Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Programming

  • Charlie Health
  • Remote
  • Jul 31, 2022
Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor

Job Description


Why Charlie Health?

Young people across the country need our help. The sad reality is that a mental health crisis has taken hold of our most vulnerable population—leading to record levels of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and self-harm. From Manhattan to Montana, this reality is compounded by issues of access, both geographic and financial. The mental health landscape is systemically broken, and our young people are suffering as a result.

Charlie Health has set out on a mission to reimagine how high acuity care is delivered to young people—particularly those in rural populations. Our initial offering is a virtual intensive outpatient program (vIOP), which connects like-minded virtual groups with therapists that specialize in their specific mental health needs.

Our goal is to help young people and families heal together. Through a combination of exceptional medical and psychological care, engaged community partnerships, and best-in-class technology, we provide an unparalleled approach to recovery support that serves individual needs in an integrated way. Join us in our mission to ensure that every young person—regardless of location or socioeconomic status—can get the care that they deserve.

About the Role

The Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Programming is responsible for providing expert knowledge of dialectical behavior therapy  to Charlie Health’s clinical staff and continued resources to our clients. This individual will have a desire to continue to learn and engage in industry best practice of DBT techniques. They will also lead and develop DBT programming initiatives. This position reports to the Chief Clinical Officer.


  • Provide expert knowledge and thought to leadership to develop and manage DBT services
  • Develop and lead DBT programming initiatives
  • Provides flexible hours for staff to come and ask questions and to have client consultations
  • Builds a team of direct providers and administrative staff to support ongoing efforts in DBT programming
  • Develops standardized ways for tracking key performance indicators related to outcome measures for clients that exceed industry standards
  • Collaborates with outreach members to educate referral sources about Charlie Health’s mission to provide DBT inclusive care
  • Ensure that clinical services are delivered in accordance with recognized best practices of the DBT literature and research with the continued development of DBT curriculum
  • Facilitates 15 group therapy hours/week with the DBT client population
  • Take initiative on individualized projects set forth by Leadership
  • Assist with the development of relationships with key referral sources and participate in networking
  • Continual learning and engagement in industry best practices around DBT programming
  • Continual education of staff of ways to better treat DBT clientele 


  • Work authorized in the United States and native or bilingual proficiency in English
  • Board certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Linehan Institute
  • Background in adolescent behavioral healthcare or related fields preferred but not required.
  • W2 position, full-time with availability for 40 hours per week
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to function both independently and collaboratively in a totally remote environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship-building and listening skills, with a natural, consultative style
  • Ability to energize, communicate, and build rapport at all levels within an organization
  • Passion for working in a rapidly growing business with curiosity, humility, humor, and professionalism.
  • Proactive self-starter and natural multitasker
  • Familiarity with and willingness to use cloud-based communication software—Gmail, Slack, Zoom, Dropbox–in addition to EMR and outcomes survey software on a daily basis


Our mentality is to find the best, attract the best, and pay the best talent—which is why we prioritize quality over quantity of hires. While we offer zero-stress medical, dental, and vision coverage, competitive salaries, and a generous PTO policy, we're way more excited to tell you about a few "perks” that are unique to Charlie Health. We’ve spent time thinking through what it means to be a mental health company and how we can better align these additional perks with our mission and values.

First and foremost, we believe that no one should ever have to compromise on their mental or physical health. This is why we offer a monthly wellness stipend to the mindfulness, talk therapy, nutrition, or fitness app or program of your choice (Headspace, TalkSpace, Noom, gym membership, Peloton, etc.). We also offer complimentary yoga sessions for you and your loved ones hosted by one of our licensed instructors. Our team is big on self-care, and we are committed to helping our employees live happy and healthy lives.

We also want you to live and see our mission in action. We encourage every employee—regardless of department—to shadow our vIOP sessions once per month. And while it’s motivating to experience the care that we provide to patients, we also want to collectively celebrate their successes. This is why we host quarterly events to recognize alumni of our program and bring together patients and team members around shared experiences. Whether it be through a cooking class, a magic show, a comedy act, or a virtual talent competition, we want to uplift our patients and teammates, together.


So—what do you think?

If you’ve made it this far, well, we’re excited to meet you too. Just one more thing that we want you to remember: we pride ourselves on our meritocratic, performance-driven culture. There are lives on the line, and we have young people to save. There’s no room for complacency. Your scope of responsibility and opportunity to make a difference will be uncapped at Charlie Health, but we need your commitment that you will work tirelessly for our patients, parents, and partners. At the end of day, our team is committed to helping you succeed at Charlie Health because when you succeed, our patients succeed, and we get one step closer to solving the mental health crisis. We’re hopeful that this role will give you the experience to go and do whatever you want in life but the fulfillment to make you never want to leave our team. We look forward to solving the mental health crisis, together.

Please do not call our public clinical admissions line in regards to this or any other job posting.

Recruiting agencies, please do not submit unsolicited referrals for this or any open role. We have a roster of agencies with whom we partner, and we will not pay any fee associated with unsolicited referrals.

At Charlie Health, we value being an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to cultivate an environment where individuals can be their authentic selves. Being an Equal Opportunity Employer means every member of our team feels as though they are supported and belong. We value diverse perspectives to help us provide essential mental health and substance use disorder treatments to all young people.

Charlie Health applicants are assessed solely on their qualifications for the role, without regard to disability or need for accommodation.