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Behavioral Health Counselor

Job Details

Spring Branch - Houston, TX
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Up to 25%


Suvida Healthcare is a senior-focused neighborhood-centric, multidisciplinary primary care program built to address the physical, behavioral, social, and cultural needs of the underserved Medicare-eligible Hispanic population. Multigenerational in design, Suvidas differentiated approach will enable us to deliver on the quadruple aim, improving health outcomes as well as consumer and employee experience while lowering total cost of care. Suvida will thoughtfully cultivate an empathetic and service-centric environment, positioning us not only as a best-in class health care provider, but also as the provider of choice for our patients, their families, and the community at large.

Our Purpose

We are an empowered primary care team creating health equity through an exceptional clinical and consumer experience that improves the quality of life for the people, families, and the neighborhoods we serve.

Our Vision

To improve the quality of life for underserved people and those that care for them in neighborhoods across America.



At Suvida Healthcare, we thrive when our people thrive. Looking for bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed, or provisionally licensed, counselors who are interested in joining a new and growing group practice in Texas. We focus on working with the elderly/geriatric population in a didactic, interdisciplinary and culturally diverse setting. The Behavioral Health Counselor (BHC) would provide individual, and family therapy services, while coordinating services with the clinical team, namely the psychiatric provider. This BHC would work with other ancillary staff to identify resources and support, as part of the treatment plan to produce better health outcomes for our patients. Essential responsibilities consist of but not all inclusive:


  • Provide behavioral health counseling services
  • Conduct patient assessments and establish therapy treatment goals
  • Administer individual and group therapy
  • Maintain thorough and confidential records of observations
  • Evaluate progress and effectiveness of therapy interventions
  • Provide patient with information regarding resources and therapeutic activities in the community
  • Work directly with the patient, family, provider and community providers to ensure active and collaborate care
  • Provide assessment, social services and counseling to patients, and their families in relation to social, psychological, financial and family situations.
  • Provide individual, group and family psychotherapy
  • Document therapies and treatment
  • Assist with direct patient care as needed
  • Initiate and conduct educational programs for staff as needed
  • Market and provide community education on therapeutic services
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with outside community health and social agencies and reaches out to the community to develop new resources for meeting patient needs
  • Conduct training programs with outside organizations regarding health and wellness
  • Function as lead therapist regarding trauma and personality disorders, providing clinical consultation to staff
  • Provide clinical consultation to clinical staff about mental health issues for various patient populations, including geriatric and substance use disorders
  • Interpret and communicate necessary information regarding patients and families including social history information to staff and providers
  • Coordinate planning, make recommendations, and facilitate decision-making concerning individual patient care plans especially regarding the home situation
  • Plan treatments and review provider cases
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education Requirements

  • Masters Degree required (Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling)
  • Licensing: One of the following independent licenses:
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • No Limited/Provisional Licenses


Experience Requirements

  • 2+ years of professional experience recommended.
  • Ability to make professional evaluations, decisions, and recommendation for treatment planning and implementation.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and sympathetic nature
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) required


Physical Demands


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for prolonged periods of time, stand, walk, talk, hear, and reach with hands and arms. Hand eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and other office equipment; must be able to operate a motor vehicle. When representing Suvida Healthcare at external events, the Behavioral Health Counselor also required to stand for prolonged periods of time, kneel, crouch, bend and lift, and able to move up to 30 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.