Join our Team!

Portland DBT Institute is hiring full-time Licensed Therapists (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD, PhD)!

Seeking licensed therapists for a fulfilling career opportunity in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). We’re more than a place to work. We’re a supportive community dedicated to growth, excellence, and compassion, and committed to transforming lives through DBT. Come as you are – a newcomer to DBT or an expert. Jump into your chosen specialty or deepen your knowledge in a new area: eating disorders, PTSD, substance misuse, or working with teens and their families.

Enjoy flexible work remotely or from one of our offices in Portland, Salem, or Medford, OR.

About Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI)

Portland DBT Institute is the oldest free-standing DBT clinic in the world, certified by the DBT-LBC board of certification. We offer a range of DBT services to meet our client needs, from individual therapy and DBT skills training to intensive outpatient programs, parent coaching, and medication management. We invest in our clinicians, making sure each person has the support they need to do this important work.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation (average full-time salary is approximately $116K per year).
  • Outstanding benefits package (401K with company match; fully paid healthcare and dental benefits and life insurance; paid time off)
  • Annual training stipend and full access to in-house trainings in DBT and other evidence-based practices; case consultation and expert supervision.
  • Option for salary or fee-for-service

Why Choose Us?

  • Strong community ethos fosters growth and connection.
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule – either remote or at one of our offices in Portland, Salem, or Medford.
  • Comprehensive training ensures you’re equipped for success.
  • Meaningful work with a dedicated team making a real difference in clients’ lives.

How About You?

  • You have a Master’s degree or higher in social work, psychology, counseling or related field; and have a current, unrestricted Oregon state license as an LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or Psychologist.
  • You’ve got a passion for life-saving work and eagerness to learn and grow.
  • You have always wanted to learn DBT and/or are loving doing it and want to go deeper.
  • You value working with others as part of a team and working independently.

Drilling into Specifics: What You’d Do

  • Provide individual therapy sessions using DBT tailored to each client’s individual needs.
  • Provide DBT skills training groups.
  • Conduct comprehensive initial assessments to evaluate clients’ needs and establish treatment goals.

Equal Opportunity

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.


Want to take the next step? Send your CV/resume and a cover letter that tells us about you to jobs@pdbti.org!

Post Doctoral Fellowships at
Portland DBT Institute

Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI) is currently seeking postdoctoral fellows to join our team! Located in Portland and Salem, Oregon, PDBTI is a vibrant clinic community providing comprehensive DBT clinical services, as well as training, supervision, and consultation throughout the United States and internationally. Directed by DBT expert and Linehan protégé Linda Dimeff, PhD, PDBTI is the oldest and among the largest freestanding outpatient DBT clinics in the world, serving over 1000 clients annually. We offer comprehensive standard outpatient DBT to teens, their families, and adults.

Programs include: DBT for Eating Disorders, DBT Medication Management, DBT for Substance Abusers, DBT for Adolescents, and DBT/Prolonged Exposure for Stage 1 individuals with PTSD and BPD. PDBTI offers four intensive outpatient programs for teens and their families, adults, and adults with severe eating disorders. PDBTI is a founding member of the DBT Clinics Consortium and is one of the few DBT programs certified by the Linehan Board of Certification.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM? We care about each other, the community we serve, and providing exceptional full-fidelity DBT and clinical care. We have a strong training program that includes a mentoring program, supervision pods that includes review of audio/video recordings, and a wealth of DBT and CBT webinars and two-day trainings provided by PDBTI. Fellows can also engage in rigorous study of other evidence-based therapies through a collaboration with the DBT Clinics Consortium. Trainees may select one or more specialty tracks to augment their clinical training: NIH-funded suicide research and grant writing, clinic-based research and program evaluation, and/or clinic administration. Trainees will work closely with Andrew White, PhD, ABPP, Associate Director, and Linda Dimeff, PhD, Institute Director to fulfill their training goals.

Additional Information: This is a three-year appointment with the hope that applicants will wish to stay on at Portland DBT Institute following this initial engagement. All positions start in Fall, 2022. In addition to your selected track(s), Year 1 will focus on licensure as well as learning DBT to fidelity, as well as other EBPs; Year 2 will focus on DBT-LBC Certification.

Salary: Starting salary is $68,500; once licensed, this increases to $75,000. Although this is a salaried position, fellows in good standing can opt for a fee-for-service arrangement in their second and third year.

Application Submission: Please send the following information to Andrew White, PhD, ABPP, Associate Director via email (awhite@pdbti.org) or using the APPIC Common Application:

  • Letter of intent detailing your career goals, areas of expertise, experience, and training in DBT.
  • CV
  • Two to three letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Clinical work sample (assessment report, DBT case formulation, publication, etc.)