering, “why would I want to be an employee in private practice? Don’t therapists in independent practice make more money with fewer hours?”
Not only do independent practitioners often make less money than W-2 employees, there are also a lot more hours and stress because you’re handling EVERYTHING. Being a business owner is stressful and there’s a lot to consider. So if you find a job you love, that pays well and offers great benefits (like ours), it’s very likely that you’ll make more money, work fewer hours, and have A LOT less stress in your life as an employee. Self employment can feel glamorous but the devil is in the details.
Here’s an example. Let’s say that you’re in independent practice and you charge $150 per session hour. Your goal is to schedule 25 clients per week and you’d like to take time off for holidays and vacation. You run some quick math and figure that 25 clients at $150/session x 48 weeks = $180,000. Wow! That’s a great living! But not so fast. Let’s take a closer look.
A self-pay practice often offers a sliding scale, reduced fees, and/or discounted packages. So it doesn’t matter how much your full fee is, what matters is your average rate of reimbursement. So it’s safe to say that a therapist charging $150/session will actually have an average rate closer to $125 or a lower amount that actually lands in their bank account. Note: If you’re on insurance panels, your average reimbursement rate will be much lower.
Now let’s look at scheduling. A self-pay practice will sometimes ebb and flow with caseload numbers. So although it may be your intention to schedule 25 clients per week, you need to consider that cancellations, reschedules, and slower weeks will happen. It’s important to calculate based on the average number of weekly sessions which will likely be closer to 75-80% of a full week. And it’s still very likely that your numbers will be even lower than that. Let’s run the numbers to get your gross annual revenues with this scenario.
18 (average weekly clients) x $125 (average fee received) x 48 weeks = $108,000
“Yay! I made six figures” you might be saying. Not so fast. That’s your gross income. We need to subtract taxes and operating expenses.
In addition to income tax, self-employed clinicians (1099, Independent Contractors) must pay quarterly self-employment tax which is Medicare and Social Security tax (FICA). Self-employment tax is an extra 15.3% in taxes meaning that solo practitioners will owe more in taxes than employees. When you are a W-2 employee, the employer pays for half of FICA taxes. Self-employed clinicians will never enjoy some of the benefits that employees have such as paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, worker's comp, and retirement. And they aren't eligible for overtime pay or unemployment benefits either.
Below are some typical annual numbers for taxes and operating expenses for self-employed clinicians using the gross annual salary that was calculated above ($108,000). It’s likely that your operating expenses will be even higher than what’s listed below when you consider startup costs such as office supplies/furniture, getting a website completed, needing more funds allocated to the marketing budget, and other factors.
|Taxes (30% is the gold standard to save)||$32,400.00|
|Credit card processing fees 3+%||$3,240.00|
|EHR, Website, Email, & Subscriptions||$1,200.00|
|Professional Association Fees||$500.00|
|CEUs, Licenses & Fees (State, county, city)||$1,400.00|
|Malpractice & Liability Insurance||$1,000.00|
|Marketing & Advertising||$6,000.00|
|Short Term Disability insurance||$720.00|
|Total expenses & overhead||$71,060.00|
Poof! Over $100,000 turned into just over $36,000 without even putting anything into savings! And you worked your tail off! Many business owners feel like they work 24/7 because they’re constantly working on and in the business. So let’s say that, on average, you’re working on or in the business about 60 hours per week. $36,940 divided by 48 weeks equals $770/week. That divided by 60 hours per week $13 per hour. (And it’s cute that you plan on not working during your vacations).
The TPG staff member starting on the low end of our salary range is taking home much more money than this hypothetical established independent practitioner. They don’t have self-employment taxes AND they are getting benefits like:
- Paid time off
- 60% of Gold Level healthcare premiums covered
- Short Term Disability
- Malpractice Insurance
- Stipends for CEs and Professional Association Fees
- Retirement fund matching
- Overtime pay
The numbers don’t lie and it’s clear that there is often more profit and stability by being a W-2 employee. Of course, some folks are wired to be entrepreneurs and have the drive to create their own thing. If that’s your calling, then go for it! But do it with your eyes wide open and realistic expectations.
There’s a lot of value in working at TPG, the financials only being one part of it. If working for us fits your goals and lifestyle, we’d love to hear from you.
Really want the job? Tips for getting an interview:
- We're very invested in finding the right people for our practice. Be sure to carefully review this job post and our website as there's a lot of information there to help you discern if we're a good fit.
- We read cover letters first. Candidates that don't submit a professional cover letter don't have much of a chance of getting hired. We really, really, (really) value a thoughtful cover letter, so put some effort in writing an original one. Be sure to show us your commitment to EBPs and how you use them. Don't simply list various treatment modalities, instead, describe how you use EBPs with your ideal client. We want to know who you do your best work with and what kind of specialization you'll bring to the practice. We want to know what you're passionate about and what's unique about you.
- We have an eye for detail and notice others who do too. Include something specific from our website and/or our job ad in your cover letter that lets us know that you did your homework to determine that we're a good fit for each other (did we mention how much we look at cover letters?).
- We take extra note of candidates who go above and beyond the minimum application requirements. We strongly recommend submitting the optional materials (blog & report). Never written a blog before? No problem. Give it your best shot and showcase a sample of what you might like to write about.
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