Therapist Opportunities

Therapist Careers at Pine Rest

We’re looking for highly qualified and dedicated clinical staff members to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team.

Contact Us

Have questions? Need assistance completing an application? Don’t see your ideal position?

Contact Adam Bogema at Adam.Bogema@pinerest.org or 616-559-5868.

One Employer, Endless Opportunities

Pine Rest provides an environment that allows you to learn, grow and develop in a variety of ways. As one of the largest behavioral health care providers in the United States, we offer countless career enhancement and advancement opportunities because of our size, scope of services, and specialty programs.

Exceptional benefits include…

  • Competitive salary package
  • Generous paid time off
  • Continuing education & educational assistance
  • Medical, dental & vision plans
  • Retirement match contribution
  • Flexible schedules
  • And much more!

Who we’re hiring

We are seeking fully licensed clinical psychologists and social workers with child, adolescent and family experience as well as certified advanced alcohol and drug counselors. Contact Adam if you do not see the position you are interested in or are a Masters or Doctoral level candidate seeking licensure supervision and training.

  • CAADC
  • LMSW / LISW
  • PhD
  • PsyD
  • LMHC
  • LPC

A culture of learning

  • Learn from your peers. Last year we employed over 230 psychologists and social workers in our outpatient network.
  • Pine Rest is a designated teaching hospital of Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine.
  • Dynamic interdisciplinary teams include psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, recovery coaches and more.
  • Free continuing education opportunities.
  • Professional growth reimbursement and educational/conference days for full-time clinical staff.
  • Opportunities to participate in research.

Comments From Therapists

“At Pine Rest, I can fulfill multiple professional interests through clinical work, program development and program management. It keeps me challenged!”

Katherine DeVries, LMSW, CAAC

Katherine DeVries, LMSW

DA Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor, Kathy joined Pine Rest in 2010. She is both the Program Coordinator and a member of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program treatment team. She specializes in issues of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), self-harming behaviors and chronic suicide ideation. She has completed extensive continuing education in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

What first attracted you to Pine Rest?

I was looking for a very professional work environment that would allow me to continue my work in DBT treatment.  Several friends employed at Pine Rest advised that the organization is professional, supportive, has a ton of resources for staff, and supports therapist growth in areas of treatment interest.

Working at Pine Rest would also allow me to serve people across the socioeconomic spectrum. This was important to me as a social worker. In the past I’d served only Medicaid/Medicare recipients. And if I moved to private practice, I would only be able to work with patients who had private insurance.

I had previously been involved in research projects and liked that I would have the opportunity to be in an organization that valued research and was a leader in West Michigan’s mental health community.

What is your vision for the DBT program?

I had the benefit of coming in to Pine Rest with many years of DBT experience and training and was able to bring with me the knowledge and structure to help the Pine Rest advance the DBT program by seeking grants and advanced training.

My hope is to continue to …

  • Ensure Pine Rest offers DBT with fidelity to the model, high quality, and with integrity.
  • Grow the DBT program. Unfortunately, there is a significant demand and lack of DBT services in Michigan.
  • Help the treatment community at large better understand BPD and have the tools needed to treat patients.

What have been some of your more rewarding accomplishments?

A few years ago, I helped develop the Family and Friends: Borderline Personality Disorder group at the Pine Rest Northwest Clinic. Over 15 years of DBT treatment, I have seen how families and friends struggle with both pain and lack of knowledge how to help their loved ones with BPD. Since the program’s inception, we have helped nearly 100 friends and family members increase their understanding of BPD and develop healthier coping tools for engaging with their loved one.

My favorite experience as a DBT therapist is seeing a patient change over the course of a year from a life of pain and chaos to achieving life goals for education, work and/or family.  Of course, we are often focused on stopping self-harm and preventing suicide at the beginning of treatment, but I know I have really made a difference when the focus of therapy is no longer self-harm but how to build a life worth living and taking steps on career and family goals. In one case, a client’s mother wrote a personal statement about how we helped her daughter turn her life around.

