Trauma Therapist

The Full Time Trauma Therapist will utilize trauma-focused treatment modalities to provide individual counseling, group counseling, and group psychoeducation to adults who have experienced sex trafficking. This position reports to the Clinical Director.

Agency Overview
Healing Action is a St. Louis based non-profit organization that services adults who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation including, but not limited to, human trafficking, prostitution, stripping, escorting, pornography, and survival sex.

Healing Action focuses on providing relational trauma recovery services that include intensive case management, trauma therapy, individual and group peer support services, psychoeducation groups, and supportive housing. We continue to build a team of creative, flexible, passionate, and driven individuals who thrive in a nontraditional environment.


  • 24 vacation days
  • 9 agency-observed holidays
  • Full employer-paid individual health insurance, including dental and vision, upon hire
  • Ongoing Professional Development opportunities
  • Monthly mileage and phone reimbursement

Salary to be discussed during the interview process.

What You’ll Do… 

  • Establish a helping relationship, assess complex trauma related concerns, and work with members (Clients) to select evidence-based interventions that best serve their needs. Interventions likely to include crisis intervention and comprehensive safety planning
  • Administer pre/post assessments and evaluations to ensure service effectiveness and person-centered clinical intervention
  • Provide psychoeducation and therapy groups focusing on, but not limited to trauma, healthy relationships, and substance use recovery
  • Coordinate/communicate with family members, outside resources, and/or other providers to increase effectiveness of treatment
  • Participate in supervision, service team meetings, and all-agency meetings to assist with expansion and delivery of comprehensive services
  • Occasionally provide clinical consultation to members care team

This could be a good match if you have… 

  • Demonstrated ability to model appropriate relational boundaries, use team as support, and practice self-care when exposed to high volume of traumatized victims
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of complex trauma and associated presentations. Possibly includes attachment disruption, developmental trauma, complex dissociative disorders, and substance abuse
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of evidence-based theories, principles, and practices related to long term complex trauma recovery; including but not limited to, neurobiological impact of trauma, EMDR, somatic experiencing, cognitive behavioral interventions, and/or stages of change.
  • The capacity to provide assistance in a timely, sensitive, and supportive manner based on trauma-informed practice principles that includes a rights-based, harm reduction, and social justice framework
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, set and meet goals and deadlines while balancing direct service responsibilities with effective record keeping

Requirements for this position

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related degree
  • Independent Missouri License to provide therapy
  • Experience practicing EMDR
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a Class E License within one week of starting employment, proof of
    automobile insurance, and reliable transportation
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule, including one night per week, based on member needs

Schedule and Salary: 
This is a full time (40 hrs.), non-exempt position. Wage is negotiable – DOE. Generous benefit and time-off package to be discussed during interview process. Monthly reimbursement for mileage and expenses.

Next Steps 
If you are qualified and interested, send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include Therapist in the subject line of your email.