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New Directions in Mental Health

From Covid-19 stresses to Olympian Simone Biles, there has been a new embrace of mental health challenges.  This means more companies, jobs and potential career paths for PhDs and graduate students in the field.

One example is that investment into mental health start-ups and new technologies have rapidly expanded the number of private companies involved in supporting mental health challenges.  In 2020 alone, investors allocated a record $1.5 billion into mental health start-ups, which has also created a new area of hiring and career development that includes advocacy, clinical work, technology platforms, data science and policy work.

We provide below a few selected positions across Humanities Social Sciences and STEM fields below, with many more opportunities in our SmartJobs section.

Keep an open mind.


Therapist, (LMFT, LcSW, PhD, PsyD), Little Otter

Program Coordinator, Community Support for Families, Wellmore

Case Manager, Community Liaison, Street Smart Youth Project

Social Worker, Mental Health Clinician (Spanish Bilingual), Institute for Family Health

Psychologist – Adult, Kaiser Permanente


Research Scientist, Spring Health

Mental Health Data Analyst, NYC Health

Post-Doctoral Fellow, ADHD and Behavioral Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute

Early Mental Health Clinician (0-6), A Better Way

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at s 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page.  Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

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