Work in Ames

Therapist - LPHA

Company Name:
Lutheran Services in Iowa
Company Description:

We partner with children, youth and families, people with disabilities, the elderly and people of refugee status – helping people in times of need, strengthening families and advocating dignity and social justice for our neighbors in the community.


LSI is one of Iowa’s largest human service agencies with over 1,000 employees and is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
March 17, 2023
Deadline Date:
April 16, 2023
Job Categories:
Nonprofit, Social Services
Home Base Iowa Company:
Job Description:


"I work at LSI so that my clients know that although their journey may be difficult, they do not have to endure it alone." Shantel, an LSI therapist


At LSI, we are dedicated to wrapping compassionate care around the children and families we are privileged to serve. Our therapists are central to our mission and serve as expert advisors to LSI's early childhood, behavioral health, and family safety teams.


We are seeking a Full time/Part time Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) to provide telehealth and in-person therapy and counseling to couples, families, adults, and children in Des Moines (Polk County and surrounding areas).


In this role, you will:

  • Provide therapy and counseling assessments in a community-based setting
  • Have the potential to see clients in a school-based setting
  • Serve a diverse population of children, adults, couples, and families
  • Develop individual treatment plans to fully address each client's various behavioral and mental health care needs
  • Manage case plan oversight and re-evaluate as necessary to build the best possible outcomes for our clients
  • Have the ability to receive free clinical licensure supervision from one of our Clinical Supervisors



  • A Master's in Social Work or an approved related field (LMFT, LMHC)
  • Must be licensed in the state of Iowa (temporary and provisionally licensed applicants are encouraged to apply!)
  • A valid driver's license, good driving record, and auto insurance
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, Sex Offender registry, and a criminal history check

New competitive pay structure that allows for significant monthly bonuses and higher average pay than most local similar agencies

  • - Provide therapy and counseling assessments on a flexible schedule that works for you
  • - Free clinical licensure supervision and opportunities for licensure reimbursement
  • - Yearly stipend for trainings, credit hours, and development opportunities
  • - Statewide team of therapists who value collaboration

Benefits and Perks

We view each staff member as a holistic person with concerns, interests, and commitments outside of work. We are a team who cares about each other, believes in work-life balance, and provides flexible scheduling to meet your needs. LSI offers a 401(k), generous paid time off, and health, dental, life, and vision insurance. We also provide Team LSI perks like gym discounts, pet insurance, and cell phone discounts through Verizon.

Who We Are

LSI is an equal opportunity employer. At LSI we respect diverse life experiences, cultures and heritages, and strive to provide that all voices are heard and valued. You can learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at


Ready to get started and join Team LSI? Apply today!

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Master's, Social Work or related field
Resume Required:
Des Moines
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