Adolescent & Family Therapist

Esperanza is seeking inspired and dedicated therapists.

Esperanza is a community-based alternative-to-incarceration program working with young people who have cases in family and/or adult (Criminal/Supreme) court. We provide comprehensive clinical services, including individual and family therapy, to youth and their families in their own homes and communities across New York City. Please note that at present our services are provided using a combination of in-person and remote sessions, depending on the individual needs and circumstances of each participant and family; this is subject to change during the pandemic. All recommended health protocols are followed.

We are seeking dedicated therapists who will provide all aspects of client services to a small caseload of families. These services include, but are not limited to: clinical assessments and treatment planning, intensive family and individual therapy, crisis intervention, and case management. Therapists work collaboratively with Esperanza staff members and various outside agencies to ensure that a wide range of services are in place as necessary, including education, community-based services, public assistance, etc. Therapy is provided in our clients’ homes and communities so an open-mind and flexible schedule is needed. In addition, travel and emergency on-call coverage are required.

Esperanza therapists pride themselves on learning and employing new therapeutic techniques to help best serve our clients. As every family is different, we approach each case with an individualized plan and utilize a wide-range of therapy models and interventions. Many of the adolescents and families who participate in Esperanza have a history of complex trauma; as a result, we give significant attention to attachment-based and relational trauma interventions, including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy principles, and offer training to help new staff build their knowledge and skill in these areas. Esperanza strives to understand how intersections of race, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability, play key roles in the lives of the people we serve and affect their experiences with marginalization. Esperanza provides quality supervision by experienced and credentialed supervisors who are available and on-call to provide guidance and support outside of the structured supervision time. Supervision provided meets the NY State Department of Education requirements for licensure as LCSW, LMHC, LMFT and LCAT. We devote significant resources to training and ongoing professional staff development, and we promote a collegial environment with an experienced clinical staff. In addition to weekly individual supervision, we utilize small and larger format clinical staff meetings, as well as dedicate time for peer supervision.

We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, and vision coverage, a 401k plan with matching contributions, flexible spending accounts, and paid time off including vacation, sick and personal days as well as holidays.


  • Master's degree in social work, mental health counseling, marriage & family therapy, or related field required. Candidate must be eligible for NYS licensure (LMSW,LCSW,LMHC,LMFT,LCAT)

  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred and there is a pay differential for same

  • Experience working with court-involved youth and/or in community-based organizations desirable

  • Experience in family counseling desirable

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment


$56,000 plus, depending on education and experience, plus excellent benefits


To apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume to:

Jenny Kronenfeld
Executive Director
Esperanza NY, Inc
636 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Fax: (212) 964-5566

No telephone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Esperanza values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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