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Mental Health Therapist, Part-time - MA / Remote



Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

Join Cartwheel to help tackle the student mental health crisis.

Kids spend most of their days in the classroom. And teachers and staff, who play a vital role in their development, are often the first to notice when something is off. But with 1 in 5 young people struggling with mental health, schools are getting crushed by a downward spiral in student crises and staff burnout.

With large increases in federal funding for schools and the rise of telehealth, schools are reimagining what mental health support can look like.

Cartwheel is an early-stage startup building technology-enabled mental health services that put schools at the center. We see our role as supporting on-campus counselors, psychologists, and school social workers who see kids every day. Instead of going around them, we collaborate with them. This means:

  • Earlier intervention
  • Higher student and family engagement in care
  • Better coordination among the trusted adults in a student’s life

Kids shouldn't just aspire to get out of bed and drag themselves to class. They should be able to experience joy. They deserve to envision and build a life they’re excited to live. If you join Cartwheel, you’ll help make this vision a reality for millions of students across the country. We’re backed by top investors including Menlo Ventures, Reach Capital, General Catalyst, BoxGroup, and Able Partners, and we're looking for mission-driven teammates to join our team.


We’re looking for team-oriented and mission-driven therapists who believe in the power of collaborative care to join our amazing and interdisciplinary care team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, therapists, and school health professionals. As a Mental Health Therapist, you'll work directly with school staff, students, and families in our partner school districts to build stronger systems of mental health support.

Role type: Part-time (10-20 hours per week)

Location: 100% remote

Start date: Rolling start dates with immediate needs


  • Provide excellent care, including mental health assessments and skills-based teletherapy, to elementary, middle and high school students in Cartwheel’s partner school districts (typically 2-4 months per student with possible extension up to 6 months)
  • Collaborate closely with referring school counselors and other relevant providers at start of treatment and over the course of a student’s care journey (including through regular phone calls, emails, and virtual meetings)
  • Build trusted relationships with school staff and families to support a student’s mental health needs, school engagement and engagement with school-based services, as applicable
  • Provide regular psychoeducation and support to parents and caregivers to enhance a student’s mental health needs and individual therapy work
  • Collaborate with Cartwheel MDs/NPs on treatment planning, care delivery and transition planning over a student’s care journey
  • Partner with the External Referrals team to support the identification of referrals to community mental health and primary care providers
  • Have the opportunity to participate in case consultations and discussions with other Cartwheel team members
  • Help to further build Cartwheel’s clinical programming and wonderful Care Team


Must have…

  • Passion for working in close partnership with schools on mental health
  • Active license in MA to deliver mental health care (LCSW/LICSW, LMHC, LMFT, or PhD/PsyD)
  • Experience with CBT, DBT, ACT, solution-focused therapy, and/or motivational interviewing
  • Experience delivering care via telehealth
  • Excellent organization, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Ability to deliver care during our peak hours (Mon-Fri 3-8 pm ET and Sat 8-5)
  • NOTE: As long as you have an active license in the above state, you can live and deliver care from anywhere in the United States

Extra credit…

  • Fluency in other languages (e.g., Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Experience working in a shorter-term model of care delivery (e.g., 2 weeks to 6 months)
  • Experience with parent guidance
  • Active NPI number (Need to apply for your NPI? Visit this link: https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/#/. It takes about 2 to 4-weeks)
  • CAQH credentialing set up (Need to apply for CAQH? Visit this link: https://www.caqh.org/providers. It takes about 3 to 4-days)
  • Active CANS certificate (will need your CANS certificate before start date, you can read more here: https://masscans.ehs.state.ma.us/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/Default.aspx)
  • Excitement to join an early stage start-up and help bring Cartwheel to more students and school districts

The above is a summary of the role, not an exhaustive list. If you think that you have most of the above but not everything, please apply. We'd love to hear from you.


At Cartwheel, you’ll have an unmatched provider experience.

  • Flexible and up to 100% remote role (10-20 hrs/week)
  • Competitive compensation ($55-90/hour compensation for Master’s-level clinicians, dependent on licensure, experience, language, etc.)
  • Team-based care model with mission-driven colleagues
  • Administrative support from our experienced, full-time Care Coordinators so you can focus on delivering care
  • Opportunities beyond clinical care, including working closely with schools on staff support, workshops, and other programming

Cartwheel is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives and an inclusive work environment. We're committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, or veteran status.