Full-Time Licensed Therapist Positions Available at
Portland DBT Institute

We are always looking for passionate, talented, behaviorally-focused licensed providers to join our team. We provide comprehensive training and supervision services, and a supportive, lively environment to work in!


The Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI) is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon with a satellite office in Salem, Oregon. We are a free-standing, outpatient clinic that serves both public and private sectors. We are an interdisciplinary team that places a high value on ongoing professional development, quality service to clients of all backgrounds, and creating a supportive and equalitarian environment in which to work. We offer comprehensive outpatient DBT as well as DBT Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders. In addition to a wide range of clinical services, PDBTI provides training, consultation, and supervision in DBT regionally and throughout the United States. A robust in-house training program is available to all PDBTI staff to further enhance mastery of DBT and CBT. Additionally, clinical staff have the opportunity to receive supervision and consultation from international DBT experts, including Linda Dimeff, PhD (Institute Director) and Andrew White, PhD (Associate Director). We are rapidly expanding, with many opportunities for career growth within the company.


PDBTI provides a full array of DBT services for adults, young adults, and teens. Specialty programs include: DBT for Eating Disorders, DBT for Substance Abusers, DBT for PTSD, and BPD. We also offer medication management services and provide a number of services designed to treat environments (e.g., Family & Friends Orientation Workshop, DBT-influenced couples and family therapy). We are a state-licensed clinic and comply with all state requirements related to quality assurance and consumer protection.


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.


We are currently seeking full-time therapists for our programs in Portland and Salem! Therapists on our team provide clinical services in both outpatient and intensive outpatient contexts. PDBTI clinicians are supervised by DBT therapists with advanced training, have access to a wide breadth of DBT resources, and participate fully in the consultation team, as well as the clinic as a whole. Plus, we’re a fun place to work and the position has full benefits. We are seeking individuals who are licensed or license-eligible in the state of Oregon. Previous clinical DBT experience is valued but not required for new employment.


  • Robust Medical and Dental Plans
  • Simple IRA with 3% Company Match
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Free Monthly In-house NBCC Continuing Education Training
  • Clinical Supervision and DBT Consultation
  • Access to All Levels of DBT Training


Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interested candidates should submit questions and requested materials to: Dr. Andrew White at awhite@pdbti.org or via fax (503) 231-8153. Interested applicants should include the following information:

  1. Letter of intent that describes your career interests and goals.
  2. Two letters of recommendation.
  3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable).
  4. One clinical work sample, such as an assessment report, or other work sample that highlights your work, relevant to the emphasis area.