“By the end of six months (of DBT treatment), I could see such a tremendous difference! She gained new skills to help her deal with issues that would arise in her high school environment — one of the triggers for her depression. I also learned new skills to help and support her.

Throughout the summer she improved dramatically. She got her first job. She showed interest in things from which she would have turned away just a few months prior. By fall, she started college and was living on campus.”

What types of support and opportunities have been important to your career growth, happiness and success at Pine Rest?

At Pine Rest, I can fulfill multiple professional interests through clinical work, program development and program management. It keeps me challenged! I love the opportunity to grow and that my management team has always been open to and encourages ideas to build, develop and expand services offered. It’s been an amazing opportunity to be able to grow in the therapy area of my passion as well as explore new areas for growth

Although I’m in a supervisory role for DBT, Pine Rest makes it possible for supervisors to also provide therapy, which helps supervisors fully understand the challenges experience by the treatment team.

Pine Rest has a huge capacity for clinicians to move up in the system and be promoted. They have a focus on training and developing upcoming leaders.

Some of the other support that have been significant factors are:

  • The ability to have a flexible schedule as a working parent.
  • Professional growth funds so I can attend quality, out-of-state training rather than having to settle for the cheapest trainings I can find for my licensing needs.
  • The amazing teamwork at the Northwest Clinic! We have both a professional and fun work environment.

“At Pine Rest, I’ve been surrounded by excellent coworkers and staff … the organization is committed to clinical excellence and provides ongoing learning opportunities and an atmosphere of collaboration and adherence to best practices.”

Daniel Post, PsyD

Daniel Post PsyD

Dr. Post received his Doctorate of Psychology from Wheaton College and completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. His clinical expertise and experience includes outpatient therapy, psychological and forensic assessment and clinical supervision. Dr. Post provides treatment and assessments at the Pine Rest Psychological Consultation Center and serves as the lead forensic psychologist in Forensic Psychiatric and Psychological Services.

What first attracted you to Pine Rest?

I first came to Pine Rest in 2010 as a pre-doctoral intern excited for the chance to learn and study with a number of excellent psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers. The internship was an excellent training experience and one that thankfully led to me being hired after graduation and licensure as a psychologist.

What types of support and opportunities have been important to your career growth, happiness and success at Pine Rest?

Pine Rest has been an exciting and dynamic place to work. I have had the opportunity to maintain a diverse caseload of outpatient therapy and psychological testing while growing into many different roles. I am one who enjoys wearing a number of hats, and have been supported and encouraged by management to grow and develop new areas of practice. There is no shortage of opportunities at Pine Rest.

Most recently, this has involved providing crisis care to the victims and individuals impacted by the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, becoming involved in the psychiatry residency program as a Michigan State University adjunct professor, and assuming the position as lead forensic psychologist for the growing Forensic Psychiatric and Psychological Services department.

I’ve been surrounded by excellent coworkers and staff. Pine Rest has a commitment to clinical excellence that provides ongoing learning opportunities and an atmosphere of collaboration and adherence to best practices.

What have been some of your more rewarding accomplishments?

The growth of the Forensic Psychiatric and Psychological Services at Pine Rest has been remarkable and has filled a large need within Pine Rest and West Michigan for more access to quality civil and criminal forensic services. This growth and expansion could not have occurred without the efforts of the entire forensics team building on our combined experiences and areas of expertise along with solid committed support from our administrative staff who continually go above and beyond to meet the needs of clinicians and patients.

In the end, the best part of my work is walking alongside someone in the midst of significant difficulty and to be one part of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ through Pine Rest.

“Working at Pine Rest has made me a better clinician and a happier person. I hope to work here until I can’t work anymore. Best job that I ever had.”

