Job Description Hanna Boys Center

Hanna Boys Center is a private non-profit which provides a  trauma-informed residential treatment center/ boarding school that helps under-resourced adolescent boys who come to us voluntarily. Additionally, Hanna provides training and consultative services, in the area of childhood trauma, to other youth serving organizations. Hanna Boys Center is in the midst of expanding services and will be opening a Mental Health Hub for the community. 

Hanna transforms the lives of youth, families and communities impacted by trauma and adversity through resilience, connection and spiritual wellness. 

Job Title: Mental Health Therapist 

Department: Clinical

Supervisor: Chief Clinical Officer

Status: Exempt


The position of Clinician is responsible for providing and coordinating the therapeutic needs of clients on their assigned caseload and providing, including providing trauma-specific and culturally informed direct services to youth (0-25 years) and families.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a minimum of 20 billable hours weekly of therapy plus group.
  • Establish with each client a clinically comprehensive psychotherapy individualized trauma and culturally informed case formulation and treatment plan, using the CANS-Trauma Comprehensive Assessment.
  • Lead or co-lead weekly psychoeducational and/or therapy groups.
  • Develop and lead monthly workshops for the community.
  • Willingness to design engaging therapeutic prevention and intervention activities/ complementary therapy.
  • Work with Hanna Institute and the Research Department to develop and pilot trauma and culturally informed interventions and group curriculums to be disseminated to others
  • Work with Hanna Institute to provide training to other youth/family serving professionals. 
  • Support Program Evaluation and Research efforts by regularly re-assessing clients on identified outcomes with selected outcome measures.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the impact of ACEs and Urban ACEs of each client.
  • Incorporate appropriate evidence-based trauma practices into client sessions.
  • Maintain positive communications with parents/guardians.
  • Provide as needed parenting and family therapy sessions.
  • Manifest willingness to learn and share clinical skills and provide consultation to colleagues throughout milieu and/or community to provide a system of care for clients.
  • Participate in weekly internal department meetings and group consultation.
  • Support the substance use/abuse early intervention and intervention protocols.
  • Re-assess client and revise treatment plan every 6 months.
  • Maintain weekly progress notes, quarterly and closing summaries.
  • Demonstrate willingness to continue ongoing professional development, including participating in regular trainings.
  • Supervise unlicensed clinicians and/or trainees.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Mental Health Master’s Degree, or higher (e.g. Counseling or Clinical Psychology) 
  • Licensed MFT or LCSW or PhD/PsyD. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to use trauma-specific clinical techniques and therapies.
  • Demonstrates cultural humility and openness. Experience working cross-culturally. Knowledge of culturally responsive therapy a plus.
  • Experience with youth, young adults and/or families.
  • Ability to provide trauma informed or trauma-specific services.
  • Comfort with working with substance use/abuse difficulties.  Substance abuse treatment training and experience a plus.
  • Strong communication skills that demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.  Ability to communicate in a direct and constructive manner with colleagues.
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution strategies.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/ English) a plus.


  • Must clear background check, physical, tb and drug test.
  • Sit for extended periods of time and the ability to manage repetitive hand/wrist movements while using a computer keyboard and/or the phone.  
  • Bend, squat, stoop, and walk up flight of stairs.
  • Lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs., occasionally.  Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal.


Interested applicants can reach out to:

Stefanie F. Smith, Ph.D.
Licensed clinical psychologist #PSY20772
Chief Clinical Officer
17000 Arnold Drive | Sonoma, CA 95476
Direct: 707.933.2505
ssmith@hannacenter.org | www.hannacenter.org

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