A Quick Note About CARE

In community mental health centers, there tends to be a strong sense of community, rich culture, support systems, and a strong mission statement. However, this is often at the expense of a lower salary. Conversely, private practices provide a high standard of living with great flexibility, but often leaves a sense of isolation.

Dr. Andrea Hutchinson and her co-owner John saw an opportunity to combine the positive attributes of the above dichotomy and provide a clinical environment that embraced both community, values, and a high standard of living. These values were at the core of the development of CARE Counseling in January of 2014 leading to CARE’s mission statement: build a community to strengthen the community.

CARE continues to work towards these attributes, and prides itself on providing employees a competitive salary, a congenial work environment, and the flexibility and freedom that is valuable to professionals who have other personal and professional goals. This is achieved through its focus on community, a work hard/play hard mentality, transparency, and accountability with team members. CARE is dedicated to providing a great professional experience for its clinicians so that in turn, the clinicians will provide a high-level standard of care to our community that is inherently sustainable.

Postdoc Fellow Journey

CARE is honored to join this part of your emerging professional path. That is why CARE offers a postdoc experience that provides multiple opportunities to continue your growth following graduation. Postdoc fellows at CARE are actively involved with weekly supervision, group consultation, hosted trainings, and other opportunities below!

Postdoc experience at CARE Counseling:

The CARE Fellowship: We are focused on cultivating an immersive training experience in an outpatient mental health setting. The fellowship involves learning to be exceptional across a variety of modalities and interventions, which are used to address diagnoses and symptoms that are most seen in outpatient mental health settings. The postdoc year begins with an extensive on-boarding experience and ongoing supportive resources are provided throughout the year.

Fellowship Hours: Postdocs work 45 hours per week Monday through Friday. Days and hours are determined prior to starting and will be based on the postdoc and clinic’s needs.

Studying for EPPP: Postdocs also have dedicated time to study for the EPPP each week. Also, upon passing the EPPP the postdoc salary increases.

Additional Opportunities: Throughout the year there may be other opportunities (if a good fit) to supervise, mentor, and/or work on program development/refinement skills.

Ideal Postdoc Qualities: Aligning with our core CARE values, we look for postdocs that exemplify the following qualities: accountability; transparency; willing to work hard and learn how to be an effective, compassionate, and efficient therapist; organized; empathetic; flexible; and be able to balance working independently and being able to ask for help.

Specific opportunities include:

Outpatient Therapy Caseload: Building and maintaining a caseload and conducting individual therapy, family therapy, and/or couples counseling in-person and/or telehealth.

Efficient Clinical Writing Skills: Enhancing your professional voice in writing diagnostic assessments, developing and executing treatment plans grounded in theory, and documenting progress in session notes and treatment summaries.

Clinical Supervision: Attending weekly supervision with a Licensed Psychologist and gaining the support of the CARE supervision team in studying for the EPPP and preparing for licensure.

Professional Development: Enhancing skills related to your professional development, such as clinical communication and comprehensive care coordination, understanding of intersectionality, use of supervision and consultation, mentoring, ethically minded practice, and so forth.

Group Consultation: Consulting with our multidisciplinary community, which provides invaluable support and opportunities for diverse learning experiences throughout the postdoc year.

Additional benefits when you’re on CARE’s team as a postdoc:

Comprehensive Training: Education, training, inclusion, and supervision are a top priority at CARE. All of these are qualities that are central to the development of competent, culturally responsive, and ethical mental health providers. So, as a postdoc you will receive ongoing support and feedback throughout your fellowship.

Grand Rounds: Postdocs are encouraged to attend monthly CARE hosted trainings to gain more in-depth learning on assorted topics, such as co-occurring concerns, psychiatry and other holistic interventions, practitioner resilience, providing culturally responsive care, etc.

Being a Part of Our Community: Postdocs also get to engage with an incredible community that is passionate about what they do, enjoys working as a team, and wants to support your growth.

Career Opportunities: We often hire our postdocs who do well during the fellowship and are engaged in our greater CARE community.

Perks of being a Postdoc at CARE:

  • Competitive pay and bonuses. CARE values our employees and pays competitive salaries, along with additional bonuses for exceeding expectations. Bonuses are paid out at the end of each quarter.
  • Supervision is covered by CARE (weekly individual and group)!
  • Flexible schedule
  • Community building outings all throughout the year (like Twins Games, renting out movie theaters, etc).
  • Ongoing DEI Initiatives and BIPOC Group for CARE staff that meets monthly to provide a safe and supportive space.
  • Employee Gifting: CARE loves to recognize the hard work our team does. So you can expect thoughtful gifts and awesome swag throughout your time at CARE above and beyond a competitive salary and bonuses.
  • Work culture: Being with an amazing community of clinicians passionate about what they do!
  • Open door environment: Have a difficult session? Want to connect about a case? Care to see if anyone is up for a social event? Support one another by helping up build a community to support the community. We encourage our team to connect with one another in informal ways, as well.
  • Beautiful offices and clinics around the cities.
  • Retirement: 401(k) & 401(k) match contributions/profit sharing
  • Comprehensive benefit package: health, dental (covered 100% by employer), vision (covered 100% by employer)
  • Short- and long-term disability (covered 100% by employer)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental leave
  • Pawternal leave (1 day off for adopting an animal 😊)
  • Additional information on CARE’s Benefits can be found here.


Education and Experience

Doctoral Degree in behavioral science/related field (psychology, counseling, education, etc.)


Must be in the process of working toward independent licensure and be in good standing with the respective licensing board.

Thank you for considering CARE Counseling for your postdoc fellowship!

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