Inner Trailheads Counselling & Coaching Services

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Registered Social Worker

Job types: Contract position for 10-25 clinical hours a week

Salary: $80 to $100 per hour (Compensation per direct client hour)

Are you a dedicated and compassionate therapist looking to make a meaningful impact in people’s lives? Join our expanding team at Inner Trailheads! We guide individuals (18+) from a state of stuckness or distress to a place of healing, personal growth, and self-discovery. Our counseling and coaching practice is committed to moving beyond symptom management to fostering lasting change.

At Inner Trailheads, we understand that transformation comes from addressing the root causes. We specialize in a person-centered approach that combines evidence-based practices with the radical pragmatism to best serve our clients. Our team is committed to helping clients break free from patterns that keep them stuck, heal trauma, and build a deeper connection to themselves and others.

As we build our dream team, our aim is to have therapists that reflect our community. Folks that come from various backgrounds (sexual orientation, genders, SES, spirituality, age, neurodiversity, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

What we offer:

  • A supportive team environment that values work-life balance and pay equity
  • Flexible working hours, with the option to create your own work schedule either in person or remotely, ranging from 10 to 25 clinical hours per week.
  • Compensation per direct client hour, with the starting pay range at $80 per clinical hour with potential for negotiation based on specialization and experience.
  • Peer supervision and opportunities for learning and growth.
  • Support to get started in private practice, including referrals, marketing, office space, documentation software.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with trauma informed prescribers and legally work with medicines listed in the special access program (psilocybin).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master degree in Social Work (MSW) in good standing with the OCSWSSW
  • At least 2 years postgraduate experience in a role providing psychotherapy to individuals or groups
  • Post-graduate training in at least one bottom-up approach to trauma centered therapy (IFS, SE, AEDP or EMDR)
  • Familiarity with other evidence-based modalities such as CBT, DBT, ACT, EFT and/or Gottman Method.
  • Warmth and strong interpersonal skills for building therapeutic and collegial relationships.
  • Ability to acquire your own personal liability insurance.
  • Neurodivergence affirming, queer and trans affirming, and anti-racist in orientation

Additional Strengths:

  • While the role is hybrid (offering either in-person or remote sessions with clients), preference will be given to those near the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Proficiency in case conceptualization, client-centered treatment planning and clear progress notes, while also remaining adaptable to clients’ needs.
  • Dedicated to personal and professional growth to deepen your knowledge and experience your own therapeutic healing.
  • Previous training, personal experience or interest in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.
  • Interest in securing a long-term position within a growing team.

Apply Now!

To learn more or submit your application, please email us at You can also use the form below to submit your resumé.