Bob Stephans, LMSW, CAADC

A Licensed Master Social Worker with over 22 years of professional experience, Bob’s expertise includes the treatment of addiction, relapse prevention and co-occurring issues. Additional specialties include couple/marital relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and anger management. Robert graduated with honors from Grand Valley State University and is a Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor.

Bob provides treatment at the Pine Rest Retreat Center, which focuses on addiction and provides outpatient therapy, addiction medicine services, outpatient opioid detoxification and family support. He is also on the faculty for the Pine Rest Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship.

What first attracted you to Pine Rest?

I entered the field of addiction treatment in the late 1980s, and I have worked at a lot of places besides Pine Rest. To me, what I do is much more than a job; it’s a mission. Pine Rest understands that.

What have been some of your more rewarding accomplishments?

I am so blessed to see our patients making positive strides in their recovery journey. Occasionally a former patient will approach me outside of work, and they are thriving. What a thrill to hear, “Remember me! Pine Rest saved my life. I have the tools I need to be happy and stable now.”

What has been important to your career growth, happiness and success at Pine Rest?

Pine Rest is by far the best place that I’ve ever worked. I have access to an elite medical and clinical team which better allows me to meet the needs of the clients under my care. I have great hours, a flexible schedule and get paid for the work that I do. Plus, Pine Rest has free continuing education trainings.

The work environment is relaxed yet professional. Everyone is very caring and supportive. We have free pizza at our team meetings.  I hope to work here until I can’t work anymore. Pine Rest has been a place where I have cried, laughed and learned.

Working at Pine Rest has made me a better clinician and a happier person. These are just a few of the reasons that I feel proud and grateful when I say, that I’ve been here at Pine Rest for about 10 years now. Best job that I ever had.

“I really appreciate the variety of specialties and projects at Pine Rest. I’ve had many opportunities to participate in program development, community based committees, and robust training opportunities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), perinatal mood disorders, and other evidence-based treatments.”

Amy VanDenToorn, LMSW

Amy VanDenToorn, LMSWA licensed social worker, Amy joined Pine Rest in 2008. She has provided therapy to a wide variety of clients throughout Pine Rest’s outpatient network as well as teletherapy. She recently served as clinic manager at the Northeast Clinicand currently is manager of Pine Rest’s largest clinic, the Campus Clinic.

What first attracted you to Pine Rest?

My ultimate goal was to work for an organization with a faith-based mission. Pine Rest is a great place to work and is driven by its mission. They value excellent clinical care and a collaborative approach. In addition, I was very impressed by the breadth of professional opportunities at Pine Rest.

What types of support and opportunities have been important to your career growth, happiness and success at Pine Rest?

I really appreciate the variety of specialties and projects at Pine Rest. I’ve had many opportunities to participate in program development, community based committees and robust training opportunities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)perinatal mood disorders and other evidence-based treatments.

Because of our clinics’ extended hours, I have also been able to enjoy a lot of flexibility with my schedule. As a working parent, this flexibility has been priceless.

What have been some of your more rewarding accomplishments?

As a clinic manager, I’ve really valued working with our clinicians as well as my fellow clinic managers. The multidisciplinary and collegial approach at Pine Rest fosters a culture of collaboration where mentorship opportunities abound. Watching and guiding clinicians and staff grow in their careers has very gratifying.

As a clinician, I thrive on seeing patients making positive strides in treatment and regain their lives back. Also, I love trying out new methods in treatment to aid our patient’s recovery. Teletherapy intrigued me due to the increased access we can provide. While I offered teletherapy sessions to see if it would help my patients overcome barriers to treatment, what I discovered was that my patients enjoyed being able to attend a therapy session from the comfort of their home or at work during their lunch hour.”

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Contact Us

We invite you to join our team and become part of a dynamic organization called to bring healing moments to those we serve. 

Adam Bogema
Therapist Recruiter
Ph: 616-559-5868
Email: adam.bogema@pinerest.org