CARE Counseling makes the following benefits, among others, available to eligible employees: medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, Paid Time Off, Group Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and a 401(k) plan. CARE Counseling makes the following benefits, among others, available to eligible employees: medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, Paid Time Off, Group Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and a 401(k) plan.

CEUs + Grand Rounds Training

CARE provides two+ monthly Grand Round Trainings by internal, local, and national experts. These live high-quality trainings are available to all clinical team members and approved for 25+ continuing education hours (CEs) annually. Speaker topics have included: culturally responsive care, evidence-based approaches, working with co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns, trauma-informed care, ethical decision-making, and practitioner resiliency.

Consistent, Monthly Clinical Feedback

At CARE, we understand the importance of continuous improvement and personal growth. That’s why we offer consistent monthly clinical feedback as a unique employee benefit. We believe that regular, constructive feedback is instrumental in helping our team members reach their full potential while also ensuring exceptional clinical care. Through monthly feedback sessions, clinicians have the opportunity to receive guidance, celebrate their accomplishments, and constructive suggestions for improvement in a timely manner. This approach not only enhances job satisfaction but also empowers our team members to make immediate adjustments and excel in their roles.


Our DEI Team continues to focus and refine internal training on responsiveness, cultural considerations, intersectionality, pluralism, and identity across all departments. One example of our DEI initiatives include monthly Lunch-n-Learns to promote growth, learning, belonging, and increased humility across the team. Additionally, the clinic will annually gather for Juneteenth. CARE More is a non-profit community DEI initiative created by CARE Counseling for the purpose of creating systemic change within the mental health community.

Employee Gifting

CARE takes immense pride in celebrating the exceptional dedication of our team! You can look forward to receiving not only a competitive salary and bonuses but also a delightful array of meaningful gifts and fabulous swag during your journey with us. And if swag isn’t quite your cup of tea, rest assured that we go out of our way to express appreciation in a variety of heartfelt ways, catering to all the different love languages. Your hard work is truly valued and acknowledged at CARE!

Employee Referral Program

We know that our employees are the best resource in helping us grow. This program is available to all employees of CARE Counseling. If you know someone who you believe is a good fit for an open position at our company, please have them submit their information through the company website Career section, an online job posting from CARE or send their resume to If we hire the candidate recommended, you will be eligible for a $1,000 raise. The raise will be awarded within 30 days of the eligible employee starting. There is no maximum on the number of referrals an employee can make. If two or more employees refer the same candidate, management will use its discretion to allocate the $1,000 raise.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Account options include a separate Dependent Care Reimbursement and a Medical Reimbursement Account. These are offered as ways to save on health and day-care expenses when you set aside pre-tax dollars for certain dependent care and medical expenses. As you pay eligible expenses, you are reimbursed from your FSA – tax free!

Health Savings Accounts

Employees enrolled in a High Deductible Health Insurance Plan (HDHP) may establish a pre-tax savings account for health care related expenses. We offer HDHP so everyone on our insurance gets the CARE contribution of $1000-$2800 annually.

Leadership Academy Series

CARE Leadership Training Series elevates leaders in the organization and cultivate authentic, intentional, and exceptional leaders to positively impact the mental health field.  CARE Counseling’s leadership training supports emerging leaders in learning the fundamentals of management, effective communication strategies, personal branding and skills to effectively lead a team.

License renewal fees

Independently licensed team members receive up to $250 reimbursed annually for license renewal fees.

Loan Forgiveness

If awarded by the Minnesota Loan Forgiveness Program (MNLFP), the employee could receive up to ~11k in loan forgiveness annually for up to 4 years, for a total of ~$44k (double that for doctoral level employee).  Additional details below.

Licensing Requirements: Independently licensed and practicing unsupervised or will be by fall of the next year (LADC, LP, LPCC, LMFT, LICSW, NP). The provider would need to continue operating under the same license.

Minimum service obligation: Serve 3 years minimum/4 years maximum; provider will be required to repay the total amount paid plus interest if minimum service is not fulfilled.

Timing: Applicants are accepted every fall, and awards are offered by the beginning of the next year. Recipients begin their service obligation no later than March 31 following selection.

Potential MNLFP Awards:

– LICSW’s, LMFT’s, and LPCC’s could receive $11,000/year for 4 years = $44,000 total!

