Join the Team!

Inside Passage Counseling is now hiring!  

Are you a dedicated counselor or therapist who feels isolated in private practice?

Are you worried that working in an agency setting is leading to burnout?

Would you like the comfort of working in a well-run private practice, among a community of therapists who support you, with full administrative support?

Would you like the ability to earn your desired income and strike your desired work-life balance?

Inside Passage Counseling in Bellingham, WA is hiring therapists to join our team.

After 15 years of successfully providing the highest quality in couples and individual therapy, we are expanding. We are currently looking for fully licensed and associate licensed therapists who are passionate about providing individual, couple, and family therapy to our clients.

Couple in therapy with Heather Varnau couples therapist

Are you:

By joining our practice you can focus on what you love: providing rewarding, effective therapy for individuals, couples, or families without the legal and administrative stress of scheduling, paperwork, marketing and billing.

We support our team through:


We take care of all scheduling and rescheduling of clients so that you can have your ideal schedule.


We take care of billing and collecting fees so that you don't have to worry about invoices and accounts payable.


Whether it's a part-time or full-time case load you desire, we take care of marketing and promoting your services.

Intake & Documentation

We will send out and collect all of your intake forms so that you have what you need prior to meeting with clients. All you have to do is document your sessions in an easy to use electronic platform.

HIPAA Compliance

We provide a fully HIPAA compliant telehealth platform, phone number, and email.

Administrative Support

We'll make sure your clients have excellent customer service by handling all non-clinical client communication throughout the entire client journey, from start to finish.

Excellent Reputation

94% of our clients state that they would recommend our therapy services.

Optional Clinical Consultation

We offer opportunities for clinical consultation in a number of modalities, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy.

Ongoing Trainings

We believe in supporting our therapists in their ongoing educational journey.

At Inside Passage Counseling, we believe that the quality of our lives is only as good as the strength of our relationships.

Inside Passage Counseling was founded in 2006 by Heather Varnau, LMHC, Certified EFT Couples Therapist and Supervisor, IFS Therapist, and Gottman Method Therapist. We specialize in relationship counseling for individuals, couples, and families using evidence-based and empirically validated therapy methods.  We currently have two licensed therapists/supervisors on staff and a full-time administrative assistant. Inside Passage Counseling is looking to expand the scope of our practice by hiring additional therapists who gravitate toward attachment-oriented, trauma-informed, mindfulness-based, and relational modalities of therapy for individuals, couples, and families.

Minimum Requirements

Desired Qualifications

Our Mission

At Inside Passage Counseling, it is our mission to guide our clients on a journey to safe, healthy healing, both within themselves and within their closest relationships so that they can experience the warmth and security that comes with deep, authentic connection.

Meet the Team
Head shot of Heather Varnau, LMHC

Heather Varnau, MA, LMHC

Certified EFT Couples Therapist and Supervisor-in-Training, IFS Therapist, Gottman Method Therapist

Laura Gambrel, PhD, LMHC

Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor,  PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator, Mindfulness Instructor


Administrative Support Team

Scheduling and information, Client intake, Administrative tasks and IT support.

Compensation & Benefits
Pay depends on license type, experience, and training. Our practice pays 30-50% higher than most group practices. Our therapists are able to earn a six figure gross income by seeing 20-25 + clients per week.

Free WA State approved supervision

Free supervision in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) that may be used for Certification

Pay increases, based on gaining additional training, experience, and client load

Monthly peer consultation

Training opportunities provided

Investment in therapist

To Apply:

Please send your CV and letter of interest to Heather Varnau, LMHC at . In your letter, please tell us why you want to join our team, your education, trainings you have attended, ideal client population and your client focus. Please include a statement about your commitment to equity and inclusion. We look forward to hearing from you!
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