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Acadia Healthcare Primary Therapist - $5k sign-on bonus in Tucson, Arizona


World-renowned residential treatment center seeking a Primary Therapist.

At Sierra Tucson, Primary Therapists are individuals who have responded to a personal higher calling to help those seeking mental health treatment. Driven to help residents uncover the underlying causes of their behavioral health concerns, successful Primary Therapists create trusting relationships with patients to deliver the optimal Sierra Tucson care experience.

A Primary Therapist is mainly responsible for diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders—whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral—by applying psychotherapeutic theories and techniques in the delivery of treatment services to individuals and families. The essential functions of a Primary Therapist include:

  • Providing psychotherapy services to patient as scheduled.

  • Conducting individual, group, or family therapy sessions as appropriate for the treatment plan of the patient.

  • Providing initial treatment planning for patients based on initial assessments and coordinating any additional services needed with revisions as necessary.

  • Maintaining documentation of therapy services provided to each patient according to facility and professional standards, revising as necessary.

  • Maintaining assigned caseloads.

  • Participating in treatment team meetings and collaborating with other staff to facilitate services for the patient in accordance with their treatment plan.

  • Providing these services in inpatient or outpatient settings.

  • Providing case management, discharge, or after-care planning as needed.

  • Assisting in educating and training staff on behavior management or therapeutic crisis intervention.

  • Coordinating various clinical, psychosocial, and educational activities with patients and their families.

  • Evaluating patients needs and determining if referrals to other programs or facilities is needed.

  • Assisting in the training of new clinical staff and interns.


  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or other recognized therapeutic field from an accredited college or university.

  • Minimum of four-plus years’ experience as a therapist with two or more years of experience working with a comparable patient population.

  • Current state licensure for professional providers required or eligible for licensure.

  • CPR and De-escalation/Restraint certification required (with training available upon hire).

Driven by our Core Values, Sierra Tucson offers a culture of caring and support to its staff as well as to the residents its serves.

Our Core Values:

  • Relationships – We respond promptly and respectfully to all concerns. We actively focus on listening with intent to satisfy needs, ensuring that people always feel valued. We aim to develop quality outcomes to drive satisfaction, loyalty, and opportunities to serve.

  • Integrity – We act honestly, consistently, and fairly in order to provide the highest ethical standards.

  • Compassion – We demonstrate warmth, sensitivity, and positive regard to patients, residents, family members, and others. We hold a sacred space as we walk with them on their journey.

  • Excellence – We provide highly reliable service, supported by evidence-based research, in our continuous pursuit of innovation in order to attain quality outcomes.

  • Teamwork – We strive to work in collaboration with others in order to create a common vision.

In addition to working for a premier treatment center with a competitive salary, our employees enjoy these other great benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Vision & Dental Insurance

  • Long and Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • 401K with Company Match

  • FSA and HSA

  • Holiday Pay

  • Training Provided

  • Team Atmosphere

  • State-of-the-art Equipment and Facility

  • Electronic Medical Records

If you are interested in this position and are looking to work in a premier facility with excellent benefits and employee appreciation, we would love to speak with you about this exceptional opportunity!

Our Vision

We will be a world-class organization that sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of addiction and other chronic behavioral health disorders. We will provide a continuum of evidence-based treatment that delivers the highest quality of care and improves the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Sierra Tucson Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a safe place for emotional, physical, and spiritual healing with a collaborative community of professionals who provide insight, understanding, and empowerment enhanced by a lifetime of alumni support.

Since 1983, Sierra Tucson has led the way in addiction and behavioral health treatment in Arizona, across the country and internationally. Distinguished for comprehensive programs, innovative and effective therapies, and clinical excellence, personified by an extraordinary and highly credentialed staff, Sierra Tucson provides comprehensive treatment to identify and resolve underlying issues that cause behavioral health disorders. Sierra Tucson combines integrative and experiential therapies with evidence-based practices to provide a full range of treatment modalities. Patients receive the resources, support, and tools necessary for long-term change to occur, including one full year of continuing care and a lifetime of alumni services. Our serene, 160-acre campus is located in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and is a place of peace, hope and healing.

For more information about Sierra Tucson, please visit us at






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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. Additional duties and responsibilities may be required of the job holder based upon business needs and at the request of Facility.




  • Masters or better in Social Work

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)