– Psychiatric NP’s could receive $14,000/year = $56,000 total!

– Doctoral LP’s could receive $28,000/year = $112,000 total!

Service requirements: Full-time employment (at least 30 hours per week) for at least 45 weeks per year and provide service to at least 25% public program participants (i.e. medical assistance).

Medical | Dental | Vision

The health and welfare plan includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability and prescription drug coverage from major national carriers (for both employee and family). Wherever possible, we try to offer a choice of plan designs. Full-time employees become eligible for company sponsored benefits on the first day of the calendar month following 30 days of employment.  Additionally, CARE covers 100% the dental and vision benefits portions for employees.

Merit-Based Raises

Merit-based raises are a valuable employee benefit at CARE. We believe in recognizing and rewarding exceptional performance, and our merit-based raise system is a testament to that commitment. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, we evaluate each employee’s contributions, skills, and achievements, and those who consistently excel in their roles receive salary increases commensurate with their performance.

Paid Time Off

CARE provides a comprehensive PTO (Paid Time Off) benefits package for both full-time and part-time employees. At CARE, we understand the importance of work-life balance and recognize that employees have diverse needs. Full-time employees are entitled to a PTO allowance, which includes paid vacation days, personal days, and holidays, allowing them to recharge, spend time with loved ones, and take care of personal matters. Part-time employees also have access to PTO benefits, albeit on a pro-rated basis.

Great News, as employees continue to dedicate their time and expertise to CARE, they will accrue additional PTO days, rewarding their long-term commitment and dedication to our team.

0-1 years = 4 weeks including holidays

1-2 years = 5 weeks including holidays

2-4 years = 6 weeks including holidays

5+ years = 7 weeks including holidays

At the end of each calendar year, any accrued but unused PTO will carry over and be available the following calendar year. The maximum hours an employee may have at any time, following any carryover, is 120 hours.

Parenting Leave

Under Construction

Paw-ternity leave

If a team member adopts a dog or a cat and informs HR within one month of the adoption by sending a picture, the team member will receive 8 hours of Pet Adoption PTO! Pet Adoption PTO can be allocated a maximum of once per calendar year.


CARE focuses on the training, development, and sustainability of the team so that CARE’s clinicians are grounded and supported to provide high quality evidence-based services for the community. All of our training and training curriculums are included for our team at no cost to the provider.

Unpaid Time Off

We understand that team members may occasionally need time off for various personal reasons that do not fall under paid leave entitlements. Unpaid Time Off (UTO) is designed to provide flexibility for our employees while ensuring operational continuity. This benefit must be approved by supervisors and managers. They will review UTO requests in consideration of accrued paid leave balances.

Short Term and Long Term Disability

CARE covers 100% of the Short Term and Long Term Disability premiums for employees. Additionally, there is no waiting period for employees to utilize this benefit.

Retirement Plan/Profit Sharing

Eligible employees are able to participate in CARE Clinics, LLC DBA. CARE Counseling’s retirement plan. Participants may make pre-tax contributions to a retirement account. If you contribute at least 2%, CARE will contribute .5%. You can contribute up to 3% and there is also the possibility of profit sharing at 4% or more. CARE has a 3-month eligibility for the 401(K) plan.

Supervision (Individual and Group)

CARE provides weekly, one-hour trainings for all pre-licensed and licensed clinicians that are approved for 45+ CEs annually. The 12-month curriculum consists of foundational topics related to outpatient therapy to support learning on how to be exceptional across a variety of modalities and interventions. Each month the trainings focus on treating the whole person and taking into consideration the biopsychosocial and cultural factors that are contributing to a client’s mental health concerns. In addition to the Pre-Independently Licensed Therapist (PILT) training, PILTs also receive weekly individual supervision and weekly group consultation.

Supervision Training

CARE provides weekly, one-hour supervision trainings for independently licensed clinicians that are board-approved for 50 supervision CEs annually. Learn more about the program here.


Accrued annually for independently licensed staff. Use these to invest in your growth as a clinician and gain more experience in various specialties.

Quarterly Bonuses

Clinicians receive extra money for meeting quota for a quarter (100%) or exceeding quota. Bonuses are paid 45-60 days after the close of the quarter.