About Healing Action

Healing Action is a St. Louis based non-profit organization that services adults who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation including, but not limited to, sex 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. Healing Action continues to be in the rapid stages of development and strategically rolling out comprehensive services to survivors of exploitation. As we continue to grow quickly, we are building a team of creative, flexible, passionate, and driven individuals who thrive in a nontraditional environment.

Agency Values

1. CollaborationWe value partnership and recognize that we can’t do this work alone.
2. Self-Determination: : We believe members are the experts of their own lives. They have the power to define their needs and make the right choices for their care and future.
3. Well-Being: We believe in providing a quality, supportive experience to our clients, team, and community.
4. Authenticity: We prioritize realism, directness, and truthfulness.
5. Transparency: We do what we say and explain our decisions.

Position Overview

The Full Time Trauma Therapist-Telehealth will utilize trauma-focused and evidence-based treatment modalities to provide individual counseling, group counseling, and group psychoeducation to adults who have experienced Commercial Sexual Exploitation. This position reports to the Clinical Director.

What You Will Do

  • Establish a helping relationship, assess complex problems, select interventions to help members function effectively
  • Provide individual and group therapy to adult survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Provide psychoeducation groups surrounding trauma, healthy relationships, and substance use recovery
  • Work with Members to complete a comprehensive safety plan
  • Work with Members to create client specific, measurable, and reasonable goals, objectives and outcomes as part of their treatment plan
  • Provide psychoeducation and therapeutic skills to promote member recovery
  • Help Members understand their treatment and recovery options
  • Respond in a timely way to changes in member’s conditions and take appropriate actions
  • Coordinate/communicate with other providers to increase effectiveness of treatment
  • Coordinate necessary and applicable care with family members and outside resources
  • Participate as a member of the Service Team by providing clinical consultation with team members
  • Participate in Supervision, Service Team meetings, and All-Agency meetings
  • Administer a variety of pre/post assessments and evaluations to ensure effectiveness of services
  • Work with Service Team to strengthen the infrastructure required to expand and deliver comprehensive services
  • Promote effective and efficient utilization of clinical resources

This Could Be A Good Match If You Have

  • Clinical experience and enjoyment working with clients affected by trauma and dissociation, co- occurring disorders, eating disorders, and those affected by domestic and sexual violence
  • Applied knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principles, and best practices in working with individuals with PTSD and complex trauma
  • The capacity to provide assistance in a timely, sensitive, and supportive manner based on trauma- informed practice principles
  • A rights-based, harm reduction, and social justice framework
  • A flexible, creative, and proactive working style, using one’s own initiative to anticipate the unexpected and remain resourceful
  • Demonstrated ability to use person-first language and refrain from stigmatizing language
  • Demonstrated ability to model appropriate relational boundaries, use team as support, and practice self- care when exposed to high volume of traumatized survivors
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks including proficiency in balancing direct service responsibilities with effective record keeping
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, set and meet goals and deadlines
  • Proficiency in technology and telehealth therapy strategies


  • A master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related degree (Psychology, MFT)
  • Independent Missouri License to provide therapy (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Psychologists)
  • Experience practicing trauma informed care and evidence-based trauma modalities
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a Class E License within one week of starting employment, proof of automobile insurance (no less than $100,000 bodily injury per person, $300,000 bodily injury per accident, and at least $100,000 property damage per accident), and reliable transportation
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule, including one night per week, based on member needs
  • Ability to be on-call evenings and weekends (per rotation, phone crisis intervention only)

Salary and Benefits

This is a full time (40 hrs.), non-exempt position. Generous benefits and time-off package. Additional monthly reimbursement for mileage and expenses. Salary is $51,000 annually.

  • 184 hours (23 days) of PTO from day 1
  • 14 Holidays
  • 100% Health, Dental. Vision Insurance from day 1
  • Unlimited Sick Leave
  • Professional Development Stipend
  • Short term disability and life insurance from day 1

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.