Join our team of compassionate and dedicated professionals who work together to improve the lives of individuals facing mental health challenges. Build your career with us.

McLean OCDI Houston maintains an environment of integrity, diversity, respect, and collaboration with our patients and our colleagues. Be a part of the team. Make a difference in the lives of patients with mental illness.

Build Your Career

McLean OCDI Houston is a caring work environment with many opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Additional Information

McLean OCDI Houston is a drug-free workspace and all employees are subjected to drug testing.

McLean OCDI Houston is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and facility need.

Available Positions

Residential Counselor

The residential counselor (RC) is responsible for assisting with the provision of care to patients in keeping with the philosophies and standards of the McLean OCDI Houston.

The program is a specialized, evidence-based program that treats patients with severe OCD and other anxiety disorders with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), particularly exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy.

In this position, counselors will work with a dedicated multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for direct patient care by assisting patients in exposure work (to manage their anxiety), assisting patients in developing and utilizing coping skills, as well as assisting in some minor activities of daily living in a goal-directed manner—all of which is consistent with each individual’s behavior treatment plan.

Residential counselors are a valuable and integral part of the treatment team and report to the team their daily observations. They initiate and maintain a supportive relationship with patients and facilitate the development of appropriate behaviors, self-expression, and social interaction.

Detailed Activities

  • Assists in maintaining patient/milieu safety
  • Communicates pertinent clinical information to the treatment team
  • Conducts community outings
  • Supervises, escorts, and/or acts as a therapeutic participant in patient activities both on- and off-site
  • Performs other duties as requested or required by the treatment team

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field or within six months of graduation with a bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and work courteously and effectively with staff, patients, and the public
  • Dependability and demonstrated ability to assume responsibility with routine supervision
  • Creativity and flexibility in working with patients in implementing approaches that are consistent with treatment goals
  • Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team
  • Good understanding of professional ethics and boundaries
  • Ability to respond appropriately under stress and in emergency situations
  • Flexibility, good judgment, and ability to maintain confidential information
  • Licensed to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Texas and be insurable by the McLean OCDI Houston
  • Prior experience in a mental health setting is desired
  • Prefer experience or education consistent with the population that the program serves (may receive training at facility in lieu of age-specific education or experience)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume/CV via email to LaTosha Oliver, MBA, SHRM-SCP.

Advanced Post-Graduate Clinical Fellowship in Social Work

McLean OCDI Houston offers a 1-year advanced fellowship for clinical social workers. Social work fellows join our multidisciplinary team where they serve as an integral clinical team member.

The fellowship is limited to social workers who have completed their graduate education and have obtained their LMSW license. This advanced clinical placement focuses on training, education, and the implementation of clinical skills in an anxiety and OCD specific training center, McLean OCD Institute at Houston.

At McLean OCDI Houston we are dedicated to offering a compassionate therapeutic environment while implementing evidence-based mental health care to provide the most effective treatment outcomes. We specialize in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), particularly exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, in addition to other proven treatment techniques, such as mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), for individuals struggling with anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.

We also work to advance treatment and outcome research in the field of OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. Our findings demonstrate that our patients, in general, benefit greatly from receiving treatment in our treatment programs with care that is designed to fit their individual needs.

Fellows are expected to conduct group therapy, individual therapy, maintain an independent caseload and serve as the family therapist team member for patients in our intensive programming. A large emphasis of this program is focused on training which includes, but is not limited to, observation, supervision, didactics, workshops, team meetings, and more.

As an affiliate of McLean Hospital in Boston and part of the prestigious, world renowned Mass General Brigham health care system and Harvard Medical School, McLean OCDI Houston offers access to Grand Rounds, expert speakers, networking opportunities, research symposiums, and more.

The fellowship is ideal for candidates seeking a rigorous, high-quality training experience that will be challenging and support their growth as a new clinician.

This one-of-a-kind training opportunity allows social workers to become specialized in treatment interventions for individuals living with anxiety and/or obsessive compulsive disorder. Our expectation at the completion of our fellowship program is that trainees are fully equipped to treat anxiety and OCD across various levels of care.


  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW, MSSW) from a graduate college or school of social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Concentration in clinical social work with an interest in the clinical application of CBT and working with an anxiety/OCD population
  • LMSW from the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC) before summer/fall of 2023


  • Social work fellows are eligible to company benefits including insurance, PTO, education stipends
  • Hours towards your LCSW licensure with an LCSW-S
  • Annual stipend

How To Apply

The application deadline for the 2023-2024 fellowship year is March 15, 2023.

Please submit the following to Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale and cc Tina Still and Emily Weems.

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • 1-3 letters of reference
  • Unofficial transcript

For more information, please contact Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD, LCSW.

Social Work Intern Training Program

This unpaid master’s degree clinical internship is for second year graduate students enrolled in an accredited social work program.

McLean OCDI Houston specializes in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), particularly exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, in addition to other proven treatment techniques, such as mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), for individuals struggling with anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.

Our internship program is ideal for individuals interested in working with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders, phobias, and depression.

This training program offers clinical placements across our levels of care, including residential, partial hospital (adults), and outpatient (all ages) settings. Social work interns work in our clinical program a minimum of 16 hours a week, beginning in August and continuing through the spring.

Interns gain clinical experience in our residential treatment program through group work and individual patient coaching and in our outpatient program through holding an outpatient caseload. Opportunities to observe individual therapy with residents, family therapy, and more are also available. Clinical experience is focused on specialized treatment for OCD and related anxiety disorders, especially CBT and ERP.

Each intern is assigned a social work supervisor who serves as primary supervisor and is responsible for overseeing the intern’s practicum experience, helping the intern to develop and implement treatment plans. There are also regularly scheduled clinical meetings and educational opportunities offered to our interns.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via email to Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale.

Applications are due March 31, 2023.