The Company

Sana Lake Recovery; is a uniquely different addiction and mental health treatment center from the vast majority of centers in the country as we solely focus on delivering better outcomes for our members measured in terms of quality of life. Our system of care models the addiction programs for physicians and airline pilots which have achieved materially better outcomes than the typical treatment center over a long period of time. Our staff deliver highly personalized care using dynamic treatment and recovery plans managed by specialized care coordinators. Treatment is holistic evidence-based across a full continuum of care, from acute to chronic care programming with extended care support for five years or more. Programming is delivered by professionally credentialed medical, therapeutic, clinical and peer specialist staff. Frequent assessments are conducted of the members’ progress of achieving goals they can reasonably attain to adjust the treatment plan as needed. The staff are highly trained and credentialed professionals that care about the member finding recovery for life in everything we do.

Our facilities, from medically monitored detox to residential, outpatient, recovery supportive housing and transportation, are warm, calming and comfortable for optimal healing and recovery. Many describe our facilities as world-class, but however they may be described, it is a healing environment that engenders longer term connections with a community of like-minded people who first come into treatment not wanting to be there, who find our facilities to be where they want to be.

Our acute care detox and residential facility is strategically located on a stunning, serene and private 55 acres just west of St. Louis, MO. We offer the only dedicated 24/7 medically monitored and staffed detox unit of its kind in the region. Urgent access to medical, psychiatric and behavioral assessments and outpatient services are housed in modern state-of-the-art Behavioral Wellness Centers in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri. Our recovery supportive housing is located in safe neighborhoods in St. Louis with one- and two-bedroom multi-family units with 24/7 staff supervision and transportation provided for Behavioral Wellness and other recovery supportive services.

As amazing as our properties and programming might be, the most important part of Sana Lake is our staff. We are blessed to have people at all levels in the organization who are deeply passionate about helping others find recovery for life. This passion cannot be manufactured. It happens every day in many small unknown actions when a staff member goes above and beyond to connect with the member, or in big ways where a life is saved. Staff have the freedom to do what they believe our members need to achieve their treatment and recovery goals. Freedom is an amazing gift that we cherish and earn every day.

-Paul D. Melnuk, CEO-

The Position

The Therapist is responsible for performing a wide variety of member care activities as directed by the Program Director. They will be responsible for a caseload and shall provide services including individual trauma and co-occurring therapy, and group trauma counseling. The Therapist may conduct psychosocial and bio-psychosocial assessments and develop a diagnosis from the information gathered in the assessment. The Therapist will collaborate with the Treatment Team to formulate the Master Treatment Plan and assist in coordinating discharge planning. They will be responsible for maintaining communication between treatment team members, family, referral sources, and other service providers as needed.

    • Gather comprehensive diagnostic information through psychosocial assessment interview or review of psychosocial assessment
    • Present the diagnostic information to treatment team in a clear, concise manner.
    • Review initial treatment plan and identify areas of need related to trauma and psychiatric disorders other than substance use disorder.
    • Screen/assess for self-harm/risk factors and create safety plans with members as needed.
    • Participate effectively in multidisciplinary treatment plan reviews, demonstrating adequate preparation and understanding of member issues, progress, strengths and weaknesses, areas of resistance, positive and negative strategies, and use good clinical judgment in moving member through treatment levels.
    • Develop interventions that will accomplish goals and objectives and state the planned frequency of interventions
    • Maintain clinical records according to program policies and those of licensing and accrediting agencies, document the member’s progress accurately as it relates to treatment goals and objectives, ensure that documentation is timely, consistent, clear, and articulate and keep clinical records secure at all times
    • Continue treatment planning process throughout member’s stay in treatment, opening new problems and developing or revising treatment plans as necessary
    • Lead and co-facilitate group therapy sessions in a manner that creates an atmosphere in which self- disclosure is facilitated, helps members gain group process skills, and helps members gain insight into problems and utilizes experiential techniques effectively
    • Position will be required to work late two days a week (until 7:30 pm) to accommodate members.

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • Missouri licensure for LCSW, LMFT or LPC
    • Minimum 2-3 years of clinical therapy experience.

    Preferred Skills

    • EMDR
    • DBT
    • Excellent documentation skills
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks
    • Knowledge of ASAM criteria for insurance reviews
    • Military experience preferred.

    All candidates who have received a written offer of employment will be required to undergo a background check and drug testing.

    Sana Lake Recovery, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.