Are you a licensed therapist looking to work from home? Luckily, thanks to the boom of telehealth in recent years, there are plenty of opportunities available.
Many people who struggle with day-to-day life or suffer from mental health issues want therapy but are unable — or lack the desire to — leave home to get it.
Thanks to telehealth jobs, I've been seeing many remote job openings for therapists, counselors, and more from companies that provide online platforms for these types of services.
So if you have the required education, experience, and licensing to do mental health work, keep reading to see what's open now. It's worth mentioning in advance I'm noticing most of these are independent contractor roles.
5 Work at Home Jobs in the Mental Health Industry
1 – BetterHelp
BetterHelp is always looking to add social workers, marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, professional counselors, and psychologists to their roster. You must be located in the US to qualify.
With BetterHelp, you are free to work full- or part-time hours. They take care of client referrals and billing details.
Per the BetterHelp website, you must be licensed by a State Board to provide therapy (e.g., LCSW, LMFT, LPC, PsyD, or similar credentials). Unfortunately, if you are an intern or require supervision to provide therapy services, you cannot be a provider at BetterHelp at this time.
Also, they are unable to accept substance abuse therapists, school therapists, registered nurses, career therapists, Christian therapists and business/life coaches (unless they have an additional license as a mental health therapist).
Go here for more details and to apply.
2 – Cerebral
Cerebral is one of the fastest-growing mental health care companies in the United States. They have multiple remote jobs open now for therapists, care counselors, telemedicine therapists, physicians, registered nurses, and more.
If you want to work for Cerebral as a therapist, you must live in the United States and have any of the following license structures: (LPCC, LCSW, LMFT, or etc.).
3 – Talkspace
Talkspace is always looking for new therapists to join their platform and provide care remotely.
As a Talkspace therapist, you can enjoy reliable income with no overhead, flexible hours, and typically you get to start work the same week you are accepted to work.
A LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, or PhD in Clinical Psychology
Individual professional malpractice liability insurance policy
Submission of a fully completed, signed CAQH application
Individual NPI number
Reliable internet connection
You work independently, whenever you want. According to the website, most Talkspace therapists earn $67.90 per hour for Live Sessions (video, audio, or chat).
Go here for more details and to apply with Talkspace.
4 – Ginger
Ginger is a company that has been providing online on-demand mental healthcare for a number of years now, including coaching, therapy, and psychiatry. Most of Ginger's clients communicate with their therapists via a smartphone.
If you are interested in working for Ginger, they are currently hiring for online therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and behavioral health coaches. These are remote positions, but you must be based in the United States to qualify, and have the appropriate licensing and credentials for each of the above positions.
These appear to be mostly full-time roles, working as a W-2 (not independent contractor) employee for Ginger.
5 – Him & Hers
Him & Hers is always looking to add psychiatric nurse practitioners and therapy providers to their roster of mental health professionals.
You would work remotely for Him & Hers, setting your own schedule. If you work full-time for Him & Hers, you get to enjoy benefits and paid time off.
Go here for more details on these positions and to apply.
FlexJobs Has More Remote Mental Health Listings
For more openings in the mental health industry, I'd recommend looking at the listings currently open on FlexJobs.
FlexJobs is a job board specializing in remote and flexible jobs, and I use it myself. They guarantee all listings to be screened and scam-free.
If you decide to get a membership to FlexJobs, it's only $14.95 a month, or you can use promo code AFFILPROMO to get 30 percent off of that.
Go here to learn more about FlexJobs if you're curious about them.
Good luck if you apply to any of the positions listed above!